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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Google Play Music is the only app that produces a “Browse” button on my car stereo

If I connect my phone via Bluetooth to my car, and then play music using the Google Play Music app, the car shows a Browse button, which allows me to navigate through artists and albums with the car's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Explorer ...
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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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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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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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music is stuttering

So I have a zte z557bl running android 7.1.1 and ive been using google play music, but every time I would open a app, open the notification bar, lock my phone or go to the home screen, it would stop ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...