by Joe White
October 12, 2013
The unofficial Google Music client for iOS, gMusic 2, has just got better thanks to a new update. Namely, a number of important enhancements have been made to the $1.99 application's "Offline Mode," making it less of a challenge to listen to Google Music on an iDevice outside of either a Wi-Fi or cellular data network. Of course, offline mode is important for users of apps such as gMusic, Rdio, and Spotify. Though a lucky few have been able to hold onto unlimited data plans over the course of the last few years, most of us - myself included - suffer limited data. As such, streaming music outside of a Wi-Fi network can prove to be costly, and the use of an offline mode is required. Fortunately for users of gMusic 2, offline mode in the application has just been improved. Changes made in the latest version of the app include:
In addition, gMusic: For iOS 6, the pre-iOS 7 version of the Google Music client, has also received an update making similar changes along with a number of important fixes. Remember to take advantage of offline mode in gMusic 2 if you're stuck on a limited data plan. For more information on the app itself, be sure to take a look at our review of the application. As mentioned, gMusic 2 can be downloaded for $1.99, while gMusic: For iOS 6 carries a price tag of $0.99. Check out both apps now, or for more of our recent news, see: Popular Unity Game Engine Updated With iOS 7 Game Controller Support, AT&T Abandons Traditional Per-Device Plans In Favor Of Mobile Share, and Apple's iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c To Support Dutch Carrier KPN's 4G LTE Network.
- This update was mainly focused on Offline mode.
- Lots of general bug fixes around offline mode.
- There is now an icon showing what is marked for offline mode.
- New button in the setting to repair the offline database.
- The song playing twice at the same time should be fixed.
- Fixed Subscribed to Playlists.