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Google Home will now play your uploaded and purchased music on Google Play Music

Google Play Music is one of the few online music services that allows you to mix your personal uploaded and purchased music with a subscription library with millions and millions of songs. However, when Google Play Music launched on Google Home when the little air freshener lookalike debuted, you could cast any music you wanted to the speaker, but if you asked Google Assistant for your Google Play Music, it wouldn't properly process queries for uploaded and purchased music. Instead, Google Home was offering up music from the All Access library (or the free radio stations if you weren't a subscriber).

No more!

A new update rolling out this week claims that Google Home will start playing your purchased and uploaded music when you ask Google Assistant for it. If you're not an All Access user, Google Home will play your uploaded and purchased music before it dips into the free radio stations. As a lover and listener of thousands of personally uploaded songs that don't exist on Google's All Access library, this is fantastic news, as I can call for my special tunes without having to dig out my phone. This is especially good news for users with robust uploaded libraries that aren't All Access users, as they can start calling for their own music on Google Home without being stuck with the free radio stations.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

14 Comments
  • It didnt have that feature before? Wow. I'm excited to grab one. But im going to wait a little longer
  • They are currently on sale.
  • Yeah I don't mind the price I just wanna wait and see how far it evolves down the line
  • Just got hooked up with a free one for going back to Verizon. I've used it last night and this morning so far, and it's pretty impressive already.
  • No, it never had this feature before. I'm glad it's fixed, but I have to wonder why this missing feature was never reported on before. This was a major missing feature but it was never covered in any review. Most reviewers thought the GH was playing their music when it was, in fact, playing from the Google Music online library. I only saw mention of this major flaw in the comments sections.
  • Great feature! Now bring on phone calls!
  • Yay! I *just* uploaded my music library to Google Play Music a few days ago! Happy days 🎉
  • Does it play individual songs you've uploaded (Hey Google - play AC/DC Whole Lotta Rosie) - or does it only play Play Lists (Hey Google play my AC/DC Play List) ....?
  • I don't see why it wouldn't, but I'll test this soon. You might even get a decent response to "Hey Google, why does every AC/DC song sound the same?"
  • Lol... I rarely listen to AC/DC anymore... I was trying to think of an uploaded song/artist that people would know... I'm getting a Google Home for my birthday (next week) and have just uploaded my library to Play in the hope that this would all be working at some point. Looks like my timing is perfect.
  • If you have YouTube Red you have a huge library so I really no longer have much of a reason to listen to my music. There are songs on YT Red that is not on any other service. Love this song Crazy Horse by JD Blackfoot and never been on any service, ever. Love this song Mummers Dance and YT Red has over 10 versions and an incredible cover that I love. Other service 1 and maybe 2.
  • And if you have YouTube Red, you also have Google Play Music All Access! My hierarchy tends to be that I use Google Play for anything fairly mainstream, then I check YouTube Music if I'm going to ask for something more obscure, hard to find, or is otherwise not available on All Access. All that said, I've completely forgotten over the years that I uploaded any of my own music years ago when it first launched. At this point, the streaming services do a better job giving me the music I'm looking for than my own library would, so I've never found myself wanting specific library/uploaded music access.
  • Sleep timer for music would be nice...seems like a basic feature...also Sonos support...but this is probably more of an issue with Sonos and not Google
  • You can cast music from your phone and use the sleep timer on the play music app.