Google this afternoon started rolling out an update to its Play Music app on Android that bumps it to version 5.6. While the update is not all that big, it does coincide well with the recent announcements at Google I/O this week. One of the biggest changes comes to how device authorizations are handled. You still get to have 10 devices active on your Google Music account, but now only five of them can be phones. The other five can be any combinations of tablets, computers, and other devices. This is obviously not a huge deal for the average user, but could cause issues for power users. The account switcher UI itself has also been updated.
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Another change is the addition of Android TV support, which is notable for developers who got the dev kit for the device at I/O this week. The full change log, via Android Police, is below.
- New switch in navigation slide-out to toggle between on-device and all music (moved from action bar dropdown)
- New account switcher UI
- Support for Android TV casting
- New empty download queue UI
- No longer works with Cheapcast
- Authorized devices notw (sort of) categorized
- Device limits now set to maximum of 5 phones (still 10 overall)
The update is rolling out slowly now and will be available via the Play Store when it hits your device.