Google has announced that their Google Play Music will release a free version, which unfortunately will be plagued with advertisements. That being said, this allows Google to make money and actually pay their supported artists.
The free service provides several playlists for almost any activity you are involved in. The following is a list of radio stations that are available according to your preference:
- Brand New Music
- Working Out
- Boosting Your Energy
- Having Friends Over
- Having Fun at Work
- Entering Beast Mode
- Waking Up Happy
Google “experts”, including people who have worked on Songza put these stations together very carefully so that you don’t have to. You also have the option to search stations by genre, mood, decade or activity.
The downside to the free version is that you can’t create your own playlists. Not to mention the overload of advertisements, which you have the option to skip, but only a limited amount of times per hour. But it is free. If you want no ads, and be able to create your own playlists from a variety of artists and genres, you would have to subscribe to Google Play Music which will cost you. However if you do you can take your music offline and listen to any of the 30 million songs in Google’s library on any device.
The free version of the Google Play Music will be rolling out first in the U.S, on Android and iOS later this week. It is available right now on the web.