With Google Play Music free radio, you can discover new music with custom radio stations. Use the steps below to browse radio stations, or use the search bar to find stations related to your favorite artist, album, song, or activity.

Note: Free radio stations are currently available only in the U.S., Canada, and India.

Listen to curated stations

When you’re on Home, you can find stations based on your current mood, activity, or time of day.

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app .
  2. Select Menu   Home.
  3. Browse through the available categories and select a station. 

When you’re on Browse Stations, you can find a list of all curated radio stations.

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app .
  2. Select Menu   Browse Stations.
  3. Choose a category like genre, activity, mood, or decade.

Listen to radio from Top charts or New releases

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app .
  2. Select Menu   Top charts or New releases.
  3. Hover over a station or song you like and select More   Start Radio.

Add a station to your library

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app .
  2. Select Menu   Browse stations.
  3. Hover over a station or song you like and select More   Add station to library or Add to library.

Use the menu for each radio station

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app .
  2. Hover over the station or song you want and select More 
  3. Within each menu, review the options available for that station. 

Menu options may include:

  • Add to Music library: Adds the station to Music library in the main menu.
  • Not interested or Delete: These options remove the station from your account.
  • Rename: You can edit the title of the station.

Radio stations for subscribers

With a Google Play Music subscription, you can listen to an unlimited number of songs and discover new music you love with custom radio stations.

Note: Some radio features aren’t available in all countries.

Listen to personalized and curated stations

You can find stations based on your current mood, activity, or listening history.

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app .
  2. Select Menu  > Home.
  3. Select a station and follow the on-screen instructions.

You can also start a new station by selecting I’m feeling lucky radio.

Note: This feature is not yet available in all countries.

Use the menu for each radio station

  1. On a station, select Menu . If you’re using the Google Play Music web player, you’ll need to hover over the station to see the Menu icon.
  2. Within each menu, review the options available for that station.

Menu options may include:

  • Go to artist or album: Takes you away from the radio station and opens a list of songs specific to that artist or album.
  • Not interested: This will remove a recommended station from Listen Now.
  • Delete: This will remove the station from your account.
  • Rename: You can edit the title of the station.

Download a radio station

You can download radio stations to your Android mobile device to listen without an Internet connection.

  1. Open the Google Play Music app .
  2. Tap Menu  > Home or Browse stations.
  3. Once you’ve found a radio station you want to download, tap Menu  > Add to Library.
  4. Tap Menu  > Music library.
  5. Swipe to the “Stations” menu.
  6. On the station you want to download, tap Menu  > Download.

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