Google Home's New 'Listen' Tab Makes It Easy to Discover Music You'll Love
Google Home now helps users to discover new music with an added "Listen" tab in the app. The feature offers suggestions based on the Cast-enabled apps on a phone, while offering other apps to download if you'd like to broaden your musical horizons. The playlists are curated to your individual taste and will adjust for different artists and activities, which is a pretty nifty feature.
This means that Google Home can cater to your momentary mood change with music, which is a welcome addition to the personal assistant. If you want to try out the new feature, just make sure to update your Google Home app for iOS or Android.
The tab is available on any phone with the Google Home app, and you don't technically need a Google Home smart speaker to use the new feature, as the app can also cast any music you discover to a TV via Chromecast.
However, if you do have a Google Home, this is another welcome addition. The tech giant has been improving and adding to the device's feature set since its launch in November 2016, and this is just the latest in a long line of updates. The smart speaker has been competing directly with the successful Amazon Echo, by combining smart search, a personal assistant, and smart home controls.
The device provides contextual answers to questions, and using Cast technology and compatible speakers, it can play music in different rooms, set timers, answer questions, and even turn lights on and off with compatible home automation accessories.