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February 18, 2015

Standalone Mini Player for Google Play Music

Google has updated the Play Music app for Chrome and you can now use it without having to open the Play Music site in a new tab.

I sometimes forgot about the Play Music tab, closed the tab and music stopped playing. Now the mini player continues to work even after I close the Play Music tab.


You can click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" dice button and start a radio based on your listening history. Another option is to open the Play Music site, start a radio or pick a playlist. Then you can close the Play Music tab and use the controls from the mini player: pause music, play next song, play previous song, thumbs up/down.

The mini player also supports keyboard shortcuts:

* left arrow - previous song
* right arrow - next song
* down arrow - decrease volume
* up arrow - increase volume
* p / space bar - pause/play music
* r - toggle repeat between off, all, and one
* s - toggle shuffle on or off
* = - thumbs up

{ via Fran├žois Beaufort }

5 comments:

  1. Did they discontinue support for this? Now when I close the Google Play Music tab the mini player stops playing and tells me I'm not signed in anymore.

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  2. Did they discontinue support for this? Now when I close the Google Play Music tab the mini player stops playing and tells me I'm not signed in anymore.

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    1. yeah, I get the same thing - very frustrating -

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    2. Dido - they need to fix this.

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    3. Agreed! Being able to keep music playing with my browser closed was the only thing I used the miniplayer for!

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