Google Currents

Google Currents got itself an interesting update today with support for editions that contain audio. Looks like you'll now be able to play audio from within the application itself, complete with a "media bar" with stop/start/next/previous controls. That media bar also works within the notification pane, so you can quickly pause or skip.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Audio playlist for editions with audio
  • Audio media bar in app for stop, start, next, previous
  • Story scanner audio icons for launching Audio directly
  • Status bar audio controls when Currents audio is playing
  • Syncing post read state between devices
  • Bug fixes

Being able to sync where you are within a given post is pretty good as well.

And as always, be sure to subscribe to Android Central on Google Currents! With the addition of audio controls in this update, we've just added a podcasts section. It's another great way to listen to the Android Central Podcast.

 
There are 3 comments

"Syncing post read state between devices"

Ohh, just like Google Reader... Hopefully this will shut the sheep up. BaaaaBaaaa

tsunami1609 says:

If there actually was a desktop version of currents, then I'd be fine switching over to it. I need something on all devices though. Not just android.

steppek says:

I am trying to figure out what it means "Audio Playlists for editions with Audio". My podcast show just fine and it shows the audio and plays. Just trying to figure out what they mean by Playlists.