Google Play Music

Just yesterday Google brought out a new update for Google Play Movies, now it’s Google Play Music’s turn! At first glance, there’s not much new in version 5.3.1316M, besides a few bug fixes and minor interface tweaks. If you happen to have a device with an SD card however, Google has actually has a fairly useful new feature in store for you.

In the latest update it is now possible to store cached or downloaded songs to external storage, such as an SD. This is a pretty big deal for Google Play music users, as it allows you to store your tunes on physical space without eating up your primary storage.

To be honest, we find this update a bit surprising considering Google tends to avoid supporting SD cards whenever possible, as apparent by the lack of an SD slot on modern Nexus devices. Still, for folks with SD card slots, this is certainly a welcome change.

Of course the update isn’t available to everyone just yet, and is instead being pushed out in stages. If you don’t want to wait for the official OTA rollout, you can always grab the APK and install the update manually.

For those that have already grabbed the update, any other major changes that you’ve noticed besides the new SD card download option?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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