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Gapless playback finally arrives for Play Music on Chromecast

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Beaming tunes from Google Play Music to a Chromecast connected to an audio system works a charm, but that doesn't mean it can't be improved. For that reason, Mountain View's fixed a handful of bugs with the latest update to its in-house music app. The biggest of the bunch? Gapless playback. It's something that existed within the application before, but didn't carry over to Cast sessions. Finally, you can listen to Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile without any annoying pauses between "The Wretched" and "We're in This Together" -- the way Trent Reznor intended. What's more, the patch notes say that even if you leave the house or if your phone turns off, music will keep playing on Android. Here's to hoping that music keeps playing if you take a phone call during a cast session now and that iOS snags this functionality sooner rather than later.

More of a Spotify fan? You're covered there too from the sounds of a report by 9to5Google. The outlet has it on good authority that at Google's media event later this month, the Swedish music streaming service (a longtime Chromecast hold-out) will make the announcement that it's coming to Mountain View's HDMI dongle. How about that!

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