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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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Get funky for President Obama's birthday with Google Play Music

Get funky for President Obama's birthday with Google Play Music

August 4 is President Obama's 54th birthday, and if celebrating presidential birthdays is your cup of tea, Google Play Music has your back. To celebrate the occasion, you can now listen to a custom radio station on Google Play Music made up of some of President Obama's favorite songs. While we...
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Google Play Music is accidentally deleting stored All Access music on SD cards

Do you rely on the Google Play Music app on your smartphone? If so, and you currently rock an SD card with cached and stored-for-offline-playback music, you may want to check out this bug that's reportedly causing some consumers to lose their music collection. We've not yet been able to confirm...

You can now rock out to AC/DC on Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer

Australian rock band AC/DC has made several albums available on streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer. Although AC/DC is one of the best-known bands in the world — having sold more than 200 million albums globally — band members were reticent to make their...
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Buy a Galaxy S6 in Canada, get six months of Google Play Music for free

Google launched a free ad-supported version of Play Music in the U.S. earlier this month, but the service is yet to make its debut north of the border. For those looking to avail Play Music for free, however, Samsung is offering a way. The manufacturer is offering a six-month subscription to...
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Google Play Music launches a free, ad-supported, version in the US

Google is rolling out a free version of Google Play Music in the US, supported by ads. Google Play Music now has a new option that allows users to listen to its library of songs for free. The new version is available in the US only at the moment and is supported by ads. The free version is...
Muse Drones

Another major album release forgets about Google Play Music

Muse's "Drones" concept album is available today. According to Muse's website, you can buy it from them directly, or get it on iTunes, Amazon or Spotify. Noticeably missing is Google Play Music — hardly the first time we've seen no mention of the service when a new release drops. (And it's a...
New Google Play Music interface

Google Play Music's new web interface goes Material with fresh Android-like design

A new Play Music web interface is rolling out that pulls it closer to the Android experience. If you fire up Google Play Music on the web today you're likely to be greeted by a refreshed interface, pulling it closer in line with what you'd find on an Android phone or tablet. The new look is very...
Google Play music expands storage limit to 50,000 songs

Google Play Music expands storage limit to 50,000 songs

Google Play Music is expanding the number of songs that you can upload and store for free. The service now allows users to store 50,000 songs for free, up from the previous cap of 20,000. You don't really need to do anything to claim the extra storage space. When you open up the Settings section...
Google Play Music gets more Material Design tweaks in latest update

Google Play Music gets more Material Design tweaks in latest update

Google Play Music scored an update today, but don't get too excited, as it's a relatively minor one. Most of what's new are slight design tweaks that bring it up to speed with Material Design and away from its previous look. Along with some general design tweaks, the artist, genre, and album...
Google Play Music on a Chromebook

Google Play Music uploading comes to ARM-powered Chromebooks

Good news, users of Chromebooks that happen to run off of ARM processors: you can now upload music to Google Play Music through the newly-updated Google Play Music Chrome app, just like your Intel-based cousins have been able to do for some time now. The updated app is now available from the...
Kickstart your heart with Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits, free on Google Play

Kickstart your heart with Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits, free on Google Play

If you're finding that you could use a little injection from Dr. Feelgood tonight, Google Play has your back. Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits album is now free on Google's online music store. There's no telling how long this deal will last. So, if you feel like shouting at the devil while you're...
Galavant music on Google Play Music

Music from 'Galavant' is hitting Google Play Music All Access weekly

If Arthurian-ish musical comedies are your thing, and lets be honest they probably should be, you had better be watching Galavant. If you're anything like me, however, just watching the episodes isn't enough. The four week musical treat that has taken up residence on Sunday nights over at ABC can...
Alex made poor choices

Google Play Music knows when you've made bad choices

We're not sure exactly what Alex did on New Year's Eve, but we're pretty sure Google Play Music didn't approve. Source: @AlexDobie
Frozen soundtrack

The 'Frozen' soundtrack is free on Google Play

You might well hate yourself, but your kids will love you. The (admittedly excellent) soundtrack for the "Frozen" movie is available for free today on Google Play. (At least it is here in the U.S.) If you've got kids, do 'em a favor and give in and download this ASAP. They'll love you for it....
Christmas by Michael Buble

'Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition)' by Michael Bublé is now free on Google Play Music

Google continues to spread the holiday cheer by giving away great albums for free. After Linkin Park's The Hunting Party, the search giant has made Michael Bublé's Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) available for free to all users in the US via Google Play Music. If you're in Canada, you can snag...
Score Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 'The Christmas Attic' for free on Google Play Music

Score Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 'The Christmas Attic' for free on Google Play Music

Still not quite feeling the holiday spirit? Maybe you need a little injection of rock-n-roll into your holiday tunes. The good news is, you can now score that fix for free from Google Play Music with Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "The Christmas Attic." The Christmas Attic is Trans-Siberian...
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Google brings Songza-powered Play Music Playlists to the UK

Curated playlists are offered by multiple streaming services and Google has rolled out a similar feature on Play Music in the UK. Concierge playlists for Google's music service have been available in the US and Canada, but it's a welcomed move to expand on availability and offer the feature to...
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T-Mobile Music Freedom adds Google Play Music to free streaming

T-Mobile has added 14 more Internet audio streaming services, including Google Play Music, to its Music Freedom program, which allows customers to stream as much as they want from those companies without having it count against their data package. Google Play Music, along with Xbox Music and...
Google Play Music now lists relevant YouTube videos for All Access subscribers

Google Play Music now lists relevant YouTube videos for All Access subscribers

Looking to heat up the integration with YouTube's new subscription service, Music Key, Google has dropped an interesting little feature for All Access subscribers into the Google Play Music app. Now, when browsing for music or playing a song, the app will show if there is a music video related to...
Music make me lose control, Music make me lose control.

Google Play Music on Android Wear: How to use it and what it still needs

There's room to improve with Play Music on Wear, but at least it's finally here One of the primary reasons for me to get a smartwatch was for music. Not to listen from it, per se, but to control music from it. Being able to leave the phone inside while I walk my laps is still a somewhat...



Reader comments

Google Play Music


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.