Google Glass now plays music thanks to update

Jordan O'Brien
November 12, 2013

If you’re going to sink $1,500 into Google Glass then chances are you want it to be a pretty capable machine, although that hasn’t been the case since release — with the device pretty limited to certain functionality and missing some of the most basic things. Whilst the UK’s cheapest mobile phone that costs £5 could play music through a dedicated MP3 player, Google Glass could not until the latest update which has brought support for Google’s own music service, Google Play Music.

If you’re wondering what the point of that actually is, given that Google Glass transmits its sound through a bone conductor, well Google has some good news for you, because the company plans to launch a set of stereo earbud headphones from next month costing just $85.

As with most of Google Glass’ functionality, to get a song playing all you have to do is bark the brand new “listen to” command at your eyewear and then utter the name of the song, artist, playlist or album and Google Glass will search through the collection you’ve uploaded to Google Play Music, or just hit up the store if you have an All Access subscription.

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