Songza to shut down, merge with Google Play Music

Songza, a site that offers curated playlists based on the user’s preferences, is shutting down on January 31st, 2016. However, many of its features will be integrated into the free tier of Google Play Music.

In an email sent to Songza users this week, the team behind the free music playlist service said that this move will allow Google Play to “focus on building a single, cohesive product.”

“Songza will become Google Play Music, and you will no longer be able to access Songza.com or the Songza mobile apps,” explained the email.

“Using all of Songza’s features in Google Play Music is 100% free and doesn’t require a credit card.”

Users will also have the chance to migrate their Songza accounts to Google Play Music, which will continue to keep track of their music activity.

First launched in 2007 and bought by Google in July 2014 for an undisclosed sum, Songza provides users with human-curated playlists. Users can input information like date, time and previous listening history to receive playlists based on predictions on their mood or activity on demand.

Source: TechCrunch
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