Google Play Music update brings in Genre Radio to All Access

September 9, 2013
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Google has started a staged rollout of a new version of its Music Android app bringing in some interesting features. One such feature is a new Genre Radio feature that will be, unfortunately, only available to Google Music All Access subscribers.

Taking on music streaming giants such as Pandora and Spotify, Google launched its All Access last May, offering a subscription-based system for music streaming. At $9.99 a month, users can get access to full music streaming from Google's huge library of content. Initially exclusive to the US, Google Music All Access was also extended to cover New Zealand and Australia, with more regions probably coming soon.

Those who are lucky enough to have access to the service will now enjoy a new feature on Google's Music app. The Genre Radio will allow All Access users to select streams based on the genre or sub-genre of choice. And when users want to download the music instead, they are greeted with an improved Download Queue manager that now lets users pause and resume downloads.

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The new version 5.2 of the Google Play Music app has started to arrive on some users' devices, but as it is a staged rollout, don't be surprised if you don't see an update notification for a few days.

VIA: Android Police


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  • Lutz

    A cautionary tale, particularly if you use the trial: when you cancel “Google Play Music All Access”: make sure to do it from within your Google Wallet settings. The way described in the Online help does not work. If you have not received a cancellation mail, the service has not been cancelled.

  • Allen AJ Jam Jackson

    Google Play Music All Access is the greatest thing ever invented!!! I love it…if u love music you have to have this app