Google Play Music updated with Gapless Playback and more

Google Play Music updated with Gapless Playback and more
Google Play Music just got a new update today that adds quite a number of improvements to the app for Android. Not the least of which is an update to now support Gapless Playback, which means there won't be anymore delays between songs, although for that sweet new feature, you'll have to be running Android 4.1+. In addition to Gapless Playback support, Google Play Music has added a number of improvements for both playlists and offline music storage. 

Users can now store Thumbs Up, Last Added, and Free and Purchased playlists on their devices, so you have access to more tracks while you're offline. There are also generic "Improvements for keeping music on your device for offline playback", but it's unclear exactly what that means. 

As far as playlists, the app will now automatically generate mixes based on your favorite songs, and that can be found in the Recent tab. 

If you want to give it a try, just head over to the Google Play Store to download the app.

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12 Comments

1. mydi.maus unregistered

about time google!

2. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Unless they add a option to manage the playing queue, I'm not interested on Google Play Music.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Xbox music is were its at

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

*where *it's

4. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

What is gapless playback?

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

In simplest terms, gapless playback is where the music continuously plays instead of stopping for a few seconds until the next track plays.

7. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I wondered the same thing. Isn't there a feature in music players on the computer to add "gaps" between songs? I think it's called crossfading?... I'm confused.

8. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Seems like a no brainer that should have been included a long time ago.

10. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Well, WP8 still doesn't have it... even after boasting their "XBOX MUSIC"

9. Retro-touch unregistered

Big deal release the Nexus 4 already

11. dahveed

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

About time. I like google and the play store generally but the music player is so aweful. it needs alot of work. right now its just a huge bunch of wasted potential.

12. angelesmec unregistered

Samsung Music Player (the default one) or Google Play Music?

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