Google is continuing to build Google+ into its other products. The latest addition is quite interesting though, there is now a "Shared with me" playlist with all of the songs your friends, specifically the people in your circles, in Google Music.
"When a friend shares a song or album they’ve purchased on Google Play via Google+, you get a full free listen," Google explained
"Today we’re introducing 'Shared with me,' an auto-playlist of music on Google Play that brings together all of the songs and albums shared with you in one convenient location," it announced.
The idea is quite interesting, a way of managing all that has been shared with you, useful when trying to remember a track a friend sent you or simply to catch up on some music when you have the time.
You'll find the playlist in the Auto Playlists section in Google Play Music. The tracks are listed in the order they were shared, though you can sort them differently if you want, and point to the person who shared them with you.
"Just like your email inbox, there's a handy count of everything you haven't listened to yet. Those tracks are bolded in the playlist. You'll see a thumbnail of the person who shared the track with you and the first few words of their Google+ post," Google explained.
You won't miss any track from your friends this way, not that you have to listen to anything though. In fact, you can even delete the songs you don't want to see in the playlist.
Of course, there is one huge caveat, this works great if your friends use the Google Play Music store (and all live in the US). Even more interesting would be a location to listen to all music shared with you, from YouTube, or online streaming services like Spotify, but that's not going to happen any time soon.