At last: Gapless playback in Google Music.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChazUK, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)

    One of the last things that bugged me about Google Music, Gapless playback has been sorted.

    Good timing considering the European Google Music release tomorrow (even tough I'm already using it already).
  2. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Glad to see I can still update it even though I installed the apk manually. As far as I know Ireland isn't on the list so that won't be changing tomorrow.

    What is gapless playback exactly?
  3. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    It's exactly that; no gaps between songs.
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA

    I have too many albums that suffer from that millisecond of nothing in between tracks. Laugh all you want, but it does ruin the listening experience, especially when the fade starts just a few seconds before the next track starts.
  5. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    Usually most common i would say on dance music albums where one song merges into another.
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    Or classical and progressive rock.
  7. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011
    I don't know this "Dance Music" of which you young whipper-snappers speak, but albums like "The Dark Side of the Moon", "Oxygene" and "The War of the Worlds" (and if you haven't heard of at least one of those GET OFF MY LAWN!!!) really need gapless playback.

    iTunes handles it well - the only Android player I've found so far that does it is WinAmp.
  8. smwatson macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    London, England
    I downloaded the Google Music Manager this morning but it refused to launch. Might have to have another go later.

    Is there a way to stream to Airport Express with Google Music?
  9. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    The lack of Google Music here was one of the main reasons I got rid of my S3.

    Too little too late Google :p I'll give it a year or two and see where Android is then.

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