Google is combatting Apple Music’s success by offering its own family plan for its Play Music service. That means the only advantage Apple Music had over Google Play Music is gone. Now, a $14.99 monthly subscription will support up to six Google accounts.
Like its major competitors – namely Apple and Spotify – Google Play Music offers access to 35 million titles, all ad-free. Subscribers can access these tracks through the Android or iOS apps, or from the Play Music website. The new family plan, in the style of Netflix, will allow family members to keep their playlists separate.
Google is also including YouTube Red as part of the family plan, exclusively in the U.S. This service provides ad-free music videos which can be streamed online or saved for offline viewing.
Play Music’s Family Plan is currently available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the U.K, and the U.S, with more countries coming soon.