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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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Cannot delete podcast on Google Play

I have searched and searched but cannot find an answer. When I attempt to select a podcast from my library by tapping on the orange circle with the white check mark, it only downloads the podcast. I ...
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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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Contents in Player lists automatically disappear

I have redmi 3s prime running on marshmallow android version. I observed one thing with the Google music player. I created 3 player lists each one containing 20 songs on an average. Whenever I connect ...
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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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Can't download purchased music

I purchased a song from Google Music and was given the option to add it to a play list but not to download it. I added it to a play list but that playlist doesn't work if I'm using downloaded music ...
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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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Android TV issues with Google Play Music

I just got a Sony X900e. First thing I noticed was under the DISCOVER bar in the MY APPS section, I do not see Google Play Music as an app to add. I can launch the App under the HOME and APPS ...
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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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Playlist in OTG drive

How can I use a music player to play music from my OTG flash drive, or is there any way I can create a playlist, it doesn't show up in any music player, I have to play using File manager which is ...
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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 to Chromecast not working anymore

Not 3 days ago, I was able to cast from my Google play music to my chromecast (first generation). Now it isn't working. This is on a Samsung Galaxy S5, TMobile. If it even works, the chromecast only ...