Google Play Music Update Brings Updated Jelly Bean Notifications And Google TV Support

Good news for Google Music fans. The latest update brings a few enhancements that you might find useful. First, if you’re sporting a Jelly Bean device, you’ll enjoy expanded notifications. Check out the screenshot above from my Nexus 7. You can collapse the notification with a two-finger swipe up and get a more compact entry, or two-finger swipe back down to expand it again. Great to see Google embracing Jelly Bean’s new notification improvements.

If you happen to be one of the few Nexus Q embracers, you’ll be happy to see a convenient link to Q settings from the Google Music settings menu. Not a major feature, but appreciated nonetheless.

Probably the best new feature, at least in my opinion, is Google TV support. Yes, now you can legitimately install and use Google Play Music on a  Google TV device. The old version always listed Google TV devices as incompatible in the Play Store, which to me was quite surprising.

Of course, now that it runs on my Sony Google TV set top box, I have to wonder if I’ll use my Nexus Q less. Playing my Google Music was the main thing I did with my Q since it was the easiest way to pipe my music through my entertainment center. Not so any more. Perhaps that’s why it took Google this long to add Google TV support… business reasons. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter now, and I’m happy.

All this sound good to you? Click the download link or scan the QR code below to grab the update.

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About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.