Google Play Music All Access Coming To Google Glass


Google has today announced that it is bringing Google Play Music All Access, its subscription-based music streaming service, to Google Glass. Wearers will be able to use a new “listen to” command to play their favorite songs or artists, which they’ll be able to enjoy through special Glass earbuds that will go on sale this month for $85, The New York Times reports.Glass users will also have access to SoundSearch, Google’s answer to Shazam, which will let them find music by identifying songs that are playing around them.

“With these new features, we’re now building a great music experience on Glass, whether you’re a classical music professor, an acclaimed sound engineer and hip-hop producer, or someone who wants to listen to their favorite tunes anytime, anywhere,” Ed Sanders, the director of marketing for Google Glass, told The Times.

Glass still isn’t available to the public yet, but a select group of testers have been using the new technology since this spring. Those taking part in the Glass Explorers program will receive an email in the coming weeks that will provide more details on the new music features, while the new earbuds will be available to purchase before the end of the month.

“They’re lightweight and uniquely engineered to deliver crisp, full-range audio while still letting you hear your surroundings,” Google said in a Google+ post. “You can also rock out in style by customizing your buds with five interchangeable color caps.”

And don’t worry if you’re not an All Access subscriber; The Times reports that Google will be adding other music services in the future.