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Google Play Music update adds SD card support for music downloads

A new update has arrived for Google Play Music adding the ability to store cached and downloaded songs to an external storage device such as an SD card. Keep reading for more details!
December 5, 2013
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?