Google has today announced that they have acquired the Songza music curation service for $39 million.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we’re becoming part of Google,” Songza said on its blog.
“We can’t think of a better company to join in our quest to provide the perfect soundtrack for everything you do. No immediate changes to Songza are planned, other than making it faster, smarter, and even more fun to use.”
The Songza service offers users the ability to create music from a range of ad-supported playlists of music that has been chosen around topical themes.
Currently the service is only available in the US currently, but hopefully Google may use their music licences to expand the service worldwide.
It is said that Google may use this service to enhance their Google Play Music service, despite them saying that they do not plan to change the service in the immediate future.
Google will also take ownership over the Songza apps for Android and iOS.