Google Play Music has seen its fair share of bugs in the spotlight over the past few weeks, including the web app's failure to stream All Access songs on multiple browsers (and its subsequent fix) and the weird reported bug of cached music being wiped from Android devices when SD card storage had been enabled. The latter's fix has rolled out with the latest update to the Android app.
Previously, users who had downloaded some Play Music songs for offline playback and toggled the app's setting switch to use SD card storage found that their tunes disappeared when the phone was rebooted or the card was removed and reinserted. The bug mostly affected All Access tracks, since songs uploaded to Play Music seemed to remain on the SD.
Although Google reps scrambled to figure out the issue, and seemed to send a few misinformed replies to the user who had originally reported it, this whole ordeal seems to be behind us as version 6.0.1950S of Google Play Music on Android fixes it. This even merited a mention in the rarely updated changelog on the app's Play Store listing:
You can grab the latest version from the Play Store widget below, or from this conveniently uploaded apk.
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-6.0.1950S.2081810-1950-minAPI14.apk
Version: 6.0.1950S.2081810 (1950)