Last Wednesday Google updated Play Music to version 5.9. We tore into it as we are wont to do, but we found nothing in the way of user-facing changes (though we did see code that hints at a future way to handle when two or more devices try to use the same Chromecast at once). Google has pushed out two other 5.9 updates since then, and now we have a changelog.

What Was New

According to Google, this update fixed an issue where users couldn't play downloaded music after switching into airplane mode downloaded music wouldn't play until after switching to airplane mode (edit: thanks, BillyGardiner). Aside from that, nothing else was explicitly mentioned. So overall, this is a unexciting update. Unless, that is, you like listening to downloaded music when you're not in airplane mode.

Here's the changelog and a link to the APK, just in case you haven't gotten your hands on 5.9 yet.


  • Fixed the issue where downloaded music wouldn’t play until phone went into airplane mode
  • More crash fixes and performance improvements


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:

Version: 5.9.1854R.1904527 (1854)

MD5: d15780ddb8ad1c42486472b6412f831d