Google makes it easier for Android users to listen to music by artists they search for

BY Evan Selleck

Published 20 Jun 2014

image Google Music Link

Sometimes searching for an artist through Google is the only way to bring up some key information you may be looking for, even if it’s an individual song or album. And maybe after you do that, you have a sudden need to want to listen to that particular artist. Well, Google’s got your back, thanks to a new way to link a result with specific music apps.

Officially announced yesterday through their Google+ page, Google has made it easier than ever for Android users to start listening to a musician or band, just by searching for them. The service is only working on Android right now, and it’s only available in the United States (for now), but when it works, people who search for a musician or band will be provided links to music apps beneath the results. If you have any of the supported apps, accessing that link will open the musician’s page in the app, and you can start listening right away.

There are quite a few apps supported out of the gate. They include: Spotify, Rdio, TuneIn, YouTube (who is surprised about that, right?) and Google Play Music. Google plans on expanding the apps available for the new feature. Is this a feature you think you might use often?

[via Google+]