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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.

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Get a Google Play Music All Access 60-day trial if you have a Chromebook

If you haven't used a previous trial, Google is giving 60 days of all-you-can-listen to Chromebook users Google Play Music All Access is pretty sweet. You can add any album to your library, listen to ad-free Internet Radio based on genre or based on a particular song, artist or album, or even...
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Google Play Music update adds offline radio caching, in-app device management and several fixes

A few buttons change places and functionality improves across the entire app It's been a little while since our last Google Play Music update, but we can say with today's new features the wait was worth it. First on the list is the ability to cache radio stations for offline listening — just...
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Google Play Music All Access subscribers invited to purchase Google Glass

If you're a Google Play Music All Access subscriber who's wanted Google Glass but for whatever reason hasn't been able to score an invite, check your inbox. Emails are going out this morning seeking those with Google's music subscription service who want the $1,500 wearable. Writes Google: Your...
Android Central

Chromecast now works with Google Play Music, Movies & TV from the web

Google Cast Chrome extension still required Building on its recent expansion of supported apps, Chromecast will now interact with Google Play on the web for Music, Movies and TV shows. Similar to what we've seen happen in the new Youtube player, you'll now find a "Cast" button in the web...
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Google Glass as a music player: Sounds pretty good, but it's also tough on battery

Google Glass actually is a decent little music player. OK, insofar as $1,500 face-mounted wearables go. The official Google Play Music Glassware app was made available on Dec. 2, along with $85 stereo earbuds that plug into Glass' USB port.  Do the math, and that's damned near $1,600 to do what...
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Google Play Music All Access launches in Germany

Free for 30 days, €7.99 promotional deal if you sign up by Jan. 15 Almost four months after it first reached parts of Europe, Google Play Music All Access is now live in one of the continent's largest markets. From today Google's music subscription service is available in Germany where, as with...
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Google Play Music updated with SD card cache support

Cached music can now be handled on external storage There's a new update for Google Play Music rolling out from today, and it brings a pretty big feature addition for anyone using Google's music app on a device with an SD card. The new Google Play Music version 5.3 introduces the ability to...
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Google Play Music now officially in Glassware

App available for installation, and new $85 set of earbuds are ready to go with A few weeks back we first saw Google play Music running on Google Glass, and today it all gets made official. Glass users can go to their MyGlass page, or open their Android app, and you'll find Google Play Music...
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Google Play Music for iPhone reviewed

Google's music streaming service arrives on iOS looking familiar, but missing a couple of features Google Play Music finally arrived on the iOS App Store late last week, giving iPhone owners the opportunity to access Google's library of streaming music on their devices. Over at our sister site...
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Google Glass Explorer Program opens sign-ups to anyone interested

Google also confirms Google Play Music for Glass and stereo earbuds Google has published a new page related to its Glass Explorer Program that lets anyone sign up for a chance to get the latest in wearable technology. Building on the recent expansion that let first-round Explorers invite three...
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Google Glass officially adding music in 'the next two weeks,' stereo earbuds available soon

Official video shows proper stereo earbuds plugged into USB port Along with the XE11 update that came to Google Glass late last week came the realization that Google Play Music can be properly sideloaded and installed on the $1,500 wearable. It ties into Glass as you'd expect — with full voice...
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Google Play Music updated with 'I'm feeling lucky radio'

New icons for pinned music also in latest version There's a new version of Google Play Music rolling out today, bringing with it a couple of interesting new features. The first is plain to see at the top of the Listen Now and Radio sections, named "I'm feeling lucky radio," in an homage to...
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Google Play Music and All Access streaming makes its way to Mexico

30 day free trial with promotional pricing available until Nov. 11 Following up on a wide European expansion last week, Google is opening up Play Music and All Access streaming to Mexico starting today. The free component of Google Play Music has the same 20,000 user-uploaded song limit as in...
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Google Play Music All Access comes to several new countries

19 countries now have access to Google's new subscription music service Google has just expanded its All Access music streaming service to several new countries, primarily across Europe. Building on the first European expansion that brought the service to nine countries in total, seven more...
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Listen up: Comparing Xbox Music and Google Play Music All Access

No single service has everything, but some have more features than others A full 11 months after Microsoft let us know that Xbox Music would come to Android "eventually," we finally have access to another one of the big music services on our Android devices. While Microsoft was busy working out...
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Google Play Music adds genre radio stations

New download queue to better control download status also included A new update is rolling out to the Google Play Music app today that brings new radio station options based on music genres and improvements to the download queue menu. The new radio stations can be selected based on dozens pre-...
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This is why content deals all suck

Woe to you oh earth and sea, for the music companies send the beast with wrath because they know the time is short This is one of my favorite albums of all time. I listen to it at least three times a week over Google Play All Access. Or at least I used to. When I tried today, I noticed it — as...
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Google Play Music All Access now available in Europe

Subscription service comes to Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, and the UK Google has just opened up its Google Play Music All Access subscription service to nine new countries, marking the service's European debut. From this evening, All Access is now...
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Ask AC: How do I cancel my Google Play Music All Access subscription?

If Google Play Music All Access isn't for you, cancelling it is easy We spend a lot of time talking about how much we're enjoying the Google Play Music All Access subscription service, but it's also important to know how to cancel it if you've given it a try and decided it's not for you. We don'...
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Google Play Music, Movies & TV updated with Chromecast support

New streaming support for Google's content services Following today's Chromecast and Android 4.3 announcements, Google has updated its Play Music and Play Movies & TV services to take advantage of the new streaming capabilities. If you're one of the few people to posses a Chromecast dongle,...

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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.