Google just announced that Google Play Music now has free, ad-supported radio streaming in the US. That means anyone can login to Play Music, pick a curated playlist, and enjoy free tunes.
The lists could be workout jams, those made to help you wake up happier, something to boost your energy, or hits that will help you wind down for the night. Google has a “team of music experts” who craft each station song by song, “so you don’t have to.”
The free streaming service is available today on the web at music.google.com and will rollout to Android and iOS later this week. (more…)
Google is rolling out a big UI update to Play Music for desktop users today, bringing a ton of Material Design tweaks inside. Once your UI gets updated, you will see a very well laid out interface, complete with animated transitions and slide out navigation bar on the lefthand side. (more…)
As a quick note to any diehard Metallica fans we may have here, the band’s entire discography is now live on Google Play. After having zero presence on Google’s servers, with thanks likely to strict distribution agreements, headbangers can now get down to some all-time classic Master of Puppets jams. (more…)
During last year’s Google I/O, when the company announced and displayed Material Design for the first time, they previewed a non-existent music app that looks nothing like today’s Google Play Music. Of course, what Google showed off was simply what Material Design could be, and thanks to a soon-to-be-released app called Gramophone, folks who wished they had that music player might be in luck. (more…)
Good news for Google Play Music users today, as the company has doubled your music library capacity from 25,000 songs to 50,000. Boom. And better yet, it is all free. Google is bringing more value to the service, which now trumps offers from other competitors like Spotify and Apple. (more…)
It’s Wednesday, so as you would expect, Google is rolling out updates to its suite of apps on Android. Google Play Music is one of the first to see the love today, with a bump up to version 5.8.1809 (from 5.7). The update appears to be pretty minor and may only be UI tweaks. (more…)
With an update to Android 4.4W.2, Android Wear now supports music playback while offline, which is a fancy way of saying that it is not connected to your phone. This is a pretty useful new feature, as you can pair your watch with a Bluetooth headset, leave your phone behind, and enjoy music on the go (it’s great for workouts where you don’t want to lug your massive phone around).
Since many of you are now receiving this new 4.4W.2 update, we thought it was time to walk you through the steps on how to setup this new functionality. The entire process can be a bit tricky, and is also insanely slow, so let’s talk it out together. (more…)
After purchasing Songza earlier this year, a company which created “contextual expert-curated playlists to give you the right music at the right time,” it appears that Google is ready to unveil the work it has done to integrate the service into their own music platform, Google Play Music.
From what has been announced, the integration is somewhat minimal, but users will see a big difference in the Listen Now section of the application. Once the application is updated on your device, you will see many more “expertly curated” playlists that are suited to time of day, weather, activities, and the date. (more…)