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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 gets a huge redesign on Android TV

The new design is part of the v8.1 update, and it looks pretty incredible. Android TV tends to get placed on the backburner for not only third-party app developers but Google's own applications as well. The YouTube Android TV app finally got an update earlier this summer after radio silence for...

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

You get a lot of video and music subscriptions vying for your money. From music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to video services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, there's more and more subscriptions anxious to get your money every month, but one of the best values in...

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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Here's why you shouldn't be quick to judge Google Play Music in India

You'll eventually find the music you're looking for on Play Music. Google Play Music All Access went live in India earlier this month, offering unlimited streaming and offline downloads for just ₹89 ($1.40) a month. With access to over 40 million songs, there's certainly a lot to explore in All...
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Google Play Music becomes the default music app on Samsung phones and tablets

Samsung customers will get a three-month trial and ability to upload 100,000 songs to Play Music. Google has partnered with Samsung to offer Google Play Music as the default music player on the South Korean manufacturer's phones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are going on...
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Google Play Music All Access finally goes live in India, starts at just ₹89 per month

Google Play Music All Access is the most affordable way to listen to music in India. Google Play Music went live in India last year, offering customers the ability to buy and download millions of tracks starting at just ₹15 ($0.20). However, Google Play Music All Access — the company's...

Google is now making its own podcasts, and the first one is really good

Google is getting into original podcasts, and you should listen. I'm obsessed with podcasts. When I'm not writing or listening to music, I'm usually walking down the street with someone's voice in my head (😱). And increasingly, podcasts are big business. Companies like Slate, Gimlet and even we...

A lighter version of Google Play Music is now available for Android

There's also evidence of an alarm clock feature coming soon. Google Play Music version 7.4 boasts a ton of helpful updates that will surely please those of you who utilize the service daily. The size of the actual Play Music store app has been reduced by ten percent, though at 18MB, it's...

Google Play Music: The Ultimate Guide

There is more music than you can imagine right at your fingertips. While there are many apps that stream music, and stream it well, Google Play Music is Google's music service and as such is an app that comes on millions and millions of devices. While the app has gotten clunkier in recent years...

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