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What is Google Play Music and How to Use?

April 24, 2020

What is Google Play Music and How To Use?

Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service and online music locker operated by Google, part of its Google Play line of services. The service was announced on May 10, 2011, and after a six-month, invitation-only beta period, it was publicly launched on November 16, 2011.

Google has made its streaming music service Google Play Music free to use, without a subscription. The catch is that you'll have to listen to ads, similar to the way free versions of Spotify and Pandora (P) work. Launching a free version of Google Play Music comes as no surprise.

How do I download music from Google?

To download an album or a song from your cloud, do the following:
  1. Open the Google Play Music app.
  2. Swipe right, from the left edge.
  3. From the sidebar, tap My Library.
  4. Locate the album (or song) you want to download.
  5. Tap the associated menu button (three vertical dots)
  6. Tap Download (Figure A)
  7. Allow the download to complete.

 

Is Google Play music worth it?

Google Play Music. Despite the uncertain future, it's still a solid value. With YouTube Music still a work in progress, Google Play Music is a two-in-one service that's well worth your time, money, and music. It's also part of the best non-student streaming bundle around: YouTube Premium.

What does Google Music include?

About Google Play Music subscriptions. When you subscribe to Google Play Music, you can access the world's music ad-free through albums, charts, new releases, staff picks, and featured playlists. Subscribers in eligible countries also get access to YouTube Music Premium for no extra cost.

Is Google Play Music shutting down?

YouTube Music relaunched last May as a $10-a-month music streaming service. As part of the change, Google Play Music will eventually shut down. Google said it plans to make the transition to YouTube Music as smooth as possible.

Can you keep downloaded music from Google Play?

Oddly, the Google Play Music app does not provide a simple “Download All” button. Instead, you'll need to revert to the web app and follow a workaround. Once you've got all your music in playlists, return to the Android app and repeat the download process described earlier.

How do I get rid of Google Play Music ads?

Constant pop up ads from Google Play
  1. Find the app that's causing the ad or pop up and uninstall it (Go to Settings > Apps or Application Manager > app causing the pop-up > Uninstall > OK).
  2. Force the Play Store to stop, and then clear data for the Google Play Store application (settings > apps > Google Play Store > force stop then clear data).


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