We’ve been waiting a long time for Google to launch podcast compatibility. Just yesterday we reported that an all-new podcast platform would make way to Play Music by the end of the month. Based on a new report, the latest update of Play Music already implements some elements and functionality for podcast support.
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.
The Beatles announced today that their music will be available to stream from nine popular music streaming avenues tomorrow, December 24.
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)
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.
Unfortunately for some, Songza will be shutting down. However, the good news is it will be merging with Google Play Music. The even better news, especially for me, Google Play Music is coming to Canada!
More than a year ago, Google acquired Songza to bolster its music streaming efforts with personalization. But Songza continued to operate the same despite being owned by Google; however, today the music streaming service announced its fate. Although it will indeed disappear for good, Songza will be folded into Google Play Music early next year.
The best-selling album worldwide is currently available for free through Google Play. This week, Google is giving away Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller. What songs are featured on the album that sold more than 40 million copies? Just “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “P.Y.T.,” and “Thriller” to name a few. In all, you’re getting around forty minutes of classic Michael Jackson.
Quite shocking that the world’s best-selling album is being given away so easily.
Google today posted two new commercials on Android’s YouTube page highlighting Play Music and the Google app.
According to a new report, Google is in the midst of developing a pretty neat new feature for Play Music All Access users. The functionality is expected to bear the name “Music Gifts” and will furnish customers with the ability to pay for either a 1, 3 or 6-month subscription of the service for their friends and family.