Google will introduce its Glass product equipped with a music player

Google adds music player into Glass design

Google’s anticipated augmented reality wearable tech device will feature an integrated music player enabling users to search for songs and listen to music.

The technology giant has now announced it will perform a trial in the US soon but has not disclosed whether and when the Internet-connected gadget will be available outside the USA.

"This is still an early trial phase of Google Glass, with no plans for launch or expansion out of the US planned at the moment," a Google UK spokesman told the Press Association.

According to Google Glass marketing director Ed Sanders, incorporating music into the gadget would help improve its appeal to a wider audience.

"With these new features, we're now building a great music experience on Glass, whether you're a classical music professor, an acclaimed sound engineer and hip-hop producer, or someone who wants to listen to their favourite tunes anytime, anywhere," Mr Sanders told the New York Times in a statement.

The device, enabling users to stream music through Play, Google's media and apps hub, will include 'listen to' among its standard voice commands.

The Google Glass eyewear, which is worn as lenseless frames with a small computer and transparent screen above the right eye, is being marketed as a wearable computer or smartphone that is able to record videos, take photos, chat, get directions, and look up facts on the Internet.

It will be available in US retail stores for about £939, with a launch date expected in early 2014. New headphones designed for use with Google Glass will sell for 85 US dollars (GBP53).

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