NPR was right! Google Play Music Podcasts are now live today on the web before rolling out slowly to Android. I don’t know what else to say other than, podcasts are now available.
According to an NPR email that has gone out to its partners, we should be seeing (or is it hearing?) Google Play Music Podcasts arrive on Monday, April 18. While I think it’s safe to say that we are all a little hesitant to mark it on our calendars, this seems much more official than Bill Simmons spouting off to Twitter. This is NPR, after all, sharing with who knows how many partners, Google’s plan to release podcasts. The point of this email is to let their partners know how they can prepare for the launch and probably isn’t something they would casually, softly, throw out there. (more…)
Back in October of last year, Google announced that podcasts would soon join the line-up of offerings on Google Play Music. October seems like a hell of a long time ago, so as you can imagine, many of us have been itching for some news on when they might actually arrive. According to former ESPN and Grantland talking head, Bill Simmons, we should see podcasts show up this month (as in, February). (more…)
This morning, during Google’s announcement of their new Play Music family plan, they would only offer a launch date of in the “coming days.” However, with the press of a button or two, we seem to be able to sign-up today, as long as you have your Play Music Android app handy.
This is how we are doing it. (more…)
So I just opened up my Google Play Music app and cruised into Settings to try to sign-up for the new family plan, but I can’t. Nope, I can’t. Because I use a Google for Work or (GApps) account, I am apparently barred from doing so. According to the screenshot above, you have to sign-up using a personal Google account only. (more…)
This morning, Google announced that the Google Play Music family plan will be available in the “coming days!” After initially announcing a family plan back at the end of September during the company’s Marshmallow and Nexus event, we were starting to wonder if it would actually ever arrive. (more…)
Google announced this afternoon that it is ready to start offering podcasts on Google Play Music. How awesome is that? Soon, assuming we get approved, you will be able to catch the Droid Life Show through Google Play Music, instead of using whatever other podcast app you had attached yourself to. And not that other podcast apps are bad, but this means you will have a one-stop shop for all your audio needs. (more…)
Wondering what would happen to that $7.99 Google Play Music price you locked into in the early days, now that YouTube Red is about to launch? According to emails being sent to subscribers who have hung onto the $7.99 price, nothing is changing at all. In fact, Google is going to give you a free month of service, just because. (more…)