Tag Archive: Music


Alexa now lets you create and edit playlists with Amazon Music

Amazon’s giving users added controls for staying within its walled-garden.

Whether you have an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, or something from a third party, Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem of smart speakers is one of the best for listening to music. A lot of this is thanks to the wide array of streaming services that support Alexa, and now Amazon Music subscribers are gaining even more control over their tunes.

If you’re listening to a song on Amazon  [Read More…]

Spotify vs. Google Play Music: Which should you subscribe to?

Which music service is right for you?

Music subscriptions can help set the tone for your life, as the music you listen to day in and day out can help keep your energy up, your mood stable and bright, and your fingers tapping out a rhythm. As someone who never, ever leaves home without headphones, I’ve taken a deep look at Google Play Music and Spotify so as to help you figure out which service is more  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gains new abilities that let you set music alarms, look up TV schedules

The Google Assistant is keen on taking as big a role in your life as possible, and to that end, Google keeps pouring new features into the app. And the latest ones added are the ability to set alarms to music and look up TV scheduled. Google made the announcement via a blog post in […]

What’s your favorite app for offline music listening?

All your music, no Internet connection required.

As great as music streaming apps can be, constantly streaming your favorite songs without being connected to Wi-Fi can quickly eat up your monthly data allotment if you aren’t subscribed to an unlimited plan. Plus, even if you do have unlimited data to burn through each month, accessing your library of songs can be impossible if you run into an area with poor cell coverage.

Thankfully, there are plenty of  [Read More…]

7 Google Play Music playlists to get your blood pumping while you work out

Your best workout tool isn’t a dumbbell or treadmill: it’s your music!

January is a month many of us promise to start getting back to the gym to exercise. Doing this in the dead of winter can be problematic because you really need some motivation to get out of our warm beds and trudge through the cold and ice to go avoid eye contact at the gym. Well, a good playlist can get your adrenaline up, your  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo and Music Unlimited coming to Australia and New Zealand

Pre-orders for Echo in Australia are live now; Music Unlimited launching in February.

Although the Google Home is my smart speaker of choice, there’s one important area in this market were Amazon still reigns supreme – worldwide availability. The company launched its Echo hardware and Music Unlimited streaming service in 26 countries across the globe in early December, and now these two things are coming to Australia and New Zealand.

In regards to Echo devices, Australia and  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Google Play Music

There is more music than you can imagine right at your fingertips.

While there are many apps that stream music, and stream it well, Google Play Music is Google’s music service, and as such is an app that comes on millions and millions of devices. While the app has gotten clunkier in recent years, the app is still undoubtedly one of the most useful on the Android scene, and with generous benefits to both paid and free  [Read More…]

How to upload and download music on Google Play Music

Put your music in the cloud and stream it anywhere

Before All Access, before the white and orange overtook Google Play Music, the service was rather simple: you uploaded your music, and you streamed it anywhere. It was a simpler time. It was a better time. Nowadays, many users use Google Play Music without ever uploading their libraries. Whether you want to download the music you bought, upload the music you own, or just get music saved  [Read More…]

Garmin’s first smartwatch that can store music is the Forerunner 645

Garmin, a company which built its brand by selling GPS products has today unveiled a new smartwatch at CES in Las Vegas. It’s called the Forerunner 645 watch and it’s the first in its portfolio to offer music storage for offline usage. Some of Garmin’s previous watches featured some basic music controls, meaning that users […]

Blade Runner 2049 Speakerhat review: I guess I wear music now

I’m a sucker for cyberpunk, and this thing was screaming my name.

Living in a world where nostalgia is practically weaponized against young adults with functioning wallets, I’m used to skipping over the latest quick attempt to make a buck. I’m a collector of nerdy things, but I try really hard to avoid the cheap stuff that hops on the latest bandwagon. The release of a new Blade Runner movie guarantees a resurgence of poorly-made glowing umbrellas  [Read More…]