Google Play Music launches free streaming radio


Not to be outdone by Apple, Google announced it was launching a free, ad-supported, streaming music service. The service will be similar to several other free music streaming services; you can create radio stations based on your favorite artist, song, album, or genre.

Additionally, Google is incorporating Songza’s unique radio station selection menu. For those of you unfamiliar with Songza, it gives you several interesting themes to choose from, including, “waking up gently”, “drinking gourmet coffee”, and “working out”. After making a selection, you’re provided with a range of playlists to listen to. It’s a fun way to discover new music. 

The new streaming service is already available on the web and will be available on the Android and iOS apps through updates later this week. For more information, visit Google’s blog.

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2 comments… add one
  • Johan June 25, 2015, 1:05 pm

    Wouldn’t it be more accurate to compare it to Spotify considering Apple won’t have any free ad-supported tiier at all? 🙂

  • Sandee Cohen June 25, 2015, 1:37 pm

    I pay for Pandora, but doesn’t it have an ad-supported tier?

    I really like Pandora

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