Google Play Music Presents: City Soundtracks

Love discovering new places? Love music? Google Play Music has you covered with our first original podcast series—City Soundtracks. Hear your favorite musicians talk about important people, places, and moments in their lives, and how their hometown roots have influenced them.  

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In each episode, host Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly) invites musicians to take listeners on a tour of their hometown. Each episode, a blend of interesting conversation and music, is paired with a playlist curated by the featured guest, so you can discover new songs or enjoy some of the music you already love.

You can listen now on Google Play Music or wherever you enjoy your podcasts (available in the US and Canada).

Kehlani – Oakland, CA

Kehlani grew up all over the East Bay. She is only 21 years old, but already has an impressive musical career. In this episode, she shares how growing up in and around Oakland shaped her into the musician she is today.

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Big Freedia – New Orleans, LA

Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, is a musical ambassador of New Orleans. She has helped this local, underground scene turn into a national phenomenon. Join us as Big Freedia takes us on a tour of her personal musical landmarks in her favorite town.

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Spoon – Austin, TX

Spoon first formed in 1993, when Britt Daniel met Jim Eno in a recording studio in a basement at the University of Texas at Austin. Britt and Jim take us on a tour of Austin, Texas. They share stories about venues old and new, their home studio, and their motel hideaway for writing music.

LISTEN NOW

Google Play Music Presents: City Soundtracks

Love discovering new places? Love music? Google Play Music has you covered with our first original podcast series—City Soundtracks. Hear your favorite musicians talk about important people, places, and moments in their lives, and how their hometown roots have influenced them.  

City Soundtracks Logo

In each episode, host Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly) invites musicians to take listeners on a tour of their hometown. Each episode, a blend of interesting conversation and music, is paired with a playlist curated by the featured guest, so you can discover new songs or enjoy some of the music you already love.

You can listen now on Google Play Music or wherever you enjoy your podcasts (available in the US and Canada).

Kehlani – Oakland, CA

Kehlani grew up all over the East Bay. She is only 21 years old, but already has an impressive musical career. In this episode, she shares how growing up in and around Oakland shaped her into the musician she is today.

LISTEN NOW

Big Freedia – New Orleans, LA

Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, is a musical ambassador of New Orleans. She has helped this local, underground scene turn into a national phenomenon. Join us as Big Freedia takes us on a tour of her personal musical landmarks in her favorite town.

LISTEN NOW

Spoon – Austin, TX

Spoon first formed in 1993, when Britt Daniel met Jim Eno in a recording studio in a basement at the University of Texas at Austin. Britt and Jim take us on a tour of Austin, Texas. They share stories about venues old and new, their home studio, and their motel hideaway for writing music.

LISTEN NOW

Google Play Music Presents: City Soundtracks

Love discovering new places? Love music? Google Play Music has you covered with our first original podcast series—City Soundtracks. Hear your favorite musicians talk about important people, places, and moments in their lives, and how their hometown roots have influenced them.  

City Soundtracks Logo

In each episode, host Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly) invites musicians to take listeners on a tour of their hometown. Each episode, a blend of interesting conversation and music, is paired with a playlist curated by the featured guest, so you can discover new songs or enjoy some of the music you already love.

You can listen now on Google Play Music or wherever you enjoy your podcasts (available in the US and Canada).

Kehlani – Oakland, CA

Kehlani grew up all over the East Bay. She is only 21 years old, but already has an impressive musical career. In this episode, she shares how growing up in and around Oakland shaped her into the musician she is today.

LISTEN NOW

Big Freedia – New Orleans, LA

Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, is a musical ambassador of New Orleans. She has helped this local, underground scene turn into a national phenomenon. Join us as Big Freedia takes us on a tour of her personal musical landmarks in her favorite town.

LISTEN NOW

Spoon – Austin, TX

Spoon first formed in 1993, when Britt Daniel met Jim Eno in a recording studio in a basement at the University of Texas at Austin. Britt and Jim take us on a tour of Austin, Texas. They share stories about venues old and new, their home studio, and their motel hideaway for writing music.

LISTEN NOW

Google Play Music Presents: City Soundtracks

Love discovering new places? Love music? Google Play Music has you covered with our first original podcast series—City Soundtracks. Hear your favorite musicians talk about important people, places, and moments in their lives, and how their hometown roots have influenced them.  

City Soundtracks Logo

In each episode, host Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly) invites musicians to take listeners on a tour of their hometown. Each episode, a blend of interesting conversation and music, is paired with a playlist curated by the featured guest, so you can discover new songs or enjoy some of the music you already love.

You can listen now on Google Play Music or wherever you enjoy your podcasts (available in the US and Canada).

Kehlani – Oakland, CA

Kehlani grew up all over the East Bay. She is only 21 years old, but already has an impressive musical career. In this episode, she shares how growing up in and around Oakland shaped her into the musician she is today.

LISTEN NOW

Big Freedia – New Orleans, LA

Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, is a musical ambassador of New Orleans. She has helped this local, underground scene turn into a national phenomenon. Join us as Big Freedia takes us on a tour of her personal musical landmarks in her favorite town.

LISTEN NOW

Spoon – Austin, TX

Spoon first formed in 1993, when Britt Daniel met Jim Eno in a recording studio in a basement at the University of Texas at Austin. Britt and Jim take us on a tour of Austin, Texas. They share stories about venues old and new, their home studio, and their motel hideaway for writing music.

LISTEN NOW

Google Play Music Presents: City Soundtracks

Love discovering new places? Love music? Google Play Music has you covered with our first original podcast series—City Soundtracks. Hear your favorite musicians talk about important people, places, and moments in their lives, and how their hometown roots have influenced them.  

City Soundtracks Logo

In each episode, host Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly) invites musicians to take listeners on a tour of their hometown. Each episode, a blend of interesting conversation and music, is paired with a playlist curated by the featured guest, so you can discover new songs or enjoy some of the music you already love.

You can listen now on Google Play Music or wherever you enjoy your podcasts (available in the US and Canada).

Kehlani – Oakland, CA

Kehlani grew up all over the East Bay. She is only 21 years old, but already has an impressive musical career. In this episode, she shares how growing up in and around Oakland shaped her into the musician she is today.

LISTEN NOW

Big Freedia – New Orleans, LA

Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, is a musical ambassador of New Orleans. She has helped this local, underground scene turn into a national phenomenon. Join us as Big Freedia takes us on a tour of her personal musical landmarks in her favorite town.

LISTEN NOW

Spoon – Austin, TX

Spoon first formed in 1993, when Britt Daniel met Jim Eno in a recording studio in a basement at the University of Texas at Austin. Britt and Jim take us on a tour of Austin, Texas. They share stories about venues old and new, their home studio, and their motel hideaway for writing music.

LISTEN NOW

Google Play turns 5 today!

Google Play is celebrating its 5th birthday today! On March 6, 2012, we opened our digital doors to offer you a one stop shop to find and enjoy your favorite apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, and books—and access them at anytime on your laptop, at home, on your TV or on the go, whether you are on or offline.

In five years, we’ve grown to more than 1 billion active users in 190 countries. And with millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books, and more movies than ever, there’s so much to explore. Google Play has also become an important distribution platform for developers to build their global audience.

Whether you have a phone, tablet, Chromebook or Watch, your device can become anything and take you anywhere, with a world of things to watch, read, play and do. Google Play brings your devices to life by delivering great content to people all around the world. In fact, the Google Play Store and Android apps are now available on in more places than ever before including Chromebooks, Android Wear devices and Daydream, Google’s Virtual Reality platform. And this is just the beginning.

In celebration of our 5th birthday, we looked back at the top 5 most popular books, games, apps, songs, albums and films in the U.S. since we launched Google Play. From Candy Crush to The Interview, check out the most popular content from the last five years.

Did your favorite make the list?

GOOGLE PLAY’S TOP 5 U.S. LISTS TO CELEBRATE TURNING 5

TOP INSTALLED GAMES

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Clash of Clans

TOP INSTALLED APPS*

  1. Facebook
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. Pandora Radio
  4. Instagram
  5. Snapchat
    *Download only. Does not include pre-installed apps on Android devices.

TOP SELLING SONGS

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  2. Lorde – Royals
  3. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  4. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  5. Pharrell Williams – Happy

TOP SELLING ALBUMS

  1. Adele – 25
  2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)
  3. Taylor Swift – 1989
  4. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

TOP SELLING MOVIES

  1. The Interview
  2. Frozen
  3. Deadpool
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy

TOP SELLING BOOKS

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  3. A Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
  4. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Google Play turns 5 today!

Google Play is celebrating its 5th birthday today! On March 6, 2012, we opened our digital doors to offer you a one stop shop to find and enjoy your favorite apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, and books—and access them at anytime on your laptop, at home, on your TV or on the go, whether you are on or offline.

In five years, we’ve grown to more than 1 billion active users in 190 countries. And with millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books, and more movies than ever, there’s so much to explore. Google Play has also become an important distribution platform for developers to build their global audience.

Whether you have a phone, tablet, Chromebook or Watch, your device can become anything and take you anywhere, with a world of things to watch, read, play and do. Google Play brings your devices to life by delivering great content to people all around the world. In fact, the Google Play Store and Android apps are now available on in more places than ever before including Chromebooks, Android Wear devices and Daydream, Google’s Virtual Reality platform. And this is just the beginning.

In celebration of our 5th birthday, we looked back at the top 5 most popular books, games, apps, songs, albums and films in the U.S. since we launched Google Play. From Candy Crush to The Interview, check out the most popular content from the last five years.

Did your favorite make the list?

GOOGLE PLAY’S TOP 5 U.S. LISTS TO CELEBRATE TURNING 5

TOP INSTALLED GAMES

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Clash of Clans

TOP INSTALLED APPS*

  1. Facebook
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. Pandora Radio
  4. Instagram
  5. Snapchat
    *Download only. Does not include pre-installed apps on Android devices.

TOP SELLING SONGS

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  2. Lorde – Royals
  3. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  4. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  5. Pharrell Williams – Happy

TOP SELLING ALBUMS

  1. Adele – 25
  2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)
  3. Taylor Swift – 1989
  4. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

TOP SELLING MOVIES

  1. The Interview
  2. Frozen
  3. Deadpool
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy

TOP SELLING BOOKS

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  3. A Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
  4. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Google Play turns 5 today!

Google Play is celebrating its 5th birthday today! On March 6, 2012, we opened our digital doors to offer you a one stop shop to find and enjoy your favorite apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, and books—and access them at anytime on your laptop, at home, on your TV or on the go, whether you are on or offline.

In five years, we’ve grown to more than 1 billion active users in 190 countries. And with millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books, and more movies than ever, there’s so much to explore. Google Play has also become an important distribution platform for developers to build their global audience.

Whether you have a phone, tablet, Chromebook or Watch, your device can become anything and take you anywhere, with a world of things to watch, read, play and do. Google Play brings your devices to life by delivering great content to people all around the world. In fact, the Google Play Store and Android apps are now available on in more places than ever before including Chromebooks, Android Wear devices and Daydream, Google’s Virtual Reality platform. And this is just the beginning.

In celebration of our 5th birthday, we looked back at the top 5 most popular books, games, apps, songs, albums and films in the U.S. since we launched Google Play. From Candy Crush to The Interview, check out the most popular content from the last five years.

Did your favorite make the list?

GOOGLE PLAY’S TOP 5 U.S. LISTS TO CELEBRATE TURNING 5

TOP INSTALLED GAMES

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Clash of Clans

TOP INSTALLED APPS*

  1. Facebook
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. Pandora Radio
  4. Instagram
  5. Snapchat
    *Download only. Does not include pre-installed apps on Android devices.

TOP SELLING SONGS

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  2. Lorde – Royals
  3. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  4. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  5. Pharrell Williams – Happy

TOP SELLING ALBUMS

  1. Adele – 25
  2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)
  3. Taylor Swift – 1989
  4. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

TOP SELLING MOVIES

  1. The Interview
  2. Frozen
  3. Deadpool
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy

TOP SELLING BOOKS

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  3. A Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
  4. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Google Play turns 5 today!

Google Play is celebrating its 5th birthday today! On March 6, 2012, we opened our digital doors to offer you a one stop shop to find and enjoy your favorite apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, and books—and access them at anytime on your laptop, at home, on your TV or on the go, whether you are on or offline.

In five years, we’ve grown to more than 1 billion active users in 190 countries. And with millions of apps, 40 million songs, 5 million books, and more movies than ever, there’s so much to explore. Google Play has also become an important distribution platform for developers to build their global audience.

Whether you have a phone, tablet, Chromebook or Watch, your device can become anything and take you anywhere, with a world of things to watch, read, play and do. Google Play brings your devices to life by delivering great content to people all around the world. In fact, the Google Play Store and Android apps are now available on in more places than ever before including Chromebooks, Android Wear devices and Daydream, Google’s Virtual Reality platform. And this is just the beginning.

In celebration of our 5th birthday, we looked back at the top 5 most popular books, games, apps, songs, albums and films in the U.S. since we launched Google Play. From Candy Crush to The Interview, check out the most popular content from the last five years.

Did your favorite make the list?

GOOGLE PLAY’S TOP 5 U.S. LISTS TO CELEBRATE TURNING 5

TOP INSTALLED GAMES

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Clash of Clans

TOP INSTALLED APPS*

  1. Facebook
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. Pandora Radio
  4. Instagram
  5. Snapchat
    *Download only. Does not include pre-installed apps on Android devices.

TOP SELLING SONGS

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  2. Lorde – Royals
  3. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  4. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  5. Pharrell Williams – Happy

TOP SELLING ALBUMS

  1. Adele – 25
  2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)
  3. Taylor Swift – 1989
  4. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

TOP SELLING MOVIES

  1. The Interview
  2. Frozen
  3. Deadpool
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy

TOP SELLING BOOKS

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
  2. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  3. A Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
  4. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Get in the fun! Pre-register for the latest games on Google Play

Whether you’re defending your gym in Pokémon GO, building your dark side squad with Darth Vader and Boba Fett in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes or making tough rulings to maintain control over your kingdom in Reigns, there’s something for every gamer on Google Play.

Starting today, you can pre-register for even more amazing games coming soon to the Google Play Store. From high-fidelity games to new Daydream VR experiences, not only do these titles have great storylines and engaging gameplay—they demonstrate the tremendous variety and advancements made in mobile gaming.

  • TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight by Kabam is a new high-definition, action-fighting mobile game set in an immersive world. The game will feature authentic Transformers “more than meets the eye” action, allowing players to engage with Optimus Prime, Megatron and many other popular Autobots and Decepticons in a stunning 3D environment. The game will be available worldwide on April 5, 2017.
  • Battle Breakers is a new frenetic tactical role-playing game from Epic Games, powered by Unreal Engine 4. A vibrant fantasy sci-fi cartoon adventure, Battle Breakers lets you recruit and build a dream team from hundreds of unique heroes to battle monsters as you take back the Kingdom, one break at a time!
  • Injustice 2 lets you guide your stable of favorite Super Heroes and Villains to victory. Expanding on the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice 2 delivers brand new characters, tons of exciting new modes, and the look and fighting style that NetherRealm Studios is known for. Injustice 2 will be available on Google Play for Android devices in May.

In the coming months, we’ll also welcome more Daydream VR experiences to Google Play, including:

  • Virtual Rabbids is the first VR Rabbids experience on mobile developed by Ubisoft Montpellier in collaboration with Bucharest. Available this spring on Daydream, players will find themselves in some of the most precarious situations as they race to save the planet.
  • Beartopia is a cooperative multiplayer village game by Spry Fox. Make friends, work together and grow a thriving community.  

For your next adventure, get ready to plug in and play with some of your favorite characters in a more immersive way.