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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Shuffle songs across albums on Google Play 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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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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Syncing music from device to cloud with Google Play Music

On my Android device, I've recently downloaded some music. The Google Play Music app recognized the music, and shows it within the app. However, I am not sure how to sync this new music from my ...
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How to remove a podcast from showing up in Google Play?

I have ensured that I deleted any downloaded episodes. I have unsubscribed from the podcast from within the app. I have confirmed that I am not subscribed via the web portal. Podcast still shows ...
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Purchased music won't play without wifi

Why won't the songs I purchase from Google play actually play without wifi? I have set the settings to download without wifi. I don't care about the data. I don't like waiting until I get home to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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Download transfer question

I downloaded a music album from the Google playstore on my Samsung phone. How do I transfer that album to my Samsung Music App?
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How to show media controls on lock screen when playing music?

I'm using 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 shows, as if I am not playing music at all. ...
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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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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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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. I'...
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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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How does one remove a single song from a downloaded album?

I have purchased an album on the play store and downloaded the entire album to my Android device, through the Play Music app. I want all of the songs from that album on my device, except for one. If ...
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Unable to clear user data in Google Play Music

Google Play music occupies more than 1GB on my mobile phone. As you can see in the screenshot below, User Data accounts for most storage around ~1GB. When I press the Clear Data button, the screen ...
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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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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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audio book stops when phone moves

I'm trying to use my new phone (LG Revel 4)to listen to an audio book. After earphones plugged in and audio started, I turn off the screen to prevent hardware buttons from being engaged, playback ...
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Using Google Play Music on Galaxy S6 WITHOUT starting subscription

This is so annoying. I am trying to add music to my mothers Galaxy S6 and play it with the default player: Google Play Music. But despite getting all the files onto the phone in the music directory, I ...
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Android Auto - Google Play Music plays random songs instead of music from personal playlist after giving Voice command

I use Android Auto primarily for music, to listen while driving in R-Link2. Recently, when I use push to talk(VR) to play the song which was paused earlier, a new song from a random browse station get ...
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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 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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Sync _all_ music in Google Play Music to local storage

This might sound a little crazy, but I'd like to sync my entire Google Play Music collection to my external SD card on my Galaxy S5. Is there a setting in Google Play Music which will sync everything? ...
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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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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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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 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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Can other apps play music from my Google Music library?

I have uploaded my song collection to Google Play Music, and use my phone to listen to them. Now, if I copy the original music files directly to my phone storage, I can then use any app I want to ...
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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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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 to remove a song from Google Play Music without removing it from the storage?

I recently added a couple of ringtones and notification sounds to my phone by placing them into my storage's Ringtone and Notification directories respectively, and I can select them from the sound ...
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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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Prevent apps from pausing Google Play Music

Some applications tend to pause my music. I know it is paused because the Google Play Music widget shows the play button and pressing it resumes the song. Is it possible to remove that function or ...
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Wrong playlist order in Google Play Music app

I use the Google Play Music app to play locally stored music on my Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3. I have created some playlists in standard extended m3u format on my computer and transferred them ...
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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?