Google Play Music now lets you start radio stations based on playlists

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 7, 2014
Google Play Music radio

Version 5.4.1413N of Play Music brings the ability to start radio stations based on playlists that you created, a boon for those who have very particular tastes in music.

Previous, you could only start radio stations (playlists that are auto-generated based on tunes you listened to) from an artist or a specific song. Now you can create a playlist of different tunes that you like and click on the three-dot menu button to start a station based on it. For instance, Play Music creates an auto-playlist of all songs you thumbed up, so starting a radio station based on that should result in a selection of tunes that closely matches your tastes.

This is really the only visible change coming in version 5.4.1413N of Play Music, and the update should hit your device any time now. You can install Play Music or check for updates in the Play Store here.

Do you Play Music or prefer Spotify, Pandora or some other service?

  • Google’s asshat

    Let’s see… I got my Galaxy Nexus is 2011 (I’ve already upgraded), and a promised feature with this phone was Google Music. Still don’t have it in Canada. Same deal with Wallet. Total vaporware of promised features in Canada.

  • Sorry about the US-centricness, however, still being new in Android land, I can’t tell you how much I’m digging Google Play after uploading a few thousand songs… …with many thousands accumulated over the last 10 years left to go.

    All my music everywhere and so many ways to listen to it… …on my PC, my phone, casting it to my Chromecast on the big home sound system from the phone…. …having cover art that iTunes never found, suggestions for improving the info, etc., etc..

    …and I’ve barely dug into all the options yet, plus have only begun “training” it.

    To be fair, iTunes lets me construct playlists that are far more sophisticated in narrowing things down and has a few other advantages, but hey, now I have both…. …and along with Spotify being able to listen for free to all the music I don’t own – mixed with the collections on my hard drive PLUS my iTunes playlists… …color me one happy music camper…

    I can still somewhat appreciate the sonic nuances of virgin vinyl (less so as I age, but speaking to all of you), damn, what a cornucopia of music at our disposal, like nothing in world or even computer age history, so a trade-off that’s not even close.