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Topic # 175330 25-Jun-2015 11:20 Send private message

Google has just released their new free streaming service available on any browser  and in the US on Android devices (possibly IOS also but I can't check).

Ad supported it I presume is a Spotify competitor and getting ready to compete with Apple.

The app is not available in the Play Store (well it wasn't for me) but it's a trivial exercise to find it.

Apparently the playlists and stations are curated, whatever that means. I plan to try it out (I don't usually do streaming) since I have all my music in Google Music now so having more choices is useful.




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  Reply # 1331401 25-Jun-2015 14:19 Send private message

Just trying it out now in the browser. Seems pretty good, not quite as good as Spotify free, you can't search for an artist and see all their songs, but you can listen to an artist radio. I don't mind listening to the ads, hopefully they're more varied than Spotify (I hate listening to the same ads every 5 songs).

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  Reply # 1332466 26-Jun-2015 23:19 Send private message

Yup, I've been trying it and I'm enjoying it so far. I like the curated playlists they have and I really like that you can search by activity or just pick one of the suggested ones that appears at the top of the app.

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  Reply # 1332471 26-Jun-2015 23:38 Send private message

If you cant search for and listen to a song then its as useless as that i heart radio BS app.

How is it any better than free pandora?




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  Reply # 1332539 27-Jun-2015 09:49 Send private message

I like it also. I listened for a couple of hours yesterday (on my browser as I was doing some work) and didn't or see a single advert. Perhaps they only occur on mobile devices?

I did try Spotify free a while ago and didn't like how it made you logon via Facebook (I had to create a FB account for that). Then ads appeared all the time as audio breaks. Maybe that's changed?

Also since I have most of my CD collection in Google Music being able to access them at the free stuff from the say application is convenient.




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