Google Play Music Update Brings Much Improved Chromecast Support

Google has released an update to Google Play Music for Android that should be a welcome sight… erm, I mean sound, to users.  The update, version 6.0.1995S for those keeping score at home, has completely overhauled support for Chromecast with all of the new updates and features of this release focusing on your ability to stream music through your Chromecast.  The update is rolling out now to the Google Play Store so if you haven’t received it yet, you should over the course of the next 2-3 days.  For those who haven’t tried Google Play Music, it is a free app (ad supported) that allows you to stream music and store your own music in the service.  For $9.99 per month you can get ad-free listening and the ability to download content to listen offline.

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The biggest and best news for this update to Google Play Music is that when you are streaming music to your Chromecast you will no longer get stoppage of playback between songs.  Gapless playback has also now been enabled over Chromecast.  Finally, music will continue to play even if your phone turns off or if you leave the place where your music is begin Casted.  This is great if

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Google Play Music for Android

you have to go make a supply run while hosting your party.

Overall these updates to Google Play Music will be welcome to anyone who stream to the Chromecast.  It’s also good to see Google continuing to improve the service in light of stiff competition from the likes of Pandora, Apple Music and Spotify.

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