Good news to those not subscribed to Google Play Music! Google has just announced that they are bringing free ad-supported radio to Play Music in the US.

No matter what you want to listen to, Google Play Music can now be listened to without an active subscription, just like Spotify.

The feature utilizes the technology acquired from Songza to create stations personalized to something specific, whether that be an occasion, mood, or genre.

To help you get started, check out the top 10 most popular activities on Google Play Music! Each category offers several different radio stations to choose from based on what you prefer:

  1. Brand New Music
  2. Driving
  3. Working Out
  4. Boosting Your Energy
  5. Having Friends Over
  6. Having Fun at Work
  7. Entering Beast Mode
  8. Waking Up Happy
  9. Unwinding
  10. Bedtime


Of course, to store music offline or access the entire library on any device, you’ll need to sign up as a subscriber to Google Play Music and pay $9.99 per month.

The new free service is launching first in the U.S and is available right now on the web version of Google Play Music and will be rolling out to Android and iOS later this week.

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  1. What would be different with this compared to Pandora?
    I’ve tried a few different music providers in the past. To me they all seem the same.
    I’ve spent years getting the stations on Pandora to play the music I want to hear at that time.
    What is the advantage of doing this all over again for basically the same thing but a different name?
    Maybe I’m just not understanding how some of these services work. As my wife says I’m not the brightest in the world anyway.

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