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Apple Music vs. Google Play Music

Tuesday March 5, 2019 2:29 pm PST by
Need help deciding whether Apple or Google has the right music streaming service for you? Then keep reading. Apple Music launched in 2015 and was a relative latecomer to the streaming services market, but Apple's continual development of the platform has made it into one of the most popular choices for enjoying digital music. Google's music strategy on the other hand has been confusing in recent...

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YouTube Music Readies Free Upload Feature, Google Play Music Migration Service Coming

Friday February 21, 2020 1:26 am PST by
YouTube Music appears to be readying a feature that proved a big draw for Google Play Music fans – the ability to upload your own music collection to the cloud. Google has published a new support document explaining how music uploads will work in YouTube Music. If you're on a computer you'll be able to add your personal music library either by dragging files to any surface on music.youtube.c...

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge in New Subscription Service

Thursday July 27, 2017 2:15 am PDT by
Google Play Music and the ad-free YouTube Red service are set to merge in a new streaming package, according to YouTube's head of music (via The Verge). Lyor Cohen revealed the coming change during a panel session at the New Music Seminar conference in New York on Wednesday, saying the two services needed to be combined to educate consumers and attract new subscribers. The important thing ...

Google Play Music iOS App Now Supports CarPlay

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:05 pm PDT by
Google's music subscription service, Google Play Music, now has a dedicated CarPlay app available, according to comments shared on reddit. That means Google Play Music users who own a vehicle equipped with CarPlay can access their music directly through the CarPlay interface when an iPhone is connected to the car. The Google Play Music CarPlay app is sectioned off into Home, Recents, Music...

Google Home Owners Can Now Stream Songs They Uploaded to Play Music

Thursday July 13, 2017 1:51 am PDT by
Google has updated its Home smart speaker software so that owners can now listen to music they have uploaded to and purchased on Google Play Music. Previously, using a free Play Music account through Google Home was limited to playing radio stations, while paying subscribers could listen to tracks in the streaming service's own online catalog. But now both types of account holders can also...

Google Play Music Gets New Playback Quality Options For Streaming and Offline Listening

Thursday March 16, 2017 3:03 am PDT by
Google has updated its Play Music app with new options to control the quality of music playback over wireless networks and choose the compression level of downloaded tracks. Previously, users of the streaming service could only adjust the quality of music when listening over their mobile connection, but the additional options offer the same control over WiFi and when listening offline....

Google Offering 4-Month Free Trial of Play Music Streaming Service

Saturday November 26, 2016 9:50 am PST by
Google is offering four free months of Play Music as part of its Cyber Week deals. The four-month trial includes a YouTube Red subscription for ad-free YouTube streaming and can be cancelled at any time. The Play music streaming service usually costs $9.99 per month, giving members access to over 35 million songs. Google recently announced an overhaul of its Google Play Music streaming...

Revamped Google Play Music Streams Content Based on User Location, Activity, and Time of Day

Monday November 14, 2016 12:33 am PST by
Google today announced an overhaul of its Google Play Music streaming platform, with new contextually aware, opt-in music recommendation features that promise a more personal music listening experience. Building on its stated aim of helping users find the right music for any moment, Google says the fresh take on its streaming service is "smarter, easier to use, and much more assistive", thanks ...

Google Play Debuts 'Family Library' for Sharing Purchases Across Devices

Thursday July 28, 2016 3:17 am PDT by
Google this morning announced "Family Library" for Google Play that allows six family members to share their online purchases from the company's stores across devices. The new program means movies, TV shows, and books can be shared by families on iOS devices and the web, as well as over connected TV platforms like Roku and Smart TVs, with no sign-up fee required. Starting today, Family...

Google Offers Free 4-Month Play Music Trial Subscription to Celebrate July 4th

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:46 am PDT by
In celebration of July 4th, Google is offering new U.S. subscribers to its Play Music streaming service a four-month trial completely free of charge. Play Music subscribers can choose from a library of over 35 million tracks, which usually costs $9.99 per month, so the offer amounts to a $40 saving and users can cancel the subscription at any time. Customers who sign up to the trial...

'YouTube Red' Ad-Free Subscription Service Launches in U.S. October 28

Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:21 am PDT by
Google today announced YouTube Red, a new subscription service that provides unlimited ad-free access to YouTube videos for $9.99 per month on Android, desktop and the mobile web, and $12.99 per month on iOS due to Apple's in-app purchase tax (via TechCrunch). The membership also includes several other benefits. YouTube Red features the option to save videos for offline playback and to play...

Google Music Gains Free Ad-Supported Radio Tier in U.S.

Tuesday June 23, 2015 9:41 am PDT by
Google today announced that it's adding a free tier to its Google Music subscription service, just a week ahead of the launch of Apple Music. Apple Music doesn't include a free listening tier, but it is accompanied by a free ad-supported radio service that provides users with a way to access music without shelling out cash. Google's free listening tier is built around Songza, the radio-based...

Google Expands Free Google Play Music Storage to 50,000 Songs

Wednesday February 25, 2015 2:04 pm PST by
Google today announced an update to its Google Play Music service, expanding the amount of available storage. Users can now store 50,000 songs in the cloud at no cost, up from 20,000. Content stored within Google Play Music can be played on computers via Google's Music Manager app, on iPhones and iPads via the recently redesigned Google Play Music app, through a Chrome extension, through...