Google Inc acquired streaming music service Songza
Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Songza, another popular music streaming service.
Songza is a unique player in the streaming music space. Rather than providing users with a la carte access to songs and albums, it offers up expert-curated playlists around mood, time of day and general theme. The service is available on the web, for iOS and Android, and even on Chromecast.
Google said in a statement -
“It isn’t planning any immediate changes for Songza, but will look to incorporate the company’s technology into its other two music apps, Google Play Music All Access and a forthcoming YouTube music-streaming service expected to launch in the next few months.”
Songza said in a statement -
“We can’t think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do, No immediate changes to Songza are planned, other than making it faster, smarter, and even more fun to use.”
Google plans to blend Songza’s technology into its own music-streaming service, which costs $10 per month. The acquisition adds to Google’s subscription music service launched in 2013 as well as its ownership of YouTube, already a heavyweight in the online music sector.