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It's Update Wednesday, so get ready for a new round of Google app updates today. To start off, we have a new version of Google Play Music - 5.4.

What’s New

My Devices interface

Most importantly, today's update finally adds the ability to manage and deauthorize devices without having to go to the web interface - a feature we've longed for ever since discovering the 10-device limitation. While 10 devices may seem like a lot, once you factor in a few rounds of phone upgrades, various tablets lying around the house, and Google TV, you may just find yourself running into the limit soon. I know I already have numerous times in the past.

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Offline Radio

A pretty big addition to Play Music 5.4 is the ability to pre-cache entire radio stations for offline playback. A new option called Keep on device, previously not available for radio stations, is now available from the contextual menu.

Note: The I'm feeling lucky radio station is a notable exception.

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Refresh Music option

Another new option to trigger a refresh of your music from the cloud has been added to the settings.

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Duplicate Chromecasts bug is fixed

Remember the annoying issue with duplicate Chromecasts showing up in the Cast menu? Well, it's been brutally murdered. Yay!

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Left: Play Music 5.3. Right: Play Music 5.4

Play Next

A Play Next button has been added to songs and albums so that you can more conveniently play stuff you want without clearing the playlist or dragging stuff around. Just hit Play Next, and your playlist will be updated immediately.

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New location for the Cast button

The Cast button has been relocated to be much closer to where your fingers usually hang out, i.e. bottom of the UI. It's now reachable even on large devices.

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Left: Play Music 5.3. Right: Play Music 5.4

More options in the sidebar

The sidebar now has a more convenient access to the app's Settings, Help, and Send Feedback. Previously, you needed to use the Menu or overflow buttons (depending on your device) to access Settings, for instance.

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Floating Playing From bar

The Playing From bar in the playlist now floats. It existed previously but scrolled away as you went down the list. This bar tells you what radio or album the current song is playing from, which I find quite handy. It also lets you reshuffle upcoming songs when playing a radio station.

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Shuffle option added to Listen Now

In addition to Play Next, Shuffle has been added to albums and radio stations in Listen Now (thanks, miri!).

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Left: Play Music 5.3. Right: Play Music 5.4

Crash fix?

The last several versions of Play Music were force closing nonstop for me. So far, version 5.4 hasn't crashed, which seems to indicate the bug was fixed. Sweet!

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Bug in Play Music 5.3 that seems to be fixed in 5.4

 

Have you found anything I missed? Drop a line in the comments and let me know.

Download

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name: com.google.android.music-5.4.1409N.1014766.apk.

Version: 5.4.1409N.1014766 (Android 2.3+).

MD5: fa24be6435c74be8e966893d5bf1287c.

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • Zak Taccardi

    Play Next!!! I am so excited

    • Evan Anderson

      Way overdue. Should have been standard from the start.

    • Jay T

      This is, by far, my favourite new feature!

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      This X 9000.

      I've probably wasted a couple hours of my life due to this feature being missing in the app (but present in the browser). Was such a pain to have to instead "Add To Queue" and then manually drag EACH song added up under the currently playing song.

  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    Has the ability to read your offline music from an SD card always been there? Now you can choose the location for offline music in the settings.

    • Joe Anderson

      Not always been there but been there for awhile now, from my memory.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
    • Ram Steff

      I think that was brought in on a different update.

      http://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-music-updated-sd-card-support

    • QuanahHarjo

      I'm on 5.3.1317M, and the option doesn't show up, even though I have a 32GB card in my Samsung. Waiting to see if this may be a bug or "feature" that's fixed in 5.4 when I finally win the update roulette...

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        The apk is right there.

        • QuanahHarjo

          Installed the APK, still no option to use my SD card. No bueno.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Odd. Shows up on my Note 3.

          • QuanahHarjo

            May just be a limitation due to the 4.1.2 release this Tab is stuck on.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            I have 4.1 on the Note 2, and it has the option exposed as well. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • MustWarnOthers

      I still cannot download music to my SD card, on Galaxy S2. It's extremely frustrating. I've tried every "workaround" method under the sun, including symlinking, Xposed modules etc. None of them can consistently persist through reboot. Time to get a new phone I suppose.

  • Mayoo

    What ... the hell ... are ... Google ... waiting for!

    • power_pizza

      Too true

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    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Google says:

  • flosserelli

    I am just glad streaming caching was finally added. Everything else is gravy.

  • Guest

    Don't know if this was always a feature of Google Music, but now I can listen to my Music from my tablet and computer at the same time, I thought I tried this once before and it didn't work.

    • Guest

      never mind it paused the music...

    • Glenn

      Pretty sure you can play your own stuff at the same time but not All Access. Happy to be corrected.

      • Alex James Simon

        Doing it again for me and I'm using all-access, I posted the last comment tried to delete because I thought I figured it out myself, apparently delete comment only deletes your username from the comment... It only says paused music after both had been stopped, weird.

  • coolscrotie

    Aaand the overflow menu button is gone...i begin to see a trend here

    • Marcell Lévai

      I want this to happen sooo badly.

    • Marco

      I think it's because devices are getting bigger so having to reach all the way to the top of the screen is not easy to do with one hand

    • TechWings

      Yeah, it's starting to look like the iOS version. A lot. Which isn't necessarily bad...

  • Gregg Wilson

    Holy crap... let the play store check for the update and it's giving me 5.3.1316M - wait, this was announced on Dec 5? Really? Where's that apk.... thanks, AP!

  • aNYthing6

    QuickOffice and Google Drive got updates too.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Drive seems minor. I'm looking at QO next.

    • Simon Belmont

      Got the Quick Office update. Haven't gotten the Google Music or Drive update yet.

      I love Update Wednesday. Happy times.

      • cabbiebot

        crossing fingers for Hangouts :(

        • mikeym0p

          Yea, music 5,4 is a huge speed improvement. I hope hangouts can use the same treatments. IE. less gpu redraws per layer etc.

      • Zed

        Can you post the quickoffice apk?

  • Mike Gonzalez

    did they fix the equalizer!? it was acting up in the last version on Note 3

    • Mike Gonzalez

      okay, they didnt fix the damn equalizer and it's annoying as hell... what are you waiting for Google!?? i heard it doesnt happen only on Note 3

      • Teodor Axel Johan Jönsson

        What fix? I have no problem with equalizern

        • Mike Gonzalez

          music volume goes up and down randomly

          • Teodor Axel Johan Jönsson

            I don't have that problem

  • codemonkey85

    I wonder if we'll be able to edit track / album metadata soon. Not the biggest deal, but it would be handy.

    • Daniel

      I believe it was an update or 2 ago they added something to the code to allow uploading music to the cloud from your device so i can only assume they will add this as well eventually.

      • codemonkey85

        Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Adding music from your device would be a seriously big win.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          Yeah the desktop software still blows after all these years.

    • Kevin

      Just a FYI, there's apps already that can do that for you in the Play Store. But yes it would be nice if Google implemented this in their app.

      • codemonkey85

        There are apps that let you edit the metadata for music stored on your Google Play Music account? Can you share a name or link? I don't see any such thing.

        • Kevin

          Sorry, I was thinking of local music on your phone not the cloud.

  • Adrian

    <33

  • César Augusto Ramírez Franco

    I still prefer PowerAMP over this, mainly because it starts to play music just by pluging the audio cable in my phone, also, because Google Music service is not available yet in my country

  • navjot

    Hell yeah! I've been waiting for Play Next forever :)

  • Jiggy

    The wrong-track-on-right-album-art bug on KitKat lockscreen still hasn't been corrected. It's there both on my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013). Massively frustrating.

    • Brendan

      Turning the lock screen on and off fixes it. It shouldn't be necessary, but it works.

      • Jiggy

        Yes, I agree that it works. But I shouldn't have to press the power button three times to see what song is playing. Sometimes I think Google employees just develop, but never actually use their own apps. Huh.

    • Justin W

      I have a bug on my Moto X that occasionally removes album art, but keeps the lock screen commands (play/pause, next, back), however, none work. It's weird, and the only way to fix it is by restarting the app.

  • BozzyB

    So.. there is really something like an Update Wednesday?

    • SSDROiD

      There is! And I think I speak for a lot of Android fans when I say Wednesday is our favorite day solely because of Update Wednesday :P

  • Chaosprower

    I like that more apps are moving the settings and help options from the overflow menu to the bottom of the left shelf. More convenient and intuitive.

  • wicketr

    Now if they'd just fix their Radio Stations and Genre Exploring. The lists that they come up with are utter garbage and I've found myself listening to Pandora more often than not because they will actually play some decent songs instead of a slew of junk with a known track thrown in every 10th song.

    • Taco Monster

      That's funny. My experience has been more or less the opposite. Pandora's playlists have been getting repetitive and uninteresting lately. Even my wife, who's been carefully curating her Pandora stations for years now, has switched over to GPAA.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Pandora has always seemed very repetitive and boring to me too. Spotify and Play Music are much better at playing things I want (IMO).

  • Eric

    I don't like the chromecast icon placement. Hard to find for first-time users, and it's not compliant with the guidelines.

    • miri

      There isn't much room to display the song title/artist in the action bar on phones and the Chromecast icon just makes it more cramped. What's most important isn't that it's in the exact same place everywhere, but that it's clearly marked and easy to find and in an appropriate place given the layout. Also, the placement matches the iOS app.

      *And it's in the same place as usual on tablets as there's more space.

      • Eric

        When a Google Cast receiver is available, the Cast button must be visible from every screen in the sender app and located in a consistent position throughout the app, so that it's consistently available during both browsing for content and playing content.

        ... the recommended location of Cast button is toward the right side of the control bar in the application

        • Eric

          Oops, forgot to add quotes, it's from the guidelines

        • miri

          Guidelines are just recommendations to ease the process of creating what the platform designer believes is an aesthetically pleasing, well organized and thoughtfully designed app (and conversely to avoid creating an overly-utilitarian mess). If the recommendation doesn't seem to be the best way to handle something given what the developer is trying to accomplish, then they're free to make adjustments to suit.

          As stated before, the positioning of the cast icon made for a cramped layout on phones so it was moved. The icon is still clear and if the user wants to use the cast button they will still find it with little to no effort.

  • mikeym0p

    Play Next is all I was asking for, the device management and UI tweaks are much appreciated. The closer to feature parity with the webUI the better.

    • Adam

      I agree. Play Next is the most important change for me.

  • JJCommonSense

    What I really really really want most is the ability for GPM to automatically categorize a play list based on when the song was added to the library.. I often find my jams when im listening to the "Im feeling lucky" radio and ill add them, but I wont be able to find it later (if I say, forgot the name of the song)....

  • miri

    You can also shuffle an album/playlist from the overflow menu now.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's not new, I could do that with 5.3.

      • miri

        Are you sure? I'm referring to the tiny menu button on each album in Listen Now. I was using the app just yesterday and I specifically remember lamenting the absence of a shuffle button.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          OK, you're right, in that location, it's new. There are so many places where Shuffle could be, I didn't see which one you were talking about.

      • Artevius Hardin

        I haven't received the new update. You can shuffle from the artist/album page, but not from Listen now.

  • steve

    From the pics I gather that the KitKat full screen function is working here. Love that!

    • spacekobra

      Device with new Play Music is a Note 3.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Don't he fooled - the screenshots without the nav bar are from the Note 3 which has physical buttons.

      • steve

        oops, I hadn't gotten my apk yet, some reason the wifi in the office was bad.

    • fmac

      It would be awful if the nav-bar was hidden. However, I would appreciate transparent nav and status bar

  • brkshr

    Wednesday is quickly becoming my favorite day

    • SSDROiD

      Hahahaha nice to see I'm not the only one! I find myself counting down the days until Wednesday each week!

    • Justin Swanson

      I'm from the otherwise of the world... So I always get the updates Thursday morning. On good days, it's almost like Christmas

  • remister

    Now to have the albums show up chronologically.

  • Lisamith

    Those new options in the sidebar are included in the latest Play Books and Newsstand versions too. So an updated Movies app should be around the corner.

  • wilceaux

    I wish they would give more options for the widget, like different sizes and transparency. And while I'm wishing, an update to the iPad app allowing landscape viewing would be great.

  • MrJigolo

    Is the sidebar scroll smooth now?

  • usaff22

    Also, according to the screenshots, the menu button in the queue and now playing sections have become rounded.

    • Tills13

      This is popping up in all Google apps. I bet it'll be standard in 4.5

      • usaff22

        If so, this (rumoured slight design changes) and ART will make 4.5 a sweet deal...

  • B.J. Hutto

    Still waiting for the option to automatically skip songs marked 'thumbs down.'

  • soyunbott1

    offline radio only in E.U. WTF

  • Simon Belmont

    I noticed something weird yesterday when I paired my Bluetooth headphones to my Nexus 5. The Chromecast cast icon was showing up in the Google Music app even though I was on mobile data and it showed my Bluetooth headset as a cast target.

    I guess that must be related to that recent Bug Watch? It was really weird.

    • miri

      That's always been there. The cast icon will show up if any compatible receiver (Chromecast or not) is in range.

      • Simon Belmont

        Okay, I only recently got my BT headphones, so I must've never noticed it. But, why would it be there though?

        I don't see what it has to do with Chromecast. Any ideas?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, that part of the bug isn't fixed yet, though having AllCast is what triggers it for me.

      • Simon Belmont

        Ah, I see. I don't have AllCast, so I guess a number of things can trigger it.

        Strange bug. Hopefully they're fix it soon.

    • Baleeted

      I have a bluetooth speaker paired with my phone and the chromecast icon appeared too. I just figured it was the universal wireless "it's not being played through your phone but by some other magic" symbol in android.

      • Simon Belmont

        That would make sense. It's just weird that they'd leverage the Chromecast icon for something that's more generic and not related to Chromecast.

        As Artem said below, it's apparently a bug that needs fixing. Hopefully soon.

        • Baleeted

          Yeah, it's still not fixed (pic related.) hmm, I wonder if it is a generic icon now. I would like an actual Bluetooth icon instead though, that would be cool.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Is it Google's new tendency to put Settings into the sidebar menu? Play Newsstand also has that

          • Ram Steff

            happens for me to, it also shows the chromecast icon when changing volumes. kinda stupid, I'd rather have the bluetooth volume for the sake of consistency.

    • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

      I think having bluetooth audio devices in with cast options makes sense, though. I think it's a feature, not a bug. :O

  • Giampaolo

    Setting menu in the drawer??? I thought Android Guidelines said differently

    • miri

      When the guideline was established the action overflow menu was the only place to put them.

      • Giampaolo

        You can read here
        https://developer.android.com/design/patterns/navigation-drawer.html

        and here
        https://developer.android.com/design/patterns/settings.html

        So you can see the android guidelines speak about drawer and keep settings in the action bar

        • miri

          Guidelines aren't set in stone and tend to underestimate the user's ability to find/identify things. Also Google has historically tried out tweaks to the Holo style in their own apps first before changing the guidelines for developers.

          • Giampaolo

            We will see then if it will become a Google standard

          • Phil Oakley

            I would expect it will. It looks like the action overflow is being removed; only specific overflows will remain, seemingly.

          • miri

            Action overflow isn't being removed. It's still applicable if a screen has more than two actions. If a screen has two or few actions then developers won't need to include AO just to accommodate settings, help, etc. (which aren't even actions in the first place).

          • Phil Oakley

            OK, let me rephrase: if the action overflow only has settings, help and send feedback, it's not needed. If it has actions, yes, it is needed; but more often than not, on the main, default screen of an app, I've realised that apps don't usually have more actions. They're usually in the CAB or elsewhere.

            Navigation drawer is definitely the right place for settings, help and send feedback though. They're navigational, not actions.

            I typed that OG comment at midnight, so don't fault me :p my day job is an Android designer (or mobile designer with a focus on Android).

  • SSDROiD

    Please Google, give Norway access to Google Play Music All Access! Just take my money already! I'm practically throwing it at you! I'm SO ready to leave Spotify! I already switched from Dropbox to Google Drive. I'm ready to make this switch as well!

  • zen weapons

    Have they fixed the "No results found" error that sucks so much it's caused me to have Spotify launch as default for touchless music controls.

  • whispy_snippet

    The new "playing from" bar is heinous and terribly executed. It's a massive waste of space and could easily be integrated into the title bar at the top.

  • Alter

    Not that it matters much, but Refresh isn't new to this version. It's been there before, but it was in the action overflow. Now it's just moved to the settings.

    • abobobilly

      Somehow the "Refresh" button has never worked for me. I am not sure if i am the only one here.

      Technically Refresh "should" be able to pick up all the music recently added to the device, but the "media scanner" service always craps out on me. Its becoming a common thing that i have to restart my device to get it to work.

      First i thought it was on just my i9000 because of (Kit Kat) Custom ROM but my Nexus 7 running official 4.4.2 suffer from the same problem (has been suffering since 4.3).

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        "Refresh" has always worked for what I primarily use it for, which is syncing my device play count metainfo with Google's servers NOW such that when I get back to my desktop's Google Music, I can easily see what I've already played and remove it from my queue.

        (Also running CM11)

        • abobobilly

          Ah, so its just me then. Apparently i am mistaken about the function of Refresh. Thanks for letting me know

  • Kidd_Funkadelic

    Anyone else that uses external(SD) for the Storage Location option notice that if you select "My Device" rather than "All Music" at the top will never see any songs saved? I've been wondering for awhile if this is an issue w/ my phone (or ROM) or a bug w/ the app... Which makes me think I'm always re-streaming when I re-listen to a song, despite the fact that app info shows 852MB for data, so it's definitely storing songs...

  • HitokiriX

    All I want is an easy way to switch a song from clean to explicit without having to reupload the song. And an easier way to just add my music one song at a time.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    What's Fuhu Nabi?

  • Jays2Kings

    It was in most of the screenshots and you guys didn't even notice the overflow button is now rounded like google now etc.

  • mcored

    They should make it possible to keep “Top Songs” playlist offline i.e. “Keep on device” just like other playlists users create. Top Songs playlist can reside among other playlists that Artists create. In the case of Armin van Buuren, in Spotify, they are: “Armin van Buuren Top 50” and “Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance Radio”.

  • jcopernicus

    They also switched to circles instead iof squares for the overflow ellipses.

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

    Are they ever going to let us opt out of auto track matching? While it may save time on uploading, I'm not happy that most of my music ends up being the edited version. Even when I upload the "dirty" version and it played fine for months before becoming edited. LEAVE 2 CHAINZ ALONE!

  • brutalsauce

    What are those download, upload floating things called?

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Thumbs up / down?

      • BrutalSauce
        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          Oh, that's from the "Network Monitor Mini" app. I'm using it at the moment as well (at 20% opacity). Love it.

          • Brutalsauce

            Thanks!

          • Simon Belmont

            Love that app SO much. Ever since I got a Nexus 5, and lost the
            network activity in the status bar I've been using it and now I can't
            imagine not having it.

            Totally worth the measly buck. Awesome app.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    So glad "Play Next" was finally implemented in the app, as it's been in the web version forever, and I use it all the time. Was a pain having to instead use "Add To Queue" then manually drag tracks up the play queue.

    Two other features I'd really like to see:
    1) Queue Sync: When I get back to my desktop I often want to just continue where I left off listening on my phone, but currently the only way to do that is to manually create a temporary playlist. Would so love to have a shared queue instead.
    2) Playlists auto-generated based on mood and/or BPM. I have my own specific "Upbeat" and "Downbeat" playlists atm.

    • enoch861

      Queue Sync would be AMAZING!

  • Linh Giang

    Why we still can't UPLOAD music via the app?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Can I buy space for more than 20K songs though please?

    • Teodor Axel Johan Jönsson

      I think you can do it

    • Klime

      Just add another Gmail account.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        Will it all integrate together in the app or will I have to switch back and forth?

  • Kelly

    I might just be overexcited and missing something in the article, but I think Android Police missed one of the most relevant features in this version--REAL SHUFFLE! I've been waiting for this for so long. To test, try playing a song near the bottom of a playlist while Shuffle and Repeat are both activated. Previous behavior would be playing that song, shuffling only songs after that song, and then repeating the playlist unshuffled; current version 5.4 behavior is to properly repeat the whole playlist shuffled. So beyond excited. I've been annoyed by this from day one of using GPM on Android.

    • Colin Richardson

      Are you talking playlists? or the Play Queue? as it would not shuffle the top half of the play queue, because that is then a record of what songs you had listened too. If you are talking Playlists, then disregard what I just said.

      • Kelly

        Playlists.

  • NinoBr0wn

    Is there a way to download individual tracks back to your device? Not just pin them?

  • David Anderton

    What I would like to see is music you have saved locally from GMusic is that it is stored in your music folder with actual file names. So you can use it as ringtones etc... Its stupid the way it is now

  • CerealFTW

    They should have an option to stop music matching because they keep replacing my music with clean versions

    • Indianajonze

      they do, at least on a per song basis. just go to the song and in the song options select "fix incorrect match". that will force your version to be uploaded...

  • Binshad T P Haris

    Google should move the settings and help options to the sidebar in play store as well..!

  • Tills13

    It now builds a playlist STARTING with the song you select (if you have shuffle enabled) instead of playing in order from the song you selected

  • Cory Wilson

    So glad they put kitkat transparent system bars in finally..oh wait nevermind

  • lcasale

    This might not be new but I didn't notice it until this update. When you save a playlist or radio to the device, the little push pin icon becomes a progress bar.

  • JazzEspresso

    interesting...updated, but I don't have Radio option.. am I missing something here? any ideas guys?

  • Heisenberg

    I'm still waiting for a Download All button for the entire artist. Downloading each album individually is annoying.

  • dmo580

    How many songs does offline caching for a radio station keep? 5? 10? 100? It's important to know so we don't run into our monthly bandwidth limitations...

  • Ben Kline

    Uhhhh, what about the Album Art? Album Art was supposed to be fixed a looooooong time ago. I switched back to Spotify.

  • Babar Lodhi

    I updated it now but for some reason its not working even though its telling its the ne version but no radio no refresh button... same old thing.

  • saeed

    i dont think that this update would work in every country i live in saudi arabia and i cant find the radio option ??

  • Vancie Hazelwood

    this app should be exclusive to everyone :'( sighz