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Google Play Music is awesome, and we especially love the new All Access feature that allows us to search for and play songs from artists around the globe. The only problem? Apparently there was an issue in the first version of the software that was causing it to consume more data than usual. This isn’t generally a setback for anyone who streams or downloads music over Wi-Fi networks, but anyone with data caps probably cares a lot about how much apps are downloading data

A quick look on my Galaxy S4 showed that Google Play Music hasn’t been too terrible on my device, but that it was the fourth most data consuming app I’ve been using lately. Thankfully it was fixed through an update on Thursday. The latest version says that users will be able to store music on their device faster, will be able to set mobile network bandwidth usage and search easier, too.

Google Play All Access is currently free for 30 days but then costs $7.99 per month (or $9.99 if you don’t partake in the trial). Check it out if you’re looking for an alternative to Spotify, Rdio or the handful of other competitors currently available.