Following an update to Search and the release of new Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps in the Play Store, Google is now pushing out a small update to Play Music.
Owners of Sonos sound systems can now play music straight from Play Music for Android, without having to switch to the Sonos app.
Thanks to a new Google Play Music ‘Labs’ feature, you can now upload songs directly from your browser by simply dragging-and-dropping your music files!
Google is well known for its shenanigans and easter eggs when it comes to search, just try a Google search for “askew” to see them in action. So when Google Now on Android gets a cool new voice activated feature, I wonder if it is an easter egg or a full blown feature. This time around, try following up “Okay, Google” with “play some music” and you’ll get an “I’m feeling lucky” radio station fired up in the Google Play Music app.
Google has expanded their service area for Play Movies, Play Music and All Access. Over three dozen new countries around the globe now have access to Google Play Movies, bringing the total to well over 60. Four new countries gained access to Google Play Music, including the All Access subscription service, bringing the music to a total of 25 lucky countries.
This week in your world of Android: the new HTC One leaked in an extensive hands-on video, the Paranoid Android team revealed plans for the future, updates rolled out to several Google apps, the Galaxy S4 began receiving the KitKat update, the Oppo Find 7 was in the news, and Samsung introduced its new Milk Music service.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
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.
A new update for Google Play Music has started rolling out bringing offline radio caching, a ‘Play Next’ button, and a ‘My Devices’ management option. Read on for more details!
Google has musical gifts for US residents in the form of a couple of free albums, 20 free songs, and price cuts on more than three dozen albums.
Google is offering 6 free Christmas songs from Google Play Music in the U.S., but the offer is also available in other international markets (although fewer songs may be included).