If you’re a Google Play Music subscriber, next time you open the app you’ll be prompted to play music for a time of day, mood or activity. Choose an activity to get options for several music stations to make whatever you’re doing even better—whether it’s a station for a morning workout, songs to relieve stress during traffic, or the right mix for cooking with friends. Each station has been handcrafted—song by song—by our team of music experts (dozens of DJs, musicians, music critics and ethnomusicologists) to give you the exact right song for the moment.
You can download these music stations to listen when you’re offline, see what song is up next, and add, remove or re-order them to suit your taste. Or you can start a new station based on any song in the mix. You can also search for a particular station you want or activity you want to find music for.
Google also redesigned the "Listen Now" page so users can easily discover new music. There are cards for recently played music, new releases, and radio stations. The app also uses the new Google 'material design' featuring bigger images, bolder colors and slick transitions.
The activity-based station recommendations are available to subscribers in the U.S. and Canada (on Android, iOS, and Web) starting today. The redesigned “Listen Now” page is available in all 45 countries where Google Play Music is available (for Android, iOS and the web).
You can download Google Play Music from the App Store for free. Note*: The update is still propagating.