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Whether you're working out or washing the cat, Play Music has a radio station for you. Photo: Google

Whether you’re working out or washing the cat, Play Music has a radio station for you. Photo: Google

Google is hoping to distract you from Apple Music’s impending launch with a new streaming plan that won’t cost you a penny. Available on desktop and mobile platforms, the service lets you enjoy a whole host of curated playlists supported by ads.

Spotify's impressive growth continues. Photo: Spotify

Spotify’s impressive growth continues. Photo: Spotify

Spotify now has a whopping 60 million active listeners, 15 million of which are paying for a Spotify Premium subscription, the European company confirmed today. Spotify has added around 2.5 million paying subscribers in just two months — and that’s despite being given the boot by Taylor Swift.

Spotify will continue to improve Connect instead. Photo: Spotify

Spotify will continue to improve Connect instead. Photo: Spotify

A notable omission from Google’s list of services that will support Google Cast was Spotify, the biggest music streaming service on the planet. We assumed Spotify support would be added eventually, but the company has now confirmed it will be snubbing Google’s new platform to concentrate on Spotify Connect instead.

Google takes on AirPlay with Cast. Photo: Google

Google takes on AirPlay with Cast. Photo: Google

Google today announced a new Apple AirPlay competitor called Google Cast, which lets you stream audio from a whole bunch of popular apps to Cast-compatible speakers. The search giant has teamed up with a number of popular services for its launch, including Pandora, Rdio, and NPR One.

Snow is falling inside the Spotify app. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Snow is falling inside the Spotify app. Screenshot: Cult of Android

It may be warm where you are this Christmas, but you’ll still find plenty of snow inside the Spotify app for Android. Simply open it up and start enjoying your favorite tunes, and you’ll see a virtual snowfall that’s enough to make anyone feel a little festive.

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