Google Play Music Update Brings Search History Feature

The Google Play Music app for Android has an update rolling out that brings new features to everyone.  The bulk of the version 7.9 build is aimed at the future, namely Android O so a lot of the attention and focus of this release is to be found once O rolls out to everyone.  That includes things like Notification Channels, a new feature that will be coming in Android v8.

For today however, there is a new Search History feature that you can access on devices today that will give you access to your music search history.  This history includes any music, album or artist searches you have done either from the Play Music app or site.

In Settings, you will see a new “Manage Music Search History” in the app.  Tap it and you will be taken to the My Activity site at

Google Play Music
Google Play Music

Google where your activity listing is filtered to just include Play Music released searches.  Now you can more easily find that search result from last week.

The new Google Play Music update is rolling out in the Play Store now and should be hitting devices with it installed as an OTA update this week.  For those who don’t use the service, it is free to listen to stations offered by the services (with ads) and music that you have uploaded.  A subscription is $9.99 per month which gives you unlimited access to music on your devices as well as a subscription to YouTube Red.  A family plan is available for up to six family members for $14.99 per month.