Google has rolled out an update to the Google Play Music app today which brings a feature it probably should have had already; the ability to delete songs and albums from your library. Further, you can share songs and add them to playlists from the Now Playing screen, rather than having to do it via a longer process.

The update is out now, but you may or may not be able to get it immediately — Google is using the same rollout process that it introduced at Google I/O, so be warned that while the Play Store might indicate the update is live and available for you to download, you might not actually be able to install it immediately. As we found earlier, the best way to force the update to your phone may be to select install/update from the web interface and push it through to your handset that way.

Changes:

  • Added option to delete tracks
  • Can share song and add to playlist from Now Playing screen
  • Remove from My Library now supported

Update, 5.15pm It appears that download speeds when “pinning” music (keeping it on your device) – for Australian users, at least – have significantly improved. Ausdroid staff have been able to download an album within about 5 minutes where this used to take around an hour. After doing some digging, it appears the download may now be coming from a local Australian server.

Are you excited by the Google Music changes? Have you noticed any improved download speeds? Let us know in the comments!

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Source: Droid Life.
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    Will
    Will
    7 years ago

    What is this Gogle music you speak of?

    Chris
    7 years ago

    It’s a secret you’re not meant to know about..

    Netto
    Netto
    7 years ago

    Now if only I could remove play music from my phone~~~ it keeps starting and running in the background by itself when I’ve never even launched it.

    Andrew Palozzo
    7 years ago

    I wonder if anything has been done about the bitrate of the music? As it was burning through the data before? Perhaps smaller sizes plus localised servers has resulted in fast downloads?

    Tyrone
    Tyrone
    7 years ago

    Gogle music?

    Is that ment to be Google?

    Jason Murray
    Jason Murray
    Reply to  Tyrone
    7 years ago

    You saw nothing! 😉

    Tyrone
    Tyrone
    Reply to  Jason Murray
    7 years ago

    I’m sure :):)

    Daniel
    Daniel
    Reply to  Jason Murray
    7 years ago

    The URL NEVER forgets!

    Elton
    Elton
    7 years ago

    Now the desktop library sync just needs an option to delete song from library when deleted from local computer…

    Andrew Palozzo
    Reply to  Elton
    7 years ago

    I disagree… I like the idea of uploading and then deleting my local library.

    Elton
    Elton
    Reply to  Andrew Palozzo
    7 years ago

    I will also have to disagree. Here is the key reason why;
    option
    Noun
    A thing that is or may be chosen.