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Stephen Lau, the poster child (man) of Google Glass who is also formally known as the Technical Lead engineer, announced recently that Google Play Music is now officially live on the MyGlass apps page. Glass Explorers now have access to some of the wearable tech’s latest innovations in music functionality that were announced in November.
Lau’s exact words were:
Before that though, people have already found a simple work-around after Google released the latest XE11 update for Glass which enabled wearers to manually install Google Play Music. If you were one of those tinkering with the software, you should uninstall the Music2.apk file before installing the official app.
Google announced last month that Google Glass will have considerable focus on music. There’s the mono earbud for instance which lets current Glass Explorers listen to their music on the cloud while still being able to hear what’s going on around them. “They’re lightweight and uniquely engineered to deliver crisp, full-range audio while still letting you hear your surroundings,” says Google.
As reported by the New York Times, “With these new features, we’re now building a great music experience on Glass, whether you’re a classical music professor, an acclaimed sound engineer and hip-hop producer, or someone who wants to listen to their favorite tunes anytime, anywhere,” Ed Sanders, the director of marketing for Google Glass said.
At that time, Google also said its rolling out the voice-command features so you can say “Okay Glass, listen to…” in order to access your tracks from Google Play Music, including the millions of songs on the streaming service All Access. It also carries some Shazam or SoundHound features so that it can identify a song playing in the background.
Here’s an example of the new features in action: