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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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Changing the playstore to the usa playstore permantly and google play music [duplicate]

Is there any way to change my playstore to the usa version i tried using vpn programs i found on the playstore and it worked for a few times but it seems as if google right now knows that im using vpn ...
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Big album art in Google Play Music

In the Google Play Music Android app, when you click on an album, there's a big album art at the top. I meticulously tag my music, but I don't know what ID3 type of art that top picture is. My music ...
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Read automatically created playlists with Google Play Music

I have a process which create m3u playlists and sync it on my phone. Google Play Music is unable to recognize them. Is there a format Google Play Music is able to read so that i can easily create ...
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Why is one of my devices not listed on my Google Play Music Manager (Mac)?

I'm trying to work out why my galaxy s4 is not listed as a device on my Google Play Music Manager installed on my Mac. On "Manage My Devices" I only shows up my own Mac and a tablet (2 devices), ...
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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 ...
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Google Music Playlist Sync Problems

So my playlists from my All Access Account download fine. but the artists/albums from said playlists aren't showing up under the respective categories in my library on my phone.This has been going on ...
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Create a Music streaming device

I currently own a media stream, MyGica, and a Samsung Galaxy S4. I would like to create a media server on the MyGica (running android 4.2) that will let me stream music from my S4 to the MyGica while ...
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Install two versions of the same app [duplicate]

I am trying to install the old (holo) version of Google Play Music on my device ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1477066&d=1352756915 - VERSION ...
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Google Play removing songs from SD card?

I have downloaded thousands of songs from my computer to the sd card on my phone. I use Google Play Music as my player on my Galaxy. Play Music is supposed to back up my songs to a cloud. Instead ...
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Google Play Music: Download Entire Library through USB (instead of internet)

I've used Google's Music Manager to upload my entire iTunes library (songs and playlists) to Play Music. Now I need my library in my phone as well but the Play Music app on my Android phone only ...
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Google Play help [duplicate]

I have an LG G3 and I downloaded a song on google play and was able to listen to it on google play and all and it's fine but when I open up my phone's built in music player it doesn't show up. How do ...
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Buying an album from Google Play of which I already have some songs

I want to buy an album, but I already have some songs from it which I bought from the Play Store. Will there be duplicates of the ones I already have? Also, will some money be deducted from the cost ...
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Song bought on Google Music doesn't show up on n7 [duplicate]

I just bought for the first time a song on Google Music, and I know Google Music is cloud-based, so I tapped Download song or something like that; it was downloaded and said that the music was on my ...
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How to renew Google Play Access All Access from an Android?

I got the 30 days free trial for Google Play Music, but cancelled it. I'd like to renew it. How can I? I can't find a way. Here's an image:
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Google Music Play reports “Can't download music right now. Will try again later.”

I have a rooted Galaxy Tab 2 running Android 4.2.2 and Google Music version 5.6.1609P.1258283. I try to download albums and all goes well for approximately 5 albums. After that, Google Play Music ...
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How to sync music bought on Google Play back into iTunes

I have the Google Music manager set to watch my iTunes folder, so if I buy music on iTunes, it'll end up in my Google Play Music. What about the other direction? When I buy a song on Google Play, ...
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Does Google Play allow for the caching of your entire collection on a mobile device?

Without having to play each individual song once, is it possible to cache the music collection stored on a Google Play account onto a device (in my case, a Nexus 5)?
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Can I control how google accounts get synced? Mobile vs Wifi

Under Settings>Accounts>Google>(my account) there is a bunch of services you can check and uncheck. My question specifically is I'd like everything to be synced but I want to be able to choose which ...
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Choose Which Albums Show in Play Music?

Not sure if this is a common or simple solution, but I can't find a way to fix this. I've got a couple albums I've purchased through the Google Music store - namely the Lés Mis soundtrack, is it's a ...
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Ogg Vorbis file not listed in media player

I have an Ogg Vorbis file (.ogg), which was discovered by the fancy new music player on Android Kitkat and it played fine. However, now that it is no longer officially a "recently added" file, I ...