Google has updated its Chrome browser for Android users. While many of the changes had to do with performance, the biggest feature that has been added is background audio.
Previously, Chrome would stop playing audio if you jumped out of the app. With the new update, you can start streaming a song and have it continue to play within Chrome while you’re in another app. iOS users can scoff as this feature has been available to them for years. It’s quite shocking that it took Google this long to add background audio to its flagship browser.
Besides background audio support, users will find performance increases across the board. Here are some highlights from the changelog:
- Improved scrolling performance
- Increased responsiveness to pinch-zooming on pages
- Audio now continues to play while Chrome is in the background
- Expanded support for HTML5 features
- Support for pausing audio in Chrome when phone is in use (note: this requires an additional permission)
There are a few UI tweaks here and there but nothing dramatic. Hit up the source link for more information.
Source: Google Chrome Releases