A new update to Google Music is rolling out today as build 5.6.1608P. The update isn’t massive by any means, but does include a couple of tweaks here and there to the layout.
First, in the slideout navigation menu, you will see a new toggle for “Downloaded Only” music, which is a way for Google Music to only show the music that you have stored on-device. This option used to be tucked inside of a drop-down menu at the top of the app, a menu that is now gone completely. The app now shows a “Downloaded Only” text bar when the option has been toggled, as well. Finally, in playlists, the “pin” button seems to have been swapped out for a “download” icon. (more…)
If you are looking for one of the quickest ways to listen to your favorite artists, Google has you covered. A simple Google Search for the artist name will bring up not only information, images, and news for that artist, but there will also be a list of apps on your device capable of playing that artist immediately. Tap your favorite music service, and bam, you are taken to the artist page or list of results within the app to get you listening away.
As you can see from my screenshots, apps like YouTube and Google Music were both listed, but other services like iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Rdio should also be supported.
Give it a try, if you are in the US. (more…)
Just a quick heads-up to the international crew, once again, but yesterday during all of the LG G3 festivities, Google made some of their services and devices available in new countries. Items like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013), plus Chromecast and Google Music All Access can now be enjoyed by new parts of the world. (more…)
The country that introduced the world to the first walkie talkies, pagers, and butter tarts can now access Google’s All Access through Play Music. Starting today, Canada has the ability to stream a library of 20 million songs with no ads right to their Android devices, all for the low monthly cost of just $9.99. (more…)
Google slipped in one last Wednesday update, last night, to Google Music. The update itself is pretty minor, but does include two new playlist options that I can imagine more than a few of you have been asking for. Once updated, you can both edit and share playlists. And that’s it, as far as we know, since Google takes ages before it updates any of its “What’s New” sections on Google Play listings.
The update should be rolling out to most already, but if it is not showing in your list of updates, you can grab the APK below.
Any good playlists you want to share? (more…)
Sonos makes high-quality wireless sound systems that support a respectable list of music services, but a list from which Google Play Music has long been a absent. Thankfully, that’s finally changing: Sonos revealed today that it’s adding support for Play Music to its range of products. (more…)
Welcome to another edition of our feature requests. Last time, we asked Motorola to tweak its Active Display features to be a bit more like AcDisplay, to make things a bit easier to use. Today, our request focuses on Google Music All Access. We are humbly asking Google to let us get other people involved, because as The Beatles once said, we all get by with a little help from our friends. (more…)
Since the launch of Google Music, the only way for users to upload music was through a separate desktop application. If you used that application, you might know that it’s not the most intuitive thing ever created, and sometimes, would bog down your entire computer while it uploaded tracks.
Today, Google is looking to fix this issue, with the release of a new Lab which allows for the uploading of songs right from your Chrome browser. (more…)