Google Play Music updated to address data usage issues
For those who are data conscious, Google Play Music has always had a somewhat of an annoying app, because it hasn't had much as far as settings to adjust your streaming quality and reduce data usage. Well, there's a new update rolling out to Android that aims to address that issue by reducing the data usage footprint of the app.
Previously, the only option available in the app was to "stream at highest quality only", and otherwise the app would automatically stream the highest possible quality depending on your mobile connection. The new update adds new options so you can better control your mobile data usage, and aside from these settings the update promises to use less data overall. Probably connected to that, the update also makes it faster to save music to your device for offline use.