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Using existing playlists on Google Play music

I have a Nexus S, and I sync my music between iTunes and my phone using iSyncr, which basically just dumps the music files and playlist files into a folder within my phone's USB storage. I'm using ...
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Google Music won't cache my songs?

I haven't updated my Google Music in ages (I still had the blue interface) but when I updated it to the latest version, I had to clear my song cache because some of my music weren't playing correctly. ...
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Can I share some Google stuff without sharing Gmail?

I have a Nexus 4 and my wife just got an HTC One. I'd like to share accounts in Google play so that we can share app purchases. I'd also like to share Google music, contacts, and some other things. I ...
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How to add/remove an individual song from device in May 2013 update Google Play Music app?

I have poked around (and prodded) the three-dots menus in the new Google Play Music UI (app version 5.x) and, for the sake of all that is free storage space, it appears to only allow managing ...
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Google “Play Music” app constantly running! [duplicate]

Why is Google Play Music constantly running on my galaxy s4? I don't use any music app. NOTE this has been previously posted but the answer given does NOT work Go to Settings→Apps→Manage Apps Go to ...
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Google “Play Music” app constantly running!

Why is Google Play Music constantly running on my galaxy s4? I don't use any music app.
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Android Music Player is not detecting Music files

I copied music files from my computer to my Galaxy Nexus phone, using the command adb push Music /sdcard/Music/, and the stock Android music player is not detecting these files (while others do). I'm ...
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How can I stop Google Play Music from automatically downloading my library?

I listened to some of my music library on Google Play for the first time, and unbeknownst to me, it started to download the whole library (12,00 plus tracks) to my phone, completely using up my ...
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How do I access google play music from the Philippines?

I am not able to access the google play music because my country isn't supported. I used VPN with a US account and it asked me to login. When I used my email, I receive the error again that my country ...
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Select music quality when syncing Google Music with Android

I uploaded my whole music library on Google Music (through Google Music Manager) in order to have quick access from the web and sync it with my android phone (Galaxy Nexus). The original size was ...
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How to use Google Music MP3s to set a ringtone/alarm?

I have bought various albums through Google Music cloud service and they are downloaded for offline use on my device. How can I use one of these MP3s as a ringtone or an alarm? It seems that the ...
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Music covers aren't shown correctly

I have copied my mp3 files to my new Google Nexus 7 (Android 4.2.1) via USB into the Music folder. It can be played with Google Play Music (version 4.5.910l.560208), but it is always showing one and ...
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Accessing my Google Play music

Is there an app to access my Google Play music? I can only access it via the browser. The connection is horrible, as well as the interface.
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Songs from Google Play don't show up on phone

I'm trying to make a custom calendar notification on my mom's Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) because the built-in ones are too short for her to hear. This article says I can move a music file to ...
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Stock Google Music app does not scan subdirectory in Android 4.2.1

Is it a bug in Jelly Bean 4.2.1 that subdirectories within the Music directory are not scanned for music files? UPDATE: I just verified that copying using cp or using Nautilus on Ubuntu or Windows ...
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Google music player is missing some settings options

In my Nexus 7 in the Google Play Music when I open the app and choose settings from the menu, only 2 things will show: source licenses music version Where are the other settings? According to ...
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Google music player restores deleted playlist

Why does my Google music player automatically create some of the playlists I deleted before? When I delete a playlist, the playlist appears again after I turn off my Nexus 7 and turn it on again. It ...
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How can I push music to my Android device with Google Play Music?

I want to push music to my Android device running Google Music. Is this possible?
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How do I keep audiobook separate from Google Music?

So every time I add an audiobook to my Nexus7 it automatically put it into google music. And then of course if I'm listening to music I suddenly get part of a story, which is really annoying. I tried ...
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How do you prevent Google Music from importing all .mp3 files on the device?

I'd like to have several audiobooks and/or podcasts on my Nexus 7, but every time I put any MP3 files onto the device, even if I make my own folder for it or some such, Google Music detects them and ...
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Streaming from Google music cloud to wireless speaker or airplay

On my Google Nexus 7, I want to stream music from the Google cloud to a wireless speaker or airplay. I have found lots of apps that can stream to airplay, but none of them can see my Google music ...
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How can I tell Google Play Music to store the audio files on the removable micro SD card (and not on the internal storage)?

How do I set the Google Music Play app to store the local "offline" music on the SD Card? I've used up about 90% of my internal storage. I've looked in the app Settings and don't see any options for ...
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First time with Android, need help with adding media

For Christmas this year I am getting a 16GB (really 10.6 GB) Galaxy Note II, which will be my first Android device after having a slew of iDevices. I have ~12 GB of music in iTunes and Google Music, ...
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LAME3.98 encoded music has foreign title

I copied a couple albums to my Note 2 that have LAME3.98 encoding and they show up with maybe Chinese for the Album and song name, it does this on both the stock music and play music apps, the songs ...
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When I plug my headphones into the Galaxy S 3 it won't let me use Google Play Music

It brings up a notification telling me that headphones have been plugged in and gives me about 5 apps to choose from. I can't change these apps and Play Music isn't one of them. How can I use Google ...
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How to avoid looping the album/playlist automatic?

I use the default "Play Music" music player app (v4.3.605.398337) for listening to music. Whenever it gets to the end of an album/playlist it automatically replays it. I would like to avoid that ...
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Wrong length displayed for audio file

So I have an audio book in a single mp3 file that's over 5 hours long. On my computer all players display it's length correctly, however on my phone Smart AudioBook Player and the Play Music app both ...
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What if I don't want my music on the cloud?

I just got my Nexus 7 tablet and I was trying to load some music/videos to it. I have about 10 gigs worth of .mp3 files with no DRM in my computer. Since this is Android, I figured I would not be ...
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Using Apple Lossless with Google Play Music

I have a lot of music encoded in Apple Lossless (ALAC), but Google Play Music doesn’t seem to support it. Instead Google Play Music supports FLAC, but iTunes doesn’t support it. I don’t care how ...
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Google Play Music offline files cannot be found

So I have a very odd problem. When I mark my songs for offline use in Google Play Music, they download just fine and are available offline. However, when I go to the ...
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Why is Google Music preinstalled outside of the US?

I've noticed on many phones in Canada and I think in the EU nowadays come with Google Music preinstalled. If Google Music is only available in the USA, then why bother putting it on the phone?
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Join/Merge external SD with internal SD card?

I have a Samsung device of 8GB with an SD card of additional 32GB. I'm using many apps that cache data for offline use (mainly Google Play Music), these apps are not smart enough to determine the ...
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Google Play Music limit amount of space it can take on SD card

Google Play Music has the tendency to totally fill up my SD card with cache files for streaming. Now I do like this as 3g connection when travelling can be flaky and this way you minimise re-streaming ...
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Google Play Music remove pinned offline music quicker

When starting with the Google Music (or Play Music) app I've selected quite a few albums for offline syncing over time. Is there a way to quickly get an overview of my offline music and remove it? ...
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Google Music Offline Tracks

I have sort of a follow-up question to a question I asked a little while ago... That question was naively asking where Google Music stores the offline tracks (I've come so far since then), but my ...
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A music widget that works with Google Music streaming and offline service?

I'd like a widget to display playing info and cover art that works with latest Google Music app, more importantly both while playing offline tracks (those marked to be offline, so actually Google ...
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Is there a way to organize the numbered MP3's from Google Play?

Music purchased from Google Play is stored on my phone as untagged, numbered MP3 files. Is there a way to get the information Play has about these MP3 files, then rename them and set the ID3 tag so ...
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How can I turn songs from Google Play Music into ringtones?

Is there a way to easily use music from Google Play Music as ringtones on my phone?
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Can I share my Google Play “cloud” music with a family member?

I've uploaded all of our music to Google's "music in the cloud". I can play it on my Android phone (Droid X). I'd like my wife to be able to play it as well on her HTC Incredible). Is this allowed? ...
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Is Google Play Music the same as the stock Android Music App?

Is Google Play Music (formerly Google Music) the same app as the stock Android Music app? I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.6. I live in a country, Italy, where the Google Play Music service is ...
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Can I remove the .nomedia file from Google Music downloaded music folder?

I'm running version 4.1.511 of the Google Music app. When it downloads songs for offline use they are stored in /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music This folder has a ...
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Where does Google Music store the “offline tracks”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does Google Music store offline songs? I have about 8 gigs of music stored within Google Music, and I recently got sick of streaming (and risking data charges), so ...
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Seeing Huge Amount of Data Usage with Google Music

I have recently purchased the Galaxy Nexus, and I am extremely happy with it. As part of that purchase, I decided to bring all my music into Google Music. So, I've been using Google Music on my way ...
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Where does Google Music store offline songs?

I have a song I want to use for a ringtone, but the Google Music app doesn't let me set it. I've checked on my sdcard/internal storage for a music/google/gmusic etc folder but can't find anything. ...
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Get rid of duplicate songs on phone when using Google Music

I've uploaded my mp3s to Google Music. I also physically have the files on my phone. But now when I use the Google Music app it shows the songs on my sd card and the songs I've uploaded to the cloud. ...
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How to set MP3 ringtone in Android (Nexus S)

I am using Music (latest up to today) and TTPOD as my MP3 players. After Googling, I suppose I can set my MP3 ring tone, by long press on the song through Music application. However, once I long ...
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Cloud music apps won't sync from device to computer?

I have a free Spotify account and can very easily sync music files that are on my computer to my Android device via wifi. But I can't find a way to sync files that are on my Android device back to the ...
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Google Music not available for Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2.1

I have Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.2.1 (Froyo). Lately I got an invite to Google Music. Android app for Google Music requires 2.2.0, however Android Market keep saying my phone is not ...
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Google music not syncing on Nexus S

I received my invite to Google Music a couple weeks ago. I've been using it in the browser since then. My Nexus S however, refuses to sync music. Some people on the web report the same problem but it ...
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Google Music app update in UK

I am UK based and have a Nexus 1 and Nexus S both running stock Android 2.3.4. On both devices, I have a manual update pending for the Music app from Google Inc., but when I go in to the Market to ...