Google’s music streaming services have 15 million subscribers

According to a recent report, there are 15 million subscribers combined for Google’s music streaming services, much less than Spotify and Apple.

Google Play Music bug prevents casting fresh 2019 songs

There’s a Google Play Music bug that prevents users from casting fresh, 2019, songs to connected speakers. Google is aware of the problem.

YouTube Music streaming app and rebranded YouTube Premium are official and ‘coming soon’

YouTube Music is essentially Google’s latest, purportedly greatest answer to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, while YouTube Premium is the new name of YouTube Red, also including a Music Premium subscription.

Google unsurprisingly names Super Mario Run 2017’s most popular new Android game

Google Play’s US Best of 2017 lists include Super Mario Run in the lead in the new game category, and Photo Editor as the year’s most popular new app.

Galaxy Note 8 news overload: AKG earphones, refreshed Gear VR, Sam’s Club deals and more

In case you missed these little details, the Galaxy Note 8 comes bundled with AKG-tuned earphones, and there’s a new Gear VR version in town.

YouTube Red and Google Play Music officially eyed for ‘combination’ into one streaming ‘offering’

Confused about the differences between Google’s YouTube Red and Play Music streaming services and their selling points? That’s likely to change soon.

Bixby voice now working on US Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ units

The launch of voice commands for Bixby marks a crucial trial for Samsung — did it get syntax all worked out and will it be truly useful?

Jay-Z’s “4:44” spreads from TIDAL, but not to Spotify

The world’s largest music streaming platform is left out of the “4:44” party, potentially because of its inclusion of an ad-supported customer tier.

Newbies can now enjoy four full months of Google Play Music premium service free of charge

You absolutely cannot beat the affordability of Google Play Music, with the “premium” audio streaming service yet again going free for 120 days.

Starting with the Galaxy S8, Google Play Music is the only such service pre-loaded on Samsung devices

Google Play Music is the only audio player and music streaming service users of Samsung phones and tablets need starting with the Galaxy S8 today.

Google Play Store celebrates fifth anniversary

The Google Play Store, which replaced the Android Market, is now five years old. And it’s become more than just a smartphone apps store.

Google brings together Play Music, YouTube Music crews

The merging of the two units working on their respective products is expected to lead towards a unified app for Google’s streaming efforts.

What does Google hear? Acquires Limes Audio, reportedly bidding on Soundcloud

The search giant has purchased Limes, a firm specializing in conference audio enhancement. Google is also reportedly bidding on Soundcloud.

Google encourages iPhoners to move to Android with new backups strategy

It has a new guide for best practices on the Android website and a new backup function for contacts and calendar events on Google Drive for iOS.

Google Play “Best of 2016” includes a lot of face, Deadpool

Face-switching apps were the joys of 2016 and so was Deadpool, the hero so nice, he topped the Google Play Store’s lists twice.

Get four months of Google Play Music in a free trial (again)

Another holiday sales season and ’tis it is to give the people free music for four months. But you can’t be a freeloader in order to get in on this deal.

Black Friday at Best Buy includes Google Home deal

A rousing Google Home deal is about to get struck up at a big box tech retailer just days after you could get it direct from the source for full price.

All-new Google Play Music app rethinks the home screen, using machine learning to constantly transform

Gear up for a substantially improved Google Play Music streaming experience, centered on machine learning and user personalization.

Google Play Music comes to India, but without All Access subscriptions for now

Google Play Music follows Apple Music and precedes Spotify in India, with only individual audio purchases however available at the moment.

Google Play Music offers four months free for new users

Not just three months, but four of them for free! You just need to be completely new to Google Play Music… well, not as new as you think.

Free Chromecasts offered to YouTube Red subscribers

If you’re subscribed to YouTube Red, there’s a chance that you may be getting a Chromecast sent your way for free. But what about Google Play Music?

TripAdvisor’s free new Android app also comes with gratis 2-month Play Music pass

The premium All Access tier of Google Play Music goes free for a full 60 days if you’re willing to try out TripAdvisor’s updated Android app.

T-Mobile continues to Binge On with Spotify, TIDAL, Google Play Music

A total of 13 content providers are going zero-rated on T-Mobile’s Binge On program, including Spotify, Google Play Music and Tidal.

Apple Music is growing fast and Spotify is growing faster because of it

Spotify has 30 million paying subscribers, thanks in part to Apple Music. Really. But in order to grow further, it’ll have to do more than compete.

Voice controls for Google Play Music may be incoming

You can ask Google Now to play you something from its expansive library, but if you happen to be in the Google Play Music, you cannot. Yet.