We all knew it was only a matter of time until Google Play Music was updated to match the Material Design of Google’s other apps, and that time is today. Not only has Google updated the look of the app, but they’ve also added new features. From now on, when you go to the app or website for Google Play Music, it will offer up stations based on the time of day, a mood, or an activity. Each station features hand-picked music from dozens of DJs, musicians, music critics, and ethnomusicologists to put you in the right mood for whatever task you may have.
All this will require you to have a Google Music All Access subscription, but like all other Google stations you can save the playlist for offline playback. The new features are via Google’s purchase of Songza earlier this summer, and are available today in all 45 countries where Google Play Music is available. The update should be currently available on the web, and if your iOS or Android app hasn’t updated yet, it should soon.
You can take Google’s activity suggestions or search for the activity that you’d like a soundtrack for, whether that be working out, cooking, or driving in traffic.