Google Play Music’s search bar finally blends in

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Finally, Google has tweaked Play Music’s search bar to blend in with all of its other apps. The search bar’s new look, which does not require an update, is entirely white when activated and adds a dropdown animation with search history. Post-search results swoop in with Material Design-inspired animations, too.

And don’t worry, Google hasn’t removed the quick Identify what’s playing option.

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Spotify is facing a $150 million lawsuit

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Music streaming powerhouse Spotify is facing a class action lawsuit from David Lowery that could end up paying the artist rights advocate $150 million. Billboard reports the lawsuit alleges that Spotify “knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully reproduces and distributes copyrighted compositions without obtaining mechanical licenses.” These licenses are the ones that allow outside parties to utilize copyrighted music.

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[Deal] Get three months of Google Play Music for $1

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Just in time for the New Year, and the inevitable awesome party that precedes it, Google has an incredible deal on all the music you could ever need. A three month subscription to Google Play Music is only $1! Don’t worry, it’s not just you, I also thought I read that wrong when I first saw it.

If you are interested, make like me and hit the link below to claim your three months at this incredible rate.

Source: Google Play Music (Twitter)

Boost Mobile matches Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile with unlimited music streaming from select services

boost_mobile_logo_orange_backgroundWhile Virgin Mobile recently announced unlimited music streaming from certain services, and T-Mobile has offered the feature for a while, Boost Mobile has decided to join the party and delicately skirt around a net neutrality issue by offering their own form of unlimited music streaming. Read more

Families can share the wealth of Google Play Music today

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Back in September, Google announced that a family plan offering would be created for Play Music. The family plan gives up to six people simultaneous access to Play Music’s catalog of 35 million songs for $14.99 per month. At that time, the company only said that the family plan would be made available before the end of 2015. Today, Google is going live with Play Music’s family plan. And YouTube Red, for those in the United States, is included at no extra charge for all family plan accounts.

Google will allow customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia to sign up for Play Music’s family plan this week.

Source: Google