Wait a minute. Google Play Music All Access didn’t have genre-based radio stations? Apparently not as Google has just updated its Android app and Play Music website to include the feature. Now users can type in any genre like Classical or ’80s pop and have a customized radio mix with songs from that genre.
Unfortunately this feature is only available to those who pay the monthly subscription fee for All Access. Normal Google Play Music users will not be able to access genre-based radio stations.
This is a small update to Google’s Play Music service but the company needs to innovate quickly as there’s tough competition from Spotify, Pandora, and the recently announced iTunes Radio service from Apple, which launches September 18th alongside iOS 7.