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google play Music gives you millions of songs and thousands of playlists for any situation. Powered by google, we serve up music based on where you are and why you’re listening, getting smarter and more assistive as we get to know your tastes. Subscribe to create playlists, listen offline, and get ad-free YouTube Music with YouTube Music Premium (where available). Free Features: *Radio based on songs, artists, and albums, plus thousands of playlists hand-crafted by music experts (free n the U.S. and Canada; requires subscription elsewhere) *Recommendations based on taste, activity, mood, location, and more *Storage and streaming for up to 50,000 songs from your personal collection, at no cost Subscription Features: *Ad-free, uninterrupted listening *On-demand access to over 40 million songs *Offline listening *YouTube Music Premium membership at no additional cost (where available) *The family plan, where up to six family members get google play Music for one low price (where available) Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Love it
by beiditnjfsios on 2019/02/20 17:51
I love how most of it is free and let’s pick songs and has great settings. I also love how well it cooperates with me!
Good music app. Even better if bundled with YouTube.
by Hector Art on 2019/02/20 15:12
I’ve tried them all and I keep coming back to this app. I fell like the selection is bigger on Google Music Ply, except for Spotify. But the thing that makes it the best is the ability to bundle with YouTube Premium.
Uselessness
by fgyt:$* on 2019/02/20 15:00
It’s been charging me monthly for years and I have requested that they discontinue the service but the will not !!
Great Alternative to Apple Music
by Sid J. on 2019/02/19 22:59
You can upload your own music and have your entire collection of music with you for free!
Problema para streaming
by Rammdav on 2019/02/18 23:31
No me deja desautorizar mis equipos anteriores, cabe mencionar que mínimo al año cambio 2 veces y tengo 2 equipos lo que me causa problema para poder utilizar correctamente la app, en mis equipos nuevos. Lo peor es que estoy pagando la membresía mensual
Awful, just awful
by Luongshot on 2019/02/18 00:59
The music get interrupted by random weird music as ads during times when I am trying to listen to peaceful music to do homework or relax. I would give this app a 0 star if I could. Do yourself a favor and find a different music app.
Love it
by drongcat on 2019/02/17 14:50
ITS THE BEST!
Love
by lewisk9191 on 2019/02/16 22:06
I love Music
Nice
by dianredd on 2019/02/16 01:00
Music
missing some critical carplay features
by Zach az on 2019/02/16 00:04
no thumbs up/thumbs down functionality? no ability to store my favorite radio stations- just “recents?” duplicative features with YT Music? Please get with the program, Google
Hurt my soul
by Zombie Flikr on 2019/02/15 23:33
Little to no support , unable to renew subscribe without redownloading app Over 2000 songs in my favorites / thumbs up removed for no reason , no support contact information on site to discuss issue . Had family plan for years has been my favorite for me and my family but I don’t know if I can go through this again.
Good app but some issues and bugs
by jabman409 on 2019/02/15 16:39
Used on android and never had any issues but the apple version of the app has some annoying, but not major issues and bugs that could be corrected. 1. Why is it that when on android, you can just drag and drop songs to edit the queue, but I have to manually click edit queue, long press and drag the song to a new location and then turn off edit queue on IOS? 2. When removing a song from the queue the red circle in edit queue mode doesn’t work, and swiping the song to remove it just removes the previous song and messes up the queue. Pretty sure this is a bug.
Need help please
by TiffanyNF on 2019/02/14 23:00
I’m using iPhone and can’t find how to contact for troubleshooting please help, we are having problems with our family plan
Legs
by nyecholas on 2019/02/14 19:39
I lost my legs, but not my ability to hear
Goodie
by dani_gomez84 on 2019/02/14 03:32
This app is very good and has new music Almost every time I go on and can be good for many things
Really nice app
by Porquees on 2019/02/13 20:14
All the time I have used this app it has been a very easy to use and easy to listen to music
Google music is not good at all
by WICKEYK on 2019/02/13 18:30
Literally doesn’t work 🤷🏼‍♂️
Why need to verify from Bangladesh
by RifatChowdhury on 2019/02/13 10:53
google is for all users .. still we are facing issues from bangladesh. If the setup is not available in Bangladesh then make it a download limited app or make sure we can join from the phone.
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by Gavinandjorgensen on 2019/02/13 01:58
This is a good app. The one problem I have is any songs in Travis Scott's Astroworld can't play it always says try again later but it NEVER works
Not working at all on iPad 5th generation
by elfmonster on 2019/02/12 16:33
Try using this on iPad. I dare you. Screen goes black and stays black. I uninstalled and re installed. Same issue. It’s not like I’m paying for this service or anything. Remember when google cared about quality? I barely can.
Love it, needs fixes
by LukinNola on 2019/02/11 20:29
This is the app I use. It suits my needs as a person who can’t afford to pay for a subscription. iPhone user, but prefer this to Apple Music, etc. I would love specifically the phone version so much more if I could: Be warned if trying to add a song to a playlist that already has the song. Remove songs from playlists. Re-sort playlists and queues. When going to or leaving app the music tends to “skip” or sometimes pause altogether.
Great selection, buggy app
by davidh048 on 2019/02/11 15:53
I appreciate fully the value of a premium subscription, especially since it has the side effect of removing ads in YouTube. The musical selection has been, in my experience, unmatched by other subscription services. However, the biggest issue I have is the bug in the iOS app. Downloaded albums sometimes refuse to play without data/WiFi. I pay by the gig so I don’t allow Play Music to use my cellular data, so this is a relatively frequent one for me. I’ll download an album I’m excited to listen to on a car trip, go to load it, and when I open it up, it won’t load at all (no album artwork or songs listed). Many of my other downloaded albums will play - there’s no way of predicting which won’t. (And yes, I have checked to make sure that it was, in fact, downloaded)
Super good
by bsbsbdbdbdbbd on 2019/02/11 06:32
This app is really great and helps me calm down whenever I am stress.
I run a podcast and I can't even find it
by Profoundnyc on 2019/02/11 05:07
The links don't open up a link in the all and when I search for my own Podcast now I just get random videos. This app has been slowly falling apart and idk why. Update. I actually wrote that 1 year ago and I am having the same issue. I cannot find my podcast through the app but online it shows up fine. What's going on for real?
Pretty Bad
by Tommy05789644 on 2019/02/11 01:27
When I transitioned from iPhone to android, I had to move my music library from iTunes to android Google play. Since then I have gone back to iPhone and have generally been using Spotify for most of my music needs, however a lot of my “CD music” is still with android Google play. That’s being said Spotify and Google play are not comparable, Spotify is well beyond Google play. Google play’s functionality is well below that of Spotify’s. I have no capacity with my headphones to skip to the next song or repeat part of a song with Google play. The app doesn’t recognize these commands. Also, Google play’s buffering times are considerably slower than Spotify’s, even when on WiFi.
Good but not great
by Tehevilsmurf on 2019/02/11 00:25
My husband pays for YouTube Red so Google Play Music is the only music app I use now, but I prefer Spotify to Google. I used to pay for Spotify and we didn't see a point to having both paid subscriptions. I wish you could share playlists with other users, like you could when I switched over on Spotify.
Listening for music
by FastAfwe on 2019/02/10 01:15
Only issue is you don’t have the option to actually allow your microphone pick up a song so you can save it
Bad app
by Kreativity Gh on 2019/02/09 15:21
Not working don't waist ur precious data on it
Average service, app is subpar
by Thatguywiththeiphone on 2019/02/09 00:48
Listen, nothing is wrong with this app, everything works as intended. But, this app suffers from google design. Odd app navigation, no Siri shortcuts (google maps support shortcuts), no watch app. Again, it works fine, it’s just so underwhelming and the music catalog is lacking when compared to its rivals. Meh.
Horrible! Crashing & bugs
by Rodriguez,R on 2019/02/08 04:32
iphone 8 plus ios 12.1.4 application crashing
Horrible user interface
by Bill525 on 2019/02/07 17:57
Hard to search. Very unpleasant to use. Won’t download over cellular. I may end up switching back to Apple Music just so I won’t have to use this terrible app.
Good not great
by dynffkbdfi on 2019/02/07 03:58
Could be more user friendly. Seems kind of stiff for user interface. Would benefit from a night mode
Fix Radio
by Glock Lesner on 2019/02/06 20:43
Just because I want to start a radio station from a song does NOT mean I want to hear that song again. Pleas fix this.
CarPlay Issues
by rvb25 on 2019/02/06 05:24
This could be an Apple issue, but since I don’t expect them to resolve my Google Play Music issues, I figured I would encourage Google to provide some bug fixes when using your music app with the Apple CarPlay platform. Specifically, I need these issues to be resolved for use in my 2018 Silverado which uses MyLink. My google play music app has trouble displaying all of my music content, including radio stations, playlists, etc. The music itself will play if I hit play on the phone, but once I’m driving there’s no safe way for me to switch a playlist or listen to a podcast, etc because the info simply won’t display. It will read “could not connect (null).” Again, I think this may be on Apple (MyLink worked fine with Android Auto), but hopefully Google can provide an update to resolve these issues. I imagine Chevy MyLink is used by millions of people, probably worth it to try a 3rd party fix for your subscription service - or else I might have to switch to Apple Music simply to use the feature safely while driving.
Best music app ever
by chat noirXladybug on 2019/02/05 11:49
I have no problems at all with this app I listen to music everyday because of this app
Mediocre on its own, trash in CarPlay
by TheKis3r on 2019/02/04 20:25
Missing some key feature for no reason compared to the Android version. Two most notable are the ability to re-arrange your queue and the Equalizer. I also constantly experience the app pausing songs at random for a couple of seconds before it starts playing it again. In CarPlay it's unusable. The nav doesn't even show up about 80%+ of the time. If you tap where a nav item should be you get an error message about "(null)." (I don't remember the exact message but that's part of it), there's no way to view the queue, no way to shuffle or repeat, no way to thumbs up or down, when you select a playlist on the rare occasion the nav works the playlist fails to load more often than not, and I know there's a couple others I'm not remembering. Basically you have to use the app on your phone if you're going to use Play Music because it doesn't work in CarPlay and when it does it's so limited you can't do what you wanted to do anyway.
does not work in ios please fix
by Dumbed-down on 2019/02/04 18:09
I like this music player and being able to upload my own MP3s. Terribly buggy please fix
Now I can listen to music
by anthony nick on 2019/02/04 16:49
A good app I have a good day to day day and I have to get a good nights straight to sleep I have been to this app since I was in college I have to get a coffee and I have a great time in a great time and I
Can’t find music
by Jimmy is the poo on 2019/02/04 04:39
When I type in a song name in the search bar it will say “no results found” and have a loading symbol for 3-5 minutes until the song will show up. Very poor compatibility with IPhone.
Pretty good
by eeveep. on 2019/02/04 00:10
It’s sort of confusing sometimes, but it’s nice. I just need to know what that red, boxed ‘e’ is next to some songs.
Currently broken for iPad Pro
by jdigi411 on 2019/02/03 19:08
Music randomly stops, have to go back to the app to press play again. Some tracks don’t even play then skip forward so I have to skip back then they will play. Great service, god awful iOS app.
Put it out of its misery already.
by Wallix on 2019/02/03 13:01
Will guys just “Old Yeller” this abomination already? This app is a tremendous piece of garbage compared to its competition. If you’re moving everyone to YouTube Music - fine. All I ask is that I keep my playlists and please don’t end support for the Google Play Music hardware (the piece that hooks into the audio receiver). I feel like I read every day that Google is ending the Google Play Music app, but it never seems to happen. Sh^t or get off the pot, Google.
Please Keep This App
by bill the soundtrack buyer on 2019/02/03 10:07
Please keep this app, I’ve been using it since launch and YouTube music is a mess and destroyed my YouTube playlists. Google play music is fantastic and my boyfriend and I will be sad if Google removes it as we have built memories with various playlists over the years.
Delete from playlist
by anon78193 on 2019/02/03 03:58
Every time I try to delete a song from my playlist, it doesn’t delete the song but instead deletes a random song from my playlist. It really seems to hate lil uzi...
Why was casting to Roku removed???
by NotAnExpertButClose on 2019/02/03 01:49
Why o’ why?????? Casting is available with YT music and not Google Play Music - just plain evil
What I thing about google play music
by zahra falatoonzadeh on 2019/02/02 22:36
The app is so good it has the best songs.
Horrible app
by HarleyTheMinx on 2019/02/02 17:34
The app has to be the worst for music streaming. You can’t upgrade to the pay service once you have signed in to it. Tried to delete and reinstall however because I have already downloaded once you can’t upgrade.
No way to like / thumbs-up a song while driving (CarPlay)
by prauv on 2019/01/31 03:18
No way to like / thumbs-up a song while driving (CarPlay)
It’s good generally but it crashes a lot
by Aimalohi on 2019/01/30 05:45
1) This app isn’t attractive in the way that other music platforms are. 2) It can be confusing the use when you first start. It’s not a very user-friendly interface 3) IT CRASHES A LOT. If I play a song and leave the app, it stops for a while then picks up again and stays okay as long as I don’t open the app again. If I do, the app crashes totally. Occasionally (like today) the songs kept breaking briefly (for about a second to three seconds at a time). This app has been crashing for almost as long as I’ve been using it. I got a new phone and things were good for almost three months and recently (a week or so ago), I had to start using that work-around where I don’t open the app a second time to avoid crashing. I honestly much prefer the web player. It’s more attractive and doesn’t crash.
Laggy scrolling
by Murimoney on 2019/01/29 18:24
I paid for the subscription on my android phone which I still use, so to work seemlessly on both operating systems since I just bought an iPhone, I decided to download it on my iphone. The UI is a lag fest, especially when scrolling. I could literally see my screen tearing. Pls fix this!!!
Should not be called "Play Music"
by frankz00 on 2019/01/29 04:39
Because it does not "Play Music" in any real way. It skips tracks consistently and if you try to stream to Google Chromecast (made by the same company), it just stops mid track! No error, no explanation, just stops! This app is a total miss and a total mess. There is nothing else I can give it but ONE STAR!!!
Awesome
by Kgten on 2019/01/28 23:41
Like it
Used to be great
by fbenbrjk on 2019/01/26 18:13
When google bought songza it was improved and continued to be great. However with the recent forced update google has put in ads every 2-3 songs and it is terrible. Such a way to ruin a great platform. Not enjoyable anymore. Such a shame. Rather go pay Apple.
Good and bad mostly bad
by Andrae0420 on 2019/01/25 19:21
Not really liking the app. no more 15$ a month for you guys from me
Are we getting an Update?
by MtarTDi on 2019/01/25 18:07
This service is awesome, but needs to get with the times! I google lyrics all the time and would love to have them in the app! Every other app has lyrics for most of the songs. Radio stations could be better. Would love to see a big update from google to at least add the lyrics, it just feels like this app is always an afterthought for them
Coming from Apple Music this was a GREAT choice
by Que Charles on 2019/01/25 01:50
I LOVE the feature where you type in a song, and it automatically creates a radio station from the song after the requested song plays.... the music choices are always ON POINT! Songs i totally forgot about end up in the mix. I will say I’m not a fan of the stretched cover art for the songs, but that’s the only negative with this app
Will this ever be updated? No support for new iPhone resolutions.
by GeneralM92 on 2019/01/24 13:53
Breaks Siri while using Car Play. And since Google hasn’t updated it in 2 months, I’m guessing they never will.
Needs more
by Sav1091 on 2019/01/23 00:24
Needs to be more complete. It’s missing complete albums from artists.
Awesome app
by horseloverava on 2019/01/22 23:41
This app is awesome and I love music so it fits me
Sad
by Ben Lar on 2019/01/22 23:02
So many bugs I’m amazed they allow it on the App Store.
CarPlay bugs need fixed ASAP
by thoSSeSSeSS on 2019/01/22 02:03
CarPlay bugs galore make for a dangerous drive. Outlined below. I’ll remove this once fixed. Driving 2017 Volvo S90. -Blank menu upon launch - Often have to disconnect and reconnect -Totally screws up Siri controls from the steering wheel - Cannot give Siri ANY commands -When on the Now Playing screen, if you select the next song it often leaves the Now Playing screen and goes to the menu screen - Music is still playing, then after going back to Now Playing it often goes right back to the menu CarPlay Suggestions -Needs Shuffle!!! I’m going to crash because I keep going to my phone -Needs THUMB UP and THUMBS DOWN -Ability to search any artist - Again, going back to the phone while driving is dangerous
Disappointing
by UniCit on 2019/01/21 20:38
I get frustrated by Apple’s walled garden restrictions and the apparent inability of all of these big players to play nice with each other for the sake of the consumer.
Works great but needs Siri functionality for 5 stars
by Hyga on 2019/01/21 15:06
I have used Google Play Misic for a while now and it is an awesome app. Google will store a lot of your own music and you can subscribe in the same manner as you would with Spotify or Pandora. I personally prefer Google Play Music. The only issue I have is that if I’m in the car I can’t use Siri to play my playlists. It would be really helpful if they’ve added that functionality. Then it wold be worth 5 stars for me.
too glitchy
by radicaljdrizzel on 2019/01/20 08:30
I can’t even delete songs off my playlists anymore it just pops back up. Really ugly outline.... Maybe if you guys would actually give this app a real update it could be way better. Don’t add anything just fix all the glitches and maybe make it look more nicer and sleek. it’s crap compared to apple music & spotify but my mom has the family plan so...
Still have old music from my last phone
by cubic gaming on 2019/01/19 20:56
Glad I was able to keep my music that I had from my last phone. The app is good except you can’t buy music from here. If I wanted to buy music, then I have to go to my android tablet to buy music. Do it would be great if you can buy music on the app.
fix casting issues
by theman1139114 on 2019/01/19 19:48
casting to chrome cast audio all of a sudden doesn’t work unless i begin playing a song first on my phone and then connect while it’s already in progress.
Great app falls short
by Eckka on 2019/01/19 17:46
Lovvve the app but it has a couple issues. Sometimes it’ll cut off for no reason and I have to go back to the app which has apparently crash and find the song I was jamming to whilst driving. Another thing although it’s a great music app it fails in comparison with others such as Apple Music which has the read the lyrics option and the search by lyrics option. Other than that I think this is a really good music app
Hate the changes
by Jacobthegreat123- on 2019/01/19 06:11
Recently got an iPhone after being an android user. Loved having the app. But I accidentally clicked cancelled subscription and there was no undue button. When I tried to resume my subscription I found out I don’t get YouTube Premium for free anymore. Extremely disappointed and upset that I’d been having google play for 4 years and now I can’t even get premium for free anymore. Switching to Apple Music
Please fix CarPlay!
by TClev on 2019/01/19 02:08
I really like the app, but it’s practically unusable in My Chevy Equinox. Most of the pages give some null error or don’t show up at all.
Thank you!
by slbmd on 2019/01/18 20:26
Great service. Great quality entertainment!
Lacks features
by Death pan on 2019/01/18 19:13
It lacks basic features like sort by new releases by a certain genre. And a few songs refuse to play at all.
Still can’t browse new releases by Genre
by barrosomarco on 2019/01/18 12:33
Please Google... please!! Bring back the ability to sort/browse new releases by genre. This was one of the best features of this app, but at the moment we are limited to a list only pop/rap. That would make this a 5-star service in my eyes.
Decent app with a few problems
by PacoGrandeDos on 2019/01/17 04:49
This app functions well and has a good amount of music compared to other music streaming services. Though, the app functions more poorly than both Spotify and Apple Music. Fix your app, Google. It’s so dysfunctional that it’s bad. I’ve subscribed to Apple Music simply because the app does not work like I want it to. The scrolling is glitchy and the general UI is scrappy and unpleasant.
Easy
by Arodriguez0ok on 2019/01/17 03:12
Very easy to use , good matching music and wide variety
Randomly logged out
by Vbieo384 on 2019/01/16 03:33
I was using this app for 1 year and suddenly it just logged me out is it because I was sharing accounts with my cousin or is it something else? PLEASE I NEED ANSWERS!!!
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by miguel395911 on 2019/01/16 02:29
This is a cool app!
Google Music App
by emankcinsitaken on 2019/01/15 23:45
Integrates well with Google assistant and my LG Thinq speaker, all is needed is to say “Hey Google, Play Music.”
Amazing until new update...
by McLovin2169 on 2019/01/15 14:52
This app was my no.1 for streaming and downloading music. I really liked it but this new update broke everything. After every song the app stutters and then crashes completely. This only started happening with the new update so I feel that’s the problem. If you could fix this I’d sure be happy to raise my star rating and review. I’m running the newest version of iOS 12 and have the iPhone 7plus thanks!
Google took $10 and never gave it back
by Daeizm on 2019/01/15 13:32
Google Play music took $10 and didn’t return it to my account even after saying they would as they acknowledged the mistake! And I didn’t even get my service back!
Crashes!
by Ally0217 on 2019/01/14 05:58
This is a decent desktop experience but the app is extremely different. It took me three different times to add 1 song to a playlist because of the crashes. It crashes so much that it is unusable at this point with all the resources that google has this is disappointing. They obviously didn’t expect anyone getting a membership because that’s where these problems mainly occur just get Spotify.
Just stopped working
by Tryin2getcoins on 2019/01/13 22:25
I’ve had this app for more than 2 years now and loved using it whenever I work out or I’m in my garage working on my car. It worked just fine up until a few days ago and now all it says is “it’s easy to get an account search for google play music and sign up on our website” I’ve had to switch to pandora or iHeartRadio. When is google going to fix this issue?
Good to have this
by amliten on 2019/01/13 20:00
I love this app
CarPlay is a real issue
by ZwanQ on 2019/01/13 18:25
I’ve used GPM off and on for years and found it to be a pretty good app. Primarily this is a great deal for the YouTube benefit you get in addition. However, now that my car has Sync 3 and I use CarPlay, GPM is a disaster. Half the time the app just crashes and the other half of the time it launches with partial functionality. About the only thing that works is “now playing”. Trying to find any music via CarPlay is virtually impossible without going to your phone, which is not safe and defeats the whole purpose of CarPlay. If it weren’t for the fact that the rest of my family loves GPM and YouTube premium without CarPlay, I would switch back to Apple Music.
Hate it
by Hope Nightstar on 2019/01/12 18:48
I can never play the songs I want, only the radio things. It’d be nice if I could listen to actual songs instead of radios named after the songs
Good When It Works
by Lugate' on 2019/01/12 00:30
I often get an error “Can’t play right now. Please try again later.” Message and for the first time, it was continuous even though all other online services like Pandora were available. They could have a weak or failing infrastructure within Google’s Cloud (GCP) or we’re down hard and unavailable service today 1/11/2019 @ 4:29pm PDT.
Too bad
by nawa star on 2019/01/11 16:15
I can’t even open this app
Google play music
by jazzy cat the rainbow on 2019/01/10 23:51
I like your app
PewDiePie songs are gone
by Bob Who Eats Corn On The Cob on 2019/01/10 22:30
It was good, but then they removed his diss track on T-series.
Library deleted overnight/BUGS EVERYWHERE
by Soureight on 2019/01/10 15:38
THIS APP IS AWFUL For a paid service this has to be one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Albums I download seemingly disappear overnight, some albums download with 5 songs each in some bizarre bug. Often the songs you download won’t play even when your offline. Album covers will get distorted or not even load at all. Seriously google fix this or I’m moving to Spotify or just pirating music again.
Was good-
by Chan_Vintage1a on 2019/01/10 07:50
I have had this issue for awhile now and it is very irritating. The app is overall a wonderful fun app. It would be nice to play a playlist of the thumbs up album (which is restricted) and it would be nice to select songs to listen to- but I am not complaining. I never did complain and quickly got over these inconveniences until another problem came. Suddenly it asks me to sign in. I don’t want to sign in. I never did and never will. Even if I try signing in it won’t let me. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app but it still demands that I sign in. This is excruciatingly irritating. Please fix this. The app never asked for me to sign in and now it does.😰☹️☹️
Extremely Slow Even on iPad Pro...
by eno - z on 2019/01/09 18:25
This is the most disappointing Google app on iOS by far. The crippling sluggishness in performance is just insane. It has been in this state for about a year now. The YouTube app was close to this for a while but got a whole lot better later on. Google Play Music however seems to not get any updates in performance. It lags like crazy on a 2017 iPad Pro 12.9, I mean come on! It’s just borderline unusable and it’s disgusting to think Google made this! I’m keeping it around for my music collection but I believe a year from now the app won’t go past its loading screen from all the slowdown accumulating over time with no update to improve its performance. What a disappointment.
Very frustrating
by KWoolwine on 2019/01/09 15:24
I have been using Google Play for many many years. I use it because it seems to be louder than Slacker Radio it Spotify. But, my songs randomly get deleted off my library when I do not delete them. But the biggest issue is that it will not allow you to RENAME A FREAKING PLAYLIST NAME!! I have an iPhone 7 Plus and the app stays up to date, but apparently it will not allow you to RENAME a playlist name. It’s very irritating and if Spotify played louder, I’d 100% switch to them. I wish y’all would fix this for iPhone users.
Won’t work
by wantmoviemkr on 2019/01/08 08:14
The ap quits working in Europe would like to listen to my music when here which is about 30% of the year. Mind you Iheart works here!
Good app
by 😀😀😀😀😀😅 on 2019/01/08 03:09
I feel like this app is really good this is the only music app I used it’s really great so far I haven’t seen any bugs or anything wrong with it and I have been using this app for about 3years or longer but I recommend this app
Pros and improvement
by iLURS on 2019/01/07 05:07
The app is wonderful if you have a music library from iTunes or have it in file. Just upload it and you can access it anywhere, you can even ask your google home to play it for you! It’s Very good on storing. And best part is free. When you have unknown music file it can even give you a a suggestion of what it is from what artist and album it is. Very useful The improvement is more gesture support and easy search when looking for songs. You can’t really search your own music library only online
I love all of her songs that she sings I can really relate to them.
by lynnette little on 2019/01/06 23:18
I Just love all the songs and the topics too.
It’s great but it needs to be on Apple Watch
by NeverGiverUpper on 2019/01/06 19:49
I want this to be on Apple Watch
Good But...
by Jblake1998 on 2019/01/06 01:28
The application is good; however, some small/big issues I’ve noticed... 1) Sorta complex design and functionality 2) No Theme Setting ; this normally wouldnt be problematic except the aesthetic of the app is pure white; really REALLY bright, so adding a dark theme to the app would be awesome 3) Random Lag/Crashes. 4) Contradictory to #1 - somehow the application is both too complex and also too old/not modern; look at the amazon music app; its got a sleek beautiful feel aesthetically and visually. Just a thought; perhaps redesign the app to be more visually and aesthetically appealing as well as fix the random crashes and also try to reconsider the color scheme; or at least provide some alternative option. Otherwise; great application! :D
My opinion on google play music
by KenchieLoo on 2019/01/05 01:49
I like everything but I wish there was a choice to filter out bad pictures because I don’t want to see it. I don’t think anyone wants to see it unless they’re a creep. So please google please address this problem and fix this problem as soon as possible. I would really appreciate that. And I think others would to
Good, but not comparable to other music apps
by Kittehmon on 2018/08/27 00:16
The organization for the app is a bit confusing and feels less user friendly than other apps. There are multiple ways to navigate the app but can be confusing when you first start using it. It’s a good app, but I think alternative music apps are better. The main issue that I have is when I add songs to My Library, many of the recently released songs/albums end up getting deleted. Does anyone else have this issue? There’s no way for me of knowing which dogs were removed from my library until I end up searching randomly for that song because I want to listen to it. Not sure if it is a licensing issue of some sort, but it consistently happens to me. We have a family plan, and everyone on our plan has experienced the same thing. One of our users only had about 25 songs in their library, and after a month, it was reduced to 3 songs. If you have a large library of saved songs you like, you’ll never know it gets removed until you search for it. Personally, I like to just shuffle all my songs in My Library when I’m driving or working, so I never really know when songs get removed. But I occasionally wonder why certain songs don’t get played. I later discover why after I search for the song and see that it was removed from my library.
App works well, but CarPlay doesn’t...
by Disruptor2010 on 2018/01/08 20:09
Keeping it short and sweet, the app works pretty well overall. The only issue I run into is with CarPlay and this app. While the music works fine, you can access all your playlists, etc., two bugs are present. The first is that it doesn’t always show my “Now Playing”. When I click on it sometimes it just sits there at the same screen and freezes, never going to now playing. If I reboot the Google Play Music app or the phone itself, then it usually fixes itself and shows the “Now Playing” screen with what Google Play Music is playing. The bigger issue, however, is whenever I am using the Google Play Music app I lose all functionality for Siri through CarPlay. The icon of Siri shows up if I activate it, but you can’t speak and have it recognize your voice. Once Siri “beeps” so you know to start talking, no matter what you say it doesn’t recognize your voice and just sits there. Then, it stops the voice input thing and goes right back to the song that was playing. It’s quite frustrating/annoying. The moment you leave the app and go into, say, Apple Music or something else it works fine. It’s only when you are using Google Play Music and music is playing. Please fix this and it goes to 5 stars :).
Incredibly buggy
by amirness on 2017/09/15 18:00
Great service. Terrible iOS app. It fundamentally can't play music reliably even when the music is downloaded on the phone I.e. not streaming. The app's been buggy for some time. It used to be better but has steadily deteriorated. I waited patiently for this new release and the longer it took to arrive the more hopeful I was that they'd fix it but this release seems at least as bad as the last. For a company such resources this seems like an amateurish attempt at an iOS app. Or someone is trying to make it terrible on purpose so that I switch to Apple Music. I wonder what the product manager and QA team are up to when their app can't even play a song all the way through? Downloaded songs will stop playing even in offline mode - just today a downloaded song stopped 4 times. Again, these are songs that are on my phone not streaming. It's mostly a mystery why songs stop but at least some have to do with the radio environment. Any time the cellular radio switches mode or the phone switches to wifi the song stops. In NYC it's a busy radio environment with frequency cell handover, and forget using this app on the subway - even in "Dowwnload only" mode. On wifi at home it mostly works but that's not when I need it to work. My gramophone has that use case covered. Super disappointing that this release didn't address the long standing playback issues.
Great app, but is more buggy than ever.
by AlexanderDaniel on 2018/03/05 14:56
Play Music is and always will be the only music app I ever use. It’s always worked how it needs to and is simple to use, with great quality content. BUT, I don’t know if it’s just the iOS app, but it seems like it gets buggier after every update. I have a lot of problems when I’m trying to use the app with my google home. Most of the time it won’t even connect to it when I want to cast music. When I try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes a different one that’s a couple songs up and the one I originally tried to delete stays there, and I can’t get rid of it. And something I noticed today, if I try to select ‘play next’ on a song while I’m listening to music, it stops the music completely and a whole other song from a completely different playlist is selected and shows up on the screen. AND now when I listen to a playlist on shuffle, it plays one song, and then the music stops after that and doesn’t continue playing the rest of the playlist. It seems like the more you try to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, the worse the app gets.
Erased all of my music except for one artist!!
by 426m on 2018/06/29 19:55
Okay, I’m still using this service. But, gotta say, this really sucked major time, and support was absolutely no help at all. Spent an eternity on the phone to be told there was nothing to be done except to download everything all over again. My library was emptied completely of all music except for one artist and one song by one other artist, which I consider completely unacceptable!!! I had a massive accumulation of music and I use music A LOT, for many things, including work and travel. Getting all my favorites again is going to take a lot of time and I’m really angry about this situation and how it was handled. I feel like reaching out for help was a waste of time, and even worse, if you’re going to offer a service, make sure that something this major DOES NOT HAPPEN. I understand technology has bugs, and I would have probably been more patient and understanding if they at least acknowledged the problem and were working on a solution, but I was essentially told that it was a situation they were not familiar with, and I was responsible for it myself. Really??!!??!!
Often CarPlay issues
by MrBStill on 2018/05/22 13:32
I love the Play Music app way more than iTunes or Apple Music. I have use Google play and play music for a long time. But once I got a new vehicle with the CarPlay actually or feature the Google play music has quite often caused issues. Whether it was now playing this song or delaying to be pulled up in the app or stating there is not connection when trying to pull up playlist. Majority of the time I am using my actual phone to start play music from a playlist or simply the library. I have seen other reviews with the same response, so I know I am not the only one. I’m sure part of the reason is because I am using an Apple phone with google play music. But also using the CarPlay feature seems to support more iPhone features than Google features. Even still I would prefer to use Google play music rather than the Apple Music. Excited for when there has been and update sent out for this issue to be resolved. Honestly, this is the only reason for a 3 star rating. It’s pretty important! Removing that dilemma; EASILY A 5 STAR RATING.!.!
Okay at best, mediocre at worst
by Smychavo on 2017/12/16 17:50
Google Play Music has a great selection of tracks and radios stations to choose from, and should have more than enough to suit anyone’s musical tastes. Additionally, audio quality is not a problem, each song sounds crystal clear, despite being a given more often than not for music streaming services. However, there are many little nuances in the UI that bogs down the whole experience. Searching through menus feels choppy, and even delayed at times, as if the app as a whole is unoptimized for iOS. Even worse, is how power-hungry it is. Every time I open the app to switch to another album, or playlist, I find my phone lose several percent within minutes of just using it. However this power consumption issue does not occur during background use, thankfully. Overall, this app feels clunky, and no amount of UI changes, or additions will change that until Google fixes the optimization issues within the app. At best, the app works like any music-streaming service. At worst, it is a choppy, power-hungry mess that’s sure to frustrate any user.
Love, love, love!!
by Findingdoriat40 on 2018/08/12 19:41
I had this app on my phone, on my iPhone, while it was still in iOS app. Don’t ask me to remember the name of the app, I just remember receiving an email that it was going to be Google play as of January 1 and again don’t ask me what year it was either😊 I love the way Google play place through my speakers, while I’m in the car. I have a 2006 Honda Civic, so as you can imagine some of my speakers don’t work. But listening to this app, instead of fruit named applications, Google play definitely takes the cake. The only thing I would change is that, if you would just start the radio station with the person, persons, group, act whatever.... start the song someone is REQUESTING FIRST. They are requesting that SONG that particular TIME and for a PARTICULAR REASON (NEEDED it THEN)and most of the time, they don’t even get to hear the song the request that started the station.....!And that is a BUMMER!!
Can't believe this crap comes from Google.
by Ride8575 on 2017/12/16 02:50
How does a company with so much smarts get this soooo wrong!! I don't want to listen to someone else's playlist or mix! The internet allows me to ditch radio--why else would I invest the time uploading the music I bought?? I suppose pushing new music to me is the deal you had to make with the record industry robber-barons. Ok, I'll cut you slack there. But I can't forgive this abysmal iPhone user interface. To be forced to scroll through those useless bubble images to find an artist is downright user-antagonistic! When I am looking at My Library, I can see a grand total of 4 artists or albums per screen. When I click an artist, I can only see the first two (2) of their albums because the top half of the screen is showing me a picture of the band it pulled from somewhere. I don't need pictures! Album covers are awesome when they are a foot square and made of real cardboard. They are decidedly not awesome when reduced to a postage stamp to fit on a 2" x 4" display. A simple text listing is all that is needed (think original iPod). It's faster and more elegant. Really hope someone is listening.
Awful
by trevboxe on 2018/12/12 03:00
I’ve been insanely loyal to google play music for a good deal of years now, always thought the expense was worth every penny. But since switching to an iPhone it’s been an absolute nightmare. Even though I’m set up for reoccurring payments it keeps switching me to a free based account and completely deleting everything I’ve downloaded from the past few years from my library with no discernible way to get any of it back. Renewing my subscription was a serious task as no matter what I’d do to update or search through the app, it gave 0 ways to let me pay for a subscription! I do not own a computer so had to get a friend to lend me theirs. After double checking it would be a reoccurring payment, it turned out the next month the same thing happened and I’m traveling abroad and so have 0 access to a computer. Not only that I can’t even purchase individual albums or songs. Before this the app glitched and refused to download any new music, while I still had my subscription. Definitely going to switch to a different streaming service, this is ridiculous.
Its great but..
by Maddysuperstar on 2018/09/19 02:03
So i just got this app, and i think its amazing! But (this problem also might be because i just started using it) when i play songs and i “favorite” them or whatever they go into a playlist (obviously) so i thought if i did that to all the songs i want to listen to later i could just do that, but the problem is I can’t. It won’t let me hit the play button and if i hit the song, this thing comes up saying something like “do u want to start a radio with songs related to (insert songs title here)” but it won’t let me listen to the song i want. Secondly, when i go to the search bar thing to search for a select song, they come up as “radios” and not the song itself. All i want is to be able to search and find the song i want, “favorite it” and listen to it later. Other then that, its a really good app I recommend it!
Mixed feelings...
by Samaira<3 on 2018/07/02 17:13
I love this app for my music. It’s the only one i use. However, there are so many bugs that it’s getting unbearable. First, when i try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes one above it and leaves the one i tried to delete in the first place. Second, it tends to be somewhat slow and unresponsive at times, but that’s unclear if it’s the app’s fault or just my phone messing up. Third, opening and closing the app makes the music stop playing for several seconds. There are many more small issues with the app that aren’t as important to mention. The reason why i am writing this review in the first place is because i opened the app this morning to find over 2/3 of my entire saved library gone. The music that got removed is still available on the app itself, but is no longer in my library. I have no clue how this happened but i’m very upset that i now have to go through and download all of them again.
It’s good generally but it crashes a lot
by Aimalohi on 2019/01/30 05:45
1) This app isn’t attractive in the way that other music platforms are. 2) It can be confusing the use when you first start. It’s not a very user-friendly interface 3) IT CRASHES A LOT. If I play a song and leave the app, it stops for a while then picks up again and stays okay as long as I don’t open the app again. If I do, the app crashes totally. Occasionally (like today) the songs kept breaking briefly (for about a second to three seconds at a time). This app has been crashing for almost as long as I’ve been using it. I got a new phone and things were good for almost three months and recently (a week or so ago), I had to start using that work-around where I don’t open the app a second time to avoid crashing. I honestly much prefer the web player. It’s more attractive and doesn’t crash.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
Has potential
by DanielXDU on 2018/03/17 19:53
Honestly, you guys have the best algorithm for finding similar musicians and the ability to have radio stations based off a single song is pretty awesome, but come on guys you’re one of the largest tech companies in the world and you don’t updated your app in over 3 months. There’s more than enough bugs to warrant an update. For one, I can’t even stream from this app to my Chromecast audio. It just never works. Also for whatever reason half of my thumbs up playlist disappears mid-stream when I go from Wi-fi to LTE. I have feeling that this has to do with beef with Apple, but honestly that’s no excuse. I pay for a premium membership and seemingly simple problems like this should be fixed. Also an Apple TV app would be nice or at least have the ability to display album artwork when streaming would be appreciated.
Love the app, but...
by nadwodny on 2018/07/01 02:02
I love this app and have been paying the $10 for about 4 years now. I feel it’s the best app available and worth the money. Only issue I have is when I change music in playlist or radio, It keeps skipping songs and I have to go back 3-4 times because it keeps trying to skip until I get message prompting me to “try again” then it works. It gets annoying when I’m just surfing for something good. It’s not my service cuz I have full bars and internet and still a problem. I’m sure it has to do with buffering and streaming and not being downloaded but it does get old!! Other than that.. the app itself has all the music I need and want! I always suggest google play!
Love the app 2 bugs update
by LEELO64 on 2018/06/22 04:15
Love the app in general works well most the time, but many times when trying to play music of my phone to my google home group in the house, it will kick the BT connection off and not allow a connection, i have fixed this issue temp. By deleting the app and reinstalling, but it happens randomly, the other on is just a preference thing, all the YT thumbs up symbols are on the right and thumbs down is on the left except this app, and it throws me off, when i hit the TD button instead of TU. Also on the phone its much easier to click TU on the right considering u mostly have the phone held one handed. Thanks for all the other updates across all your platforms, The Goliath company has become one of my favorites, specially after the google Home, i have one is every room. Update: Had to bring it down to one star, as all my songs are Gone from my playlists. This is unacceptable for such a company as google.
Fine but multiple bugs
by amato024 on 2018/03/27 11:11
It’s a good music app! Can download for offline and all the yada-yada. But there are 3 things that annoy me: 1) Sometimes I’ll download a single from an album but then a little while later download the whole album. It doesn’t download the single(s) I already download and instead creates separate albums; 1 for the singles and 1) for the rest of the album. So I have the same album separated into 2 separate albums. 2) NEED to filter out the censored content. C’mon now! Nothing worse than listening to the censored version except maybe unknowingly downloading the censored version and being unable to fix it 3) This is perhaps the most annoying, but when I delete songs from a playlist, it won’t delete the song I swipe to delete. It will delete either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd song above the song I select. It completely baffles me
Not one I want.
by Fatbellygummybears on 2018/06/06 21:44
This app I deleted off my phone. I got this app so I could stream my music offline. I was going on a trip, the trip was about a two hour long ride. I downloaded the app to stream my music, and I searched up a song I liked. The problem was I went under all categories I could find and couldn’t fine my music. All I could find was radio stations. I found this app from my friend who owns a Samsung and already had this app on her phone. I own a IPhone 6+ and decided that I would try this app. It sounded good because my friend and I would listen to the music together. The music played fine and she had tons of music on there. That is why I downloaded it. I don’t have the app anymore. I am going to try the app again, but I’m sure it still won’t work. Still a great app for Samsung’s.
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by disavibrating on 2018/02/07 05:31
This app is my preferred method of streaming music but it is not elegant or refined at all. For example, album artwork does not fit the screen, it is zoomed for some reason when you’re playing a song from that album which just looks weird. There is a playlist of songs recently added to your library however no matter how many songs i’ve just added, the playlist never updates. Songs have randomly disappeared from my library. Some songs stop/start playing halfway through, others don’t play at all. I think some added features could be useful, such as the ability to look up lyrics. I have nothing to compare this app to because i’ve never used another streaming service but I’d say this could definitely be improved upon.
My all time favorite music player app
by lipbiter100 on 2018/08/13 15:58
I absolutely love this music player. I’ve been using it for years. It’s the only music player that I can put literally any song that I download on it. It can hold up to 50,000 songs, which is incredible because I have so many songs that I want to download but other music players just don’t hold more than 100. The only thing is I wish that the shuffler was better. I have so many songs on it, yet I still feel like it repeats songs over and over again. I’ve had some songs on the app for awhile that it has never played once and others that it has played like 10 times. The app overall is amazing. I just hope they can fix the shuffling problem.
Needs Some TLC
by Zombiekiller1984 on 2018/07/17 04:25
I am a huge fan of the product moreso than the app. Having all of this great music at your fingertips is a blessing and at times a curse (how many playlists can one person create???) I find the one standout thing that bothers me most about this app (because it happens SO frequently) is the constant crashing. Start adding an album to your library and the app lags, if a song is playing it starts skipping, then app freezes and you must close to reboot. If a song is playing and you go to the search, it will sometimes freeze up and crash. Please perfect this app, find what is causing it to crash so often and eliminate it. Google Play Music is such an awesome service, but it becomes an issue when the app won't let you play it without incident.
Music Always Stops Playing
by Kamorn123 on 2017/12/08 13:29
I want to like this app because of the features to have your own library plus access to streaming music that isn’t in your own collection. The problem is that many others have said already is the app CONSTANTLY stops playing music for no reason at all. This will happen regardless of what is going on. It can be a saved music file on your phone. It can be streaming when you have WiFi. It can happen all the time. And it does. This app is very glitchy and has scroll problems as well. The service itself is great and when using on a computer I have not experienced issues but this app is borderline useless unless you are ok with constantly hitting the pause/play button to try to get your music playing again. Crazy how Google can’t seem to get an app working that with a subscription costs $10 a month.
What happened?
by MikayD on 2017/11/04 19:41
Edit few versions later: And this app is still being stupid, like nothing seems to be going right still no album work, it’s mind blowing that there is no album work even offline. This app used to be great, can’t lie I’m thinking of making the switch to Apple Music,I wonder if there app will be better than googles Old review- Still no fix, even updated the iOS 11, Well the app seems to no longer work properly, I can deal with most bugs but this one bothers me like no other. So when playing songs offline there seems to be a issue with viewing the album art while offline, it shows up just with a gray background but when I kick on the wifi the art comes back, even tried restoring my iPod and bam its the same issues all over again. Must be the app, also the files are playing are all offline. Google get to together.
Duplicates
by yarnalt on 2018/03/06 16:36
My main gripe would be that duplicates of almost every album in my library appear. Sometimes in multiples of 5. This makes my library crazy unorganized. There are also many instances where complete albums are split into 2 albums. Fix these long standing issues and I may give you guys another try. ( update ) Here we are almost a year later and the duplicate album issue is still there. Why, and how can they not have fixed this by now? I’ve read on some Google Official help forums where mods want to place the blame on apple. If that’s the case then why isn’t this an issue with any other music app? I’ve tried them all. I’m using the app only because I have a large music library tied to it. I’m not happy about it at all though. My customer satisfaction level on the app itself is 0.
Problematic
by rtothejizzle on 2017/11/02 17:18
As of the current build, I cannot integrate the player with the built in controls on my iPhone. When I swipe up to control playback, my player is not available. Music will be playing, but I can not pause or skip. The same can be said for controlling playback on my headphones. This was not a problem with the previous build(s) I had installed. Dev Request: create a better way to report issues with the catalog. I had an instance where the names of the songs were correct, but the actual track played was incorrect. Feature request: create a way to do favorite album lists instead of having to add whole albums. Not sure how to articulate this, but it’d be nice to have a top 10 albums list to share.
UNACCEPTABLE
by Kylephilipharris on 2018/09/14 20:54
Google Play- I want to love you, but you need to be fixed. I have been a loyal user of Google Play Music since it’s inception (or whenever it swallowed Songza) I love the interface, but it’s incredibly buggy. I purchased a subscription hoping that this would eliminate the glitches from using the free ad version where the music wouldn’t start after an ad played etc. The straw that broke the camel’s back was a particular Geico ad that would not only stop the music, but send my phone into some weird zombie state where I would have to hold one of the side buttons to wake it up and then close the window Geico had conveniently opened up for me in Safari. Very, very annoying. Now that I’ve chosen to make Google my subscription based music streaming platform of choice, you’d think it would work more seamlessly, especially considering the heavy competition. I certainly didn’t face any issues like this with Apple Music and I am starting to regret my decision to switch over. Now, to my current gripe- this app can’t seem to stop glitching when I bring it up from the background to say, change the station, etc. Google should be able to deliver a seamless experience to paying users. Maybe they’re taking customers like me for granted.
I expected this to be less buggy
by Ceuriss on 2018/02/28 12:15
I love the fact that I can access my songs from anywhere with Google Play Music, however this is diminished by the fact that whenever I’m connected to Bluetooth or chromecast, skipping songs is a nightmare, even with a fast internet connection. The app stutters and randomly pauses my music and sometimes skips more than one song. Also, when changing songs, it temporarily stops playing audio to the Bluetooth device even though the song is definitely playing. These functions work normally when using headphones or just playing on the phones built in speaker. So, overall, a useful app, but needs some fine tuning in Bluetooth, skipping, and smooth playback.
Really annoying bug
by BionicBicycle on 2018/07/22 16:11
So the app works fine. I love the google play service. Had it for years. But with this most recent I’ve noticed an incredibly annoying bug. Whenever I’m trying to edit the queue to shift songs around, the app crashes. And sometimes if I try to add something to my queue via the “play next” feature, mainly with radios, it’ll add the song to the queue, but it won’t be next. It’ll add it to the top of the queue. Which means the song won’t play in the radio. Also it won’t let me move when I try to edit the queue because it’ll crash if I do. Please fix this. It’s my favorite music app and this kinda makes it annoying to use.
Apple CarPlay is buggy
by Joker54974 on 2018/04/24 02:22
Google play music is great as an app by itself. The radio station and playlist has some of the best recommendations. Compared to Its competitors this really lacks with Apple Car Play. If you hear a song you like you can’t thumbs up or add it to your library through Apple Car Play. Also, the Car Play is very buggy it freezes on almost every trip. The music still plays but I’ll usually have to force close the app on my phone and restart for it to show on Car Play. Sometimes even restarting the app doesn’t work so just have to deal with no Car Play. If Car Play worked as intended, and have better user functionality to add music to the library this would be 5 Stars.
Google Pause Music
by Italodorazio on 2018/06/28 22:10
They should call it Google Pause. Unfortunately this music app has a lot of finicky bugs—never syncs properly with Microsoft Sync in the car; almost always crashes now when playing a song and the app is opened to either change the song or ‘like’ or ‘unlike’ a song. If you’re using Google Maps in tandem with the music app (like a road trip), the two hate each other and LTE will become bogged down trying to stream data to the two, resulting in either a phone crash or app crash, or both. Too many issues to actually enjoy listening to melodies. The biggest issue faced is the music freezing every time you open the app, switch to a different app, or are entertaining guests.
Could make some improvements
by Redge R on 2018/04/03 04:11
First off I love the variety of radio stations available. This app probably has the most sub-genres compared to other apps. Audio quality is also very good. I would love to be able to download single songs and not entire albums. Sure, I could make a playlist and download it later. But I feel like that's an unnecessary extra step or two. Why not just have the download option available for each track like most other apps offer? Unfortunately, this one lacking feature is enough for me to unsubscribe to the paid service. If they offer this in the future, I might come back to this app
Used to be a good app, but now contains bug after bug
by carosnyd on 2018/08/08 04:06
This app has great aesthetics, is really easy to navigate, and has all the music you want. However, if I try and skip more than two songs, the icon on my lock screen disappears, and I have to unlock my phone and open the app, click “try again” and then skip the song. Terribly inconvenient. If someone else is sharing your account, aka you’re using more than one of your allowed 6 devices, then the app will pause and give an error message. Imagine losing music in the middle of your workout just because your family member wanted to hear some Lil Uzi. Very frustrating.
Please Fix This App
by Lechuzita on 2018/05/02 19:36
For some reason my library is refusing to sync across my devices. I've tried everything only to find that my libraries on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop are all different from one another. Why? That doesn't make any sense. A lot of music also keeps getting removed from my libraries for no reason. I'll add music from a particular artist via the Play Music's catalog, only to find all their songs removed from my library the next time I open the app or site. They're still available, they're just no longer in my library for whatever reason. And why does uploading previously owned music result in Play Music deleting your entire library except for the uploaded content? I wanted to expand my library, not replace the entire thing
Has Bugs
by josie.delp on 2017/12/07 00:48
I’ve had this app for a while and I am just now having bug problems. When I go to add songs to my library, instead of adding them to the top of the playlist, it adds them onto the bottom. I tried making a new playlist and I cooperated for a bit, and then did the same as before. I also tried to delete a song off of a playlist because I had it on there twice, and it won’t let me delete either. I have also tried moving songs around on the playlist, and they never stay in the spot that I put them in. I used to love this app but now I’m looking into other ones.
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Needs to be updated.
by One&Only Mareeya on 2018/04/07 18:05
I've had this app for about 5 years now. It works pretty well but I noticed about a year ago that I couldn't find my recently added music (which is how I would listen to my new favorite songs). That was one of my favorite features of the app and now (unless I add it to a playlist) I cannot find the songs I just added to my library...It's very annoying, I've actually considered cancelling my subscription because of it. This app has not been updated since I first download it back in 2013....Maybe bug fixes but that's it. I would like to see a difference in the app....please update it!!!
Disappearing songs??
by hooman 2.0 on 2018/09/26 19:58
This rarely happened before but now it’s happening more frequently. I would just be listening to music and suddenly almost all of my songs in my “thumbs up” or other playlists disappear, only leaving several songs in there. I would try and restart my phone or refresh the app but it doesn’t work, so the only option I have is to continuously deleting the app and redownloding it. The songs do come back but I’d have to redownload all of the songs again to listen to them offline. My internet is perfectly fine and it also happens when I’m using data.
Good but needs fixing.
by Mr McSlime on 2018/05/08 15:57
I love this app because it offers a lot of music and features for an awesome price, but there is a bug that has never seemed to be fixed and it has to do with playlists. Whenever I make a playlist and organize it, after I click done and wait a few minutes, it will move certain songs to other parts of the playlist where I don’t want them. This may not bother everyone but it bothers me because I’m very organized and I can’t keep my playlists organized because they always change somehow.
Poor performance and lacking in feature
by LT_Chancho on 2018/08/21 02:18
Problem: I’ve been trying to add songs that I like, but doing searches quickly while having music playing causes the app to slow down considerably and eventually crash. Feature wishlist: 1. Ability to follow artists - receive updates on new songs and view shared playlist. 2. Have an option on the artist profile page to view a list of all of the artist’s songs instead of just their top songs. Songs can be filtered by name, album, etc. It doesn’t make sense to click in and out of multiple albums to view all of an artist’s songs. 3. Improve search results. I appreciate it when you start typing and you’re given options in a drop down that matches what you are entering or provides the closest value to what you entered. For example, I typed in “Water Park Glimpses,” and got nothing until I clicked enter. It feels like with Google’s tech in search their music app should be able to provide accurate/similar results when searching for artists and music.
Great App But Only One Problem
by Costaki on 2018/03/27 22:44
Love the app and have been using for over a year or maybe two now, but lately i have been running into this problem that when i want to delete something out of a playlist it deletes the song that is one or two above it. This frustrates me because then i have to figure out how to get the song deleted that i actually wanted to delete and add the new song back and on top of that remembering what song i deleted out of the many in my playlist l. If this bug is fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks You.
Good but easily could be great
by Boknows89036 on 2018/02/17 18:09
I’ve always used google music and never had a problem with it, but there are a few things that could be updated. For instance, when making a playlist you can add all the songs you want, but you’re not able to remove songs. Sometimes I’ll make a playlist then decide I don’t want a song on there but instead of removing it I would have to make a whole new playlist. Also, when on shuffle mode I’ve noticed songs will repeat even thought the entire playlist has not been played through. Other than that everything else is great
Would get 5 stars if glitches were fixed
by WateredKirby on 2018/02/08 16:11
As many other reviews say, there is annoying glitches. For me, song audio stops playing even though it shows the song is still playing. It will do it when I’m downloading an album or if I enter the app. So I have to pause the downloads and play it again. If you wanted to start an album over from the end to the beginning, the first song will start but skip to almost the end and play. But the music selection is amazing. Layout is easy to use. Another thing is already downloading albums will show being re-downloaded. Sometimes clean and explicit version of albums will splice together forming double tracks. Great app but a lot of weird issues
Really great, but one major bug
by Akshay95014 on 2018/01/19 03:53
I’ve been using Google Play Music for a few years now, and I use it through the website on my computer and through the app on my iPhone. It used to work perfectly but now, if i “thumbs up” a song on the browser, it shows up on the Thumbs Up playlist on the website but it does not show up on my iPhone’s Thumbs Up playlist, and vice versa. I’ve tried manually refreshing my app through the settings panel, but this has no effect. Usually a few weeks after I’ve added a song to my library or given it a thumbs up, it finally shows up on my iPhone app.
Love google play music, app is only okay though
by SarahSmiles22 on 2017/10/09 04:49
I love google play music, it is a great system to listen to music from. But the app is only okay. It doesn’t connect with the music you put on if you are using it online. So your playlists are different for example from the app to opening it online. And then my music is always stopping even though it says that it is playing, so I have to go back and press pause then play again. Usually happens when I reopen the app or unlocking my phone. It is very annoying. Also, it is hard to search for music and go back to the music list you had open.
Best application ever!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2017/10/21 13:18
If you are a music lover then you can't beat Google Play's Unlimited Music Plan. I would easily spend ten dollars a month on music (that's not even on CD). However, for ten bucks a month you are able to download unlimited music from new releases to your favorite album that was lost years ago. What sets Goofle Play apart from Apple music or any other platform is it also stores all of your previously purchased music! You always have your music library with you on multiple devices!
Pros and improvement
by iLURS on 2019/01/07 05:07
The app is wonderful if you have a music library from iTunes or have it in file. Just upload it and you can access it anywhere, you can even ask your google home to play it for you! It’s Very good on storing. And best part is free. When you have unknown music file it can even give you a a suggestion of what it is from what artist and album it is. Very useful The improvement is more gesture support and easy search when looking for songs. You can’t really search your own music library only online
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google play Music gives you millions of songs and thousands of playlists for any situation. Powered by google, we serve up music based on where you are and why you’re listening, getting smarter and more assistive as we get to know your tastes. Subscribe to create playlists, listen offline, and get ad-free YouTube Music with YouTube Music Premium (where available). Free Features: *Radio based on songs, artists, and albums, plus thousands of playlists hand-crafted by music experts (free n the U.S. and Canada; requires subscription elsewhere) *Recommendations based on taste, activity, mood, location, and more *Storage and streaming for up to 50,000 songs from your personal collection, at no cost Subscription Features: *Ad-free, uninterrupted listening *On-demand access to over 40 million songs *Offline listening *YouTube Music Premium membership at no additional cost (where available) *The family plan, where up to six family members get google play Music for one low price (where available) Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Love it
by beiditnjfsios on 2019/02/20 17:51
I love how most of it is free and let’s pick songs and has great settings. I also love how well it cooperates with me!
Good music app. Even better if bundled with YouTube.
by Hector Art on 2019/02/20 15:12
I’ve tried them all and I keep coming back to this app. I fell like the selection is bigger on Google Music Ply, except for Spotify. But the thing that makes it the best is the ability to bundle with YouTube Premium.
Uselessness
by fgyt:$* on 2019/02/20 15:00
It’s been charging me monthly for years and I have requested that they discontinue the service but the will not !!
Great Alternative to Apple Music
by Sid J. on 2019/02/19 22:59
You can upload your own music and have your entire collection of music with you for free!
Problema para streaming
by Rammdav on 2019/02/18 23:31
No me deja desautorizar mis equipos anteriores, cabe mencionar que mínimo al año cambio 2 veces y tengo 2 equipos lo que me causa problema para poder utilizar correctamente la app, en mis equipos nuevos. Lo peor es que estoy pagando la membresía mensual
Awful, just awful
by Luongshot on 2019/02/18 00:59
The music get interrupted by random weird music as ads during times when I am trying to listen to peaceful music to do homework or relax. I would give this app a 0 star if I could. Do yourself a favor and find a different music app.
Love it
by drongcat on 2019/02/17 14:50
ITS THE BEST!
Love
by lewisk9191 on 2019/02/16 22:06
I love Music
Nice
by dianredd on 2019/02/16 01:00
Music
missing some critical carplay features
by Zach az on 2019/02/16 00:04
no thumbs up/thumbs down functionality? no ability to store my favorite radio stations- just “recents?” duplicative features with YT Music? Please get with the program, Google
Hurt my soul
by Zombie Flikr on 2019/02/15 23:33
Little to no support , unable to renew subscribe without redownloading app Over 2000 songs in my favorites / thumbs up removed for no reason , no support contact information on site to discuss issue . Had family plan for years has been my favorite for me and my family but I don’t know if I can go through this again.
Good app but some issues and bugs
by jabman409 on 2019/02/15 16:39
Used on android and never had any issues but the apple version of the app has some annoying, but not major issues and bugs that could be corrected. 1. Why is it that when on android, you can just drag and drop songs to edit the queue, but I have to manually click edit queue, long press and drag the song to a new location and then turn off edit queue on IOS? 2. When removing a song from the queue the red circle in edit queue mode doesn’t work, and swiping the song to remove it just removes the previous song and messes up the queue. Pretty sure this is a bug.
Need help please
by TiffanyNF on 2019/02/14 23:00
I’m using iPhone and can’t find how to contact for troubleshooting please help, we are having problems with our family plan
Legs
by nyecholas on 2019/02/14 19:39
I lost my legs, but not my ability to hear
Goodie
by dani_gomez84 on 2019/02/14 03:32
This app is very good and has new music Almost every time I go on and can be good for many things
Really nice app
by Porquees on 2019/02/13 20:14
All the time I have used this app it has been a very easy to use and easy to listen to music
Google music is not good at all
by WICKEYK on 2019/02/13 18:30
Literally doesn’t work 🤷🏼‍♂️
Why need to verify from Bangladesh
by RifatChowdhury on 2019/02/13 10:53
google is for all users .. still we are facing issues from bangladesh. If the setup is not available in Bangladesh then make it a download limited app or make sure we can join from the phone.
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by Gavinandjorgensen on 2019/02/13 01:58
This is a good app. The one problem I have is any songs in Travis Scott's Astroworld can't play it always says try again later but it NEVER works
Not working at all on iPad 5th generation
by elfmonster on 2019/02/12 16:33
Try using this on iPad. I dare you. Screen goes black and stays black. I uninstalled and re installed. Same issue. It’s not like I’m paying for this service or anything. Remember when google cared about quality? I barely can.
Love it, needs fixes
by LukinNola on 2019/02/11 20:29
This is the app I use. It suits my needs as a person who can’t afford to pay for a subscription. iPhone user, but prefer this to Apple Music, etc. I would love specifically the phone version so much more if I could: Be warned if trying to add a song to a playlist that already has the song. Remove songs from playlists. Re-sort playlists and queues. When going to or leaving app the music tends to “skip” or sometimes pause altogether.
Great selection, buggy app
by davidh048 on 2019/02/11 15:53
I appreciate fully the value of a premium subscription, especially since it has the side effect of removing ads in YouTube. The musical selection has been, in my experience, unmatched by other subscription services. However, the biggest issue I have is the bug in the iOS app. Downloaded albums sometimes refuse to play without data/WiFi. I pay by the gig so I don’t allow Play Music to use my cellular data, so this is a relatively frequent one for me. I’ll download an album I’m excited to listen to on a car trip, go to load it, and when I open it up, it won’t load at all (no album artwork or songs listed). Many of my other downloaded albums will play - there’s no way of predicting which won’t. (And yes, I have checked to make sure that it was, in fact, downloaded)
Super good
by bsbsbdbdbdbbd on 2019/02/11 06:32
This app is really great and helps me calm down whenever I am stress.
I run a podcast and I can't even find it
by Profoundnyc on 2019/02/11 05:07
The links don't open up a link in the all and when I search for my own Podcast now I just get random videos. This app has been slowly falling apart and idk why. Update. I actually wrote that 1 year ago and I am having the same issue. I cannot find my podcast through the app but online it shows up fine. What's going on for real?
Pretty Bad
by Tommy05789644 on 2019/02/11 01:27
When I transitioned from iPhone to android, I had to move my music library from iTunes to android Google play. Since then I have gone back to iPhone and have generally been using Spotify for most of my music needs, however a lot of my “CD music” is still with android Google play. That’s being said Spotify and Google play are not comparable, Spotify is well beyond Google play. Google play’s functionality is well below that of Spotify’s. I have no capacity with my headphones to skip to the next song or repeat part of a song with Google play. The app doesn’t recognize these commands. Also, Google play’s buffering times are considerably slower than Spotify’s, even when on WiFi.
Good but not great
by Tehevilsmurf on 2019/02/11 00:25
My husband pays for YouTube Red so Google Play Music is the only music app I use now, but I prefer Spotify to Google. I used to pay for Spotify and we didn't see a point to having both paid subscriptions. I wish you could share playlists with other users, like you could when I switched over on Spotify.
Listening for music
by FastAfwe on 2019/02/10 01:15
Only issue is you don’t have the option to actually allow your microphone pick up a song so you can save it
Bad app
by Kreativity Gh on 2019/02/09 15:21
Not working don't waist ur precious data on it
Average service, app is subpar
by Thatguywiththeiphone on 2019/02/09 00:48
Listen, nothing is wrong with this app, everything works as intended. But, this app suffers from google design. Odd app navigation, no Siri shortcuts (google maps support shortcuts), no watch app. Again, it works fine, it’s just so underwhelming and the music catalog is lacking when compared to its rivals. Meh.
Horrible! Crashing & bugs
by Rodriguez,R on 2019/02/08 04:32
iphone 8 plus ios 12.1.4 application crashing
Horrible user interface
by Bill525 on 2019/02/07 17:57
Hard to search. Very unpleasant to use. Won’t download over cellular. I may end up switching back to Apple Music just so I won’t have to use this terrible app.
Good not great
by dynffkbdfi on 2019/02/07 03:58
Could be more user friendly. Seems kind of stiff for user interface. Would benefit from a night mode
Fix Radio
by Glock Lesner on 2019/02/06 20:43
Just because I want to start a radio station from a song does NOT mean I want to hear that song again. Pleas fix this.
CarPlay Issues
by rvb25 on 2019/02/06 05:24
This could be an Apple issue, but since I don’t expect them to resolve my Google Play Music issues, I figured I would encourage Google to provide some bug fixes when using your music app with the Apple CarPlay platform. Specifically, I need these issues to be resolved for use in my 2018 Silverado which uses MyLink. My google play music app has trouble displaying all of my music content, including radio stations, playlists, etc. The music itself will play if I hit play on the phone, but once I’m driving there’s no safe way for me to switch a playlist or listen to a podcast, etc because the info simply won’t display. It will read “could not connect (null).” Again, I think this may be on Apple (MyLink worked fine with Android Auto), but hopefully Google can provide an update to resolve these issues. I imagine Chevy MyLink is used by millions of people, probably worth it to try a 3rd party fix for your subscription service - or else I might have to switch to Apple Music simply to use the feature safely while driving.
Best music app ever
by chat noirXladybug on 2019/02/05 11:49
I have no problems at all with this app I listen to music everyday because of this app
Mediocre on its own, trash in CarPlay
by TheKis3r on 2019/02/04 20:25
Missing some key feature for no reason compared to the Android version. Two most notable are the ability to re-arrange your queue and the Equalizer. I also constantly experience the app pausing songs at random for a couple of seconds before it starts playing it again. In CarPlay it's unusable. The nav doesn't even show up about 80%+ of the time. If you tap where a nav item should be you get an error message about "(null)." (I don't remember the exact message but that's part of it), there's no way to view the queue, no way to shuffle or repeat, no way to thumbs up or down, when you select a playlist on the rare occasion the nav works the playlist fails to load more often than not, and I know there's a couple others I'm not remembering. Basically you have to use the app on your phone if you're going to use Play Music because it doesn't work in CarPlay and when it does it's so limited you can't do what you wanted to do anyway.
does not work in ios please fix
by Dumbed-down on 2019/02/04 18:09
I like this music player and being able to upload my own MP3s. Terribly buggy please fix
Now I can listen to music
by anthony nick on 2019/02/04 16:49
A good app I have a good day to day day and I have to get a good nights straight to sleep I have been to this app since I was in college I have to get a coffee and I have a great time in a great time and I
Can’t find music
by Jimmy is the poo on 2019/02/04 04:39
When I type in a song name in the search bar it will say “no results found” and have a loading symbol for 3-5 minutes until the song will show up. Very poor compatibility with IPhone.
Pretty good
by eeveep. on 2019/02/04 00:10
It’s sort of confusing sometimes, but it’s nice. I just need to know what that red, boxed ‘e’ is next to some songs.
Currently broken for iPad Pro
by jdigi411 on 2019/02/03 19:08
Music randomly stops, have to go back to the app to press play again. Some tracks don’t even play then skip forward so I have to skip back then they will play. Great service, god awful iOS app.
Put it out of its misery already.
by Wallix on 2019/02/03 13:01
Will guys just “Old Yeller” this abomination already? This app is a tremendous piece of garbage compared to its competition. If you’re moving everyone to YouTube Music - fine. All I ask is that I keep my playlists and please don’t end support for the Google Play Music hardware (the piece that hooks into the audio receiver). I feel like I read every day that Google is ending the Google Play Music app, but it never seems to happen. Sh^t or get off the pot, Google.
Please Keep This App
by bill the soundtrack buyer on 2019/02/03 10:07
Please keep this app, I’ve been using it since launch and YouTube music is a mess and destroyed my YouTube playlists. Google play music is fantastic and my boyfriend and I will be sad if Google removes it as we have built memories with various playlists over the years.
Delete from playlist
by anon78193 on 2019/02/03 03:58
Every time I try to delete a song from my playlist, it doesn’t delete the song but instead deletes a random song from my playlist. It really seems to hate lil uzi...
Why was casting to Roku removed???
by NotAnExpertButClose on 2019/02/03 01:49
Why o’ why?????? Casting is available with YT music and not Google Play Music - just plain evil
What I thing about google play music
by zahra falatoonzadeh on 2019/02/02 22:36
The app is so good it has the best songs.
Horrible app
by HarleyTheMinx on 2019/02/02 17:34
The app has to be the worst for music streaming. You can’t upgrade to the pay service once you have signed in to it. Tried to delete and reinstall however because I have already downloaded once you can’t upgrade.
No way to like / thumbs-up a song while driving (CarPlay)
by prauv on 2019/01/31 03:18
No way to like / thumbs-up a song while driving (CarPlay)
It’s good generally but it crashes a lot
by Aimalohi on 2019/01/30 05:45
1) This app isn’t attractive in the way that other music platforms are. 2) It can be confusing the use when you first start. It’s not a very user-friendly interface 3) IT CRASHES A LOT. If I play a song and leave the app, it stops for a while then picks up again and stays okay as long as I don’t open the app again. If I do, the app crashes totally. Occasionally (like today) the songs kept breaking briefly (for about a second to three seconds at a time). This app has been crashing for almost as long as I’ve been using it. I got a new phone and things were good for almost three months and recently (a week or so ago), I had to start using that work-around where I don’t open the app a second time to avoid crashing. I honestly much prefer the web player. It’s more attractive and doesn’t crash.
Laggy scrolling
by Murimoney on 2019/01/29 18:24
I paid for the subscription on my android phone which I still use, so to work seemlessly on both operating systems since I just bought an iPhone, I decided to download it on my iphone. The UI is a lag fest, especially when scrolling. I could literally see my screen tearing. Pls fix this!!!
Should not be called "Play Music"
by frankz00 on 2019/01/29 04:39
Because it does not "Play Music" in any real way. It skips tracks consistently and if you try to stream to Google Chromecast (made by the same company), it just stops mid track! No error, no explanation, just stops! This app is a total miss and a total mess. There is nothing else I can give it but ONE STAR!!!
Awesome
by Kgten on 2019/01/28 23:41
Like it
Used to be great
by fbenbrjk on 2019/01/26 18:13
When google bought songza it was improved and continued to be great. However with the recent forced update google has put in ads every 2-3 songs and it is terrible. Such a way to ruin a great platform. Not enjoyable anymore. Such a shame. Rather go pay Apple.
Good and bad mostly bad
by Andrae0420 on 2019/01/25 19:21
Not really liking the app. no more 15$ a month for you guys from me
Are we getting an Update?
by MtarTDi on 2019/01/25 18:07
This service is awesome, but needs to get with the times! I google lyrics all the time and would love to have them in the app! Every other app has lyrics for most of the songs. Radio stations could be better. Would love to see a big update from google to at least add the lyrics, it just feels like this app is always an afterthought for them
Coming from Apple Music this was a GREAT choice
by Que Charles on 2019/01/25 01:50
I LOVE the feature where you type in a song, and it automatically creates a radio station from the song after the requested song plays.... the music choices are always ON POINT! Songs i totally forgot about end up in the mix. I will say I’m not a fan of the stretched cover art for the songs, but that’s the only negative with this app
Will this ever be updated? No support for new iPhone resolutions.
by GeneralM92 on 2019/01/24 13:53
Breaks Siri while using Car Play. And since Google hasn’t updated it in 2 months, I’m guessing they never will.
Needs more
by Sav1091 on 2019/01/23 00:24
Needs to be more complete. It’s missing complete albums from artists.
Awesome app
by horseloverava on 2019/01/22 23:41
This app is awesome and I love music so it fits me
Sad
by Ben Lar on 2019/01/22 23:02
So many bugs I’m amazed they allow it on the App Store.
CarPlay bugs need fixed ASAP
by thoSSeSSeSS on 2019/01/22 02:03
CarPlay bugs galore make for a dangerous drive. Outlined below. I’ll remove this once fixed. Driving 2017 Volvo S90. -Blank menu upon launch - Often have to disconnect and reconnect -Totally screws up Siri controls from the steering wheel - Cannot give Siri ANY commands -When on the Now Playing screen, if you select the next song it often leaves the Now Playing screen and goes to the menu screen - Music is still playing, then after going back to Now Playing it often goes right back to the menu CarPlay Suggestions -Needs Shuffle!!! I’m going to crash because I keep going to my phone -Needs THUMB UP and THUMBS DOWN -Ability to search any artist - Again, going back to the phone while driving is dangerous
Disappointing
by UniCit on 2019/01/21 20:38
I get frustrated by Apple’s walled garden restrictions and the apparent inability of all of these big players to play nice with each other for the sake of the consumer.
Works great but needs Siri functionality for 5 stars
by Hyga on 2019/01/21 15:06
I have used Google Play Misic for a while now and it is an awesome app. Google will store a lot of your own music and you can subscribe in the same manner as you would with Spotify or Pandora. I personally prefer Google Play Music. The only issue I have is that if I’m in the car I can’t use Siri to play my playlists. It would be really helpful if they’ve added that functionality. Then it wold be worth 5 stars for me.
too glitchy
by radicaljdrizzel on 2019/01/20 08:30
I can’t even delete songs off my playlists anymore it just pops back up. Really ugly outline.... Maybe if you guys would actually give this app a real update it could be way better. Don’t add anything just fix all the glitches and maybe make it look more nicer and sleek. it’s crap compared to apple music & spotify but my mom has the family plan so...
Still have old music from my last phone
by cubic gaming on 2019/01/19 20:56
Glad I was able to keep my music that I had from my last phone. The app is good except you can’t buy music from here. If I wanted to buy music, then I have to go to my android tablet to buy music. Do it would be great if you can buy music on the app.
fix casting issues
by theman1139114 on 2019/01/19 19:48
casting to chrome cast audio all of a sudden doesn’t work unless i begin playing a song first on my phone and then connect while it’s already in progress.
Great app falls short
by Eckka on 2019/01/19 17:46
Lovvve the app but it has a couple issues. Sometimes it’ll cut off for no reason and I have to go back to the app which has apparently crash and find the song I was jamming to whilst driving. Another thing although it’s a great music app it fails in comparison with others such as Apple Music which has the read the lyrics option and the search by lyrics option. Other than that I think this is a really good music app
Hate the changes
by Jacobthegreat123- on 2019/01/19 06:11
Recently got an iPhone after being an android user. Loved having the app. But I accidentally clicked cancelled subscription and there was no undue button. When I tried to resume my subscription I found out I don’t get YouTube Premium for free anymore. Extremely disappointed and upset that I’d been having google play for 4 years and now I can’t even get premium for free anymore. Switching to Apple Music
Please fix CarPlay!
by TClev on 2019/01/19 02:08
I really like the app, but it’s practically unusable in My Chevy Equinox. Most of the pages give some null error or don’t show up at all.
Thank you!
by slbmd on 2019/01/18 20:26
Great service. Great quality entertainment!
Lacks features
by Death pan on 2019/01/18 19:13
It lacks basic features like sort by new releases by a certain genre. And a few songs refuse to play at all.
Still can’t browse new releases by Genre
by barrosomarco on 2019/01/18 12:33
Please Google... please!! Bring back the ability to sort/browse new releases by genre. This was one of the best features of this app, but at the moment we are limited to a list only pop/rap. That would make this a 5-star service in my eyes.
Decent app with a few problems
by PacoGrandeDos on 2019/01/17 04:49
This app functions well and has a good amount of music compared to other music streaming services. Though, the app functions more poorly than both Spotify and Apple Music. Fix your app, Google. It’s so dysfunctional that it’s bad. I’ve subscribed to Apple Music simply because the app does not work like I want it to. The scrolling is glitchy and the general UI is scrappy and unpleasant.
Easy
by Arodriguez0ok on 2019/01/17 03:12
Very easy to use , good matching music and wide variety
Randomly logged out
by Vbieo384 on 2019/01/16 03:33
I was using this app for 1 year and suddenly it just logged me out is it because I was sharing accounts with my cousin or is it something else? PLEASE I NEED ANSWERS!!!
M
by miguel395911 on 2019/01/16 02:29
This is a cool app!
Google Music App
by emankcinsitaken on 2019/01/15 23:45
Integrates well with Google assistant and my LG Thinq speaker, all is needed is to say “Hey Google, Play Music.”
Amazing until new update...
by McLovin2169 on 2019/01/15 14:52
This app was my no.1 for streaming and downloading music. I really liked it but this new update broke everything. After every song the app stutters and then crashes completely. This only started happening with the new update so I feel that’s the problem. If you could fix this I’d sure be happy to raise my star rating and review. I’m running the newest version of iOS 12 and have the iPhone 7plus thanks!
Google took $10 and never gave it back
by Daeizm on 2019/01/15 13:32
Google Play music took $10 and didn’t return it to my account even after saying they would as they acknowledged the mistake! And I didn’t even get my service back!
Crashes!
by Ally0217 on 2019/01/14 05:58
This is a decent desktop experience but the app is extremely different. It took me three different times to add 1 song to a playlist because of the crashes. It crashes so much that it is unusable at this point with all the resources that google has this is disappointing. They obviously didn’t expect anyone getting a membership because that’s where these problems mainly occur just get Spotify.
Just stopped working
by Tryin2getcoins on 2019/01/13 22:25
I’ve had this app for more than 2 years now and loved using it whenever I work out or I’m in my garage working on my car. It worked just fine up until a few days ago and now all it says is “it’s easy to get an account search for google play music and sign up on our website” I’ve had to switch to pandora or iHeartRadio. When is google going to fix this issue?
Good to have this
by amliten on 2019/01/13 20:00
I love this app
CarPlay is a real issue
by ZwanQ on 2019/01/13 18:25
I’ve used GPM off and on for years and found it to be a pretty good app. Primarily this is a great deal for the YouTube benefit you get in addition. However, now that my car has Sync 3 and I use CarPlay, GPM is a disaster. Half the time the app just crashes and the other half of the time it launches with partial functionality. About the only thing that works is “now playing”. Trying to find any music via CarPlay is virtually impossible without going to your phone, which is not safe and defeats the whole purpose of CarPlay. If it weren’t for the fact that the rest of my family loves GPM and YouTube premium without CarPlay, I would switch back to Apple Music.
Hate it
by Hope Nightstar on 2019/01/12 18:48
I can never play the songs I want, only the radio things. It’d be nice if I could listen to actual songs instead of radios named after the songs
Good When It Works
by Lugate' on 2019/01/12 00:30
I often get an error “Can’t play right now. Please try again later.” Message and for the first time, it was continuous even though all other online services like Pandora were available. They could have a weak or failing infrastructure within Google’s Cloud (GCP) or we’re down hard and unavailable service today 1/11/2019 @ 4:29pm PDT.
Too bad
by nawa star on 2019/01/11 16:15
I can’t even open this app
Google play music
by jazzy cat the rainbow on 2019/01/10 23:51
I like your app
PewDiePie songs are gone
by Bob Who Eats Corn On The Cob on 2019/01/10 22:30
It was good, but then they removed his diss track on T-series.
Library deleted overnight/BUGS EVERYWHERE
by Soureight on 2019/01/10 15:38
THIS APP IS AWFUL For a paid service this has to be one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Albums I download seemingly disappear overnight, some albums download with 5 songs each in some bizarre bug. Often the songs you download won’t play even when your offline. Album covers will get distorted or not even load at all. Seriously google fix this or I’m moving to Spotify or just pirating music again.
Was good-
by Chan_Vintage1a on 2019/01/10 07:50
I have had this issue for awhile now and it is very irritating. The app is overall a wonderful fun app. It would be nice to play a playlist of the thumbs up album (which is restricted) and it would be nice to select songs to listen to- but I am not complaining. I never did complain and quickly got over these inconveniences until another problem came. Suddenly it asks me to sign in. I don’t want to sign in. I never did and never will. Even if I try signing in it won’t let me. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app but it still demands that I sign in. This is excruciatingly irritating. Please fix this. The app never asked for me to sign in and now it does.😰☹️☹️
Extremely Slow Even on iPad Pro...
by eno - z on 2019/01/09 18:25
This is the most disappointing Google app on iOS by far. The crippling sluggishness in performance is just insane. It has been in this state for about a year now. The YouTube app was close to this for a while but got a whole lot better later on. Google Play Music however seems to not get any updates in performance. It lags like crazy on a 2017 iPad Pro 12.9, I mean come on! It’s just borderline unusable and it’s disgusting to think Google made this! I’m keeping it around for my music collection but I believe a year from now the app won’t go past its loading screen from all the slowdown accumulating over time with no update to improve its performance. What a disappointment.
Very frustrating
by KWoolwine on 2019/01/09 15:24
I have been using Google Play for many many years. I use it because it seems to be louder than Slacker Radio it Spotify. But, my songs randomly get deleted off my library when I do not delete them. But the biggest issue is that it will not allow you to RENAME A FREAKING PLAYLIST NAME!! I have an iPhone 7 Plus and the app stays up to date, but apparently it will not allow you to RENAME a playlist name. It’s very irritating and if Spotify played louder, I’d 100% switch to them. I wish y’all would fix this for iPhone users.
Won’t work
by wantmoviemkr on 2019/01/08 08:14
The ap quits working in Europe would like to listen to my music when here which is about 30% of the year. Mind you Iheart works here!
Good app
by 😀😀😀😀😀😅 on 2019/01/08 03:09
I feel like this app is really good this is the only music app I used it’s really great so far I haven’t seen any bugs or anything wrong with it and I have been using this app for about 3years or longer but I recommend this app
Pros and improvement
by iLURS on 2019/01/07 05:07
The app is wonderful if you have a music library from iTunes or have it in file. Just upload it and you can access it anywhere, you can even ask your google home to play it for you! It’s Very good on storing. And best part is free. When you have unknown music file it can even give you a a suggestion of what it is from what artist and album it is. Very useful The improvement is more gesture support and easy search when looking for songs. You can’t really search your own music library only online
I love all of her songs that she sings I can really relate to them.
by lynnette little on 2019/01/06 23:18
I Just love all the songs and the topics too.
It’s great but it needs to be on Apple Watch
by NeverGiverUpper on 2019/01/06 19:49
I want this to be on Apple Watch
Good But...
by Jblake1998 on 2019/01/06 01:28
The application is good; however, some small/big issues I’ve noticed... 1) Sorta complex design and functionality 2) No Theme Setting ; this normally wouldnt be problematic except the aesthetic of the app is pure white; really REALLY bright, so adding a dark theme to the app would be awesome 3) Random Lag/Crashes. 4) Contradictory to #1 - somehow the application is both too complex and also too old/not modern; look at the amazon music app; its got a sleek beautiful feel aesthetically and visually. Just a thought; perhaps redesign the app to be more visually and aesthetically appealing as well as fix the random crashes and also try to reconsider the color scheme; or at least provide some alternative option. Otherwise; great application! :D
My opinion on google play music
by KenchieLoo on 2019/01/05 01:49
I like everything but I wish there was a choice to filter out bad pictures because I don’t want to see it. I don’t think anyone wants to see it unless they’re a creep. So please google please address this problem and fix this problem as soon as possible. I would really appreciate that. And I think others would to
Good, but not comparable to other music apps
by Kittehmon on 2018/08/27 00:16
The organization for the app is a bit confusing and feels less user friendly than other apps. There are multiple ways to navigate the app but can be confusing when you first start using it. It’s a good app, but I think alternative music apps are better. The main issue that I have is when I add songs to My Library, many of the recently released songs/albums end up getting deleted. Does anyone else have this issue? There’s no way for me of knowing which dogs were removed from my library until I end up searching randomly for that song because I want to listen to it. Not sure if it is a licensing issue of some sort, but it consistently happens to me. We have a family plan, and everyone on our plan has experienced the same thing. One of our users only had about 25 songs in their library, and after a month, it was reduced to 3 songs. If you have a large library of saved songs you like, you’ll never know it gets removed until you search for it. Personally, I like to just shuffle all my songs in My Library when I’m driving or working, so I never really know when songs get removed. But I occasionally wonder why certain songs don’t get played. I later discover why after I search for the song and see that it was removed from my library.
App works well, but CarPlay doesn’t...
by Disruptor2010 on 2018/01/08 20:09
Keeping it short and sweet, the app works pretty well overall. The only issue I run into is with CarPlay and this app. While the music works fine, you can access all your playlists, etc., two bugs are present. The first is that it doesn’t always show my “Now Playing”. When I click on it sometimes it just sits there at the same screen and freezes, never going to now playing. If I reboot the Google Play Music app or the phone itself, then it usually fixes itself and shows the “Now Playing” screen with what Google Play Music is playing. The bigger issue, however, is whenever I am using the Google Play Music app I lose all functionality for Siri through CarPlay. The icon of Siri shows up if I activate it, but you can’t speak and have it recognize your voice. Once Siri “beeps” so you know to start talking, no matter what you say it doesn’t recognize your voice and just sits there. Then, it stops the voice input thing and goes right back to the song that was playing. It’s quite frustrating/annoying. The moment you leave the app and go into, say, Apple Music or something else it works fine. It’s only when you are using Google Play Music and music is playing. Please fix this and it goes to 5 stars :).
Incredibly buggy
by amirness on 2017/09/15 18:00
Great service. Terrible iOS app. It fundamentally can't play music reliably even when the music is downloaded on the phone I.e. not streaming. The app's been buggy for some time. It used to be better but has steadily deteriorated. I waited patiently for this new release and the longer it took to arrive the more hopeful I was that they'd fix it but this release seems at least as bad as the last. For a company such resources this seems like an amateurish attempt at an iOS app. Or someone is trying to make it terrible on purpose so that I switch to Apple Music. I wonder what the product manager and QA team are up to when their app can't even play a song all the way through? Downloaded songs will stop playing even in offline mode - just today a downloaded song stopped 4 times. Again, these are songs that are on my phone not streaming. It's mostly a mystery why songs stop but at least some have to do with the radio environment. Any time the cellular radio switches mode or the phone switches to wifi the song stops. In NYC it's a busy radio environment with frequency cell handover, and forget using this app on the subway - even in "Dowwnload only" mode. On wifi at home it mostly works but that's not when I need it to work. My gramophone has that use case covered. Super disappointing that this release didn't address the long standing playback issues.
Great app, but is more buggy than ever.
by AlexanderDaniel on 2018/03/05 14:56
Play Music is and always will be the only music app I ever use. It’s always worked how it needs to and is simple to use, with great quality content. BUT, I don’t know if it’s just the iOS app, but it seems like it gets buggier after every update. I have a lot of problems when I’m trying to use the app with my google home. Most of the time it won’t even connect to it when I want to cast music. When I try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes a different one that’s a couple songs up and the one I originally tried to delete stays there, and I can’t get rid of it. And something I noticed today, if I try to select ‘play next’ on a song while I’m listening to music, it stops the music completely and a whole other song from a completely different playlist is selected and shows up on the screen. AND now when I listen to a playlist on shuffle, it plays one song, and then the music stops after that and doesn’t continue playing the rest of the playlist. It seems like the more you try to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, the worse the app gets.
Erased all of my music except for one artist!!
by 426m on 2018/06/29 19:55
Okay, I’m still using this service. But, gotta say, this really sucked major time, and support was absolutely no help at all. Spent an eternity on the phone to be told there was nothing to be done except to download everything all over again. My library was emptied completely of all music except for one artist and one song by one other artist, which I consider completely unacceptable!!! I had a massive accumulation of music and I use music A LOT, for many things, including work and travel. Getting all my favorites again is going to take a lot of time and I’m really angry about this situation and how it was handled. I feel like reaching out for help was a waste of time, and even worse, if you’re going to offer a service, make sure that something this major DOES NOT HAPPEN. I understand technology has bugs, and I would have probably been more patient and understanding if they at least acknowledged the problem and were working on a solution, but I was essentially told that it was a situation they were not familiar with, and I was responsible for it myself. Really??!!??!!
Often CarPlay issues
by MrBStill on 2018/05/22 13:32
I love the Play Music app way more than iTunes or Apple Music. I have use Google play and play music for a long time. But once I got a new vehicle with the CarPlay actually or feature the Google play music has quite often caused issues. Whether it was now playing this song or delaying to be pulled up in the app or stating there is not connection when trying to pull up playlist. Majority of the time I am using my actual phone to start play music from a playlist or simply the library. I have seen other reviews with the same response, so I know I am not the only one. I’m sure part of the reason is because I am using an Apple phone with google play music. But also using the CarPlay feature seems to support more iPhone features than Google features. Even still I would prefer to use Google play music rather than the Apple Music. Excited for when there has been and update sent out for this issue to be resolved. Honestly, this is the only reason for a 3 star rating. It’s pretty important! Removing that dilemma; EASILY A 5 STAR RATING.!.!
Okay at best, mediocre at worst
by Smychavo on 2017/12/16 17:50
Google Play Music has a great selection of tracks and radios stations to choose from, and should have more than enough to suit anyone’s musical tastes. Additionally, audio quality is not a problem, each song sounds crystal clear, despite being a given more often than not for music streaming services. However, there are many little nuances in the UI that bogs down the whole experience. Searching through menus feels choppy, and even delayed at times, as if the app as a whole is unoptimized for iOS. Even worse, is how power-hungry it is. Every time I open the app to switch to another album, or playlist, I find my phone lose several percent within minutes of just using it. However this power consumption issue does not occur during background use, thankfully. Overall, this app feels clunky, and no amount of UI changes, or additions will change that until Google fixes the optimization issues within the app. At best, the app works like any music-streaming service. At worst, it is a choppy, power-hungry mess that’s sure to frustrate any user.
Love, love, love!!
by Findingdoriat40 on 2018/08/12 19:41
I had this app on my phone, on my iPhone, while it was still in iOS app. Don’t ask me to remember the name of the app, I just remember receiving an email that it was going to be Google play as of January 1 and again don’t ask me what year it was either😊 I love the way Google play place through my speakers, while I’m in the car. I have a 2006 Honda Civic, so as you can imagine some of my speakers don’t work. But listening to this app, instead of fruit named applications, Google play definitely takes the cake. The only thing I would change is that, if you would just start the radio station with the person, persons, group, act whatever.... start the song someone is REQUESTING FIRST. They are requesting that SONG that particular TIME and for a PARTICULAR REASON (NEEDED it THEN)and most of the time, they don’t even get to hear the song the request that started the station.....!And that is a BUMMER!!
Can't believe this crap comes from Google.
by Ride8575 on 2017/12/16 02:50
How does a company with so much smarts get this soooo wrong!! I don't want to listen to someone else's playlist or mix! The internet allows me to ditch radio--why else would I invest the time uploading the music I bought?? I suppose pushing new music to me is the deal you had to make with the record industry robber-barons. Ok, I'll cut you slack there. But I can't forgive this abysmal iPhone user interface. To be forced to scroll through those useless bubble images to find an artist is downright user-antagonistic! When I am looking at My Library, I can see a grand total of 4 artists or albums per screen. When I click an artist, I can only see the first two (2) of their albums because the top half of the screen is showing me a picture of the band it pulled from somewhere. I don't need pictures! Album covers are awesome when they are a foot square and made of real cardboard. They are decidedly not awesome when reduced to a postage stamp to fit on a 2" x 4" display. A simple text listing is all that is needed (think original iPod). It's faster and more elegant. Really hope someone is listening.
Awful
by trevboxe on 2018/12/12 03:00
I’ve been insanely loyal to google play music for a good deal of years now, always thought the expense was worth every penny. But since switching to an iPhone it’s been an absolute nightmare. Even though I’m set up for reoccurring payments it keeps switching me to a free based account and completely deleting everything I’ve downloaded from the past few years from my library with no discernible way to get any of it back. Renewing my subscription was a serious task as no matter what I’d do to update or search through the app, it gave 0 ways to let me pay for a subscription! I do not own a computer so had to get a friend to lend me theirs. After double checking it would be a reoccurring payment, it turned out the next month the same thing happened and I’m traveling abroad and so have 0 access to a computer. Not only that I can’t even purchase individual albums or songs. Before this the app glitched and refused to download any new music, while I still had my subscription. Definitely going to switch to a different streaming service, this is ridiculous.
Its great but..
by Maddysuperstar on 2018/09/19 02:03
So i just got this app, and i think its amazing! But (this problem also might be because i just started using it) when i play songs and i “favorite” them or whatever they go into a playlist (obviously) so i thought if i did that to all the songs i want to listen to later i could just do that, but the problem is I can’t. It won’t let me hit the play button and if i hit the song, this thing comes up saying something like “do u want to start a radio with songs related to (insert songs title here)” but it won’t let me listen to the song i want. Secondly, when i go to the search bar thing to search for a select song, they come up as “radios” and not the song itself. All i want is to be able to search and find the song i want, “favorite it” and listen to it later. Other then that, its a really good app I recommend it!
Mixed feelings...
by Samaira<3 on 2018/07/02 17:13
I love this app for my music. It’s the only one i use. However, there are so many bugs that it’s getting unbearable. First, when i try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes one above it and leaves the one i tried to delete in the first place. Second, it tends to be somewhat slow and unresponsive at times, but that’s unclear if it’s the app’s fault or just my phone messing up. Third, opening and closing the app makes the music stop playing for several seconds. There are many more small issues with the app that aren’t as important to mention. The reason why i am writing this review in the first place is because i opened the app this morning to find over 2/3 of my entire saved library gone. The music that got removed is still available on the app itself, but is no longer in my library. I have no clue how this happened but i’m very upset that i now have to go through and download all of them again.
It’s good generally but it crashes a lot
by Aimalohi on 2019/01/30 05:45
1) This app isn’t attractive in the way that other music platforms are. 2) It can be confusing the use when you first start. It’s not a very user-friendly interface 3) IT CRASHES A LOT. If I play a song and leave the app, it stops for a while then picks up again and stays okay as long as I don’t open the app again. If I do, the app crashes totally. Occasionally (like today) the songs kept breaking briefly (for about a second to three seconds at a time). This app has been crashing for almost as long as I’ve been using it. I got a new phone and things were good for almost three months and recently (a week or so ago), I had to start using that work-around where I don’t open the app a second time to avoid crashing. I honestly much prefer the web player. It’s more attractive and doesn’t crash.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
Has potential
by DanielXDU on 2018/03/17 19:53
Honestly, you guys have the best algorithm for finding similar musicians and the ability to have radio stations based off a single song is pretty awesome, but come on guys you’re one of the largest tech companies in the world and you don’t updated your app in over 3 months. There’s more than enough bugs to warrant an update. For one, I can’t even stream from this app to my Chromecast audio. It just never works. Also for whatever reason half of my thumbs up playlist disappears mid-stream when I go from Wi-fi to LTE. I have feeling that this has to do with beef with Apple, but honestly that’s no excuse. I pay for a premium membership and seemingly simple problems like this should be fixed. Also an Apple TV app would be nice or at least have the ability to display album artwork when streaming would be appreciated.
Love the app, but...
by nadwodny on 2018/07/01 02:02
I love this app and have been paying the $10 for about 4 years now. I feel it’s the best app available and worth the money. Only issue I have is when I change music in playlist or radio, It keeps skipping songs and I have to go back 3-4 times because it keeps trying to skip until I get message prompting me to “try again” then it works. It gets annoying when I’m just surfing for something good. It’s not my service cuz I have full bars and internet and still a problem. I’m sure it has to do with buffering and streaming and not being downloaded but it does get old!! Other than that.. the app itself has all the music I need and want! I always suggest google play!
Love the app 2 bugs update
by LEELO64 on 2018/06/22 04:15
Love the app in general works well most the time, but many times when trying to play music of my phone to my google home group in the house, it will kick the BT connection off and not allow a connection, i have fixed this issue temp. By deleting the app and reinstalling, but it happens randomly, the other on is just a preference thing, all the YT thumbs up symbols are on the right and thumbs down is on the left except this app, and it throws me off, when i hit the TD button instead of TU. Also on the phone its much easier to click TU on the right considering u mostly have the phone held one handed. Thanks for all the other updates across all your platforms, The Goliath company has become one of my favorites, specially after the google Home, i have one is every room. Update: Had to bring it down to one star, as all my songs are Gone from my playlists. This is unacceptable for such a company as google.
Fine but multiple bugs
by amato024 on 2018/03/27 11:11
It’s a good music app! Can download for offline and all the yada-yada. But there are 3 things that annoy me: 1) Sometimes I’ll download a single from an album but then a little while later download the whole album. It doesn’t download the single(s) I already download and instead creates separate albums; 1 for the singles and 1) for the rest of the album. So I have the same album separated into 2 separate albums. 2) NEED to filter out the censored content. C’mon now! Nothing worse than listening to the censored version except maybe unknowingly downloading the censored version and being unable to fix it 3) This is perhaps the most annoying, but when I delete songs from a playlist, it won’t delete the song I swipe to delete. It will delete either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd song above the song I select. It completely baffles me
Not one I want.
by Fatbellygummybears on 2018/06/06 21:44
This app I deleted off my phone. I got this app so I could stream my music offline. I was going on a trip, the trip was about a two hour long ride. I downloaded the app to stream my music, and I searched up a song I liked. The problem was I went under all categories I could find and couldn’t fine my music. All I could find was radio stations. I found this app from my friend who owns a Samsung and already had this app on her phone. I own a IPhone 6+ and decided that I would try this app. It sounded good because my friend and I would listen to the music together. The music played fine and she had tons of music on there. That is why I downloaded it. I don’t have the app anymore. I am going to try the app again, but I’m sure it still won’t work. Still a great app for Samsung’s.
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by disavibrating on 2018/02/07 05:31
This app is my preferred method of streaming music but it is not elegant or refined at all. For example, album artwork does not fit the screen, it is zoomed for some reason when you’re playing a song from that album which just looks weird. There is a playlist of songs recently added to your library however no matter how many songs i’ve just added, the playlist never updates. Songs have randomly disappeared from my library. Some songs stop/start playing halfway through, others don’t play at all. I think some added features could be useful, such as the ability to look up lyrics. I have nothing to compare this app to because i’ve never used another streaming service but I’d say this could definitely be improved upon.
My all time favorite music player app
by lipbiter100 on 2018/08/13 15:58
I absolutely love this music player. I’ve been using it for years. It’s the only music player that I can put literally any song that I download on it. It can hold up to 50,000 songs, which is incredible because I have so many songs that I want to download but other music players just don’t hold more than 100. The only thing is I wish that the shuffler was better. I have so many songs on it, yet I still feel like it repeats songs over and over again. I’ve had some songs on the app for awhile that it has never played once and others that it has played like 10 times. The app overall is amazing. I just hope they can fix the shuffling problem.
Needs Some TLC
by Zombiekiller1984 on 2018/07/17 04:25
I am a huge fan of the product moreso than the app. Having all of this great music at your fingertips is a blessing and at times a curse (how many playlists can one person create???) I find the one standout thing that bothers me most about this app (because it happens SO frequently) is the constant crashing. Start adding an album to your library and the app lags, if a song is playing it starts skipping, then app freezes and you must close to reboot. If a song is playing and you go to the search, it will sometimes freeze up and crash. Please perfect this app, find what is causing it to crash so often and eliminate it. Google Play Music is such an awesome service, but it becomes an issue when the app won't let you play it without incident.
Music Always Stops Playing
by Kamorn123 on 2017/12/08 13:29
I want to like this app because of the features to have your own library plus access to streaming music that isn’t in your own collection. The problem is that many others have said already is the app CONSTANTLY stops playing music for no reason at all. This will happen regardless of what is going on. It can be a saved music file on your phone. It can be streaming when you have WiFi. It can happen all the time. And it does. This app is very glitchy and has scroll problems as well. The service itself is great and when using on a computer I have not experienced issues but this app is borderline useless unless you are ok with constantly hitting the pause/play button to try to get your music playing again. Crazy how Google can’t seem to get an app working that with a subscription costs $10 a month.
What happened?
by MikayD on 2017/11/04 19:41
Edit few versions later: And this app is still being stupid, like nothing seems to be going right still no album work, it’s mind blowing that there is no album work even offline. This app used to be great, can’t lie I’m thinking of making the switch to Apple Music,I wonder if there app will be better than googles Old review- Still no fix, even updated the iOS 11, Well the app seems to no longer work properly, I can deal with most bugs but this one bothers me like no other. So when playing songs offline there seems to be a issue with viewing the album art while offline, it shows up just with a gray background but when I kick on the wifi the art comes back, even tried restoring my iPod and bam its the same issues all over again. Must be the app, also the files are playing are all offline. Google get to together.
Duplicates
by yarnalt on 2018/03/06 16:36
My main gripe would be that duplicates of almost every album in my library appear. Sometimes in multiples of 5. This makes my library crazy unorganized. There are also many instances where complete albums are split into 2 albums. Fix these long standing issues and I may give you guys another try. ( update ) Here we are almost a year later and the duplicate album issue is still there. Why, and how can they not have fixed this by now? I’ve read on some Google Official help forums where mods want to place the blame on apple. If that’s the case then why isn’t this an issue with any other music app? I’ve tried them all. I’m using the app only because I have a large music library tied to it. I’m not happy about it at all though. My customer satisfaction level on the app itself is 0.
Problematic
by rtothejizzle on 2017/11/02 17:18
As of the current build, I cannot integrate the player with the built in controls on my iPhone. When I swipe up to control playback, my player is not available. Music will be playing, but I can not pause or skip. The same can be said for controlling playback on my headphones. This was not a problem with the previous build(s) I had installed. Dev Request: create a better way to report issues with the catalog. I had an instance where the names of the songs were correct, but the actual track played was incorrect. Feature request: create a way to do favorite album lists instead of having to add whole albums. Not sure how to articulate this, but it’d be nice to have a top 10 albums list to share.
UNACCEPTABLE
by Kylephilipharris on 2018/09/14 20:54
Google Play- I want to love you, but you need to be fixed. I have been a loyal user of Google Play Music since it’s inception (or whenever it swallowed Songza) I love the interface, but it’s incredibly buggy. I purchased a subscription hoping that this would eliminate the glitches from using the free ad version where the music wouldn’t start after an ad played etc. The straw that broke the camel’s back was a particular Geico ad that would not only stop the music, but send my phone into some weird zombie state where I would have to hold one of the side buttons to wake it up and then close the window Geico had conveniently opened up for me in Safari. Very, very annoying. Now that I’ve chosen to make Google my subscription based music streaming platform of choice, you’d think it would work more seamlessly, especially considering the heavy competition. I certainly didn’t face any issues like this with Apple Music and I am starting to regret my decision to switch over. Now, to my current gripe- this app can’t seem to stop glitching when I bring it up from the background to say, change the station, etc. Google should be able to deliver a seamless experience to paying users. Maybe they’re taking customers like me for granted.
I expected this to be less buggy
by Ceuriss on 2018/02/28 12:15
I love the fact that I can access my songs from anywhere with Google Play Music, however this is diminished by the fact that whenever I’m connected to Bluetooth or chromecast, skipping songs is a nightmare, even with a fast internet connection. The app stutters and randomly pauses my music and sometimes skips more than one song. Also, when changing songs, it temporarily stops playing audio to the Bluetooth device even though the song is definitely playing. These functions work normally when using headphones or just playing on the phones built in speaker. So, overall, a useful app, but needs some fine tuning in Bluetooth, skipping, and smooth playback.
Really annoying bug
by BionicBicycle on 2018/07/22 16:11
So the app works fine. I love the google play service. Had it for years. But with this most recent I’ve noticed an incredibly annoying bug. Whenever I’m trying to edit the queue to shift songs around, the app crashes. And sometimes if I try to add something to my queue via the “play next” feature, mainly with radios, it’ll add the song to the queue, but it won’t be next. It’ll add it to the top of the queue. Which means the song won’t play in the radio. Also it won’t let me move when I try to edit the queue because it’ll crash if I do. Please fix this. It’s my favorite music app and this kinda makes it annoying to use.
Apple CarPlay is buggy
by Joker54974 on 2018/04/24 02:22
Google play music is great as an app by itself. The radio station and playlist has some of the best recommendations. Compared to Its competitors this really lacks with Apple Car Play. If you hear a song you like you can’t thumbs up or add it to your library through Apple Car Play. Also, the Car Play is very buggy it freezes on almost every trip. The music still plays but I’ll usually have to force close the app on my phone and restart for it to show on Car Play. Sometimes even restarting the app doesn’t work so just have to deal with no Car Play. If Car Play worked as intended, and have better user functionality to add music to the library this would be 5 Stars.
Google Pause Music
by Italodorazio on 2018/06/28 22:10
They should call it Google Pause. Unfortunately this music app has a lot of finicky bugs—never syncs properly with Microsoft Sync in the car; almost always crashes now when playing a song and the app is opened to either change the song or ‘like’ or ‘unlike’ a song. If you’re using Google Maps in tandem with the music app (like a road trip), the two hate each other and LTE will become bogged down trying to stream data to the two, resulting in either a phone crash or app crash, or both. Too many issues to actually enjoy listening to melodies. The biggest issue faced is the music freezing every time you open the app, switch to a different app, or are entertaining guests.
Could make some improvements
by Redge R on 2018/04/03 04:11
First off I love the variety of radio stations available. This app probably has the most sub-genres compared to other apps. Audio quality is also very good. I would love to be able to download single songs and not entire albums. Sure, I could make a playlist and download it later. But I feel like that's an unnecessary extra step or two. Why not just have the download option available for each track like most other apps offer? Unfortunately, this one lacking feature is enough for me to unsubscribe to the paid service. If they offer this in the future, I might come back to this app
Used to be a good app, but now contains bug after bug
by carosnyd on 2018/08/08 04:06
This app has great aesthetics, is really easy to navigate, and has all the music you want. However, if I try and skip more than two songs, the icon on my lock screen disappears, and I have to unlock my phone and open the app, click “try again” and then skip the song. Terribly inconvenient. If someone else is sharing your account, aka you’re using more than one of your allowed 6 devices, then the app will pause and give an error message. Imagine losing music in the middle of your workout just because your family member wanted to hear some Lil Uzi. Very frustrating.
Please Fix This App
by Lechuzita on 2018/05/02 19:36
For some reason my library is refusing to sync across my devices. I've tried everything only to find that my libraries on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop are all different from one another. Why? That doesn't make any sense. A lot of music also keeps getting removed from my libraries for no reason. I'll add music from a particular artist via the Play Music's catalog, only to find all their songs removed from my library the next time I open the app or site. They're still available, they're just no longer in my library for whatever reason. And why does uploading previously owned music result in Play Music deleting your entire library except for the uploaded content? I wanted to expand my library, not replace the entire thing
Has Bugs
by josie.delp on 2017/12/07 00:48
I’ve had this app for a while and I am just now having bug problems. When I go to add songs to my library, instead of adding them to the top of the playlist, it adds them onto the bottom. I tried making a new playlist and I cooperated for a bit, and then did the same as before. I also tried to delete a song off of a playlist because I had it on there twice, and it won’t let me delete either. I have also tried moving songs around on the playlist, and they never stay in the spot that I put them in. I used to love this app but now I’m looking into other ones.
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Needs to be updated.
by One&Only Mareeya on 2018/04/07 18:05
I've had this app for about 5 years now. It works pretty well but I noticed about a year ago that I couldn't find my recently added music (which is how I would listen to my new favorite songs). That was one of my favorite features of the app and now (unless I add it to a playlist) I cannot find the songs I just added to my library...It's very annoying, I've actually considered cancelling my subscription because of it. This app has not been updated since I first download it back in 2013....Maybe bug fixes but that's it. I would like to see a difference in the app....please update it!!!
Disappearing songs??
by hooman 2.0 on 2018/09/26 19:58
This rarely happened before but now it’s happening more frequently. I would just be listening to music and suddenly almost all of my songs in my “thumbs up” or other playlists disappear, only leaving several songs in there. I would try and restart my phone or refresh the app but it doesn’t work, so the only option I have is to continuously deleting the app and redownloding it. The songs do come back but I’d have to redownload all of the songs again to listen to them offline. My internet is perfectly fine and it also happens when I’m using data.
Good but needs fixing.
by Mr McSlime on 2018/05/08 15:57
I love this app because it offers a lot of music and features for an awesome price, but there is a bug that has never seemed to be fixed and it has to do with playlists. Whenever I make a playlist and organize it, after I click done and wait a few minutes, it will move certain songs to other parts of the playlist where I don’t want them. This may not bother everyone but it bothers me because I’m very organized and I can’t keep my playlists organized because they always change somehow.
Poor performance and lacking in feature
by LT_Chancho on 2018/08/21 02:18
Problem: I’ve been trying to add songs that I like, but doing searches quickly while having music playing causes the app to slow down considerably and eventually crash. Feature wishlist: 1. Ability to follow artists - receive updates on new songs and view shared playlist. 2. Have an option on the artist profile page to view a list of all of the artist’s songs instead of just their top songs. Songs can be filtered by name, album, etc. It doesn’t make sense to click in and out of multiple albums to view all of an artist’s songs. 3. Improve search results. I appreciate it when you start typing and you’re given options in a drop down that matches what you are entering or provides the closest value to what you entered. For example, I typed in “Water Park Glimpses,” and got nothing until I clicked enter. It feels like with Google’s tech in search their music app should be able to provide accurate/similar results when searching for artists and music.
Great App But Only One Problem
by Costaki on 2018/03/27 22:44
Love the app and have been using for over a year or maybe two now, but lately i have been running into this problem that when i want to delete something out of a playlist it deletes the song that is one or two above it. This frustrates me because then i have to figure out how to get the song deleted that i actually wanted to delete and add the new song back and on top of that remembering what song i deleted out of the many in my playlist l. If this bug is fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks You.
Good but easily could be great
by Boknows89036 on 2018/02/17 18:09
I’ve always used google music and never had a problem with it, but there are a few things that could be updated. For instance, when making a playlist you can add all the songs you want, but you’re not able to remove songs. Sometimes I’ll make a playlist then decide I don’t want a song on there but instead of removing it I would have to make a whole new playlist. Also, when on shuffle mode I’ve noticed songs will repeat even thought the entire playlist has not been played through. Other than that everything else is great
Would get 5 stars if glitches were fixed
by WateredKirby on 2018/02/08 16:11
As many other reviews say, there is annoying glitches. For me, song audio stops playing even though it shows the song is still playing. It will do it when I’m downloading an album or if I enter the app. So I have to pause the downloads and play it again. If you wanted to start an album over from the end to the beginning, the first song will start but skip to almost the end and play. But the music selection is amazing. Layout is easy to use. Another thing is already downloading albums will show being re-downloaded. Sometimes clean and explicit version of albums will splice together forming double tracks. Great app but a lot of weird issues
Really great, but one major bug
by Akshay95014 on 2018/01/19 03:53
I’ve been using Google Play Music for a few years now, and I use it through the website on my computer and through the app on my iPhone. It used to work perfectly but now, if i “thumbs up” a song on the browser, it shows up on the Thumbs Up playlist on the website but it does not show up on my iPhone’s Thumbs Up playlist, and vice versa. I’ve tried manually refreshing my app through the settings panel, but this has no effect. Usually a few weeks after I’ve added a song to my library or given it a thumbs up, it finally shows up on my iPhone app.
Love google play music, app is only okay though
by SarahSmiles22 on 2017/10/09 04:49
I love google play music, it is a great system to listen to music from. But the app is only okay. It doesn’t connect with the music you put on if you are using it online. So your playlists are different for example from the app to opening it online. And then my music is always stopping even though it says that it is playing, so I have to go back and press pause then play again. Usually happens when I reopen the app or unlocking my phone. It is very annoying. Also, it is hard to search for music and go back to the music list you had open.
Best application ever!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2017/10/21 13:18
If you are a music lover then you can't beat Google Play's Unlimited Music Plan. I would easily spend ten dollars a month on music (that's not even on CD). However, for ten bucks a month you are able to download unlimited music from new releases to your favorite album that was lost years ago. What sets Goofle Play apart from Apple music or any other platform is it also stores all of your previously purchased music! You always have your music library with you on multiple devices!
Pros and improvement
by iLURS on 2019/01/07 05:07
The app is wonderful if you have a music library from iTunes or have it in file. Just upload it and you can access it anywhere, you can even ask your google home to play it for you! It’s Very good on storing. And best part is free. When you have unknown music file it can even give you a a suggestion of what it is from what artist and album it is. Very useful The improvement is more gesture support and easy search when looking for songs. You can’t really search your own music library only online
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