Google Improves Playlist Discoverability in Google Home App
Google has made it simpler to find music when casting or streaming thanks to a small update to the Google Home app. The latest version of Google Home now includes a Listen tab that's dedicated to music. It reveals curated playlists patched together from songs, albums, podcasts, and more. The Listen tab works with music services including Google Play Music and Spotify, and can tap into whatever playlists may already be on the owner's phone or tablet. Last, Google Home will display a set of recommended or new songs/artists to help people explore new music. The idea here is to make it easier to manage music from a single place, rather than force people to use their music app to find music and the Google Home app to cast it. Now, the Google Home app can handle both discovering and casting. The app is free to download from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
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