Google Play music guesses what you want to hear, puts it front and center

Google is rolling out an update to Play Music, which the company says will use machine learning to suggest appropriate playlists depending on the time, weather, location, or other conditions. Basically, google says it’ll be able to figure out what music you like to hear, when you like to hear it, and put suggested playlists on […]

Amazon Music Unlimited launches, monthly prices start at $4 for Echo users

Amazon’s new music service is live. It’s called Amazon Music Unlimited, and subscribers get access to “tens of millions” of songs and thousands of curated playlists and personalized stations. Sounds a lot like Spotify, Apple Music, or Google Play Music, right? Here’s one big difference: the pricing. Some customers will be able to sign up […]

Pandora improves its $5 music streaming service, calls it Pandora Plus

Internet radio pioneer Pandora plans to launch a $10-per-month music-on-demand service that will compete with, well, all the other similar products with a similar price (including Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, and so on). But while Pandora’s on-demand music service isn’t ready to go just yet, the company is launching a major update to its […]

Amazon may launch an Echo-only music service for $5 per month

Pay $10 per month and you can stream millions of songs from the internet. That’s how today’s top music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Microsoft Groove Music, and Google Play Music work. Amazon is said to be planning to launch its own $10/month music service too. But Amazon may also have a second, cheaper plan. […]

SoundCloud Go offers music streaming, downloads for $10 per month

SoundCloud has become one of the most popular services for sharing audio over the past few years, but the company has been struggling to find a profitable business model… and apparently the latest approach is pretty much the same one taken by Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and others. SoundCloud Go is a new […]

Songza shuts down in January, tech lives on in Google Play Music

Google is pulling the plug on music streaming service Songza on January 31st, 2016… sort of. Songza offers a wide range of unusual playlists based on genre, mood, decade, activities, or other features. Not sure what you want to hear? There’s a concierge that offers suggestions based on the time of day, time of year, […]

Streaming music service Rdio shutting down, Pandora buying assets

It seems like every day there’s a new music-on-demand service launching: YouTube Music, Apple Music, and Tidal are three of the most recent entries into a space that’s largely dominated by Spotify. But one of the early players in this space is closing up shop. Rdio is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down its music streaming […]

YouTube Music for Android, iOS turns your phone into a non-stop jukebox

YouTube is already one of the best places to find pretty much any song you’re looking for: if an artist hasn’t officially uploaded the track, odds are some user has. And in addition to official recordings there are a ton of live recordings that are either professionally recorded or captured at concerts by smartphone users. […]