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Google Play Music can now suggest songs based on your location, weather and activities

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Google keeps renovating its services in order to make sure that they are able to provide the best possible experience to its users. Along the same, the company has updated its Google Play Music streaming app for Android, iOS, and the web. The new Google Play Music streaming application now has some nifty little tricks under its sleeve.

Announcing the new application, Google said,

Building on our commitment to help you find the right music for any moment, today we’re introducing the new Google Play Music — a fresh take on our music streaming service that is smarter, easier to use, and much more assistive.

And assistive is the right word. Building upon the trend amongst music streaming services that lets their applications suggest the right music according to your mood or location, Google Play Music will also make recommendations that reflect your current mood or even your current location.

So for instance, say you are traveling or going to the gym, Play Music will be able to suggest the appropriate music for the occasion. This way, you wont be stuck Avril Lavigne when you are hitting the gym and you wont have to listen to some hard metal when you are traveling home after a full day.

Google Play Music lead product manager Elias Roman elaborated on the topic further,

Your workout music is front and center as you walk into the gym, a sunset soundtrack appears just as the sky goes pink, and tunes for focusing turn up at the library.

While there are other services attempting something similar, Google has a bunch of significant advantages. For one, it is the clear leader when it comes to using algorithms to get things done. The company is also able to deploy everything it has managed to learn about you, your habits, the places you visit and so on, thanks to the close knot android ecosystem.

The company also said that Google Play Music will deploy its machine learning systems and song recommendations will be further sorted and honed by its team of expert music curators, making sure that the perfect music reaches its target.

Google Play Music uses machine learning to figure out what music you like and then mixes in signals like location, activity, and the weather along with hand-picked playlists to personalize music for wherever you are and whenever you want tunes.

There is a new home screen as well, and Google wants you to think of the screen as your own, personal DJ. While I haven’t had occasion to try the screen out yet, it sure looks appealing and has tiles like “Recommended New Releases”, “Flying Stress Free” and so on, based upon what you are doing at the moment.

Another pretty interesting feature is an offline playlist that Google will always have ready for you. So even if you have no signal, or your Internet isn’t all that great — well, there is still an awesome playlist based upon what you have listened to lately.

All in all, the new Google Play Music is shaping up to be a pretty awesome streaming service. This is particularly important considering that the service is the default streaming option for the Google Home speaker and is also available on Chromecast and Pixel devices. The service also emphasizes Google’s plans to create an ecosystem that has all of its services working in conjunction with each other.

The new, renovated Google Play Music service is rolling out globally over the course of this week. Knock yourself out folks!

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