Google Play Music Receives Big Update With Suggestions Boosted by AI


Google has pushed out a big update to its Play Music streaming service. The update includes a bright new user interface as well as smarter music suggestions that are based on location, mood and weather.

Google Play Music Boosts its Suggestive Capabilities Using Machine Learning - New UI Introduced too

The new update consists of AI algorithms which will be able to detect your location, mood, and weather to serve up a playlist best suited for these conditions. The cool part is that it will provide you with playlists which you did not even know you need at that time.

The new Google Play Music will take into account your past listening habits and throw suggestions at you based on those. But that's not it - if you have a habit of listening to new releases on a particular day, for example, a Sunday, then Google Play Music will work its magic to throw new releases in your ballpark for listening on that particular day. Basically, it's machine learning at its finest.

Google has posted on its blog:

When you opt in, we'll deliver personalized music based on where you are and why you are listening — relaxing at home, powering through at work, commuting, flying, exploring new cities, heading out on the town, and everything in between. 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.

Google is throwing in an intelligent offline music feature, making available tracks for offline listening even if you forget to download them before heading out. This 'offline' playlist will be based on your recently heard songs, so you can rest assured you'll end up listening to the tune you live, if not something odd.

No connection? Lost in the desert? No problem. Well...except for the lost part (try Google Maps for that). When you subscribe, you’ll always be prepped with an offline playlist based on what you’ve listened to recently. As long as you remember to charge your phone, you’ll have your favorite tunes, even if you forgot to download them ahead of time.

The new Google Play Music is available for everyone in a supported country starting today. That number currently sits at 62, in case you're wondering. If you're on iOS or Android, you can download the relevant apps from the concerned App Store right away to experience the latest update. Since the service is available on the Web as well, you can resort to it using your desktop's Web browser.