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Questions tagged [google-play-music]

For questions specifically about Google Play Music, the native music app on Android 4.0 (and higher), and the related cloud-based music streaming service.

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Google Play Music keeps putting non-music audio files into my music library

So now all of my audiobooks and ring tones are in there with my songs and there's no way to seperate them even though I keep my music, audiobook and ringtones in separately files on my SD card.
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Why GooglePlay Music app can't play audio files?

I am using Samsung J2 Phone with Marshmallow OS and I have 64GB SD card. But GooglePlay Music app can't play the audio files from the SD Card but it can play from internal storage. I want to know why ...
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Why GooglePlay Music can't play the audio files?

I am using Samsung J2 Phone with Marshmallow OS and it has 64GB SD card (external storage). I am not able to play the audio files (mp3) from the SD card using Google Play Music but I am able to play ...
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Google Play Music on Android 8.1 won't download high-bitrate versions of songs

I'm running Google Play Music 8.16.7620-1.J on Android 8.1 running on a Nokia 6.1, and I'm having a hard time getting high-bitrate music to play back. I've set all the possible streaming and download ...
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Album on google music in wrong order

About a week ago my favorite album disappeared from my library, and when I tried to download it again, all the songs were in the wrong order. I tried creating a new account (from incognito mode on PC) ...
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Bandcamp music transfered to sd card from PC not playing

I bought an album from bandcamp, and then transfered it to my Samsung S4 external SD card (which is brand new). Now when I go to Google Play Music, the first song is present. All the other songs are ...
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How do I reliably access my music library in Google Play music from my car's bluetooth system

i have a Samsung Galaxy S6 and 2015 Mazda. In general, access my music via bluetooth in my car works much better when I disable Google PLay Music and only use the native music app. However, I would ...
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Transferring music to samsung music

I have only recently transferred from using an apple phone to a samsung phone! I have google play music set up but would prefer to use samsung music instead as my music player. How do I transfer music ...
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Android “google play music app”. How force it play ONLY local songs on my phone

How to force "google play music app" play ONLY songs I paid for and downloaded to my phone. In other words how to restrict it from contacting the web and using my data allocation. thank you
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Google Assistant can't start music (not available in country) though I use Google Play Music

I'm using Google Play Music for a few years now, uploaded all my music to it. Today I tried telling Google on my phone to start playing music - e.g "play music" or "play some music", but it said that ...
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restore empty playlists in Google play music Samsung galaxy S8

How do I restore my now empty playlists in Google play music Samsung galaxy S8. I transferred a folder that some playlists were using from internal storage to external SD card. noticed that some ...
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Include voice recording in Google Play Music liabrary

I have few recordings I did using the "SmartRecorder" application of .WAV type. These recordings does not appear on my Google Play Music library. Please help.
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Google play music account switch

I recently moved to Canada and updated my payment profile. How do I change my google music subscription from the old one to the new one WITHOUT losing the saved music, albums etc... Your help would ...
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How do you shuffle google play songs (across albums) that have been downloaded to android phone

I'm new to google play and have just downloaded a good bit of my music to android phone. I like to shuffle but am dismayed to find the only facility for shuffling appears to be within album and not ...
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How can I disable album art on my lock screen?

I'm not a big fan of my lock screen getting hijacked by whatever music app is currently playing. Is there a setting, app, or work around that can disable album art from being displayed on my lock ...
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Google Play Music can't see WMA files on Pixel 2

On my PC, I have a library of WMA files that I have ripped from CDs using iTunes. About 6 months ago I got Google's Pixel phone, and wanted to load a bunch of the music onto my phone. A quick ...
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How do I change music download location if there is no option in Play Music settings?

I have used Google Play Music for the first time and found it VERY annoying. Specifically after paying for an album I now find that Google demanded I subscribe for a monthly fee, which I took the free ...
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Add a custom image to a folder of music

I've copied a folder of music from my PC to my phone. Is there a way I can add a custom image to the music app? Right now it looks like this: Sounds of Rebellion is the name of the folder the music ...
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Google Play Music draining humongous amounts of battery

Around a couple of weeks back, my phone battery started draining really quickly. In the battery settings view, I could see that Google Play Music is consuming huge amounts of battery. I have tried ...
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Is it possible to play music downloaded for offline use from Google Play Music in another player? [duplicate]

As the title says. I am not able to locate the music files in another player, only in Google Play Music. Am I doing something wrong?
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“Unknonwn Artist” only on Google Music with corred ID3 tags

So, before you dismiss this question please continue reading for all the details. I have my music collection on an SD card on my phone. All my music is very well organized, I'm almost OCD about it. ...
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Android Wear odd behavior after factory reset

I did a factory reset on both my phone, and my smartwatch, which has now left me with a few problems, and I'm hoping someone can assist me in resolving them, or help me cope with the agony :( The ...
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Google Play Music Icon Is Incorrect

I was adding songs into my Google Play Music on my Nexus 5X and noticed something: The song icon is incorrect. Look at the following picture: As you can see, I imported the song "Faded", but the icon ...
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Play mp3 files in album order

I have an LG Leon 4G LTE Android smartphone and I want it to play an album. The album I downloaded consists of 116 mp3 soundtrack files, an albumCover.png and an m3u file which contains the correct ...
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Prevent Google Music (but not other players!) from scanning local files

I'm wondering if there exist other options rather than adding the '.nomedia' file - this way I'm hiding the mp3s for all the players I have. But I want just Google Music not to see them, not other ...
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Add Play Music's download folder to the library of Samsung Music?

I use a Galaxy Note 4 (Android 6.0.1), and I like the default music player more than Play Music's player, however, I enjoy to have my music everywhere, and managed by Play Music. I'm looking for a way ...
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Why can I no longer control my music apps with bluetooth peripheral devices (headphones, car controls, etc.)?

I recently RMA'd my old 5X due to a fingerprint scanner failure. With my new phone (still 5X), my bluetooth connected devices will not control my phone's music controls (Google Music and Slacker) ...
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Is there a way to make Android in general play sound a little louder on the right side?

For some reason my earphones have a lower volume on the right side and it throws me off, is there a non-root way to make the phone's audio (at least via earphones) play a little bit louder on the ...
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Transfer downloaded google play music from phone to computer?

I downloaded some music from Google Play on to my phone. Right now I cannot get my (Ubuntu Linux) computer connected to wifi. So my question is if there is any way that I can use a USB/micro USB cable ...
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Copy Album Art from One Song to Rest of Album

I'm uploading music and Google auto-detects some of the artwork, but not all of it. Is there a way to copy the detected artwork to all of the songs in the album?
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Why/How does Google Play music discover all my song file that quick?

I would like to learn and know why Google Play Music able to discover all my media file that quick. So I can implement similar functionality for my own app. In Android system is there some sort of ...
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Move playlist from one application to another in android

So I have Google's Play Music application that I used till now. But since couple of days I'm facing issues with this app, it hangs a lot, doesn't respond to the commands, and I even updated it few ...
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Switch music apps depending on bluetooth connection (car/headphones)

To start, I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and a Galaxy S7. Google Music works best in my car because for whatever reason because I am able to view the "Root" menu and explore artists, songs, playlists, etc. ...
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Google Play Music and SD Card Trouble

I have a Moto G3 with a measly 4GB of storage, so I bought a 32GB SD card. I installed it as internal storage. I have a subscription to Google Play Music and spend alot of time without an internet ...
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Remove down voted songs

When putting music on my phone, I blindly added some albums, but I don't necessarily like all of the songs on the album. My solution has been to simply down vote the songs I don't want as they play. ...
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Ringtones and music not available

I have a Nexus 5X running 6.0.1. I had a custom ringtone at the /Ringtones folder and some music at the /Music folder, and everything worked fine. These two things happened at the same time, not sure ...
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Is music bought from Google Play Music DRM-free?

It is clear to me that with a subscription to Google Play Music you can only play "your" music (either online or offline) with Google Play Music player (see Google music: offline listening after ...
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How can I exclude Sound Recorder files from Music library

I am a fairly new Android user. I am using a Lenovo Vibe K4 Note running Android version 6.0. I have two basic queries related to each other. My first question is about the Google Play music library (...
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Google Play Music frequently flashing in notification bar and notification tray

Recently, Google issued an update for Google Play Music. Now, I frequently see the Google Play Music icon briefly appearing in the Android notification bar (aka status bar). It will appear for about ...
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Error retrieving information from server.[BM-PPH-02]

I am trying to subscribe to Google play music to be able to have a monthly plan, but it keeps showing this: Error retrieving information from server. [BM-PPH-02] please help.I've tried everything.
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Automatically switch to Chromecast audio

I have a group of Chromecast audio devices setup in my house. Is there a way for my phone to automatically start casting when I connect to the same WiFi network? Ideally I want to be able to listen ...
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Android Auto: Google Play Music

So this seems like an obvious "yes, of course it has to" but I can't find anything official that will commit to it. Are all Android Auto consoles guaranteed to support Google Play Music, since it's ...
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Purchased music from Google Play - they are nowhere to be found

I purchased 3 x albums 4 days ago using Play Store. It advised that the purchase was successful and the money was debited from my account - but it never actually said it was downloading anything. ...
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Cannot Shut Google play music

Whenever I go to shut google play music, it does, and then opens again. And again. Et cetera. Reboots do not really help (Play music starts up after a minute) and safe mode makes no difference, ...
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Poweramp access songs from Google Play Music

I have a Google Play Music subscription and I enjoy the unlimited music, but I don't like the audio quality on Google Play Music. I was wondering if it was possible to listen to GPM downloaded songs ...
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What happens to my Google Play Music library when I unsubscribe?

I'm currently shopping for a music streaming service because I'm currently unsatisfied with Spotify, my current service of choice. Lured in by the three month free trial, I'm enjoying Google Play ...
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Can't find music purchased

Had a Motorola x phone which was defective. Lost over 100 songs purchased through Google play. I now have a Samsung 7 edge. How can I find these purchases and download them on this phone? Please,...
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Play Music showing 'wrong' storage usage?

I'm running Marshmallow and I have 4GB internal storage, 32GB SD card. My SD card is formatted as 'internal storage', so Play Music won't allow me to change the destination of downloaded music from ...
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Google Play Music : Error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-7:AEC-0 xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx]

When trying to subscribe to the trial of Google Play Music, I came accross this error. I *had 2 accounts (removed secondly account while trying to resolve issue), primary is the only one active. ...
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How do I cancel my Google Play Music subscription?

I signed up for a trial of Google Play Music but didn't cancel it before the trial period expired. Now it's taking £9.99 from my card every month. How can I make it stop?