Google is starting the week off on a high note with a Google Play Music update.
The new Play Music utilizes Google’s contextual tools to recommend music based on where you are. For example, if Play Music senses that you’re at the gym, it’ll suggest tunes for working out. If it senses that you’re at the library, it’ll recommend music that’ll help you focus.
Also rolling out is a refreshed Play Music home screen. The new home screen places a big focus on your Play Music recommendations, including the aforementioned suggestions based on where you are as well as your recently played songs, recommended new releases, and a playlist of music based on an artist that you like.
Finally, the new Play Music will always keep an offline playlist of your recently played songs downloaded to your phone. This means that you’ll always have music to listen to when you’re away from an internet connection, which could come in handy for those times that you unexpectedly find yourself without any cell signal but you still want to hear some tunes.
Google’s update to Play Music is focused on making the service more personal. Not only does it try to sense where you are and recommend music appropriate for your situation, but the updated home screen places a heavy focus on this new feature as well as other recommended tunes.