| 28 Nov 2021
Google Play Music launches free radio streaming services in US

MUMBAI: Google Play Music has launched its free radio streaming service for the US. The curated radio streaming service offers free music and will also enable users to search for artists, create their own playlists, and play and store up to 50,000 songs from their own collection, with or without subscription.

The streaming service offers playlists according to the mood of the user. The service will also have playlists according to the time of day. For instance, during the mornings, the sections presented could be, ‘waking up happy’, ‘waking up with energy’ and ‘singing in the shower’ and so on. Google Play Music also has additional options like ‘happy '90s hits’, ‘1990s Anger Management’, ‘90s Crowd Pleasing Hits’ or ‘Happy in the Alt-Rock 90's’.

Users, who subscribe to the service, will be able to listen to music offline and get ad free, offline and background features for music videos on YouTube. The subscription fee for the service is $9.99. Google has found a new way to find the right music and will open up earning avenues for artists. The workforce behind the ad supported radio is powered by Songza, which was acquired by Google in July 2014.

It is also speculated that Google, will roll out this service to the rest of the world, though, where the service will be made available next is not clear. The app is available on Google Playstore and will also be available on iOS later this week.