Google Play Music Rolls Out Free, Ad-Supported Playlists…

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Between Spotify, TIDAL, Apple Music, and SoundCloud, it’s getting hard to keep track of all the streaming services.

Google Play Music has been silent for a little while, but now they’re back with some new features. The service has added free ad-supported curated playlists. These playlists function like radio, providing a limited number of skips, the inability to edit the playlist, and no offline listening.

Google hopes this feature will motivate people to subscribe to the music service.

A Google Play Music subscription comes with ad-free, offline, and background listening for YouTube Music tracks. Users can also upload up to 50,000 songs from their music library to Google Play for private streaming.


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more: @nine_u

3 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    I’m curious how they are paying royalties on this. I’m assuming they are paying Sound Exchange? That seems to be how many of the on-demand streaming companies have chosen to handle their free radio services. Rather than going through all the hassle of negotiating the proper licensing for a service tier that will probably never make a profit.

  2. RickyLopez

    Eh. Youtube ….HELLLLLLLO ….world’s biggest streamers. The goto place for kids…. pffffff… this a room of bald people fighting over a toothless comb