In case you didn’t know about it, there is already a new version of the Google Play Music app that is rolling out to the users. Though it comes indeed with some new features and changes, they are not that obvious if you don’t know where to look.
Among the main novelties you will find in the app we have to mention the shortcut that is buried deep in the Setting screen, which lets you view the music search history. Another change that is also hidden in the Settings menu is an update to the notification channels. As such, you can customize exactly how much the Play Music app will interrupt you. According to a teardown that was revealed, you can expect some more precise sounds to come from the tracks in the future.
Detailing the Features
Now that you know what the updates are largely, let’s delve a little bit on them. Most people don’t even know that Google offers its users the chance to see an extensive list of what they are doing on various apps. Now you can find various apps that grant you access to this interface, and this includes Play Music. The newest update comes with a link in the Settings screen that shows a reverse chronological list of your music searches back to 2015.
Meanwhile, the notification channels are part of a larger project that means to introduce this feature that is found on the Android O OS. With the update, you will see 5 different channels: Purchase updates, Playback, Downloads, Content Updates and Account Issues/Updates. They are truly useful and it is advisable to tinker with them before starting using the new version of the app. If not, they can prove to be quite confusing or annoying.