Alphabet is set to roll out a massive update for their music download and streaming service Google Play that will see both the interface users see and the AI-like algorithms that inform their experience.Along with making it more visually appealing to look at, Google says
the update will make Google Music “smarter, easier to use, and much
“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,” Google said in a blog post.
“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.”
The new version of Google Music will work to identify where you are
and what you’re doing (and factor in things like the weather) when it
comes to track recommendations and playlist generation.
Both the iOS, Android and web-based versions of the app will be
affected as the update rolls out to 62 countries (where Google Music is
available) over the course of this week.