I sometimes need to listen to music at my desk just to block out the roar of the coworkers. Sadly, I work behind all the restrictions at a F500 company with firewalls, proxies, etc. I cannot make the desktop application work and would rather not have to take my phone out all the time. Just easier to plug some cheap headphones into my monitor. So, I was stuck with the web player in Chrome.
With the rewrite, I am seeing the following improvements:
Player remembers where I am in a playlist or station, etc.
No longer have the pause button flip to play during play causing me to not be able to pause music
I don't see an announcement on any of your blogs talking about the ehancements. Would love to read about the gory engineering details.