Google Play is giving away Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album


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 Play]

Google adds new markets for Play Newsstand and Play Music


As the dust started to settle from today’s big announcements from Google, the Google Play division shared some new markets for the Play Newsstand and Play Music sections of the Play Store.

Joining existing markets, consumers in Japan, Malaysia and Thailand can now tap into Play Newsstand for the latest magazines and newspapers. Meanwhile, Play Music will now be available in Japan. This brings the number of markets with access to Play Newsstand up to 28 and 59 for Play Music.

source: Google Play (Twitter)

Google to launch a family plan for Play Music tomorrow


Tomorrow will be quite the day for Google as it will be announcing the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, a new Chromecast, and possibly additional hardware. Software, too, will receive attention as Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be showcased and a new version of the Chromecast app will debut. And now it looks like Play Music is going to be joining the party at Google’s event as Android Police reports that a family plan for the music streaming service is on the way as well.

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Google updates Play Music with improved Chromecast integration


Google is currently in the process of rolling out an update for its official Play Music application via the Play Store. This upgrade carries a bunch of stability improvements for Chromecast playback, including the removal of the 3-second buffer period between songs, gapless playlist compatibility and the facility to keep streaming music even if your phone turns off.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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