Google Play Music updated with option to store music on external storage


Google’s love for expandable storage (SD cards) is as strong as the love between Apple and Samsung (read: Google hates SD cards), but for some reason, that hasn’t stopped the search giant from updating its Play Music app to version 5.3.1316M, with the option to store cached and downloaded music on the external storage – e.g. a microSD card — on devices that support them.

That’s a feature that heavy users of Google’s All Access service on devices with SD slots will appreciate, and it’s great to see Google was considerate enough to incorporate it in Play Music despite the lack of expandable storage on its Nexus line of handsets and tablets. Other changes in the update include the addition of a share option for every track and album and a few interface tweaks – the app’s underlying code reveals a feature that will allow users to speak a song’s name into the Google Search app and see it added to a Sound Search playlist automatically, but it’s a feature that doesn’t seem to be enabled just yet.

The update’s rolling out on the Play Store now, though it will be a while before it trickles down to all users. If you’re unwilling to wait, you can download the Play Music APK from the links below and update manually; the APK file is signed and tested by Google, so don’t worry about seeing your device affected with malware and other horrors if you decide to download and install it.

Play Music version 5.3 APK: Download Link 1 | Download Link 2

Via: Android Police

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