Sep 10th, 2013

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The Google Play Music update that has been slowly rolling out since yesterday looks to have finally arrived for just about everyone in the Play Store today. The update doesn’t just address bugs, bringing with it the all new genre radio stations for All Access subscribers.

Previously, you had to pick an artist and let Google’s algorithms perform their magic but now you can start listening to stations pulling up musical artists only in the genres you care about. This is great for discovering new music and genres like like hip-hop, indie, pop, or even Christian/gospel are all included. What’s more, you can dive deeper into a genre if you were looking to listen to, say, 90’s alternative or electropop. It’s actually pretty damn amazing.

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Also new is the download queue for keeping track of what’s currently being “pinned” to your Android device, and allows you to pause/resume downloads as you like. Small addition for sure, but just another building block Google Play Music needs to become the must-have music app for enthusiasts. Can you guys think of any features you’re currently missing from the app?

Side note: Google is currently offering 6 months of free Google Play Music All Access to Motorola DROID Ultra, Motorola DROID Maxx, and Motorola DROID Mini owners (no Moto X?).

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