Google acquired popular music streaming service Songza in the summer of 2014 for an undisclosed sum. Google had remained quiet on exactly what they were planning with their new music machine.
Announced yesterday, Google will shut down Songza as of January 31, when they’ll integrate the innovative Songza “concierge” idea into its own Google Play Music.
This will go hand-in-hand with Google Play Music’s free version, which will be supported by Canadian adverts. Currently, Google Play Music is a paid subscription service.
Songza’s concierge feature was the main reason I fell in love with the service. The innovative playlists were set to the mood of the listener. From cooking to jogging to crying in your bed after a break-up. All Adele all the time.
Songza needs a channel for “music to play at work / on a rainy day / when you hate everyone & everything”
— Elaine Filadelfo (@ElaineF) December 1, 2015