INTERNET GIANT Google could add a Spotify-like music streaming service to its roster of online services later this year.
That's the word from two sources with their ears close to the ground who know what happens when things work on the internet and other firms that are not already doing the same thing decide that perhaps if it works for that other company then it might work for them.
The two sources close to the ears of Bloomberg journalists, say that Google is lining up a service that would require a subscription to listen to streamed content from major music labels and would work on all computer operating systems.
Google has not commented to us about this yet, but there are a few things in the suggestions that have led us to file this in the 'Likely' drawer.
Google already offers a music service on Android, has the Play store and already talks to major music labels about their content and how it can be licensed. It does not already offer such a service, but is somewhat accomplished when it comes to launching and persisting with alternatives to other established brands.
Bloomberg has it that the service will launch later this year, say in the third quarter, and will work on PCs and all kinds of mobile devices. µ