February 14, 2014
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It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air — and Google wants to make sure we know it! Not only does Google’s website have obligatory Valentines-themed Google Doodle up, on Thursday the search giant also introduced a digital fireplace to Google Play Music in order to help us “set the mood” for Valentine’s Day.

Further in the spirit of the holiday, Google+ has even introduced a special Auto Awesome animated picture that automatically adds animated floating hearts around any picture you take of people kissing. Similar to the winter snowflakes we’ve seen before, there is no way to manually trigger these Auto Awesome hearts, but the algorithm is reportedly pretty good at detecting the type of photos that you’d want to add the effect to anyhow.

As for the digital fireplace option, it can be found on Google Play Music by navigating to the ‘labs’ feature. Once activated, it can be paired with your favorite mood-settings tunes and can even be casted over to your Chromecast for displaying the digital fireplace on the bigscreen.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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