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Google Play Music

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  • Vendor: Google Inc.
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

Google Play Music is a multi-use app that both comes as a pre-installed music app on all Google-certified Android devices but can also be installed and updated from the Play Store on older devices. It works with music files that have been loaded on your phone manually, with streaming from your own collection uploaded to Google Play Music, with purchased music from the Play Store or even through a paid monthly subscription service to access even more music.

All Access is Google's subscription music service that lives within Google Play Music, giving users access to millions of songs for a flat monthly fee of $10. Those who subscribe to Google Play Music All Access have the ability to stream, download, create playlists and share tracks, regardless of whether they actually own them or are simply accessing them with their monthly subscription. All Access can be used across 10 devices tied to a single account, but playback is limited to one device at a time.

Google Play Music has evolved pretty dramatically since its first unveiling in mid-2011 when it came as an invite-only service, but is well-regarded as being a great all-in-one app choice for music lovers of all kinds. On September 29, 2015, Google announced the Google Play Music Family Plan, which allows families to use the service on up to six devices for $14.99 per month.

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Podcasts could come to Google Play music as soon as this month

Podcasts could come to Google Play Music later in February

Update: Simmons has deleted his Tweet. Read into that what you will. It was announced back in October that Google Play Music would be adding podcasts to its lineup, and now it looks like that launch may be imminent. It now appears that podcasts will launch on Play Music at some point in February...
Reminder: Songza is shutting down on Jan. 31, but it lives on in Google Play Music

Reminder: Songza is shutting down on Jan. 31, but it lives on in Google Play Music

Things may look a little different, but they still sound the same. So, Jan. 31 is the day. Songza is no more. It is now completely integrated into Google Play Music, and in fact has been for quite some time. (Since October 2014, in fact.) The only difference is starting today you'll actually...
New subscribers can snag three months of Google Play Music for a dollar

New subscribers can snag three months of Google Play Music for just one dollar

Whether you want to hop on board the streaming music train, or just give Google Play Music a try, Google is now offering a three-month subscription to the service for just a dollar for the holidays. Unfortunately, this one is for new subscribers only, which could be perfect for those unwrapping...
Play Music family plan

How to set up a Google Play Music family plan

Google has enabled the family plan option for Google Play Music to just about everyone — so long as you're not on a Google Apps for Work account — let's take a look at how to set it up and get started. It's simple, and you do it all from your Android phone or tablet. You will have to be a Google...
Google Play Music family plans are available

Google Play Music family plans are official, up to six users for $14.99 per month

Google has announced that its Play Music family plans are official, and will be available in the coming days. First announced back in September, the family plans will allow up to 6 users to be on the same account with a monthly fee of $14.99. To make the deal even sweeter, subscribers in the U.S...
Google Play Music expands free, ad-supported radio to Canada

Google Play Music expands free, ad-supported radio to Canada

Google has announced that Google Play Music's free, ad-supported radio streaming is now available in Canada. With this expansion, Canadian users can now join their U.S. brethren in streaming Google Play Music playlists without a subscription to the service. This follows news from earlier today...
Songza to play its final tune in January, will transition users to Google Play Music

Songza to play its final tune in January, will transition users to Google Play Music

Almost a year and a half after its acquisition by Google, music streaming service Songza is preparing to play its final tune. It was revealed today that Songza will shut down on January 31, 2016, allowing users to transition their accounts to Google Play Music. In an email being sent to users,...
The best music player apps for Android

The best music player apps for Android

Get the best music experience on your Android phone or tablet with these great apps Over the years music fans have gradually changed how they listen to their music, and what they listen to it on. With the rise of the smartphone it's only natural that now the one device we carry with us...
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is free on Google Play Music

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is currently free on Google Play

Are you ready for a cheap (er, free) thrill courtesy of Google Play? Well, if you're a fan of Michael Jackson (and, really, who isn't?) you can now pick up the artist's iconic Thriller album for free on Google Play if you're in the US. It's highly likely that most of Jackson's diehard fans...
Podcasts are coming to Google Play Music soon

Podcasts are coming to Google Play Music, podcasters can upload episodes now

Google has announced that soon Google Play Music will also be the home of podcasts, and podcasters are able to begin uploading episodes of their shows now. The portal for podcasters is opening now, so that when Google flips the switch there are episodes already there for listeners to check out...
Google Play Music gains gift subscription option

You can now give a gift subscription to Google Play Music

A new feature has popped up in Google Play Music, the ability to send a subscription to someone as a gift. With this, you are able to pay for your friends and family to use the service. Currently, Google is offering 1, 3 and 6 months options. The receiver of the gift subscription will gain all of...
Google Play Music and paid Newsstand content land in handful of new countries

Google Play Music and paid Newsstand content land in handful of new countries

Google has announced the rollout of Google Play Music and paid Newsstand content to a handful of new countries today. Overall, Newsstand is hitting three new countries, while Google Play Music is only landing in one. From Google: Unpacking tons of songs and reads. @GooglePlayMusic and Newsstand...

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Before the latest update, this app was phenomenal. Since the update, it keeps opening on its own and burning through my battery life. I even tried forcing it closed, but after about ten minutes it turns itself back on in the background. Is there any way this issue can be addressed in short order. I love this app and really do not want to uninstall it.

yes i like the app, but in the earlier version this app have got a auto off option, which i use it often in nyt. right now i could not find the same. kindly consider this in the next update.

I couldn't get on Google play as long as I've had my ph ( almost a year)so I'm always trying to Pandora but I can't even get on that BC Google play issues.