TuneIn Radio Brings Live Experience to Android Phones
TuneIn Radio released an update to its Android application that brings with it the TuneIn Live experience previously reserved for the Apple iPad. It offers a new Live screen that has a grid of album artwork visible. Each time a new song begins on one of TuneIn Radio's thousands of stations, it flips one of the images. Users can then choose to tap any of the album artwork images and be taken to that song on the particular station that's playing it. TuneIn things this new feature will help listeners discover new music. TuneIn Radio is preinstalled on many of the Android handsets sold in the U.S., and is free to use.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
Apple Retunes Apple Music
Apple today announced an entirely new version of Apple Music. Apple redesigned the app from the ground up to improve the user experience.
Apple Retunes Apple Music for Android Devices
Apple today released Apple Music 2.0 for Android handsets and the app introduces a number of features found on the iOS version. To start, Apple Music for Android drops all elements of Google's Material Design in favor of Apple's app design language.
Google Assistant Now Recognizes Songs On Request
Google Assistant on Android handsets is now able to identify songs playing in the background. As long as the music is audible, querying the Assistant with "what song is this?" will cause the app to listen for several seconds and identify the song.
Google Play Music Searches Reveal Playable Results
Google has updated its Play Music app for Android devices and made it possible to play songs directly from search results. Now, when users search for a song, album, or artist, the top three results include a "play" button that lets them jump immediately to those songs.