Google Play Music gets Material Design and Songza integration

Google has pushed a new update for Play Music app on Android and iOS. First and foremost change you’ll notice is the shift to Material Design, which is nothing unexpected, given we’re seeing the same being done on other Google apps as well.

Google’s acquisition of Songza has beared fruits in this update since the app now features contextual music stations. These stations play music based on your mood or activity. So say you’re in a happy mood, a particular station will play songs that complement your mood. These stations have been hand made by a team of experts which not only include engineers, but DJs, musicians, music critics, and ethnomusicologists. These music stations can be downloaded for offline playing and can be edited by users. You can see what song is next, reorder the playlist and add or remove songs from the list. These radio stations are available in the US and Canada only.

The Listen Now page has also been revamped and now shows cards for your recently played music, new releases you might be interested in, and radio stations based on what you like to listen to. The feature is available in 45 countries.

The new Play Music is out for Android, iOS and the web.

Play Music – Android

Play Music – iOS


Changelog for Play Music iOS version 1.4.3057:

– Pick the perfect radio station for any situation easily on Listen Now [US/CA All Access only]
– Search for radio stations based on mood or activity (e.g Running, Feeling Happy or Partying) [All Access only]
– New Listen Now that shows recently played music and improved recommendations
– The queue understands and shows what you are playing from (playlist, album, etc)
– Shuffle fixes