Half price monthly subscriptions to Google Play Music
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Half price monthly subscriptions to Google Play Music

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Found 12th Feb 2016
Currently gift subscriptions to Google Play Music are half their regular price, working out at £4.99 per month, rather than £9.99

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For the geeks and extreme tight wads among us..

2 x $29.97 for 6 months in $ via a USA proxy and
then gift it.. £36-39 for the year and assume can be stacked
as extensions to any trial.. worth a try maybe???
- 008

162 Comments

No one year though

cykb

No one year though


Can you just double up the 6 month ones?

EDIT: Apparently you can stack up to 5 years.
Edited by: "TonyLeMesmer" 12th Feb 2016

shame its not the family one you can share, voted hot mind as its a great price

Can you buy these cheap gift subscriptions for yourself?

Can these be rolled over.

For those using the free three months at Christmas still, does the gift subscription stack on top (i.e. starting towards the end of March) or does it start instantly?

Undergrid

Can you buy these cheap gift subscriptions for yourself?


Yes - just did it for myself!

Thanks op - Google had given me £30 credit for a 3 month Google Play pass that didn't activate correctly - glad I waited to use it!

chaywa

For those using the free three months at Christmas still, does the gift … For those using the free three months at Christmas still, does the gift subscription stack on top (i.e. starting towards the end of March) or does it start instantly?


Mine stacked on top of an existing 3 month package I already had.

AWESOME! You can gift yourself, Just did 6 months and says regular subscriptions will continue from september!

remember that you will get 10% discount for Google play purchases when you are subscribed to this

Iam not expert but leaving price aside..how google music compare to spotify and Amazon prime music service?

This offer has finally convinced me to stop buying all my music and stream it all. Lots of music on there when you do subscribe. A year for 60 quid plus I took the free trial. I'll wait until that finishes and then redeem my gifts to myself haha!

sam1970

Iam not expert but leaving price aside..how google music compare to … Iam not expert but leaving price aside..how google music compare to spotify and Amazon prime music service?



I think it is better than both. Amazon Prime is the poor option by far but Spotify vs Google is a tougher call. But for me with a large catalogue of MP3's burned from my CD library, being able to upload these to the cloud and have access to them is great. I also prefer the album based approach in Google rather than the largely playlist focus of Spotify. yes, both can do the same as each other but Google was geared differently from the start.

Sound quality is on a par IMO but Spotify's desktop app is woefully slow and hugely frustrating. The desktop experience is enough to make me want so move away. And finally, the family options of google's offering is superior and cheaper.

sam1970

Iam not expert but leaving price aside..how google music compare to … Iam not expert but leaving price aside..how google music compare to spotify and Amazon prime music service?


I prefer it as you can merge with you own "owned" library of music.

Any Chromecasts left with credit on?

J0n35y

I think it is better than both. Amazon Prime is the poor option by far … I think it is better than both. Amazon Prime is the poor option by far but Spotify vs Google is a tougher call. But for me with a large catalogue of MP3's burned from my CD library, being able to upload these to the cloud and have access to them is great. I also prefer the album based approach in Google rather than the largely playlist focus of Spotify. yes, both can do the same as each other but Google was geared differently from the start.Sound quality is on a par IMO but Spotify's desktop app is woefully slow and hugely frustrating. The desktop experience is enough to make me want so move away. And finally, the family options of google's offering is superior and cheaper.



​Shame Google doesn't have a proper desktop app. Personally I don't find Spotifys to be slow. Looked at Google Play for the upload feature but no desktop app is a killer. Deezer doesn't have one either

If I already have a subscription can I cancel and use this instead?

If I start the 3 month trial today and purchase the 6 month subscription gift also can/should I wait to redeem it for myself?

Joshimitsu91

​Shame Google doesn't have a proper desktop app. Personally I don't find S … ​Shame Google doesn't have a proper desktop app. Personally I don't find Spotifys to be slow. Looked at Google Play for the upload feature but no desktop app is a killer. Deezer doesn't have one either



True, no desktop app for music playback but there is a desktop app for uploading your music - well, more of a tool that points Google to your library location and uploads in the background.

What I will say though is that the browser experience is far superior to Spotify's browser experience. And I envy you your speedy Spotify desktop experience! I think the issue is around the size of my personal lilbrary which is linked. I think it tries to re-catalogue the library on each start up. It honestly takes minutes to search then start streaming a song.

If you redeem the gift certificate it stacks on top of your free trial. My trial was due to expire in April, now I don't start to pay full price until October. I have 3 months on a new chromecast I bought last week and I expect that to stack on top too.

J0n35y

True, no desktop app for music playback but there is a desktop app for … True, no desktop app for music playback but there is a desktop app for uploading your music - well, more of a tool that points Google to your library location and uploads in the background. What I will say though is that the browser experience is far superior to Spotify's browser experience. And I envy you your speedy Spotify desktop experience! I think the issue is around the size of my personal lilbrary which is linked. I think it tries to re-catalogue the library on each start up. It honestly takes minutes to search then start streaming a song.



​That could be it, I never bothered adding my library since I wouldn't be able to access it from my phone. Currently I've got all 3 services on the go, I need to make up my mind

king_jim

If I already have a subscription can I cancel and use this instead?


No need to cancel, once you redeem the code it'll stop billing you until the credit runs out and start again afterwards.

Thank you.
Just gifted myself 2 x 6months. Next billing date 11-Mar-2017

sampath

No need to cancel, once you redeem the code it'll stop billing you until … No need to cancel, once you redeem the code it'll stop billing you until the credit runs out and start again afterwards.



I signed up to Google play music at the start and have a reduced rate of £7.99p/m. Any idea if i'd still get the reduced rate after any gift subscription has been applied?

Thanks in advance

not the best offer - they were offering it for 99p recently and I think for 3 months. I'm currently with Deezer for 99p for 3 months (for the second time).

hornetsam

shame its not the family one you can share, voted hot mind as its a great … shame its not the family one you can share, voted hot mind as its a great price



I wonder if you added the credit and then upgraded to th family plan? Unless you're on family plan already, might be a way round it?

Used up my balance from Google Rewards app and added just over £50 from paypal and have until 22/09/2017 tillnext bill.

Happy chappy here and that's 18 months of Google rewards to earn so will be a few more month sorted.

This is exactly what I have been waiting for. Thanks
PS
If I am not mistaken the regular price for this service is about £2 in Russia...

JayDubya

not the best offer - they were offering it for 99p recently and I think … not the best offer - they were offering it for 99p recently and I think for 3 months. I'm currently with Deezer for 99p for 3 months (for the second time).



That was new users only.

chunkslee

I signed up to Google play music at the start and have a reduced rate of … I signed up to Google play music at the start and have a reduced rate of £7.99p/m. Any idea if i'd still get the reduced rate after any gift subscription has been applied?Thanks in advance



It hadn't occurred to me that could be a problem, but my account says "Monthly Subscription 7.99, Renews on such and such date" so looks like us early adopters should be ok.

w_orbit

Thank you.Just gifted myself 2 x 6months. Next billing date 11-Mar-2017 … Thank you.Just gifted myself 2 x 6months. Next billing date 11-Mar-2017


Just did the same thing. Saved myself £36. Great find.

sampath

It hadn't occurred to me that could be a problem, but my account says … It hadn't occurred to me that could be a problem, but my account says "Monthly Subscription 7.99, Renews on such and such date" so looks like us early adopters should be ok.



I've got the same £7.99 pricing, and the wording gave me confidence that my normal subscription (i.e. £7.99) would continue after my voucher.

Don't forget that you can pay with gift vouchers, currently a saving of 10% from CDkeys. Roughly £4.50/month.

Excellent - just bought 6 months.

I heard you can share a family plan and it only works out a few quid each per month. Can it be shared with people outside your family safely or do they get access to your details/payment methods?

darrab

Excellent - just bought 6 months.I heard you can share a family plan and … Excellent - just bought 6 months.I heard you can share a family plan and it only works out a few quid each per month. Can it be shared with people outside your family safely or do they get access to your details/payment methods?




Google is your friend

support.google.com/goo…=en

marnstars

I wonder if you added the credit and then upgraded to th family plan? … I wonder if you added the credit and then upgraded to th family plan? Unless you're on family plan already, might be a way round it?



Doesn't look like you can upgrade to family with this in place?? Just tried.

sampath

It hadn't occurred to me that could be a problem, but my account says … It hadn't occurred to me that could be a problem, but my account says "Monthly Subscription 7.99, Renews on such and such date" so looks like us early adopters should be ok.



​thats great, thanks very much!

fr3dy77_sp33d

remember that you will get 10% discount for Google play purchases when … remember that you will get 10% discount for Google play purchases when you are subscribed to this



Very good point

And I presume you don't get the Google play music subscriber discount on these?

(So you can pay 5£ for 1 month and then get 10% off a 6 month one?)

This has saved me 30 quid thanks so much guys! also, when i applied the voucher it said 1 month has been applied but says renew in august, strange!
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