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You can listen to radio with no limits on Google Play Music. Now, the Google Play Music app for Android lets you listen to online radio without an Internet connection as well with offline caching. Android Police reports that the new feature called Keep on Device is available from the context menu. Simply pin the radio station and you can listen to it offline – a very useful option to have when you are untethered from the Internet. But do remember that Google Play Music continues to only be available in selected countries around the world.
No details are available on exactly how much Google downloads and stores in the cache, but even if it is a handful of songs, it should make for pleasant listening, along with the other ways you can download music from Google Play to your phone. Add this as another plus after the SD card support for offline songs in the previous version. Other upgrades include a new Play Next option that automatically queues up another song from the playlist you are listening to. The Shuffle feature has also been added to albums and radio stations.
You also get the added convenience of deauthorizing multiple devices straight from the app, instead of going to the Web to manage all your connected devices. You can authorize a total of ten devices which can be easily taken up by a small family running multiple Android platforms.
The Google Play Store still shows the older version… but until it rolls out, you can download the official APK from Android Police as linked below.
Source: Android Police