Google Adds One-Click Music App Integration

If you're like me, you've often found yourself quietly singing the couple words to a song that you heard on the radio. Once you get frustrated that you can't remember the song or the artist, you bring up Google on your phone and enter the few words you remember. From there you'll need to open up whatever music application you use and search for the song.

Thanks to Google, the whole process just became a lot simpler. Starting this week, users can now Google a musician or song, and tap a link to open the music right into a music application on their phone.

Katy Perry Listen via Google

This new feature is only available for Android devices in the United States and there has been no announcement as to when Google will bring functionality to iOS devices. If you use any of the music services listed below you're on your way to one click musical nirvana:

  • Rdio
  • iHeart Radio
  • Spotify
  • Google Play
  • Tunein
  • YouTube

Google wants music fans to know that they "hope all this makes finding and exploring artists and music on Google more fun now that you can listen to the music right away."

About the author

Ashley Zeckman is the director of strategy and development for Gruen Agency, a Minneapolis-based digital marketing agency. She is responsible for the digital marketing strategy for the organization, which includes branding, search engine optimization, social media, content marketing, and PR.

Prior to joining Gruen Agency, Ashley was the director of marketing and client relations for Benovate, a population health management company. Ashley also held the position of marketing manager for TopRank Online Marketing, a digital marketing agency. Her areas of expertise include content marketing, social media marketing, communications, client relations, integrated marketing, marketing strategy, SEO, digital PR, blogging, B2B and B2C marketing, customer segmentation, and social media strategy.