Google just announced a “Family Plan” for Google Play Music. For just $15 a month, you get up to six accounts that family members can use on any device. The plan will even keep each preferences and recommendations.
That’s a pretty good deal, even if Google continues to stick to the £1=£1 conversion rate that Play Music employs already.
The idea of a shared family plan for streaming music is hardly new. A year ago, Spotify announced its own deal that let you add a new account for 50-per cent of the price of the main plan. So if you pay £10, that would be £5 for each extra family member. A family of six—one that would max out Google Play Music’s new Family Plan—would cost £35. Obviously, Google is trying to beat Spotify’s price (and match Apple's). Now we just have to wait and see if the new service can beat Spotify’s terrific features.