A nice new Google Search feature arriving today will provide users with quick links to popular music apps when searching for artists or music related queries. Imagine you search for the name of your favorite artist or a new band you’ve just heard about, your search results will now display links to, for example, Spotify, Rdio, or iHeartRadio.
When you look up musicians and bands on Google, you often want to play their songs right away. Say you’re curious about your favorite pop artist’s latest hits, or you’re with friends chatting about the newest indie rock group and want to play some of their music. Starting today, when you ask Google about a musician, you can simply tap a link to play their music right in one of your installed apps.
The feature is first rolling out to Android devices in the U.S. and will initially support a handful of music apps including Rdio, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, and YouTube.
Google also noted that it is “working to expand this feature to users worldwide, with their local services like Deezer.”