Google just announced a big update to Google Play Music. The app now use machine learning for personalized music along with new home screen layout and improved offline caching.
Google Play Music uses machine learning to figure out what music you like and then mixes in signals like location, activity, and the weather along with hand-picked playlists to personalize music for wherever you are and whenever you want tunes. Starting this week on Android, iOS and the web, the new experience will roll out globally (62 countries, to be precise).
When you opt in, we’ll deliver personalized music based on where you are and why you are listening — relaxing at home, powering through at work, commuting, flying, exploring new cities, heading out on the town, and everything in between. Your workout music is front and center as you walk into the gym, a sunset soundtrack appears just as the sky goes pink, and tunes for focusing turn up at the library.
New Home Screen
Opening the new updated app on both the web and mobile devices will show you new layout with personalized recommendations. The new interface in which Google called an “ultimate personal DJ” . The app now taking into accounts all of your activities, location, time, weather and history and will refresh the home screen with music recommendations.
All these are possible with the new machine learning algorithms. Google says, the home the new machine learning algorithms get to know you, the better the music recommendations will be.
Better Offline Music Caching
The new update now brings better offline caching. When you subscribed, not only the app will store the music that you’ve just listened, it will automatically create an offline list and you will be able to listen to them even you’re out there in the desert with no Internet connection.
The new updates will be available this week on Android, iOS, and the web.