Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 14.
Starting this week, Play Music will be equipped with machine learning software that can recommend music based on a user's location, activity and current weather conditions, among other things. The new features are accessible on Play Music's web player and iOS and Android apps, Google said in a statement.
The update also creates a curated playlist that can be listened to offline.
Google said it hopes the new features will make Play Music "smarter, easier to use and much more assistive."
Play Music isn't the first streaming service to offer personalized playlists. Spotify last year launched Discover Weekly, an algorithm-powered function that pulls from a user's listening history to compile playlists. It also studies the approximately 2 million user-created playlists, to find similar themes and song choices, according to Quartz.
Apple's (AAPL) Apple Music also has a "My Favorites Mix" that's similar to the features offered by Google and Spotify.