Version 4 of OutcoldPlayer the Google Music app for Windows 8.1 released

Google Play Music is a great service, you can upload your own music to its cloud service and them play them back on you iOS device, Android device or via the browser but platforms that Google deliberately ignores is Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. Fortunately there are 3rd party apps that use the Google Play Music unofficial APIs so you can use the service on a Windows 8.1 (or Windows 10) device.

OutColdPlayer is a Google Music app for Windows and it has just been updated to version 4. The new version of the app adds support for smart playlists (Songza’s playlists) if you have an All Access subscription and you can now store cached songs in the Music Library Folder for offline playback. You can now pin albums, artists and playlists to the Windows start page for easy access and there is a new Full Screen Player Mode.

You can now set a song to “Play Next” and there are thumbs up/down rating options. If you use Google Music and want to use it offline on a Windows device this is an app well worth looking at for £2.59 from the Windows Store.

Release Notes:

* All Access: add support for smart playlists (Songza’s playlists).

* Offline: allow to store cache in Music Library Folder (in application settings).

* Allow to Pin albums/artists/radio/playlists to start page for faster access to them.

* Full Screen Player Mode (click on album art to activate).

* Player: Add “Repeat One” mode for repeating one song.

* Thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating as an option (change in application settings).

* Allow to add songs as “Play Next” in queue.

* Skip back button now goes to the beginning of current song if played more than 3 seconds of current song.

 

### Bugs

 

* Allow to use back button for navigation.

* Authentication: Handles CAPTCHA requests from Google.

* When returning back to “I’m feeling lucky” playlist it can regenerate radio list## 11/08/2014 – Version 4.0

### New features

* All Access: add support for smart playlists (Songza’s playlists).
* Offline: allow to store cache in Music Library Folder (in application settings).
* Allow to Pin albums/artists/radio/playlists to start page for faster access to them.
* Full Screen Player Mode (click on album art to activate).
* Player: Add “Repeat One” mode for repeating one song.
* Thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating as an option (change in application settings).
* Allow to add songs as “Play Next” in queue.
* Skip back button now goes to the beginning of current song if played more than 3 seconds of current song.

### Bugs

* Allow to use back button for navigation.
* Authentication: Handles CAPTCHA requests from Google.
* When returning back to “I’m feeling lucky” playlist it can regenerate radio list

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