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Google Play Music launches free radio streaming (with ads)

Google is rolling out an update to its online music streaming service that brings free, ad-supported internet radio stations to Google Play Music. If you want access to on-demand streaming of any song or album available on the service you’ll still need to pay $10 per month for a subscription. But you can now access […]

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Apple Music combines subscriptions, internet radio, and more

Apple is launching its subscription-based music streaming service. It comes at a time when there’s already plenty of competition from Spotify, Rdio, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, and many others. But Apple figures it’s got a few things going for it that will help set it apart. First, Apple Music is service that offers on-demand streaming of […]

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Lilbits (4-09-2015): Firefox for Android surpasses 100 million downloads

Google’s Android operating system may come with a web browser (or two) pre-loaded, depending on the device and software version. But that hasn’t stopped developers from offering third-party browsers such as Dolphin, Opera, and Firefox. In fact, Mozilla says it’s Firefox web browser for Android has been downloaded over 100 million times. A few years […]

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Google Play Music gets Songza-like curated playlists

Google acquired music streaming service Songza this summer, and now the company is starting to bring Songza-style features to Google Play Music. Starting today Google is rolling out an update to Play Music that will let you stream curated playlists… assuming you’re paying $9.99 per month for a Google Play Music subscription. There’s still a separate […]

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Amazon Prime Stations brings ad-free genre-based internet radio to Prime members

Amazon is adding genre-based internet radio stations to Amazon Prime Music. In addition to adding songs, albums, and playlists to your library, Amazon Prime subscribers can now tune into ad-free music streams in categories such as Classic Rock, Top Pop, ’90s R&B, or Classic Blues, just to name a few. The new offering is called Amazon […]

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Google acquires Songza to bring better playlists to Google Play Music

Good news for fans of Google Play Music: Google has announced that it’s acquiring Songza, a music streaming company that specializes in curated playlists. Hopefully this is good news for Songza too, since the startup now has access to Google-sized resources. But Google has a habit of shutting down products from the companies it acquires […]

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Samsung’s Milk Music offers free internet radio (to Galaxy phones)

Samsung has launched a new streaming music service called Milk Music. It’s free to use, doesn’t include any ads from sponsors… and it’s only available on a select group of phones. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S III, S4, or Galaxy Note II or Note 3 you can download Milk Music from the Google […]

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Pandora updates Android app with related tracks, song history, more

Pandora has overhauled its internet radio app for Android with a new user interface and new features that had only been available from the Pandora website up until recently. The user interface features a new, lighter theme… and larger, more prominent advertisements. That’s not really a problem if you’re using a phone or tablet with […]

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Pandora’s new HTML5 website looks great on the HP Touchpad

Online music streaming service Pandora launched a major update today. First, you can now listen to as much music as you want for free. There used to be a 40 hour per month cap on the ad-supported service. Second, the Pandora website has received an HTML5 makeover. It’s much faster and more attractive than the […]