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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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Google Play Music All Access now available in Australia and New Zealand

All Access makes its first expansion outside the United States Folks down in Australia and New Zealand will be the first outside of the U.S. to get Google's latest subscription music service, Google Play Music All Access. An update to a Google Play support document today lists the two countries...
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Reminder: June 30 is the last day to get Google Play Music All Access for $7.99 a month

Save two dollars a month by signing up before Monday Attention music fans! Google Play Music All Access will move from $7.99 per month to $9.99 per month starting July 1. If you want to save $2 a month on the life of the service you'll need to act before Monday rolls around. Signing up is easy...
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Google promoting Google Play Music when connecting to Starbucks free Wifi

Logging into free Wifi at Starbucks? Now you'll be shown a free trial offer for Google Play Music All Access Starting this week, Starbucks and Google have partnered up to offer customers that connect to its free Wifi promotional deals to check out content from Google Play. For some time now...
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Testing Google Play Music's new streaming quality settings

New Play Music settings could cut your streaming data usage in half The launch of Google Play Music All Access last month reminded many of us just how much data the app uses for streaming and caching. There were a few things you could do to try and limit your usage, but in the end Google was...
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Google Play Music update brings faster downloads, better data controls

We've found ourselves plenty impressed with Google Play Music of late, but one area of concern has been with mobile data usage. Looks like that's being addressed in the most recent update (version 5.0.1052J, for those of you keeping track), along with some other improvements.  Of the greatest...
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Google Play Music All Access will be my first paid music subcription service

It isn't perfect, but All Access is a step closer than anything else I've found Like many people this week, I received an email from Google Play as a gentle reminder that my free trial for Google Play Music All Access was about to end, and that the subscription I signed up for will be charged in...
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Don't hit your cap: A few tweaks to cut down on Google Play Music data usage

'All Access' doesn't have to mean 'all of your data cap' Google Play Music is a pretty great service, especially when you have chosen to give up $9.99 per month for the new "All Access" subscription service. Without any thought of what music I own, what device I'm on or what I've loaded on my...
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Google Play Music updated with track removal, sharing changes

Delete tracks, remove from 'My Library' and share directly from 'Now Playing' in new version Don't go anywhere yet -- we haven't seen the last of today's Google app updates. Google Play Music 5.0 for Android, which first debuted following the Google I/O keynote along with the All Access...
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Hands-on with the new Google Play Music app and All Access subscription service

Improvements in design highlight the latest music subscription service At today's massive Google I/O keynote, one of the bigger announcements was centered around music. Not only did we get the rumored Google Music subscription service -- now called "All Access" -- but we also got a completely...
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Google Play Music updated, includes UI overhaul and All Access subscription service

Google announced a music subscription service today called Google Play Music All Access. It provides unlimited access to music for $9.99/month (or $7.99/month if you sign up for the free trial before June 30th.) The Google Play Music Android app has been updated to reflect the All Access...
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Google Play Music All Access live on the web

Earlier in the still-ongoing Google I/O keynote, Google announced Google Play Music All Access, a new subscription service aimed at providing any music you want for a monthly fee of $9.99 ($7.99 if you try the free trial before June 30th). The service will be available on both mobile devices and...
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Google Play Music All Access unveiled

Google launches subscription music service, $9.99 per month, 30-day free trial We're live in San Francisco for the Google I/O keynote presentation, where the search giant unveiled its new music subscription service, Google Play Music All Access. All Access includes such features as Listen Now,...
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Google looking to launch subscription music service later this year

According to sources of the Financial Times, and corroborated by The Verge's own sources, Google has been talking to music labels about licensing deals for a subscription music service to launch in the third quarter. Play Music (then Google Music) has only been around since May of 2011, and only...
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Google Play Music update improves widget, adds features, fixes bugs

Google Play Music has just received a notable update to add a few features that have been bugging users for some time now. Right off the top you'll spot a proper reverse button on the music widget, letting you go backwards in albums or playlists without entering the app. Instant mixes can now...
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Google Music scan and match feature now live in the US

With the roll out of Google Music in Europe we saw Google include the scan and match feature that offers up a quick scanning of your library and then instantly makes the tracks available in the cloud much like how iTunes Match works. At the time, Google made no efforts to divulge when that feature...
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Sound Search widget now available on Google Play

Sound Search (affectionately known as Google Ear to the Android faithful) has landed in Google Play, ready for downloading on devices running 4.0 or higher. In case you're unaware of exactly what this is, it's pretty much like Shazam -- let it listen to a song that is playing, and it will identify...
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Google signs with European music publishers to bring 5.5 million new tracks to Play

There's been a whole lot of talk about Google Music in the recent weeks, as Google has been furiously rolling out features to new countries and signing big content deals to back them up. Play Music went live in several European countries, it's music "matching" service just came to Europe, gapless...
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Google Play Music matching service now live in Europe

Following Monday's Google Play Music launch in Europe, Google's music matching service has been enabled for European users. Similar to iTunes Match, the new service works through the existing Google Music Manager app, crunching your music collection and matching it to stuff already on Google's...
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Google Play Music now live in selected European countries

Google Play Music services are now live in some European countries. Warner Music Group artists now available worldwide. Today isn't just Nexus Eve, at least, not in Europe anyway. Today also sees the long awaited arrival of Google Play Music on these shores! Customers in the UK, France, Germany...
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Google Play Music updated with gapless playback support

It's almost as if someone at Google was listening to the podcast... After an interesting question about gapless playback in Google Music on our 115th show, Google Music has been updated to support it. This means that during playback of an album, there will be a seamless transition between the...

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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.