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How to avoid stop music when open web pages?

When I am listening to the music with my headset and I travel on the web it happened that the music player stop when in the web page there is a video in automatic play. How can I manage it? I use ...
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Is there any way to stream music (stand alone) from a wifi enabled smart watch running Android wear?

I recently purchased a sony smartwatch 3 and it has wifi built-in and is running android wear 5.1.1. One of the main reasons I bought a smartwatch was to listen to music while I'm at the gym which ...
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Data not shown and can't be transferred

I have loads of data on my micro SD card as well as phone memory but it does not show in the gallery or Google play music either. When I tried to transfer the files to my windows PC it showed a ...
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Show Play Music's 'now playing' notification on Windows PC

At my desk, while working, I typically stream music from Google Play Music (GPM) using my Chromecast Audio device linked up to my hifi. I control this via my Samsung Galaxy S5. What I'd like is some ...
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Is accessing Google Play Music subscription files legal? [closed]

From Where does Google Play Music v5 store music locally? I can see that if I am rooted, I can access the .mp3 files which I have downloaded to play offline from my Google Play Music subscription and ...
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Some songs don't show up in Google Play Music on phone?

Before I start, no this is not a duplicate of this question. They just happen to have similar titles. Anyway, I wanted to listen to music on my Moto X smartphone. So like I have always done with ...
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Play Music is cutting the musics before the end

https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/apps/6UMXl2i7Gbg Many people with this issue. The player cuts the music about 10 seconds before the end. Some people on the above discussion say ...
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Adding music to the Play Music queue

In "play music" mode must I be using a play list for the 'add to queue' function to work? Can I create an empty playlist with which to start queuing function? Add to queue does not seem to work when ...
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Music keeps pausing

So I am using a nexus 7 with Autodroid 1.2 (4.4.4) For about 1 month its been fine, but lately my music will start randomly pausing and then when I click play it will instantly pause again and I have ...
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I can't find my .nomedia folder or the folder it is in anymore, but the files still seem to be there

So i recently followed the advice posted here: How do I keep audiobook separate from Google Music? by @Tzunki in order to keep my audiobooks out of Google Play Music. I made a .Audiobooks folder and ...
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Google music: offline listening after subscription expires?

I am thinking about getting a subscription to google music after seeing so many good reviews (plus, the same subscription will allow you access to Youtube Red when it comes out! source). I just have ...
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Prevent apps from pausing Google Play Music

Some applications tend to pause my music. I know it is paused because the Google Play Music widget shows the play button and pressing it resumes the song. Is it possible to remove that function or ...
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Using an OTG drive with Google Play Music?

I just bought an OTG drive thinking I could mount it and cache music on it on Google Play Music. I am using a 2014 Moto X, with 16GB internal storage. It mounts just fine on the device, but Google ...
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How to get my gallery pictures off my music album?

It has my picture as a cover for music album. How do I remove my picture?
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Can't find music I downloaded from Google play music

I just downloaded the Google play music subscription and downloaded a bunch of music that is supposed to download to my SD card but cannot find any of my music and its also not downloading to my SD ...
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Location for custom Ringtones/Alarms/Notifications that hides them from Play Music?

There seems to be a lot of misinformation about the proper location and format for custom Ringtones, Notifications, and Alarms in Android and I'm wondering what is correct. I've read that the path ...
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Cannot find where Google Play Music stores downloaded files (different from similar posts)

About a year or two ago, I decided to use Google Play Music as my "cloud host", so I took all of my old music that I'd had sitting on my computer, and uploaded it to Google Play Music. This is all my ...
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Can I download google play music unlimited times from the app?

From a web browser you can only download music twice, does this apply to the play music app aswell? Update: App doesn't have a limit, allows unlimited downloads. Source: ...
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Google Play Music Playlists

So I'm just wondering if there is a way to "mass select" a heap of songs and then add them to a playlist all at once instead of having to select one song, add it to a playlist etc. for every song. ...
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Chrome crashes Play Music

OK, I've been having this problem for a while now. And it's back with a vengeance. I have 2 phones. A 2013 Moto G and an LG Transpyre VS810PP. Both phones have the same chipset, the Qualcomm ...
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Why does google play music conceal music files from the user on an android but not on a desktop computer?

It seems inconsistent to me. I can do anything I want with files I bought from the play store as long as I'm on my computer. What's the point of restricting access on phones?
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Can I hide an artist from the artist view in Google Play Music?

I listen to a lot of electronic music, in which a huge portion of the tracks are remixes or collaborations with other artists. Google Play Music considers each of those entries as a unique artist. ...
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Why would external Storage Location be unavailable in Play Music and Play Movies?

I have a Galaxy Tab S running Android 5.0.2. I also have a 32GB SD card installed. Supposedly I should be able to set Play Music and Play Movies to download to the external card, but those options are ...
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Music on my SD card doesn't show up in my “Play Music” library

So up until this afternoon, I have stored on my SD a bit of music. For some reason now though, the only music that is showing up in my music library is stuff stored on the physical phone. The memory ...
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Why are certain songs on Google Play Music greyed out on my phone but not on PC?

Here's one that's been driving me crazy: The other day, I noticed songs on my phone's "Thumbs Up" playlist, songs that were both bought from Google Play or from elsewhere, were greyed out on my phone. ...
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Music and Ringtones no longer found - Nexus 5 with Lollipop

I have a stock Nexus 5 with 5.1.1 Since last Friday, Google Play Music can no longer access music put in the Music folder AND my custom ringtones which are in Ringtones folder can no longer be found. ...
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Alarms Sounds/Songs

Am I able to set my alarm sound as a song I have downloaded (either Google Play music or a third party music downloader) instead of the preset "sounds"? I have a files explorer already installed if ...
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How to remove a song from Google Play Music without removing it from the storage?

I recently added a couple of ringtones and notification sounds to my phone by placing them into my storage's Ringtone and Notification directories respectively, and I can select them from the sound ...
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Does Play Music download songs more than once if they are in different playlists?

I have several playlists which overlap in terms of the songs they contain. I have these downloaded on my phone. If a song is in two playlists, will it be stored twice on my phone?
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Google Play Music songs don't show up — but only on one of the devices I own

I got a few albums uploaded, all the songs (the full albums ) show up in my tablet ( Samsung S ), also they show up in the web player and in my old Samsung S3. But my S4 with lollipop just shows two ...
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Where are offline google music files stored on galaxy s6?

I have a galaxy s6 with many songs saved for offline use on google play music. I am having trouble finding the songs so that I can transfer them into the music storage file so that I can then transfer ...
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Music players isn't finding tracks on Samsung Galaxy S3!

The music player in Samsung galaxy s3 isn't finding my tracks. I tried different application like google play music but nothing seems to read my tracks at all. This problems happened suddenly I don't ...
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Syncing music from device to cloud with Google Play Music

On my Android device, I've recently downloaded some music. The Google Play Music app recognized the music, and shows it within the app. However, I am not sure how to sync this new music from my ...
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Google Play Music - Error while retrieving information from server

Google Play Music - Error while retrieving information from server. When tapping Get Started. Screenshot:
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Play Music Runs Down Battery

NEVER listen to music on my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone, so it is annoying when my battery goes flat and I see that Google Play Music is somehow connected to the net. Like the other Google apps I don't ...
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How to delete podcast on Google Play Music?

I use Google Play Music and I need to delete old podcast, but have not been able to find a way to do it. Any ideas that might assist?
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Not all songs in Google play playlists appear in library

I have a subscription to Google's all access music. I have a number of playlists set up for the purposes of loading them onto my phone for offline use. Only some of these songs show up in the ...
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Play Music app is activated by Words With Friends

Let me just say that I have used both apps independently for a couple of years. I have a Galaxy S III. Recently I replace it with same due to battery issues. I don't know if the replacement is new ...
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Where does music downloaded from Google Play go on my phone? [duplicate]

New Nexus 6 with Lollipop. I downloaded some music from Google Play, but cannot for the life of me find where it is on the phone. I've searched through the entire thing using Astro, and can't find my ...
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recent songs are showing up in files but not on music apps

Recently when I download new songs onto my droid RAZR maxx they appear in my files in the music folder along with all of my other songs, but don't show in the music app. I have checked all over the ...
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Sync _all_ music in Google Play Music to local storage

This might sound a little crazy, but I'd like to sync my entire Google Play Music collection to my external SD card on my Galaxy S5. Is there a setting in Google Play Music which will sync everything? ...
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Purchased music won't play without wifi

Why won't the songs I purchase from Google play actually play without wifi? I have set the settings to download without wifi. I don't care about the data. I don't like waiting until I get home to be ...
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Creating playlists from computer for GPM when files already exist

Related: Get rid of duplicate songs on phone when using Google Music and How do I add a playlist from my computer to my music player on my phone without it duplicating all my music already on there I ...
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How to update pre-installed apps that is incompatible with my device

I just purchased an Asus Zenfone 5 and sign up a new Google account to use the phone's services. I can update almost the pre-installed app via the Asus System Update and Google Play Store. However, ...
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How to have Google Music playlists in shuffle by default?

When I open a playlist in Google Music and press the "play" button, it reads from first to last in the playlist's order - as expected. My question is: is it possible to change this "default ...
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How to login only to Google Music and not the other Google services?

I have Google Music All Access and I have an old unused Huawei Honor floating around. I want to set it up as a Google Music playing device for the kitchen. I am wondering now: How do I login only for ...
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What folder on android does show as a media device?

When I connect my phone to my car via USB it says connected as media device. Then when I go to browse with my car nothing is in the folder. I use Google play music and know the folder it caches my ...
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Prevent music player from closing while closing all apps

Is there a way to prevent the music player from closing while performing a clear all recent apps from the recent apps menu? I mean the app is technically in use so ideally it should not be closed ...
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No previous song button in Lollipop?

I've just updated to Android 5.0 and it has already showed that I need some time to get used to the new layouts and such. That's not really the issue though. The thing that I couldn't wrap my head ...
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Google Play Music Local Playlist

I have a folder on my SD Card filled with music. Would I be able to create a playlist with songs just from that folder? Right now those files are becoming meshed with the other songs I have already ...