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Google Play Music

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  • Vendor: Google LLC
  • 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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Google Play Music: Everything you need to know!

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How to upload and download music on Google Play Music

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Google Play Music and YouTube Red are the best deal in streaming right now

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How to get started with Google Play Music

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Start streaming: How to store your existing media in the cloud

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7 great Google Play Music holiday playlists to make the season even better

Is it really Christmas until the music starts? It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and you know what that means: break out the Christmas music!! There's so much out there to listen to, but if you don't have your own curated holiday mixtape, check out these public playlist on Google Play...

Best music player apps for Android

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Google Play Music gets a huge redesign on Android TV

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How to fix Google Play Music crashing bug (Update: fixed)

Give me back my music. GIVE ME BACK MY MUSIC! Update: Google has pushed out an update to Google Play Music that fixes the problem. Good stuff! Google Play Music is being a naughty app for some users after an update sent the app into a crash loop and locked them out. Music is a highly important...
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Google Play Music's exclusive station for the Galaxy S8 is a Top 40-lover's dream

Whether you love Danish pop or Nickelback (why?), the New Release Radio plays all the popular hits. I made a very, very big mistake while shuffling through the Samsung-exclusive radio station on Google Play Music. I forgot that there are a limited number of skips for those of us without monthly...
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New Google Play Music subscribers now get a four-month trial

New customers can try out Google Play Music for free for 120 days. Google typically offers a 90-day trial for customers looking to evaluate Google Play Music, but the company is now rolling out a four-month free trial for new subscribers. If you're using another streaming service and are looking...

Fixing Play Music: How Google can improve its streaming music service

How can Google Play Music improve? Let us count the ways... I'm not exaggerating when I say this: Google Play Music is the first app I use every morning and it is the last thing I see before I put my phone to sleep at night. And no, that's not just because Google Play Music is my alarm clock....

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