Google Play Music for Android TV Getting Big Redesign

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Here’s some exciting news for Google Play Music fans, specifically those who use the service on Android TV. Spotted by the folks at Android Police, Google’s music service is getting a big redesign, one that should be making its way to your set-top box or smart TV soon. As you can see from the above header image and screenshot below, a lot of the UI has been blackened, allowing some album covers to really pop with color. Additionally, Google has removed a few of the notable ...

Play Music v8.1 appears with dedicated Android TV app and a significantly new look [APK Download]

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The Play Music app on Android TV has remained mostly unchanged since the platform launched three years ago. If you've grown tired of the wall of orange and all of the completely original Material Design components that were used when Android TV first launched, you'll be happy to see that Play Music is now sporting a new look. A new Android TV-specific variant of the Play Music app is rolling out through the Play Store with a completely redesigned look.   Left: Previous version. Right: New version. The ...

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge and Form New Service

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Speaking at a panel session for the New Music Seminar conference in New York, YouTube’s Lyor Cohen confirmed that we will see a merging of Google Play Music and YouTube Red, but we don’t know quite when this will take place. The move shouldn’t shock too many, as Google has been offering both services for the price of one for quite some time. This is the first time we’re hearing about the two officially becoming a single offering, though. If you aren’t familiar, YouTube Red is simply an ...

Google Play Music’s New Release Radio Now Open to All

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After a short exclusive access period for Samsung Galaxy S8 owners, Google Play Music’s New Release Radio is now open for all to enjoy. The station first launched almost a month ago and provided Galaxy S8 owners a new radio station that played a “personalized mix of newly released songs.” It turned out to be a pretty good way to catch new tunes that Google thinks you might enjoy. Google says that the station uses “machine learning to select singles and album releases from the past ...

Google Play Music Crashing Over Bluetooth Today for Many Users (Updated)

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Is your Google Play Music app crashing every time you open it today? You can thank the latest update to the app on Android for that. Version 7.9.4920 began rolling out overnight and is causing all sorts of issues today. From what we can tell, the app works fine when you aren’t paired to another device over Bluetooth. But should you pair to a media device to stream Play Music over Bluetooth, the app rolls into a crashing loop with the message “Google Play Music has ...

Galaxy S8 Owners Get Exclusive Google Play Music Station

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Over the weekend, owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (possibly other Samsung devices too) who use Google Play Music welcomed in a new exclusive feature. It’s a special radio station called “New Release Radio,” and yep, it plays a “personalized mix of newly released songs.” It’s also updated daily, according to the station listing. We’re not sure if this radio station will ever not be an exclusive to Samsung devices, but it seems likely that it’ll come to other users eventually. It’s not like ...