Update: The Google Play Music app update is now available on Google Play
Google has announced new features for its music service. The new services are part of Google Play Music All Access. It has a focus on a radio-styled service that lets you stream whatever music you would like from Google Play Music. At the moment, the service isn’t available in India, and its availability in the future is also questionable, but if you are in the US, you can get the service from right now. The service is free for the first 30 days and will cost $9.99 (approx Rs 547) per month going forward. Those who subscribe before June 30 will get the subscription for $7.99 (approx Rs 437) per month.
Google Play Music All Access is only available in the US right now
Google says this is all about music and the technology takes a backseat. According to the company, it is a guided way to find new music. The interface looks very similar to the Play Store. When playing tracks, users can turn it into a radio service. Next track is a swipe away, and editable playlists, re-ordering of tracks, it's all there. "Radio without rules," says Google about this service. Playlists can be altered easily with swipes. You can swipe a song away if you don’t want to listen to it, or change the order of songs by dragging it up or down.
The interface of the new music service on laptops
There are many ways to create or access playlsits. One such way is through Listen Now, which is a mix of favourite artistes, from which radio stations are automatically created. It also uses tracks that were played recently to give you a decent mix of songs in your playlist. The service will work the same on smartphones and tablets as well as web browsers.