Google Play Music for Android gets playlist-based radio stations

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Google has delivered an update to Play Music for Android, adding the ability to create a radio station based on user-created playlists. The release is the latest in a line of incremental updates following a move to Play Music v. 5.4 back in February.

Playlist-based radio stations, like those based on a single song or artist, offer automated music streams based around the listening preferences of the user. With an entire playlist as a basis, that automation should become a bit more granular given the greater selection of user-defined songs to seed Play Music’s radio-generating algorithm.

The latest version of Google Play Music is tagged with version number 5.4.1413N and follows close on the heels of the recent v5.4.1409N release. That update also added radio-related functionality, including the ability to pin stations for offline playback, as well as a number of small UI tweaks and fixes.

Find the latest version of Google Play Music in the Play Music Store. The app itself is free, but to unlock the service’s full potential Google offers its All Access subscription for $9.99 per month.

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  • Brandon

    Awesome, this could be really useful.

  • Daawesomeone

    How about the ability to upload music from our device to our google play managers without a computer Google!!! That would be lovely.

    • MathewNidel

      You can rig it up if you have a PC and a Google drive or Dropbox account. Just set the cloud sync folder the same as your music upload folder. I use Drive and it works really well.

  • wright585

    Too bad there playlists suck compared to beats by Dre

  • DJ Lawless One™

    I have had this service since launch and only pay $7.99 a month yet I am on the verge of cancelling and going to Beats music.

  • No_Nickname90

    YES!! I’ve been waiting for this!! Sometimes I want to hear all the songs in a playlist and some new music. Oh, this is SO lovely.

    So that explains what the update was that I’d seen today.

  • Delmar

    If an update would come out that increases the volume compared to the stock samsung music player

  • AlexMWilliams

    What about creating a playlist based off of more than one filter? I want to create a playlist of my top rated songs in the country genre. I can only create a playlist that’s either A. just country songs or B. just top rated songs. It seems like something that should be so simple. Maybe it’s already possible and I’m just oblivious to it.