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Family music-streaming plans compared: Google takes on Apple Music, Spotify, Rdio, and Tidal

At Google's Nexus press event in San Francisco today, the search giant announced a new family plan that gives up to six people access to the Google Play Music library for $14.99 a month. Check out how it compares to competitive plans from Apple, Spotify, Rdio, and Tidal.

By 30 September 2015


Google launches new Chromecast music streaming device

Chromecast Audio can plug into any speaker with a headphone jack to wirelessly stream music from your mobile device or PC.

By 30 September 2015


Ad-based music streaming far from dead, research shows

Revenue from "freemium" music-streaming services is expected to surpass $1 billion by 2017, according to Juniper Research. Ultimately, they may also persuade more users to pay for subscriptions.

By 12 August 2015


Tips for choosing a music-streaming service

If you like listening to music, there are more streaming music services than ever, including Spotify and Apple Music. But which service is right for you? CNET's Sharon Profis looks at what they offer and how they differ.

By 31 July 2015


Amazon takes Prime Music streaming international with UK launch

The online retailer hopes curated playlists at a lower annual price tag will lure Brits away from Apple Music and Spotify.

By 28 July 2015


US senator wants feds to investigate Apple over music streaming

Al Franken is particularly concerned about whether Apple has stymied competition in the music-streaming business by controlling its own application marketplace.

By 24 July 2015


Neil Young to pull his music from music streaming services

The musician and founder of high-definition music seller PonoMusic said streaming services don't meet his bar for sound quality.

By 16 July 2015


Meet Apple's new music streaming service, Apple Music

The streaming service combines radio, on-demand music and social media.

9 June 2015


Chrome: Create global keyboard shortcuts for music-streaming services

Want to switch tracks or pause while you're in another window? Check out this Chrome extension that adds global keyboard shortcuts to over 50 different music streaming services.

By 28 May 2015


Next in Apple's crosshairs? Free music streaming at Spotify

A report says Apple's latest tactic to catch up in the streaming-music race is pushing labels to cut off free listening options at rivals like Spotify, which has the Department of Justice sniffing around.

By 5 May 2015