Today, August 4, is United States of America President, Barack Obama’s, birthday. In 2015, he is 54 years old and to celebrate, Google Play Music has released a custom radio station consisting of some of the President Obama’s preferred music tracks, including Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and Al Green. In order to listen to the radio station, you’ll need to be a Google Play Music All Access subscriber and have a working Internet connection at least the first time. You’ll need to hit up the link in Google Play Music’s Tweet and follow the listen now prompt. As with all radio stations on Google Play Music, you can download the playlist for offline listening later when you do not have an Internet connection.
It’s hard not to imagine that Google worked closely with the President and his aides to craft a special playlist of artists and tracks, and have spent many weeks honing the playlist to perfection. This may be far removed from the truth, but either way, it’s a great excuse to give the Google Play Music All Access service a try if you are not already a member. The first month is free and gives subscribers access to more than thirty million tracks, which may be streamed or downloaded to the device. However, with so many tracks available, how can customers possibly know what they want to listen to next? Luckily, Google have some solutions, such as the ability to create custom radio stations based on a track – click on the icon and Play Music creates a playlist based on the track selected, which may be skipped through or made offline as with any other playlist on the Play Music Service.
Customers of the All Access service also gain access to the new YouTube Music Key Beta service free of charge, too, which provides access to millions of music videos, which may also be played in the background if you navigate away from the YouTube application. The service costs £9.99 a month in the UK, or $9.99 in the U.S., after the first (free) thirty days. The Google Play Music service is available from a web browser and from Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.