Google Play Music

Google Play Music

100,000,000 - 500,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Fast sync and download
  • Easy to use
  • It runs smoothly
  • It allows you to perform same things that web version
Cons
  • We're missing some features: equalizer, select sound quality, smart playlist....
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Expert's Review
7.5
Great

"Google Music, the revolution is coming"

Reviewed by / Aug 08, 2013

Music is the official Google music app for Android

Google Music is an online music streaming service that allows you to sync your music to the cloud and play it on your desktop computer or on any other Android device. Actually you can add songs from your computer or from your mobile device (or both) to the cloud and access over 20 million songs if you get All Access subscription.That means, you will be able to listen to the songs you upload to the cloud and the default music that Google has left open for everyone.

Music for Android is set in an intuitive layout, with that typical Google's minimalist touch. Maybe for that reason it runs so smoothly. There are 5 tabs on the top: Artists, Albums, Songs, Playlists, Genres. From the app you can manage almost everything that you can do in the web version: search/play a song/album/artist, add/delete a new playlist, shop for artist, check other albums of that artist, play shuffle, sort by and organize to your whim.

From preferences, you can set basic playing option as "only download music to play offline over WiFi", or "Store music in cache" when streaming. You can also select those albums that you want to play offline in order to save data connection when you aren't over WiFi.

The sound quality overtakes other online music streaming services. However, the app is way too simple, and it could be improved in this point. However, if this improvement implies make it running slower, we prefer it simple and fast. The sync is fast as well as the navigation through menus. We don't understand though why it changes its background color sometimes, and we didn't find how to set it.

Google Music is already one of the best online streaming music service, specially regarding sound quality, fast sync and music management.

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Developer's original description available here
Google Play Music makes it easy to discover, play and share the music you love on Android and the web.

With our new All Access service, you can play millions of songs on Google Play, listen to radio with no limits, and enjoy playlists handcrafted by our music experts.

With both All Access and Standard, the Google Play Music app lets you listen to your music collection anywhere. All your music is stored online, so no need to worry about syncing, storage space or offline playback.

All Access features:
* Listen to unlimited songs
* Create custom radio from any song, artist or album
* Enjoy radio without skip limits
* Get smart recommendations based on your tastes

All Access and Standard features:
* Add up to 20,000 of your own songs from your personal music collection
* Access your music anywhere without syncing, and save your favorites for offline playback
* Experience music without ads
* Buy new music on Google Play (18M+ songs)
* Share a free full play of the songs you purchase from Google Play with your friends on Google+.
* Learn more about availability of Google Play Music at https://support.google.com/googleplay/?p=availability
* Learn more about Google Play at http://play.google.com/about/music

Recently changed in this version

v5.4.1413N
* You can now start radio stations based on your playlists
v5.4.1409N
* Added the ability to pin radio stations. You'll now be able to listen to your offline radio stations even when you don't have any connection
* Added 'Play next' in the context menu
* Lots of shuffle and unshuffle fixes
* The queue understands and shows what you are playing from (playlist, album, etc)


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Comments and ratings for Google Play Music
  • (64)

    by War Druid on 14/04/2014

    It's just plain craps I hated it and they could learn from winamp on how a player should work

  • (64)

    by Amanda Sterr on 14/04/2014

    Can't play my music because all my paid for music is saved under random artist. So nothing matches up. My Drake album shows up under Lana del Ray..

  • (64)

    by Juanita Robles on 14/04/2014

    Now when I try to listen to my music my phone restarts itself or doesnt lock what the hell?!

  • (64)

    by Paul Johnson on 14/04/2014

    Thumbs up

  • (64)

    by Kiki Nicole on 14/04/2014

    But hard to find your way around and it's hard to see how to download music, but once you get the hang of it it is easier.

  • (64)

    by Stephanie Dickinson on 14/04/2014

    Resource heavy. Widgets need

  • (64)

    by Ole Olson on 14/04/2014

    While this App certainly has some great potential, there are some bugs that plague the experience. Using a Macbook computer and Nexus 5 (Android Kitkat) combination. I assemble my playlists on iTunes, and have it set to automatically update in the cloud