Google already provides music download services through its download store to several European countries and the United States. Launching the music streaming services will undeniably give it strides apart from its competitors.
The service will be ad supported and ad-free versions could also be available on subscription. Google is said to be in talks with several major music labels for possible partnership with the service. Currently, Google makes the majority of its profits from advertisement and offering the music streaming service would be a way to diversify its income sources. The service will be highly enticing to web users because it will give them access to millions of music tracks. Google also plans to add to YouTube a for-pay subscription.
No specific timeline has been given on when the service will be launched and Google has not yet issued an official statement confirming whether they are indeed set to launch the service.