Google Play Music updated, adds gapless playback

Audiophiles annoyed by the lack of gapless playback support in the Google Play Music app will be glad to know Google has added that feature in their latest update released today. Gapless playback creates a seamless transition between songs when listening to an album as opposed to a few seconds of silence. Gapless playback is one of those features that can be a deal breaker for some music lovers.

In addition to the gapless playback support, Google has added or improved a few other features. Google Play Music will now keep information locally on a device regarding Thumbs Up ratings, Last Added information, and Free and Purchased playlists are now kept on device. Google also added the ability to auto-generate Instant Mixes. These can be found on the Recent tab and are based on your favorite songs.

To get Google Play Music or to update, use one of the download links below.

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a chief financial officer and licensed CPA in Durham, North Carolina. Jeff has owned an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses an LG G3 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently Jeff added Google Glass to his stable of tech gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • yippiedad

    F I N A L L Y ! ! ! This has been my one reason for not going fully Google with my music collection. Now it’s time to start uploading my collection.