Tip: Do a Google Search for Artists, Tap Quick Links to Apps to Listen to Them

If you are looking for one of the quickest ways to listen to your favorite artists, Google has you covered. A simple Google Search for the artist name will bring up not only information, images, and news for that artist, but there will also be a list of apps on your device capable of playing that artist immediately. Tap your favorite music  service, and bam, you are taken to the artist page or list of results within the app to get you listening away.

As you can see from my screenshots, apps like YouTube and Google Music were both listed, but other services like iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Rdio should also be supported.

Give it a try, if you are in the US.  (more…)

Google Play Music Update to 5.5.1509O Includes Playlist Editing, Sharing

Google slipped in one last Wednesday update, last night, to Google Music. The update itself is pretty minor, but does include two new playlist options that I can imagine more than a few of you have been asking for. Once updated, you can both edit and share playlists. And that’s it, as far as we know, since Google takes ages before it updates any of its “What’s New” sections on Google Play listings.

The update should be rolling out to most already, but if it is not showing in your list of updates, you can grab the APK below.

Any good playlists you want to share?  (more…)

Feature Request: Google, Don’t Make Music Listening on All Access an Individual Experience

Welcome to another edition of our feature requests. Last time, we asked Motorola to tweak its Active Display features to be a bit more like AcDisplay, to make things a bit easier to use. Today, our request focuses on Google Music All Access. We are humbly asking Google to let us get other people involved, because as The Beatles once said, we all get by with a little help from our friends.  (more…)

Google Music Now Allows Users to Upload Songs Through Chrome Browser

Since the launch of Google Music, the only way for users to upload music was through a separate desktop application. If you used that application, you might know that it’s not the most intuitive thing ever created, and sometimes, would bog down your entire computer while it uploaded tracks.

Today, Google is looking to fix this issue, with the release of a new Lab which allows for the uploading of songs right from your Chrome browser.  (more…)

Report: Apple Debates Bringing Official iTunes App to Android

In an interesting story that broke late last week, it is being reported by Billboard that Apple is currently mulling over the idea of launching an official iTunes application for Android devices. At the heart of the report is a year-over-year drop in iTunes percentage of sales, as well as an 11% drop in music sales in the US.

As a new source of income, Apple will also attempt to launch a true on-demand service to compete against Spotify, Beats Music, and Google’s All Access, according to this report. (more…)