A couple of updates rolled out today, one for Google Drive and another for Google Play Music. The Google Play Music update is quite substantial, bringing offline radio caching, mobile device management, and lots of bug fixes. Before the update, devices connected to your account were managed through the desktop interface, which was sometimes a pain if you are constantly switching between devices. (more…)
Haven’t purchased much music from Google Play? Considering how great Google Music’s free cloud music storage is, that’s understandable. However, Google wants to encourage folks to buy music from its digital storefront, and so the company’s offering select users classic albums at the deeply discounted price of $0.99. (more…)
Receive a new Android device for Christmas? Google wants to help kick-start your media collection with free songs and albums through Google Play Music, like Kanye West’s Yeezus. (more…)
Yesterday, the story broke that if you were anxious and sideloaded the Google Play Music app onto your Glass that it actually worked. Little did we know, Google was only hours away from announcing official support for Music on Google Glass with a Glass Explorer to help tell their story. (more…)
Even though none of us own a Chromecast yet, Google has gone ahead and updated the apps for Play Music and Play Movies for compatibility. Now, once you get your fancy new dongle, you can stream your music and videos right to the big screen with the press of a single button. There is also some bug fixes listed for both apps, so even if you aren’t a dongle man, go grab it anyways. (more…)
This morning, Google announced the availability of the Scan and Match feature for Google Play Music users. The feature, that went live last month for European users, scans the music you are uploading from the desktop Music Manager and then instantly makes it available from the cloud in minutes instead of hours.
Our new music matching feature gets your songs into your online music library on Google Play much faster. We’ll scan your collection and quickly rebuild it in the cloud – all for free. And we’ll stream your music back to you at up to 320 kbps.
Go try it out. I uploaded a 12 song album in literally 15 seconds and it was available instantly on my Android device. This is going to save people a lot of time! Thanks, Google.
Just now, Google’s teams have pushed out updates for three of their widely used applications – Google Wallet, Play Music, and Google Drive. For the most part, only Wallet and Drive have received new “features” so we’ll go over those. For Wallet users, the app includes new security and battery improvements as well as other fixes that should make the app more stable. Can never argue with that.
Google Drive app users have received the largest additions such as creating new folders, an update to gesture controls, pinch-to-zoom document editors, and lots more. As for Play Music, it’s merely some bug fixes with nothing new being added. Go get your updates!
Google Play Music received an update just moments ago and it brings quite a few new features to the table. Users now have the ability to reorder and queue up other tracks in a Now Playing playlist, larger album art under the recent section, new UI on the action bar, and lots of other goodies. Here is the full changelog:
- Now Playing queue that allows for queuing and reordering of currently playing music.
- New UI for navigation with transport controls on the action bar.
- New large album art view on Recent.
- Playlist art is now constructed from album art of songs in the playlist.
- Now Playing widget has album art and support for thumbs up.
- Harder, better, faster, stronger.
Go grab the update and start rocking out.