Google Play Music

Google Play Music gains redesigned interface and smarter, AI-driven recommendations

Google on Monday announced overhauled Play Music apps with smarter, AI-powered recommendations based on user location, activity and time of day are now available for iOS, Android and on the web. In addition, the app can optionally save your most recent songs and a few recommended tracks for offline listening, even if you forget to download them yourself. The revamped Play Music app is available on the App Store for free.

Not to be outdone by Google, rival Amazon this morning announced that its recently launched music-streaming service, dubbed Music Unlimited, is now available in the United Kingdom and expanding later today to Germany and Austria.

T-Mobile’s Binge On gains support for Spotify, NBC and other content sources

T-Mobile is expanding support for its data-free content streaming technology, dubbed Binge On, with the addition of Spotify, NBC, Tidal, Google Play Music, Radio Disney and other services, the wireless carrier said Tuesday.

Binge On permits T-Mobile subscribers to stream video and audio over its cellular data network, without eating into their monthly data allowances.

Google Play Music to offer new $14.99 family plan later this year

Ahead of Apple Music launch tomorrow following its three-month trial period, Google at today’s event announced that its own subscription-music service, called Google Play Music, will offer a new family plan later this year.

Like Apple Music, Google’s service costs $9.99 per month. As you know, Apple Music also offers a $14.99 per month subscription for families up to six. While Google has yet to reveal a precise timeframe for upcoming family tiers, it did confirm the pricing.

Google launches free ad-supported Internet radio just ahead of Apple Music launch

Ahead of the June 30 Apple Music debut, Google has cunningly enabled a free streaming tier on its music subscription service called Google Play Music.

The ad-supported tier, which acts as a personalized radio station, is only available in the U.S.

It has hand-made playlists that are personalized around activity, feelings or musical tastes and designed to accompany every moment of your day. You can instantly start radio stations based on songs, artists, or albums—or browse stations by genre, mood, activity, decade and more.

Google Play Music bumps free storage limit from 20,000 to 50,000 songs

Google’s music locker in the cloud, called Play Music, has just outsmarted every rival service out there by more than doubling its storage limit, letting you store 50,000 songs in the cloud as opposed to the previous 20,000-song limit.

You don’t even have to be subscribed to the $9.99 per month Google Play Music All Access subscription service, meaning everyone can take advantage of this offer immediately, without upgrading their Drive storage.

The change, effective immediately, gives Google Play Music more competitive footing against Apple’s scan-and-match $25 per year iTunes Match service that supports storing up to 25,000 user-uploaded songs in iCloud (more if songs are purchased from the iTunes Store).

Google optimizes Play Music for iPhone 6 screens

Another day, another high-profile app receives its iPhone 6 focused update. After Apple optimized the WWDC app for the bigger iPhone screens, the Internet giant Google on Friday refreshed its Play Music iOS client with native display support for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus screens. The refreshed application has additionally squashed several bugs and introduced “lots of little tweaks”.

Google Play Music is available free in the App Store.

Google Play Music updated with revamped Listen Now, mood or activity based search and more

After refreshing Google Plays Newsstand for iOS yesterday with native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Internet giant Google on Tuesday pushed an update to another app, its Play Music client for the iPhone and iPad.

Taking a page from Betas Music’s book, the new version of Google Play Music, available free in the App Store, enables mood or activity based search for radio stations. Jogging? Good, use the ‘Running’ tag to find music that matches your activity. Holding a party? The related ‘Partying’ should come in handy.

And because this is Google, they even let you search for ‘Feeling Happy’ radio stations. Other new features and enhancements are briefly mentioned right after the break.

Google Play Music update improves music management, accessibility and more

A month and a half ago, the Internet giant Google pushed a nice update which added several useful enhancements to its Play Music for iOS client, including support for gapless playback, playlist downloading and other nice-to-haves.

Today, another Play Music update has dropped. Available free in the App Store, the new 1.3.2.2559 build brings out even more useful stuff like ability to remove cloud tracks on the go, improved playback and accessibility features and more…

Google Play Music now supports gapless playback, playlist downloading and more

Google’s Play Music client for the iPhone and iPod touch recently picked up some useful new capabilities such as the ability to filter Downloaded Only tracks, edit playlists on the go, Shuffle Artist and more. Today, Google has pushed another update making the application even more useful than before.

The new Google Play Music version 1.3.0.2190 includes a few bug fixes and improvements, as well as three new features. For starters, you can at last enjoy albums such as Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” precisely the way they were meant to be heard – with gapless playback…

Google Play Music adds Downloaded Only filter, playlist editing, Shuffle Artist and more

Google’s iOS client for its Play Music service has received a little update today bringing a few useful enhancement to make the experience better and less frictionless. For starters, the new Google Play Music version 1.2.1.1787 has removed a major annoyance: you can now finally edit playlists on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Needless to say, any changes made to a playlist on one device instantly reflect on all your others.

And when sorting through your cloud music library, the app now makes it dead simple to filter only the tracks that you’ve downloaded to your device for offline listening. There are two other additions, explained after the break.

Google Play Music is free in the App Store…