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How can I pin offline tracks at a lower bitrate with Google Play Music?

I'm using an HTC One S running Android 4.2 (actually Cyanogenmod 10.1). I recently uploaded my entire music library to Google Play Music, and have started using the Google Music app on my phone. ...
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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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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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Google Play Music - Edit tags of Remotely Stored Music?

I am often surprised by the treatment of MP3 names by the native music player, Play Music. Fairly frequently albums are split, or unexpected titles pop up, etc. I am pretty meticulous about ID3s in my ...
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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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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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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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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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What is google play music and why does it constantly load?

Why does google play music start up, and what does it do? I have some music on my phone but am happy with the basic music player and have no need for or want to access music online.
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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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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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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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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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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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How to renew Google Play Music All Access from Android?

I got the 30 days free trial for Google Play Music All Access, but I cancelled it. I'd like to renew it. How can I? I can't find a way. Here's an image: ]1
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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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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 ...
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Music lockscreen controls

I'm on a Nexus 4, when I play music from the Play music app, the full screen lock screen music controls or music art will not show only the lock screen as if I am not playing music at all. I do have ...
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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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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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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 Music Gapless Playback Works on my Galaxy Nexus but not my HTC One?

I've recently started using Google Music on my phone but gapless playback isn't working. I listen to a lot of mixed, electronic music albums where it's absolutely essential that it's totally seamless ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Google Play Music freezes the touch screen

I'm running a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I'm having intermittent issue with the touch screen freezing and no longer responding to any touches. The power button works, as does the home key. The volume ...
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Use music stored for offline playing from Google Play as ringtone/alarm

How do I use music stored for offline playing from Google Play as ringtone/alarm? I have tried the following: Then when you go to set your ringtone/alarm/notification, use the ES File ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 do you see the full name of a track in Google Music?

For podcasts with a long name, it sucks not to be able to see the full name of the track. How do you see the full name of a track in Google Music?
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Get online playlist onto device without having to download music to device since all music is already stored locally

Have a Galaxy Note II with a 64gb micro SD card. I have a decent amount of music, but not so prohibitively large that it couldn't all fit on my SD card. When I first got my phone I dumped my itunes ...
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Android play music cannot hear when opening for the first time

I am running Android 4.2-jelly-bean on cm10.1. When I start the play music, and play a song, it behaves as if the song is playing except there's no sound. I have to exit the app, long press the home ...
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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 ...