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Using Google Play music as an alarm

I downloaded a song from the Play Store to use as my alarm on my S3 but for some reason can't find it. When I go into Play Music it's there along with all my other downloaded music, but when I go into ...
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Wrong playlist order in Google Play Music app

I use the Google Play Music app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.music) to play locally stored music on my Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3. I have created some ...
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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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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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Google Music 'Unknown Artist' only in Android App

So I have an album that for some reason shows up as of an 'Unknown artist' in my library in the Google Music app. I already fixed the tags in Foobar (and also checked them again with MP3Tag) and then ...
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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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Is there any way to find/remove duplicate tracks from Google Play Music?

I have my music from CD in both MP3 and FLAC format. Unfortunately, the Google Music uploader insists on uploading both formats, and so I have duplicate tracks. Is there an app/tool/method to find ...
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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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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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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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How to get fitness apps to locate music on google music

I'm a runner. My music and playlists are on Google Music. I have all of my music downloaded to my device. I can't seem to figure out how to get apps like Runtastic or Nike+ to locate my Google Play ...
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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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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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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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contents of playlists being deleted but playlist files still exist

Sometimes (probably on reset/power-cycle, which I do every now and then) I lost most of the content of my playlists. I have about 15 playlists that I have created. I have put songs in them several ...
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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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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 - 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 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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Sync now-playing with other-devices?

I would like to resume the current track(or just the current playlist) from my phone when switching to the desktop. Is it possible to sync the now-playing playlist, ideally with the position in the ...
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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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Google Play Music Stopped Syncing Randomly

It was working fine until this morning. I "synced" songs from my computer to Google Play Music but it won't show up on my device anymore. Further in Google Play Music settings the first option is to ...
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Trouble playing music on the play music app?

So I'm trying to play songs off of the play music app on my galaxy s3 with my wifi and mobile data turned off, but basically half off my songs are greyed out and I'm unable to listen to them, but then ...
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Google Play Music won't use Wi-Fi

Samsung Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean, 4.1.2. Doing a trial of All Access, but it won't use Wi-Fi. If I click download/stream via Wi-Fi only, I get a message that it can't play without Wi-Fi even ...
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Song lyrics on Samsung Galaxy SIII

I've got a basic question relating to music files downloaded from Google Play. I want to know, if I purchase a song or an album from Google Play, then does the .mp3 file, or, supposedly, each of the ...
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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 ...