Skip to main content

PSA: You can pick up Michael Jackson’s Thriller album free on Google Play [Updated]


Update: Google has now advised that the original version is included as well as the demo.

If you don’t already have Michael Jackson’s hit album Thriller in your music library, Google Play is offering the chance to download it free of charge.

There is, though, a catch. The album is described as a ‘Google Play Exclusive Version,’ and from our sampling of Billy Jean, you may find the special edition a little disappointing. It’s a demo version which sounds like he was singing it in the car …

But hey, free is a very good price.

One thing you won’t get for free on Google Play Music is Adele’s new album, 25. While it is available for preorder on both Google Play and iTunes, the singer’s management has said that it won’t be available for streaming.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel