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google play Music
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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.
Please please please don’t go away
by Emily Bemily yeah thats me on 2020/09/26 16:09
I am BEGGING you not to do away with this entirely! I’ve been using this app for years and nothing compares — especially to YouTube Music. Getting rid of this app is a mistake and I am beyond disappointed we’re being forced to transfer to YouTube Music when it isn’t even functional without paying for a subscription. Do everyone a favor and keep Google Play here.
I am crying is almost over! I love the simple and easy way
by Kama-Lama on 2020/09/24 20:53
Thanks!!!!
Pretty good app
by Alexis_0920 on 2020/09/24 14:20
Works pretty good.
This is amazing
by aragutang on 2020/09/24 04:06
I love listening too music especially Google music they got me covered👍😎🤟🏼
The end of History
by Mr.T1492 on 2020/09/22 11:48
I have personally have used google music since I was young when I had a android. I am sad to this this app go soon but it has been well. I give it a 5 stars for the great years this app has helped me so much through pain, happiness, depression and so much family issues. I’m not a fan to all google products especially the app taking over but it’s been a good ride. Goodbye Google Play Music ita been fun.
Great
by Kyddphillip on 2020/09/21 19:14
Great use comes in handie
Sad to see this go
by Roybbq on 2020/09/21 14:24
Easily the best alternative to Apple Music, because it was included with your YouTube Red subscription. Now come this October we will be forced to use YouTube Music which is not nearly as user friendly, along with the fact that on YouTube Music has random channels posting lyric videos with no sound, and the algorithm still plays them sometimes! Four minutes of silence in playlists because the “song” is from an account telling you to illegally download an MP3 of the song. All in all this app leaving is a crime and YouTube Music needs to take some notes from this.
Disappointed. Moving to Spotify.
by Strictly Rootz on 2020/09/21 01:46
Sad update: 4+ years of using GM and it’s snatched. It just worked and that’s why I enjoyed it. Uncomplicated and I knew what to expect and spent all these years building great playlists on a platform that had become second nature to me now. Also YouTube Premium came with google Music and now we’re being asked to jam everything in one app for the same price? Pass. Google music Cancelled. Long time customer now a new customer of Spotify. I enjoy google music and opt to pay for it per month because I like the option of crafting my own playlists for a variety of things, in the order I want them and to listen to whatever in whatever order I prefer. Don't mind paying for the service, BUT I will say that as far as their curated playlists, variety in the less popular genres I guess you could call it, Apple Music has Google Music beat many many many times over. I listen to a lot of reggae and all of the curated playlists on google share the same music--so what's the point of having all of these different playlists if they play the same music? Apple Music has many playlists that are overflowing with new artists, different mixes, unheard stuff, new stuff--just the diversity is miles ahead of google music. I'm One of the few people who are just trying the 3 month trial with Apple Music and am floored by how much more it offers so now going back and forth on whether to ditch google music and trying Apple Music.
Sad
by 😥😳😳 on 2020/09/20 21:30
Please don’t get rid of this app . Just update it when the update is needed . Just keep availability of uploaded music . Make YouTube music a second choice for people because there’s not much of Japanese or selection of foreign music .
5 out of 10
by 122333noname on 2020/09/20 15:18
this app is ok but it doesn’t have all the music I listen to.. I wish it would connect offline also to YouTube because I want free music but this app have most but doesn’t connect to all music which is annoying
So sad....
by DanVT on 2020/09/19 15:20
So many years of uploading my songs and favorites, using Google Music as cloud storage... I’ll lose everything now, especially my audiobooks. This is always Google’s way, everything gets deprecated and nothing is supported. Even the employees complain about it. Having Google as a dependency in any way is about as reliable as dial-up internet.
Google mini quit working and want to stop the billing!!
by bsnbsnbs on 2020/09/18 23:22
Please send direct phone number so I can cancel. This is bizarre that Mini stopped working and you expect client to figure out next steps to cancel or jump through hoops to transfer to you tube. Kirk Perry VP marketing of Google needs to know this dissatisfaction level. Please advise!
Confusing
by I~Hate~Hamolton on 2020/09/18 04:03
I hate this app
YouTube Music is a bad move
by Dakkurai on 2020/09/17 13:08
I’ve already put a review on the Play Store for YT Music and how terrible it is, but now I’m going to say here that Google Play Music is perfectly fine and transitioning to YT Music is just going to lose Google consumers of their music platform. YT Music looks, feels, and operates significantly worse than Google Music. I’m definitely switching to Spotify or Apple Music after the transition.🤷🏽‍♀️
Sad
by Lucien J. Wolf on 2020/09/16 16:23
I hate YouTube Music. Transferring all of my music was a big mistake. I’m going to delete YouTube Music and I’m going to use my Apple Music.
Some problems
by Joshua Turet aka x-nerd on 2020/09/14 19:44
So I downloaded this app, and I try to sign in. BUT IT WON’T LET ME!!! 😠
Google Music Player
by not happy lk on 2020/09/14 18:03
This is my favorite music app for many reasons for many years and I really would rate it higher if some unknown devices logging in and stealing my playlists would be stopped. I don’t care for YouTube Music app because it doesn’t give me the same sound and capabilities that Google did. The downloading takes days rather than minutes and I don’t see it as a replacement for the app. I see it as a comprising way of switching long time customers like myself into something inferior! Thanks for help and I hope I can continue to use this app and have an option between the two.
YouTube music is bad
by N.walk1808 on 2020/09/14 02:31
Been using this app for well over 7 years now and had no issues. Transitioning to YouTube music seems silly simply because it’s less fleshed than this app and somehow has less available music.
Keep google music
by okomg123:3 on 2020/09/12 23:42
I hate YouTube music leave google play music alone because YouTube music you have to keep your screen on every time I play music when I work out my phone either dies because the screen is always on and it’s so annoying😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡😡🤬
Don’t want to switch to YouTube music
by htghij on 2020/09/12 00:07
Read the title
End is near
by hj1973 on 2020/09/10 10:49
Used GPM for years and loved it. I will not and cannot afford YouTUBE music. Not to mention youtube music app is inferior to GPM. So with that, we depart like an awkward breakup.
Love it!
by Evelyn LaBare on 2020/09/06 20:48
Awesome free app.
Google Does Not Care What You Want!
by Afroninga on 2020/09/05 17:01
Save your breath people. The Google Gods could care less about what you want, like or dislike. They have been planning this move for well over a year. They made up their minds to ditch GPM and the decision clearly had nothing to do with what their subscribers and users wanted. It’s solely based on business and what the bottom line profit is for the company. Get over it folks! Google is not and has never been your friend and buddy. Here to do what you like. It’s a money making enterprise and that is their #1 purpose. Getting paid from whatever source is paying. Been telling people for years not to get comfortable with any of these streaming services. They can do what they want with what you think is your music collection. It’s not yours. You are just renting the house and the furniture. You’re now being evicted and if you don’t play by their rules they are taking the furniture you’ve been renting too. If you truly care about your music collection go back to keeping your own library of music. You can play it using players like VLC Player and much more plus no one can take it from you.
Can’t play music I bought
by ILikeIphones123456 on 2020/09/05 16:15
Since my music won’t play. Refund all my money please.
Loved this app, but heading to Apple Music
by woah- on 2020/09/05 14:42
Sad to see this app go but I am not gonna use YouTube music. It looks like a cheaper version if you don’t pay for it.
Great App
by Eye Sunklow on 2020/09/05 13:51
Great app. Music recommendations are fantastic. The organization of your library and the ability to access your downloaded music is also great. I often do not have an internet connection at work, so I have my app set to download only. The YouTube Music app is bad at everything above. I guess it’s time to switch to a new service.
:(
by AriMartinx on 2020/09/05 06:31
Why are you leaving me?
Thanks for the Memories! GPM....
by metalgmr on 2020/09/05 05:08
Been a subscriber since 8/14, this app got me through road trips, parties , good and bad times , and more will surely miss this app discovered so much new and old music throughout the years, Thanks GPM 😎😎😎
Replacing this app is a bad idea!!!
by TomasTC101 on 2020/09/05 04:29
Replacing Google Music with YouTube Music is a bad idea especially if YouTube Music is not free to use on Apple CarPlay! Not everyone can afford to pay for YouTube Music in the United States (that’s including me). Especially if it’s $12.99 a month. Not a good move Google. Not at all! 😡
Disappointed
by coachellaskeptic on 2020/09/05 01:59
Deeply frustrated and confused why this app would be removed to be replaced by YouTube Music. YTM does not replace the features I enjoyed with this GPM. The addition of YouTube content is not valuable to me. Will greatly miss this connection to the Google Platform and am now in the search for an alternative paid streaming platform. YouTube music just isn’t good. Alternative recommendations appreciated
Love hate relationship
by Dominique2311 on 2020/09/04 12:54
Love the app hate that it's going to youtube
Bittersweet goodbye
by Asuka Langley Shikinami on 2020/09/03 02:47
I’ve had problems with this app. My previous review was about it. But other than that, it was truly something unique. I don’t stream music, I upload my own and download it for offline use. And it worked amazingly well. I’ve gone to the middle of nowhere where’s there no connection and the app had no problem playing my music at the lovely 320 kps. Even though I only have around 800 songs, I listen to them a lot. My most played song is at 600 listens. For the last 2 years, I was in bliss. It was realiable and for 50,000 uploads of your own song, being a free user was great. I tried Youtube Music but I just can’t. For starters, it’s a pain to listen to your own uploaded music offline. And it’s just not good enough. So, I’m switching to iBroadcast. It seems promising enough. So long Google Play Music, you were truly something wonderful.
Spectacular App, Please Don’t Remove It
by Luca Wolfe on 2020/09/01 21:08
I use this app every day to listen to my music, it helps me a lot with my anxiety and helps keep my stress down. I tried using YouTube Music and it was vastly inferior to GPM and it saddens me to hear Google plans to kill such a great app and replace it with a broken unfinished mess of a cash grab called YouTube Music. RIP GPM and RIP Google’s common sense.
Don’t get rid of it!!!
by ..……………………… on 2020/09/01 20:43
I have been using this app for a good 6 years now. I have tried YT Music in the past and it’s ugly/depressing lol but most importantly it DRAINS my battery (even with the songs downloaded). I will have to use Spotify which I hate slightly yes. This a real shame!! Oh, I even converted to to iOS recently and STILL prefer Google Play Music
Don’t make it go away
by bbrvfjxjddj on 2020/09/01 15:51
Please
Google play music is so much better than YouTube music, why would you make people change?
by a google music subsriber on 2020/08/31 20:03
I don’t like YouTube music! I want audio music not video music!
Spotify or Apple Music is probably better
by still no ❤️ on 2020/08/30 14:20
I mean the app is alright, super buggy. I’ve never checked out the songs the algorithm puts together, but I heard it’s okay. The one thing that makes me rate the app so low is because it’s sooooo buggy. My one bug that keeps happening to me is whenever I go to edit playlist it always reverts back to the way it was before I edited it. Like if I decided I wanted to move one song to the top of the playlist whenever I press done it just reverts back to the way it was before. I’ve been dealing with this bug FOR MONTHS, and usually after five or so times it stops bugging out, but it seems now whenever I edit my playlist it just won’t save. So I’m thinking of buying Spotify premium or something because this app is just a piece of junk tbh. Also if you’re using google play music still I think it’s time to switch just because it’s 2020 and Spotify is MOST DEFINITELY a better option. The algorithm chooses music that speaks to my soul! And you can put images on your playlist, use different fonts, and actually follow other people on the app to find new music. If this glitch isn’t fixed by the next update, I will definitely be moving over to Spotify! The only reason why I even stayed is because I’ve had google play music for years for free when I got YouTube red. And I recommend anyone who still uses the app or is thinking of downloading the app do the same. - a tired, long-time user xxx sorry not sorry, luv x
Me gusta
by ese broo on 2020/08/29 23:54
Me gusta
Don’t get rid of
by Wolfie22$ on 2020/08/28 13:31
Please don’t get rid of google play music!!! I love google play music and won’t use anything else 😣😥😭
I love this
by AnxiousPanda on 2020/08/28 05:52
I love this app more than YouTube music. You see I have anxiety and when I go into public I like listening to my music in the background so it doesn’t run my phone battery down. YouTube music has been running it dead so I’ve been having more anxiety attacks. I hope you guys keep this.
glad its going away
by always awn on 2020/08/28 01:06
i am tired of having to search for the song i own when you wont play it from my library because im not a paying subscriber.
Horrible
by ally_210561 on 2020/08/27 23:31
Worst app ever download apple music or Spotify your better off with that
Upset that they’re getting rid of Google Play!
by CarapherneIia on 2020/08/26 16:44
I’m so upset that they’re getting rid of google play and transferring it all to YouTube music. I’ve tried YT music in the past and I HATE it. It’ll play covers of the songs on my playlist sometimes or remixes when I wanted the original song. And since YT premium and YT music is something that already comes with my google play subscription I have to wonder... are they going to make the subscription any cheaper considering they’re getting rid of 1 of the 3 components of the subscription???? I bet not. I invested in getting a google home specifically to use with google play and now they’re just going to get rid of this app. This app works so smoothly and flawlessly for me, unlike YT, I’m so sad.
Don’t get rid of this app-
by LittleTaley, The artist on 2020/08/26 01:42
It’s the only app I can use since I can’t get YouTube music till I’m older! I’m sad now- Rest In Peace google play, you gave me good memories when I was in 5-6th grade
Poor decisions!
by UnitCheifBlackbird on 2020/08/23 18:41
Y’all are seriously taking this away and making people pay $13/mon just so they can listen 2 music without internet, are y’all stupid or something?!?! Some people can’t afford it! And you can’t buy the album or a single song! Stupid!
Reliable Streaming App - A Must Keep & Use
by astroalyssa on 2020/08/23 06:03
I received notification from google that google play music will leave. My review is here to defend that google play music has been my sole radio over Sirius XM, Pandora (now Sirius XM), Spotify (who I have not been a fan of), last fm, the original yahoo music, etc. and I have never been disappointed with Google Play Music. I find OM: Asian Zen, Mindfulness and Meditation- Soothing Healing Music Therapy Radio is a wonderful station for a calming environment. I am a Premium Google Member and prefer Google Play Music over YouTube and YouTube Music. If you like no ads, great station categories that introduce similar artists and musical sound, I recommend exploring stations. If you are a premium member with Google, you will enjoy searching your favorite songs and albums for your listening pleasure. Support Google Play Music, download today and please your auditory senses with peace of mind and ease. Having Google Play Music is my reason for sustaining a Google Account. I can not do without Google Play Music.
Music doesn’t play
by Evie 🦋🦋 on 2020/08/22 14:59
I have stable WiFi connection and this is the only device I’m signed in on. We pay for unlimited music. All I get is “can’t play right now. try again later”. I’ll change my review when this is fixed
Why get rid of this?
by dcman0666 on 2020/08/21 13:19
I’ve used this app for the longest time and you guys are getting rid of it, I think if you are getting rid of this for the YouTube music then the price should drop.
iTunes
by fs?tir on 2020/08/21 11:04
Sell outs! I’m using iTunes from now on. Google will never get another penny from me!
Good job.
by GeminitheWolf on 2020/08/20 02:42
Why? Just.... why...? You are taking a good app and discontinuing it? This is the only music app I have. The apps been crashing and I go and look at the ratings to see if anyone’s have the same problems and I see that the apps getting discontinued in a month. Then what? What about people who don’t have the ability to use another app? That’s messed. If I could go lower than 1 Star I would. I’m just trying to get a good music app that I can use sense my Apple ID is messed up right now, so I can’t get any apps till I get that fixed. So good job.
Why is it down in 30 days
by musie loveer on 2020/08/18 16:25
Can you tell me why this app is down in 30 days
YouTube Music!? Are U Kidding Me!?
by THE RUNZ on 2020/08/17 22:40
I just got the email notifying users that Google Music will be removed. What happens to our purchased music!? Especially if we choose not to use YouTube music?
Horrible Forced Alternative
by Everune on 2020/08/17 20:38
Really bad forced alternative to google music... cant even shut off my screen without a subscription are you kidding me??? Even with the music I own? Wow... no idea how Google is getting any positive reviews on this... pretty sure they are paid for and negative reviews (even from real people) are scrubbed.
Best music app
by XxplaymexX on 2020/08/16 23:23
When I first got this app I was very skeptical because of the reviews... but after having this app for a few day I have got to say this is hands down the best app for music that I have gotten. It is very easy to navigate and there are no in app purchases. The only thing I wish they had is when you go on to an album and you scroll down, I wish it would say they name of the album. Also I wish that you could see the lyrics of a song! But this app is amazing!
Yet another Google app that Google is deleting.
by DishNextTime on 2020/08/16 17:08
To be discontinued in 30 days. Go get the YouTube app and send your music there apparently is what we’re supposed to do. Ultra frustrating using Google products when Google keeps discontinuing them every couple years. I keep waiting for Gmail to disappear but keep telling myself it’s too important for them to give up. Guess the joke will be on me.
I’m Going To Miss This App!!
by prettycurtisha on 2020/08/16 15:43
This app has been with me from when I had Android phones and was happy to carry over my favorite music and playlist of memories to my iPhone. This app has been my source of comfort during hard times and good times, and although there were issues and crashes it has still been my go to. I’ve been with this app for 9 years. That’s a lot of music that has been the soundtrack to my life. I’m not sure if I’ll adapt to the interface on YouTube music or like the vibe of the platform. I’m just for sure gonna miss the google play music app.
Google doesnt love me back
by staylaughing on 2020/08/16 14:20
Ive been loual. They have not
Sad to see you go
by M0ff Tarkin on 2020/08/16 06:53
Love the app to bad google is taking it down☹️
Please don’t go away.
by musicman201 on 2020/08/15 22:20
Google if you see this can you please not make this app go away!!!!
Refund of relocation
by big no sweet on 2020/08/15 06:06
Google and YouTube music are the same company just transferred all the music from google play music- to - YouTube music???? Or make a way for us to transfer the songs. I know people have 10000000 sons
Why
by Soitsme on 2020/08/15 01:11
So there are ending this to replace it with YouTube music. YouTube music app is not free. I have songs I own in this app that I won’t be able to listen to anymore unless I pay the YouTube music subscription. Booo!
It’s Good But Could Be Way Better.
by Fred Flintstone2015 on 2020/08/14 01:13
They Are, & They Most Certainly Will Have Been Nothing More Than Just Another iTunes or Spotify or Even Now YouTube Music.
Way better than YouTube music
by v8dreaming on 2020/08/13 16:37
Hands down better than YouTube Music.
Best
by Glow🌺🌺 on 2020/08/13 09:04
I love everything about me new songs!❤️🌺🌺🌺🦋🦋
Horrible
by Cole........ on 2020/08/12 17:10
I can’t add a song to a playlist without the entire app shutting down. Literally my music stops and I can’t interact with the app at all. My phone may as well of frozen. I also can’t delete songs without it deleting a song two or three above that. Like I have to play a guessing game as to what song will actually go away. Seriously, fix this. Google is better than that.
Bsishsisbs
by havsjsvsksbs on 2020/08/11 01:51
Only plays radio stations can’t play specific songs 😡
Weird bugs with thumbs-up list
by KyleW29 on 2020/08/10 15:27
My thumbs-up song list will often just show about 1/10 of the songs on the list or take days to show songs that I put on the list. Refreshing/syncing the app does nothing to fix it. The issue isn't present on the desktop version of the app. This is frustrating because I have the songs saved for offline listening and I have to re-download the entire list when songs mysteriously drop off.
Sign in
by rockmash on 2020/08/10 11:01
I been getting issue signing in the app. It just doesn't let me sign in and error occurs everytime. I tried in my other account but it's the same result. Please help
Better than Spotify and Apple Music
by kurbz95 on 2020/08/09 19:05
Google makes superior app’s all google needs is I message
Needs a lot of updates and improvements
by Eyzzzzz on 2020/08/09 15:50
I’ve had this app for a while and it took them a long time before they finally added a function that prevents you from adding the same song to a playlist more than once. The delete function doesn’t actually allow you to remove songs from playlists so I’ve had to delete many playlists and recreate them. Their default music lists don’t align with the actual tending music or are just outdated and the “recently added” list it creates for you just plays all music you’ve ever added. I mainly use this app because unlike Spotify and pandora I can use the app in any country I travel to to access my downloads but I expected a lot more from Google.
NO
by Dads pool on 2020/08/08 22:35
It dosint work at all. I put a curtain song and a completely different song is on and some really bad pictures and songs are on it
Why
by and180 on 2020/08/08 22:17
Never had a single issue with this app loved it. So disappointed I will definitely not be downloading YouTube please bring back play
Love
by tomyuiop on 2020/08/08 17:10
I really love the new version.
Google music
by Mafuz Mor. on 2020/08/08 16:25
I try many different app of music and I love this app nothing works better than this one the best app ever
Good
by bulkjjjiiii on 2020/08/08 05:29
Do
Great service, disappointed it’s ending.
by cbz6 on 2020/08/07 02:49
Based on what I am seeing in the news, this app is being replaced by YouTube music at the end of the year. Pretty disappointed in that decision by google. I tried YouTube music and it is not near as intuitive, I don’t see similar artist section and you have less controls. Sadly, I’ve been using this service since it came out and now I will be looking at other music streaming options.
How do you sign in!!??.......🤦🏽‍♀️
by toad pond on 2020/08/07 01:56
How do you like sign in to google play I went to the website and it said something about account territory? I dunno 🤷🏽‍♀️ I wanted to listen to music but I can’t can you guys make singing up easier if I am am not specific enough like I dunno
Doesn’t even work!
by merlok 3.0 on 2020/08/06 14:11
When i search up a song and try to play it it plays a whole different Song!
Better than others
by D Ferrari Wilson on 2020/08/06 04:15
This is a better service than YouTube music, please keep it.
App is being discontinued?!
by Wartrack on 2020/08/06 00:06
I just read an article that says this app is getting deleted/removed by Google. Are you insane?! This is a great app with 4.5 stars and #18 on the list. I am PAYING for Google services. I'm never going to trust a Google product again - they never stand behind their products. SO many Google services have been lost over the years - including Google+, which was great - but needed a new public image. You make me sick Google.
They killed it
by Emmersonian on 2020/08/05 22:06
Rip YouTube music rip google music
SAD ITs CANCELLED
by durpydoo on 2020/08/05 07:04
Lov
👊😎👊
by wolfDeFi on 2020/08/04 23:58
My fav google app :)
Trash app
by googleh8ter on 2020/08/04 22:43
Trash, just like all Google apps. Installed and deleted within minutes.
Wish this would stay
by glassmedic on 2020/08/02 19:54
It’s a shame to end this app
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by gxvvfdfvcgg on 2020/08/02 09:42
Rdfffffyffg
Playlist feature needs work.
by Geniusness on 2020/07/30 18:40
Please fix the fact that we can’t delete the correct songs off of playlists. We should also be able to rename this. If Apple Music had more I would have switched a long time ago.
My experience
by sherlockhomie101 on 2020/07/30 01:29
It got chill music, just gotta know where to look. But be warned of inappropriate and annoying music sometimes
Can’t Delete Songs From Playlists
by HolsRock on 2020/07/29 19:07
Could someone look at fixing the bug in this app that prevents you from deleting songs from your playlists.
I like google music and I want keep it rather than switching to YouTube music
by DonC100 on 2020/07/29 09:57
I like google music and I want keep it rather than switching to YouTube music. I mentioned they will close the google music by end of 2020. Please give us option to continue use google music. To be honesty, I found google music gave me better song choices. In contrast, YouTube music can’t really make a good suggestion.
App doesn’t show up on the lock screen or in Notification Center
by Joshua Hayes on 2020/07/26 22:09
Since the last update for some reason the name of the song or skip controls don’t show up anymore
Upcoming switch to YouTube music...
by SaraNicole89 on 2020/07/25 05:32
I’ve been a paid user for years, I am not looking forward to the YouTube music switch over... :(
Just get Spotify
by no name5555555 on 2020/07/25 00:19
Really you should just get anything else. Don’t get this music service because there’s hundreds of songs that Spotify has that this app doesn’t. Spotify works with my Google Home better than the actual google music app. Google music has playback errors on downloaded music regularly. I am constantly trying to delete songs off my playlist but they don’t go away. The number of songs in the playlist goes down, but the song i wish to delete remains. Please save yourself the god awful stress of trying to use this and just get Spotify or Apple Music.
Why not include this??
by Gomey73 on 2020/07/24 04:53
Everything works as it should but I should be able to buy new albums on the app. This is my primary means of getting albums and I’m not gonna add another subscription to my monthly bills. Kinda ridiculous that this wasn’t added by now and it should be an obvious thing to add.
Keeps interrupting me to tell me about YouTube music
by CDMoomaw on 2020/07/23 20:01
I’m in the process of migrating from Google Play music to YouTube music. Apparently I’m not moving fast enough for Google, because multiple times a day I get interrupted by a splash screen on app launch telling me “Hey! Did you know about YouTube music?!? We noticed you haven’t downloaded it yet!”
Carla
by carla yudit on 2020/07/23 19:56
Mucica
Bigger playlists?
by Mackzieone on 2020/07/23 14:27
I love google play music, I have the family plan and that means I get free access to all music on there and it’s great. I have a big road trip coming up and wanted to make a huge playlist but I didn’t know prior that the maximum number of songs on one playlist was 1,000, while other music apps allow 5,000 and 10,000 songs. Any way you guys could make that number larger? It would be greatly appreciated 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Youtube Music doesn’t work!
by Tomcat-2011 on 2020/07/21 07:34
Is a shame that Google is killing Play Music. I transfer my library to Youtube Music as instructed, unfortunately you need to have a Premium subscription in order to hear your already purchase albums when offline or when the app is in background. Download your albums and song while you can.
Amazing
by FurryFortniter on 2020/07/19 21:11
This is a fantastic way to listen to music, without interruption, which is absolutely wonderful, and it’s completely FREE. I recommend this app 100%
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!
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.
CarPlay Issues
by rvb25 on 2019/07/02 05:59
Extremely glitchy with Google Play Music (and Siri). I have the paid subscription of Play Music, but the app in Apple Car Play will no longer display any information (playlists, songs, now playing, etc). It’s just a black screen (the music will play and I can see the songs only on MyLinks “iPod” screen, not Car Play). I tried uninstalling the app and resetting MyLink in my Silverado to default settings, while also manually disconnecting all services from each other. That did not fix the problem. I will also ditto some of the Siri complaints and take it a step further. If Siri isn’t properly prompted, it will freeze all volume controls in my Silverado including the volume knob and the steering wheel volume controls for my entire radio (not just Apple Car Play). Nothing will fix this issue until I am completely out of the car, turn it off, and come back at least 15 minutes later for me to get control over my radio back. This hasn’t yet happened to me on a “long drive” for more than an hour, but I’ve been stuck for at least half an hour in a frozen volume purgatory (can’t adjust up or down). Between Apple and Google, get your ish together. This is just embarrassing for both of you as multi billion dollar companies.
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.
I used to love GPM, but now it’s gone too far
by Nikkishelb on 2019/12/26 19:12
I used to love Google Play Music because it was free and easy, I had my usuals to listen to and I loved all the music that popped up. Perfect for what I use GPM for; driving, showers, and hair and makeup music. But, now there seemed to be a new update that has really messed everything up. Now when I play music after the first song it stops playing music until I open my phone and go to the app where it starts an ad. 😤 The least you can do is make sure the ads play seamlessly with the music while I’m driving. I thought maybe this was a glitch and after the first time it would just play like usual with the ads, but NO. With EVERY AD there is a stop in the music where I need to open my phone and the app in order to start the ad and then finally continue with the music. Why would you make the ads this way? You’re causing problems with your free listeners and why? Just to try to get them to buy your subscription? If I wanted to get a subscription I definitely wouldn’t choose GPM, especially if they keep this up. How does it look to make free listeners become distracted drivers just to try to get them to buy the premium? Or flood the bathroom while they try to fix their music? Stupid. FIX YOUR AD BUG!
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.!.!
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??!!??!!
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!!
Google Does Not Care What You Want!
by Afroninga on 2020/09/05 17:01
Save your breath people. The Google Gods could care less about what you want, like or dislike. They have been planning this move for well over a year. They made up their minds to ditch GPM and the decision clearly had nothing to do with what their subscribers and users wanted. It’s solely based on business and what the bottom line profit is for the company. Get over it folks! Google is not and has never been your friend and buddy. Here to do what you like. It’s a money making enterprise and that is their #1 purpose. Getting paid from whatever source is paying. Been telling people for years not to get comfortable with any of these streaming services. They can do what they want with what you think is your music collection. It’s not yours. You are just renting the house and the furniture. You’re now being evicted and if you don’t play by their rules they are taking the furniture you’ve been renting too. If you truly care about your music collection go back to keeping your own library of music. You can play it using players like VLC Player and much more plus no one can take it from you.
Please Fix the Edit Playlist Issue!!
by LoyalPinnerButFrustrated on 2020/04/28 07:46
I use this app all the time primarily because I have access to the paid plan features along with a couple other people on the plan with me. I've gotten so used to the way this app is set up that I hardly use any other apps for streaming music. The most frustrating issue that I continue having on here is when I am trying to remove a particular song from a playlist, but after I swipe left and hit the trash symbol to delete it - not only is the song still there, but another song on the playlist gets deleted instead! I can tell that something else was deleted because the list of songs still gets reduced and the songs towards the bottom shift upward, but since it happens so fast I don't know which song it was that got deleted. But one I was trying to delete it still there. SUPER frustrating. Please fix this Google! I don't want to have to rebuild all my playlists on another app, but if this keeps happening I will definitely do that.
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.
Better than Apple’s Version
by Paul Navajas on 2019/11/13 21:02
This is the best music app out there currently, but it’s not without flaws. It has all kinds of bugs in CarPlay. For instance, when I try to access my downloaded playlists, it tells me “getting music,” and stays stuck there until I give up and access it through my phone. Also, songs regularly have interference, as if I was playing a scratched record, even though the songs have been downloaded (ie: it’s not due to poor streaming quality). Lastly, the font is so ridiculously small and there’s no way to change it because it’s not compatible with Apple’s software. Who’s fault that is,I have no idea—but it’s annoying. What I like about the app is that I can create radio playlist and then download them. This allows me to listen to tons of new music without having to pay to stream it. This is a feature Apple’s app doesn’t offer. I hope Google will further develop this app, although they don’t seem to push out updates very often.
Issues
by 959Ren on 2019/03/02 15:02
This is really the only music app I use. I, personally, like how it works, but that's because I've been using it for years. It's not the same for a new user; the layout is easy to get confused with. I have had to deal with issues with deleting songs from my playlists. Trying to delete one song will delete the song one, two, sometimes even three songs above it. It comes and goes, but it's still a reoccurring problem that I've had for the longest time, and when it comes around, I often lose songs for good, because there's no way I could keep track of all 300 of them. And, though I have 300 songs, I may end up listening to some more than others because the Shuffle option isn't that great. Play Music is also pretty buggy-- the panels that come up for adding songs will sometimes jump across the screen. Speaking of, I do wish that there was an option to simply add a bunch of songs to a playlist all at once rather than one by one.
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.
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.
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!
GREAT APP!!
by Popcorn80s on 2019/09/15 17:33
Google Play music is cool cuz i like the radio stations they have. I like that u can see the song play lists on the radio stations. This way there’s no mystery as to what’s coming up. You can play different types of stations depending on your moods, what you’re doing, genre of music etc. u can move songs around in the song queue, forward songs, repeat songs, go back to songs. There’s NO ads. No junk. No BS. I also like when i play it on my iPad and i can see the actual album real big on the screen. My only gripe is sometimes they have certain albums there and the next day u look it’s gone for no reason. Aside from that Google Play works great on my phone and my iPad. I highly recommend it!!!
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.
Not worth the money
by bdjdosjebdjoskbdbd on 2019/07/16 01:29
I’ve had play music for quite a few months and I’ve finally had it with the app. I can’t count the amount of times the app has told me that I can’t play this song right now or had deleted songs random from albums. It’s also a very feature poor app, seriously I have a 256 gig iPhone with 200 gigs free and cloud photo storage... why do I have to click download for every album I want to have offline and then still have to deal with playback issues. On top of the feature issues my library is nearly unusable because it was “auto organized” which destroyed my folder structured music library. Not convenient when you listen to a lot of obscure edm artists. Seriously google it’s 2019 and you can’t deliver a better product than my 10 year old iPod classic... guess I need to go back to rock box since iTunes is just as bad.
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.
I don’t like it
by Judabug323 on 2020/01/31 21:30
I came here to listen to certain songs in particular, but after looking it up, all I got was the radio version which only features songs that are different from it. You can’t see all the songs and the picking is random so if you like a song, you’d better hit the button because you probably won’t see it again in your life. And for some reason you can’t get to your song in it’s playlist because it only gives you a tiny bit of skips before you can’t use anymore without their paywall. And the worst part is if you want it on loop, better choose a better app because they don’t have loop. The similar song thing is good but if you want a better review, add loop and the ability to listen to singular songs and maybe a gaming section on the home screen. And I don’t just mean behind your little paywall, I mean for everyone to use, like music apps should do.
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.
Please fix
by basic042 on 2020/05/02 14:22
I love this app and I use it all the time( only during the day) but lately I haven’t in over a month at night. Not because I don’t like it. But I like to use the sleep timer almost every night. But I haven’t been able to use it. As soon as I click the settings and then sleep timer there no numbers on the screen for me to scroll down. It only have a zero. Hope u can fix this problem. My sister also has this problem. Shes like me. We like to listen to music tell we fall asleep. That’s why I love this app. It has a sleep timer, so I don’t have use the app the whole night and It turns off when I set the sleep timer.
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.
App gets stuck a lot
by appyTheBuddingDeveloper on 2020/04/17 01:07
I have been using google music since forever but now the app gets stuck so much that it’s come to a point that I came to write this review, I hope a developer reads and does something about it. Sometimes the play button is turned on but the music is not playing, when it plays on google home, it’s not connecting instantly and again the play button gets stuck. I have open and close the app multiple times. Basically it’s not very seamless, especially the play/pause button. It is very very irritating. I have a paid subscription and would not like this kind of experience. Being a software developer myself, I can see many flaws with this app. Google is a big brand to have such problems leave alone major bugs.
Give me the option in app to keep the screen unlocked during playback
by K. Ly on 2019/06/17 07:24
Phone used to stay unlocked when app was open playing music and i had a charging cable attached when i was still on ios 10 but i finally gave in and updated to ios 12 and the fundamentals of the app changed. This is dangerous for drivers who stream off of their phones and have to unlock the phone now to see the song currently playing. The only way to keep the display on now is to go into the ios settings and having to set the screen yo stay unlocked unless manually locked (which is not possible if you used touchid and applepay on the phone) I want the feature similar to how google maps keeps the phone unlocked while navigating back. Pre ios 11 and 12.
Better than Apple Music
by Brooksjas1 on 2019/06/24 17:54
The paid version of Google Play is phenomenal. They create great playlists and they remember what you like to listen at certain times of the day or on certain days of the week. I find this app easier to navigate than Apple Music also. Even when you close the app, it saves the last song you were listening to to. Apple Music doesn’t do this. It’s a huge advantage for me lol. I just wish I could say “Hey Siri, play...” and she would open Google Play. That’s the only draw back when using the app from iPhone.
Please Read Google
by Nefarious_Blu on 2020/05/05 13:25
Google needs to step it up and redesign the Google Play Music app for Apple devices. I have been a subscriber for over 3 years and paying my $9.99 and I have been tempted to switch to Apple Music but I tend to use Google Play Music because I have all my playlists on here established. Google Play Music needs to be more stable on Apple devices. It does not plat music or any type of song I pick sometimes, it does not show lyrics like Apple Music does, and Google Play Music also lags quite a bit. The Sleep Time is also not convenient to get to. You have to go into the settings and set it where as with Apple Music it’s just there with a swipe up. Once Google redesigns Google Play Music or at LEAST makes me much more stable and user friendly for Apple Devices... then I will change this review to a 5 star.
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.
Buggy and only getting worse
by Coolcrowe on 2019/11/12 18:40
Seems like more and more often I’m trying to listen to songs on here and get the “Can’t play right now, try again later” error. Hmm google, every other song on this album is playing fine right now, why can’t you play this one? And once it decides it doesn’t wanna play a song, no refreshing the app or reconnecting to data will solve the issue, it’s like the app refuses to even try and load it again. Been a google fan for years but this is making me look into other options, if I’m paying to hear music I expect to be able to listen to the songs I want to hear. Edit - seriously I can’t even play one song now, full connectivity, WiFi working fine, but google play just flat out isn’t working. “Can’t play right now.” Why am I paying you fools? Canceling now.
“Works” but not well.
by GoldHeart55 on 2020/01/02 10:18
I’d say this app has been abandoned if it weren’t for periodic useless bug fixes, but they come in every couple months. They made a “good enough” update back when the iPhone X came out and just have made little patches to make it work on the modern ones. There’s still flickering near the notch, search button doesn’t work if it’s near the notch, and still many features and presentation are just not available like they are on other phones. I know iOS isn’t Google’s main priority and all, but this is a paid service that your customers are forced to have a lack luster experience. You could at least provide updates for simple bugs that have been there for going on two and a half years.
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.
Frustrating
by KAM019 on 2019/03/05 19:05
There's a lot I love about Google Music: I love the organization, stations, "playing near you" feature, etc., but none of that matters much with the fact that hundreds of songs disappear daily from my Thumbs Up library. I'm pretty serious about my music and I've been cultivating this list for a few years, so to have it drain away every time I open the app is disheartening to say the least. To be fair, if I uninstall and reinstall the app, all my music comes back, so it hasn't completely disappeared into the ether (whew!), but who honestly has the time/inclination to go through all that every time they want to hear some music? I'd recommend finding another app. Everything about this one is great, but this is a big enough problem to take your business elsewhere.
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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.
Please please please don’t go away
by Emily Bemily yeah thats me on 2020/09/26 16:09
I am BEGGING you not to do away with this entirely! I’ve been using this app for years and nothing compares — especially to YouTube Music. Getting rid of this app is a mistake and I am beyond disappointed we’re being forced to transfer to YouTube Music when it isn’t even functional without paying for a subscription. Do everyone a favor and keep Google Play here.
I am crying is almost over! I love the simple and easy way
by Kama-Lama on 2020/09/24 20:53
Thanks!!!!
Pretty good app
by Alexis_0920 on 2020/09/24 14:20
Works pretty good.
This is amazing
by aragutang on 2020/09/24 04:06
I love listening too music especially Google music they got me covered👍😎🤟🏼
The end of History
by Mr.T1492 on 2020/09/22 11:48
I have personally have used google music since I was young when I had a android. I am sad to this this app go soon but it has been well. I give it a 5 stars for the great years this app has helped me so much through pain, happiness, depression and so much family issues. I’m not a fan to all google products especially the app taking over but it’s been a good ride. Goodbye Google Play Music ita been fun.
Great
by Kyddphillip on 2020/09/21 19:14
Great use comes in handie
Sad to see this go
by Roybbq on 2020/09/21 14:24
Easily the best alternative to Apple Music, because it was included with your YouTube Red subscription. Now come this October we will be forced to use YouTube Music which is not nearly as user friendly, along with the fact that on YouTube Music has random channels posting lyric videos with no sound, and the algorithm still plays them sometimes! Four minutes of silence in playlists because the “song” is from an account telling you to illegally download an MP3 of the song. All in all this app leaving is a crime and YouTube Music needs to take some notes from this.
Disappointed. Moving to Spotify.
by Strictly Rootz on 2020/09/21 01:46
Sad update: 4+ years of using GM and it’s snatched. It just worked and that’s why I enjoyed it. Uncomplicated and I knew what to expect and spent all these years building great playlists on a platform that had become second nature to me now. Also YouTube Premium came with google Music and now we’re being asked to jam everything in one app for the same price? Pass. Google music Cancelled. Long time customer now a new customer of Spotify. I enjoy google music and opt to pay for it per month because I like the option of crafting my own playlists for a variety of things, in the order I want them and to listen to whatever in whatever order I prefer. Don't mind paying for the service, BUT I will say that as far as their curated playlists, variety in the less popular genres I guess you could call it, Apple Music has Google Music beat many many many times over. I listen to a lot of reggae and all of the curated playlists on google share the same music--so what's the point of having all of these different playlists if they play the same music? Apple Music has many playlists that are overflowing with new artists, different mixes, unheard stuff, new stuff--just the diversity is miles ahead of google music. I'm One of the few people who are just trying the 3 month trial with Apple Music and am floored by how much more it offers so now going back and forth on whether to ditch google music and trying Apple Music.
Sad
by 😥😳😳 on 2020/09/20 21:30
Please don’t get rid of this app . Just update it when the update is needed . Just keep availability of uploaded music . Make YouTube music a second choice for people because there’s not much of Japanese or selection of foreign music .
5 out of 10
by 122333noname on 2020/09/20 15:18
this app is ok but it doesn’t have all the music I listen to.. I wish it would connect offline also to YouTube because I want free music but this app have most but doesn’t connect to all music which is annoying
So sad....
by DanVT on 2020/09/19 15:20
So many years of uploading my songs and favorites, using Google Music as cloud storage... I’ll lose everything now, especially my audiobooks. This is always Google’s way, everything gets deprecated and nothing is supported. Even the employees complain about it. Having Google as a dependency in any way is about as reliable as dial-up internet.
Google mini quit working and want to stop the billing!!
by bsnbsnbs on 2020/09/18 23:22
Please send direct phone number so I can cancel. This is bizarre that Mini stopped working and you expect client to figure out next steps to cancel or jump through hoops to transfer to you tube. Kirk Perry VP marketing of Google needs to know this dissatisfaction level. Please advise!
Confusing
by I~Hate~Hamolton on 2020/09/18 04:03
I hate this app
YouTube Music is a bad move
by Dakkurai on 2020/09/17 13:08
I’ve already put a review on the Play Store for YT Music and how terrible it is, but now I’m going to say here that Google Play Music is perfectly fine and transitioning to YT Music is just going to lose Google consumers of their music platform. YT Music looks, feels, and operates significantly worse than Google Music. I’m definitely switching to Spotify or Apple Music after the transition.🤷🏽‍♀️
Sad
by Lucien J. Wolf on 2020/09/16 16:23
I hate YouTube Music. Transferring all of my music was a big mistake. I’m going to delete YouTube Music and I’m going to use my Apple Music.
Some problems
by Joshua Turet aka x-nerd on 2020/09/14 19:44
So I downloaded this app, and I try to sign in. BUT IT WON’T LET ME!!! 😠
Google Music Player
by not happy lk on 2020/09/14 18:03
This is my favorite music app for many reasons for many years and I really would rate it higher if some unknown devices logging in and stealing my playlists would be stopped. I don’t care for YouTube Music app because it doesn’t give me the same sound and capabilities that Google did. The downloading takes days rather than minutes and I don’t see it as a replacement for the app. I see it as a comprising way of switching long time customers like myself into something inferior! Thanks for help and I hope I can continue to use this app and have an option between the two.
YouTube music is bad
by N.walk1808 on 2020/09/14 02:31
Been using this app for well over 7 years now and had no issues. Transitioning to YouTube music seems silly simply because it’s less fleshed than this app and somehow has less available music.
Keep google music
by okomg123:3 on 2020/09/12 23:42
I hate YouTube music leave google play music alone because YouTube music you have to keep your screen on every time I play music when I work out my phone either dies because the screen is always on and it’s so annoying😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡😡🤬
Don’t want to switch to YouTube music
by htghij on 2020/09/12 00:07
Read the title
End is near
by hj1973 on 2020/09/10 10:49
Used GPM for years and loved it. I will not and cannot afford YouTUBE music. Not to mention youtube music app is inferior to GPM. So with that, we depart like an awkward breakup.
Love it!
by Evelyn LaBare on 2020/09/06 20:48
Awesome free app.
Google Does Not Care What You Want!
by Afroninga on 2020/09/05 17:01
Save your breath people. The Google Gods could care less about what you want, like or dislike. They have been planning this move for well over a year. They made up their minds to ditch GPM and the decision clearly had nothing to do with what their subscribers and users wanted. It’s solely based on business and what the bottom line profit is for the company. Get over it folks! Google is not and has never been your friend and buddy. Here to do what you like. It’s a money making enterprise and that is their #1 purpose. Getting paid from whatever source is paying. Been telling people for years not to get comfortable with any of these streaming services. They can do what they want with what you think is your music collection. It’s not yours. You are just renting the house and the furniture. You’re now being evicted and if you don’t play by their rules they are taking the furniture you’ve been renting too. If you truly care about your music collection go back to keeping your own library of music. You can play it using players like VLC Player and much more plus no one can take it from you.
Can’t play music I bought
by ILikeIphones123456 on 2020/09/05 16:15
Since my music won’t play. Refund all my money please.
Loved this app, but heading to Apple Music
by woah- on 2020/09/05 14:42
Sad to see this app go but I am not gonna use YouTube music. It looks like a cheaper version if you don’t pay for it.
Great App
by Eye Sunklow on 2020/09/05 13:51
Great app. Music recommendations are fantastic. The organization of your library and the ability to access your downloaded music is also great. I often do not have an internet connection at work, so I have my app set to download only. The YouTube Music app is bad at everything above. I guess it’s time to switch to a new service.
:(
by AriMartinx on 2020/09/05 06:31
Why are you leaving me?
Thanks for the Memories! GPM....
by metalgmr on 2020/09/05 05:08
Been a subscriber since 8/14, this app got me through road trips, parties , good and bad times , and more will surely miss this app discovered so much new and old music throughout the years, Thanks GPM 😎😎😎
Replacing this app is a bad idea!!!
by TomasTC101 on 2020/09/05 04:29
Replacing Google Music with YouTube Music is a bad idea especially if YouTube Music is not free to use on Apple CarPlay! Not everyone can afford to pay for YouTube Music in the United States (that’s including me). Especially if it’s $12.99 a month. Not a good move Google. Not at all! 😡
Disappointed
by coachellaskeptic on 2020/09/05 01:59
Deeply frustrated and confused why this app would be removed to be replaced by YouTube Music. YTM does not replace the features I enjoyed with this GPM. The addition of YouTube content is not valuable to me. Will greatly miss this connection to the Google Platform and am now in the search for an alternative paid streaming platform. YouTube music just isn’t good. Alternative recommendations appreciated
Love hate relationship
by Dominique2311 on 2020/09/04 12:54
Love the app hate that it's going to youtube
Bittersweet goodbye
by Asuka Langley Shikinami on 2020/09/03 02:47
I’ve had problems with this app. My previous review was about it. But other than that, it was truly something unique. I don’t stream music, I upload my own and download it for offline use. And it worked amazingly well. I’ve gone to the middle of nowhere where’s there no connection and the app had no problem playing my music at the lovely 320 kps. Even though I only have around 800 songs, I listen to them a lot. My most played song is at 600 listens. For the last 2 years, I was in bliss. It was realiable and for 50,000 uploads of your own song, being a free user was great. I tried Youtube Music but I just can’t. For starters, it’s a pain to listen to your own uploaded music offline. And it’s just not good enough. So, I’m switching to iBroadcast. It seems promising enough. So long Google Play Music, you were truly something wonderful.
Spectacular App, Please Don’t Remove It
by Luca Wolfe on 2020/09/01 21:08
I use this app every day to listen to my music, it helps me a lot with my anxiety and helps keep my stress down. I tried using YouTube Music and it was vastly inferior to GPM and it saddens me to hear Google plans to kill such a great app and replace it with a broken unfinished mess of a cash grab called YouTube Music. RIP GPM and RIP Google’s common sense.
Don’t get rid of it!!!
by ..……………………… on 2020/09/01 20:43
I have been using this app for a good 6 years now. I have tried YT Music in the past and it’s ugly/depressing lol but most importantly it DRAINS my battery (even with the songs downloaded). I will have to use Spotify which I hate slightly yes. This a real shame!! Oh, I even converted to to iOS recently and STILL prefer Google Play Music
Don’t make it go away
by bbrvfjxjddj on 2020/09/01 15:51
Please
Google play music is so much better than YouTube music, why would you make people change?
by a google music subsriber on 2020/08/31 20:03
I don’t like YouTube music! I want audio music not video music!
Spotify or Apple Music is probably better
by still no ❤️ on 2020/08/30 14:20
I mean the app is alright, super buggy. I’ve never checked out the songs the algorithm puts together, but I heard it’s okay. The one thing that makes me rate the app so low is because it’s sooooo buggy. My one bug that keeps happening to me is whenever I go to edit playlist it always reverts back to the way it was before I edited it. Like if I decided I wanted to move one song to the top of the playlist whenever I press done it just reverts back to the way it was before. I’ve been dealing with this bug FOR MONTHS, and usually after five or so times it stops bugging out, but it seems now whenever I edit my playlist it just won’t save. So I’m thinking of buying Spotify premium or something because this app is just a piece of junk tbh. Also if you’re using google play music still I think it’s time to switch just because it’s 2020 and Spotify is MOST DEFINITELY a better option. The algorithm chooses music that speaks to my soul! And you can put images on your playlist, use different fonts, and actually follow other people on the app to find new music. If this glitch isn’t fixed by the next update, I will definitely be moving over to Spotify! The only reason why I even stayed is because I’ve had google play music for years for free when I got YouTube red. And I recommend anyone who still uses the app or is thinking of downloading the app do the same. - a tired, long-time user xxx sorry not sorry, luv x
Me gusta
by ese broo on 2020/08/29 23:54
Me gusta
Don’t get rid of
by Wolfie22$ on 2020/08/28 13:31
Please don’t get rid of google play music!!! I love google play music and won’t use anything else 😣😥😭
I love this
by AnxiousPanda on 2020/08/28 05:52
I love this app more than YouTube music. You see I have anxiety and when I go into public I like listening to my music in the background so it doesn’t run my phone battery down. YouTube music has been running it dead so I’ve been having more anxiety attacks. I hope you guys keep this.
glad its going away
by always awn on 2020/08/28 01:06
i am tired of having to search for the song i own when you wont play it from my library because im not a paying subscriber.
Horrible
by ally_210561 on 2020/08/27 23:31
Worst app ever download apple music or Spotify your better off with that
Upset that they’re getting rid of Google Play!
by CarapherneIia on 2020/08/26 16:44
I’m so upset that they’re getting rid of google play and transferring it all to YouTube music. I’ve tried YT music in the past and I HATE it. It’ll play covers of the songs on my playlist sometimes or remixes when I wanted the original song. And since YT premium and YT music is something that already comes with my google play subscription I have to wonder... are they going to make the subscription any cheaper considering they’re getting rid of 1 of the 3 components of the subscription???? I bet not. I invested in getting a google home specifically to use with google play and now they’re just going to get rid of this app. This app works so smoothly and flawlessly for me, unlike YT, I’m so sad.
Don’t get rid of this app-
by LittleTaley, The artist on 2020/08/26 01:42
It’s the only app I can use since I can’t get YouTube music till I’m older! I’m sad now- Rest In Peace google play, you gave me good memories when I was in 5-6th grade
Poor decisions!
by UnitCheifBlackbird on 2020/08/23 18:41
Y’all are seriously taking this away and making people pay $13/mon just so they can listen 2 music without internet, are y’all stupid or something?!?! Some people can’t afford it! And you can’t buy the album or a single song! Stupid!
Reliable Streaming App - A Must Keep & Use
by astroalyssa on 2020/08/23 06:03
I received notification from google that google play music will leave. My review is here to defend that google play music has been my sole radio over Sirius XM, Pandora (now Sirius XM), Spotify (who I have not been a fan of), last fm, the original yahoo music, etc. and I have never been disappointed with Google Play Music. I find OM: Asian Zen, Mindfulness and Meditation- Soothing Healing Music Therapy Radio is a wonderful station for a calming environment. I am a Premium Google Member and prefer Google Play Music over YouTube and YouTube Music. If you like no ads, great station categories that introduce similar artists and musical sound, I recommend exploring stations. If you are a premium member with Google, you will enjoy searching your favorite songs and albums for your listening pleasure. Support Google Play Music, download today and please your auditory senses with peace of mind and ease. Having Google Play Music is my reason for sustaining a Google Account. I can not do without Google Play Music.
Music doesn’t play
by Evie 🦋🦋 on 2020/08/22 14:59
I have stable WiFi connection and this is the only device I’m signed in on. We pay for unlimited music. All I get is “can’t play right now. try again later”. I’ll change my review when this is fixed
Why get rid of this?
by dcman0666 on 2020/08/21 13:19
I’ve used this app for the longest time and you guys are getting rid of it, I think if you are getting rid of this for the YouTube music then the price should drop.
iTunes
by fs?tir on 2020/08/21 11:04
Sell outs! I’m using iTunes from now on. Google will never get another penny from me!
Good job.
by GeminitheWolf on 2020/08/20 02:42
Why? Just.... why...? You are taking a good app and discontinuing it? This is the only music app I have. The apps been crashing and I go and look at the ratings to see if anyone’s have the same problems and I see that the apps getting discontinued in a month. Then what? What about people who don’t have the ability to use another app? That’s messed. If I could go lower than 1 Star I would. I’m just trying to get a good music app that I can use sense my Apple ID is messed up right now, so I can’t get any apps till I get that fixed. So good job.
Why is it down in 30 days
by musie loveer on 2020/08/18 16:25
Can you tell me why this app is down in 30 days
YouTube Music!? Are U Kidding Me!?
by THE RUNZ on 2020/08/17 22:40
I just got the email notifying users that Google Music will be removed. What happens to our purchased music!? Especially if we choose not to use YouTube music?
Horrible Forced Alternative
by Everune on 2020/08/17 20:38
Really bad forced alternative to google music... cant even shut off my screen without a subscription are you kidding me??? Even with the music I own? Wow... no idea how Google is getting any positive reviews on this... pretty sure they are paid for and negative reviews (even from real people) are scrubbed.
Best music app
by XxplaymexX on 2020/08/16 23:23
When I first got this app I was very skeptical because of the reviews... but after having this app for a few day I have got to say this is hands down the best app for music that I have gotten. It is very easy to navigate and there are no in app purchases. The only thing I wish they had is when you go on to an album and you scroll down, I wish it would say they name of the album. Also I wish that you could see the lyrics of a song! But this app is amazing!
Yet another Google app that Google is deleting.
by DishNextTime on 2020/08/16 17:08
To be discontinued in 30 days. Go get the YouTube app and send your music there apparently is what we’re supposed to do. Ultra frustrating using Google products when Google keeps discontinuing them every couple years. I keep waiting for Gmail to disappear but keep telling myself it’s too important for them to give up. Guess the joke will be on me.
I’m Going To Miss This App!!
by prettycurtisha on 2020/08/16 15:43
This app has been with me from when I had Android phones and was happy to carry over my favorite music and playlist of memories to my iPhone. This app has been my source of comfort during hard times and good times, and although there were issues and crashes it has still been my go to. I’ve been with this app for 9 years. That’s a lot of music that has been the soundtrack to my life. I’m not sure if I’ll adapt to the interface on YouTube music or like the vibe of the platform. I’m just for sure gonna miss the google play music app.
Google doesnt love me back
by staylaughing on 2020/08/16 14:20
Ive been loual. They have not
Sad to see you go
by M0ff Tarkin on 2020/08/16 06:53
Love the app to bad google is taking it down☹️
Please don’t go away.
by musicman201 on 2020/08/15 22:20
Google if you see this can you please not make this app go away!!!!
Refund of relocation
by big no sweet on 2020/08/15 06:06
Google and YouTube music are the same company just transferred all the music from google play music- to - YouTube music???? Or make a way for us to transfer the songs. I know people have 10000000 sons
Why
by Soitsme on 2020/08/15 01:11
So there are ending this to replace it with YouTube music. YouTube music app is not free. I have songs I own in this app that I won’t be able to listen to anymore unless I pay the YouTube music subscription. Booo!
It’s Good But Could Be Way Better.
by Fred Flintstone2015 on 2020/08/14 01:13
They Are, & They Most Certainly Will Have Been Nothing More Than Just Another iTunes or Spotify or Even Now YouTube Music.
Way better than YouTube music
by v8dreaming on 2020/08/13 16:37
Hands down better than YouTube Music.
Best
by Glow🌺🌺 on 2020/08/13 09:04
I love everything about me new songs!❤️🌺🌺🌺🦋🦋
Horrible
by Cole........ on 2020/08/12 17:10
I can’t add a song to a playlist without the entire app shutting down. Literally my music stops and I can’t interact with the app at all. My phone may as well of frozen. I also can’t delete songs without it deleting a song two or three above that. Like I have to play a guessing game as to what song will actually go away. Seriously, fix this. Google is better than that.
Bsishsisbs
by havsjsvsksbs on 2020/08/11 01:51
Only plays radio stations can’t play specific songs 😡
Weird bugs with thumbs-up list
by KyleW29 on 2020/08/10 15:27
My thumbs-up song list will often just show about 1/10 of the songs on the list or take days to show songs that I put on the list. Refreshing/syncing the app does nothing to fix it. The issue isn't present on the desktop version of the app. This is frustrating because I have the songs saved for offline listening and I have to re-download the entire list when songs mysteriously drop off.
Sign in
by rockmash on 2020/08/10 11:01
I been getting issue signing in the app. It just doesn't let me sign in and error occurs everytime. I tried in my other account but it's the same result. Please help
Better than Spotify and Apple Music
by kurbz95 on 2020/08/09 19:05
Google makes superior app’s all google needs is I message
Needs a lot of updates and improvements
by Eyzzzzz on 2020/08/09 15:50
I’ve had this app for a while and it took them a long time before they finally added a function that prevents you from adding the same song to a playlist more than once. The delete function doesn’t actually allow you to remove songs from playlists so I’ve had to delete many playlists and recreate them. Their default music lists don’t align with the actual tending music or are just outdated and the “recently added” list it creates for you just plays all music you’ve ever added. I mainly use this app because unlike Spotify and pandora I can use the app in any country I travel to to access my downloads but I expected a lot more from Google.
NO
by Dads pool on 2020/08/08 22:35
It dosint work at all. I put a curtain song and a completely different song is on and some really bad pictures and songs are on it
Why
by and180 on 2020/08/08 22:17
Never had a single issue with this app loved it. So disappointed I will definitely not be downloading YouTube please bring back play
Love
by tomyuiop on 2020/08/08 17:10
I really love the new version.
Google music
by Mafuz Mor. on 2020/08/08 16:25
I try many different app of music and I love this app nothing works better than this one the best app ever
Good
by bulkjjjiiii on 2020/08/08 05:29
Do
Great service, disappointed it’s ending.
by cbz6 on 2020/08/07 02:49
Based on what I am seeing in the news, this app is being replaced by YouTube music at the end of the year. Pretty disappointed in that decision by google. I tried YouTube music and it is not near as intuitive, I don’t see similar artist section and you have less controls. Sadly, I’ve been using this service since it came out and now I will be looking at other music streaming options.
How do you sign in!!??.......🤦🏽‍♀️
by toad pond on 2020/08/07 01:56
How do you like sign in to google play I went to the website and it said something about account territory? I dunno 🤷🏽‍♀️ I wanted to listen to music but I can’t can you guys make singing up easier if I am am not specific enough like I dunno
Doesn’t even work!
by merlok 3.0 on 2020/08/06 14:11
When i search up a song and try to play it it plays a whole different Song!
Better than others
by D Ferrari Wilson on 2020/08/06 04:15
This is a better service than YouTube music, please keep it.
App is being discontinued?!
by Wartrack on 2020/08/06 00:06
I just read an article that says this app is getting deleted/removed by Google. Are you insane?! This is a great app with 4.5 stars and #18 on the list. I am PAYING for Google services. I'm never going to trust a Google product again - they never stand behind their products. SO many Google services have been lost over the years - including Google+, which was great - but needed a new public image. You make me sick Google.
They killed it
by Emmersonian on 2020/08/05 22:06
Rip YouTube music rip google music
SAD ITs CANCELLED
by durpydoo on 2020/08/05 07:04
Lov
👊😎👊
by wolfDeFi on 2020/08/04 23:58
My fav google app :)
Trash app
by googleh8ter on 2020/08/04 22:43
Trash, just like all Google apps. Installed and deleted within minutes.
Wish this would stay
by glassmedic on 2020/08/02 19:54
It’s a shame to end this app
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by gxvvfdfvcgg on 2020/08/02 09:42
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Playlist feature needs work.
by Geniusness on 2020/07/30 18:40
Please fix the fact that we can’t delete the correct songs off of playlists. We should also be able to rename this. If Apple Music had more I would have switched a long time ago.
My experience
by sherlockhomie101 on 2020/07/30 01:29
It got chill music, just gotta know where to look. But be warned of inappropriate and annoying music sometimes
Can’t Delete Songs From Playlists
by HolsRock on 2020/07/29 19:07
Could someone look at fixing the bug in this app that prevents you from deleting songs from your playlists.
I like google music and I want keep it rather than switching to YouTube music
by DonC100 on 2020/07/29 09:57
I like google music and I want keep it rather than switching to YouTube music. I mentioned they will close the google music by end of 2020. Please give us option to continue use google music. To be honesty, I found google music gave me better song choices. In contrast, YouTube music can’t really make a good suggestion.
App doesn’t show up on the lock screen or in Notification Center
by Joshua Hayes on 2020/07/26 22:09
Since the last update for some reason the name of the song or skip controls don’t show up anymore
Upcoming switch to YouTube music...
by SaraNicole89 on 2020/07/25 05:32
I’ve been a paid user for years, I am not looking forward to the YouTube music switch over... :(
Just get Spotify
by no name5555555 on 2020/07/25 00:19
Really you should just get anything else. Don’t get this music service because there’s hundreds of songs that Spotify has that this app doesn’t. Spotify works with my Google Home better than the actual google music app. Google music has playback errors on downloaded music regularly. I am constantly trying to delete songs off my playlist but they don’t go away. The number of songs in the playlist goes down, but the song i wish to delete remains. Please save yourself the god awful stress of trying to use this and just get Spotify or Apple Music.
Why not include this??
by Gomey73 on 2020/07/24 04:53
Everything works as it should but I should be able to buy new albums on the app. This is my primary means of getting albums and I’m not gonna add another subscription to my monthly bills. Kinda ridiculous that this wasn’t added by now and it should be an obvious thing to add.
Keeps interrupting me to tell me about YouTube music
by CDMoomaw on 2020/07/23 20:01
I’m in the process of migrating from Google Play music to YouTube music. Apparently I’m not moving fast enough for Google, because multiple times a day I get interrupted by a splash screen on app launch telling me “Hey! Did you know about YouTube music?!? We noticed you haven’t downloaded it yet!”
Carla
by carla yudit on 2020/07/23 19:56
Mucica
Bigger playlists?
by Mackzieone on 2020/07/23 14:27
I love google play music, I have the family plan and that means I get free access to all music on there and it’s great. I have a big road trip coming up and wanted to make a huge playlist but I didn’t know prior that the maximum number of songs on one playlist was 1,000, while other music apps allow 5,000 and 10,000 songs. Any way you guys could make that number larger? It would be greatly appreciated 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Youtube Music doesn’t work!
by Tomcat-2011 on 2020/07/21 07:34
Is a shame that Google is killing Play Music. I transfer my library to Youtube Music as instructed, unfortunately you need to have a Premium subscription in order to hear your already purchase albums when offline or when the app is in background. Download your albums and song while you can.
Amazing
by FurryFortniter on 2020/07/19 21:11
This is a fantastic way to listen to music, without interruption, which is absolutely wonderful, and it’s completely FREE. I recommend this app 100%
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!
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.
CarPlay Issues
by rvb25 on 2019/07/02 05:59
Extremely glitchy with Google Play Music (and Siri). I have the paid subscription of Play Music, but the app in Apple Car Play will no longer display any information (playlists, songs, now playing, etc). It’s just a black screen (the music will play and I can see the songs only on MyLinks “iPod” screen, not Car Play). I tried uninstalling the app and resetting MyLink in my Silverado to default settings, while also manually disconnecting all services from each other. That did not fix the problem. I will also ditto some of the Siri complaints and take it a step further. If Siri isn’t properly prompted, it will freeze all volume controls in my Silverado including the volume knob and the steering wheel volume controls for my entire radio (not just Apple Car Play). Nothing will fix this issue until I am completely out of the car, turn it off, and come back at least 15 minutes later for me to get control over my radio back. This hasn’t yet happened to me on a “long drive” for more than an hour, but I’ve been stuck for at least half an hour in a frozen volume purgatory (can’t adjust up or down). Between Apple and Google, get your ish together. This is just embarrassing for both of you as multi billion dollar companies.
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.
I used to love GPM, but now it’s gone too far
by Nikkishelb on 2019/12/26 19:12
I used to love Google Play Music because it was free and easy, I had my usuals to listen to and I loved all the music that popped up. Perfect for what I use GPM for; driving, showers, and hair and makeup music. But, now there seemed to be a new update that has really messed everything up. Now when I play music after the first song it stops playing music until I open my phone and go to the app where it starts an ad. 😤 The least you can do is make sure the ads play seamlessly with the music while I’m driving. I thought maybe this was a glitch and after the first time it would just play like usual with the ads, but NO. With EVERY AD there is a stop in the music where I need to open my phone and the app in order to start the ad and then finally continue with the music. Why would you make the ads this way? You’re causing problems with your free listeners and why? Just to try to get them to buy your subscription? If I wanted to get a subscription I definitely wouldn’t choose GPM, especially if they keep this up. How does it look to make free listeners become distracted drivers just to try to get them to buy the premium? Or flood the bathroom while they try to fix their music? Stupid. FIX YOUR AD BUG!
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.!.!
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??!!??!!
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!!
Google Does Not Care What You Want!
by Afroninga on 2020/09/05 17:01
Save your breath people. The Google Gods could care less about what you want, like or dislike. They have been planning this move for well over a year. They made up their minds to ditch GPM and the decision clearly had nothing to do with what their subscribers and users wanted. It’s solely based on business and what the bottom line profit is for the company. Get over it folks! Google is not and has never been your friend and buddy. Here to do what you like. It’s a money making enterprise and that is their #1 purpose. Getting paid from whatever source is paying. Been telling people for years not to get comfortable with any of these streaming services. They can do what they want with what you think is your music collection. It’s not yours. You are just renting the house and the furniture. You’re now being evicted and if you don’t play by their rules they are taking the furniture you’ve been renting too. If you truly care about your music collection go back to keeping your own library of music. You can play it using players like VLC Player and much more plus no one can take it from you.
Please Fix the Edit Playlist Issue!!
by LoyalPinnerButFrustrated on 2020/04/28 07:46
I use this app all the time primarily because I have access to the paid plan features along with a couple other people on the plan with me. I've gotten so used to the way this app is set up that I hardly use any other apps for streaming music. The most frustrating issue that I continue having on here is when I am trying to remove a particular song from a playlist, but after I swipe left and hit the trash symbol to delete it - not only is the song still there, but another song on the playlist gets deleted instead! I can tell that something else was deleted because the list of songs still gets reduced and the songs towards the bottom shift upward, but since it happens so fast I don't know which song it was that got deleted. But one I was trying to delete it still there. SUPER frustrating. Please fix this Google! I don't want to have to rebuild all my playlists on another app, but if this keeps happening I will definitely do that.
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.
Better than Apple’s Version
by Paul Navajas on 2019/11/13 21:02
This is the best music app out there currently, but it’s not without flaws. It has all kinds of bugs in CarPlay. For instance, when I try to access my downloaded playlists, it tells me “getting music,” and stays stuck there until I give up and access it through my phone. Also, songs regularly have interference, as if I was playing a scratched record, even though the songs have been downloaded (ie: it’s not due to poor streaming quality). Lastly, the font is so ridiculously small and there’s no way to change it because it’s not compatible with Apple’s software. Who’s fault that is,I have no idea—but it’s annoying. What I like about the app is that I can create radio playlist and then download them. This allows me to listen to tons of new music without having to pay to stream it. This is a feature Apple’s app doesn’t offer. I hope Google will further develop this app, although they don’t seem to push out updates very often.
Issues
by 959Ren on 2019/03/02 15:02
This is really the only music app I use. I, personally, like how it works, but that's because I've been using it for years. It's not the same for a new user; the layout is easy to get confused with. I have had to deal with issues with deleting songs from my playlists. Trying to delete one song will delete the song one, two, sometimes even three songs above it. It comes and goes, but it's still a reoccurring problem that I've had for the longest time, and when it comes around, I often lose songs for good, because there's no way I could keep track of all 300 of them. And, though I have 300 songs, I may end up listening to some more than others because the Shuffle option isn't that great. Play Music is also pretty buggy-- the panels that come up for adding songs will sometimes jump across the screen. Speaking of, I do wish that there was an option to simply add a bunch of songs to a playlist all at once rather than one by one.
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.
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.
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!
GREAT APP!!
by Popcorn80s on 2019/09/15 17:33
Google Play music is cool cuz i like the radio stations they have. I like that u can see the song play lists on the radio stations. This way there’s no mystery as to what’s coming up. You can play different types of stations depending on your moods, what you’re doing, genre of music etc. u can move songs around in the song queue, forward songs, repeat songs, go back to songs. There’s NO ads. No junk. No BS. I also like when i play it on my iPad and i can see the actual album real big on the screen. My only gripe is sometimes they have certain albums there and the next day u look it’s gone for no reason. Aside from that Google Play works great on my phone and my iPad. I highly recommend it!!!
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.
Not worth the money
by bdjdosjebdjoskbdbd on 2019/07/16 01:29
I’ve had play music for quite a few months and I’ve finally had it with the app. I can’t count the amount of times the app has told me that I can’t play this song right now or had deleted songs random from albums. It’s also a very feature poor app, seriously I have a 256 gig iPhone with 200 gigs free and cloud photo storage... why do I have to click download for every album I want to have offline and then still have to deal with playback issues. On top of the feature issues my library is nearly unusable because it was “auto organized” which destroyed my folder structured music library. Not convenient when you listen to a lot of obscure edm artists. Seriously google it’s 2019 and you can’t deliver a better product than my 10 year old iPod classic... guess I need to go back to rock box since iTunes is just as bad.
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.
I don’t like it
by Judabug323 on 2020/01/31 21:30
I came here to listen to certain songs in particular, but after looking it up, all I got was the radio version which only features songs that are different from it. You can’t see all the songs and the picking is random so if you like a song, you’d better hit the button because you probably won’t see it again in your life. And for some reason you can’t get to your song in it’s playlist because it only gives you a tiny bit of skips before you can’t use anymore without their paywall. And the worst part is if you want it on loop, better choose a better app because they don’t have loop. The similar song thing is good but if you want a better review, add loop and the ability to listen to singular songs and maybe a gaming section on the home screen. And I don’t just mean behind your little paywall, I mean for everyone to use, like music apps should do.
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.
Please fix
by basic042 on 2020/05/02 14:22
I love this app and I use it all the time( only during the day) but lately I haven’t in over a month at night. Not because I don’t like it. But I like to use the sleep timer almost every night. But I haven’t been able to use it. As soon as I click the settings and then sleep timer there no numbers on the screen for me to scroll down. It only have a zero. Hope u can fix this problem. My sister also has this problem. Shes like me. We like to listen to music tell we fall asleep. That’s why I love this app. It has a sleep timer, so I don’t have use the app the whole night and It turns off when I set the sleep timer.
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.
App gets stuck a lot
by appyTheBuddingDeveloper on 2020/04/17 01:07
I have been using google music since forever but now the app gets stuck so much that it’s come to a point that I came to write this review, I hope a developer reads and does something about it. Sometimes the play button is turned on but the music is not playing, when it plays on google home, it’s not connecting instantly and again the play button gets stuck. I have open and close the app multiple times. Basically it’s not very seamless, especially the play/pause button. It is very very irritating. I have a paid subscription and would not like this kind of experience. Being a software developer myself, I can see many flaws with this app. Google is a big brand to have such problems leave alone major bugs.
Give me the option in app to keep the screen unlocked during playback
by K. Ly on 2019/06/17 07:24
Phone used to stay unlocked when app was open playing music and i had a charging cable attached when i was still on ios 10 but i finally gave in and updated to ios 12 and the fundamentals of the app changed. This is dangerous for drivers who stream off of their phones and have to unlock the phone now to see the song currently playing. The only way to keep the display on now is to go into the ios settings and having to set the screen yo stay unlocked unless manually locked (which is not possible if you used touchid and applepay on the phone) I want the feature similar to how google maps keeps the phone unlocked while navigating back. Pre ios 11 and 12.
Better than Apple Music
by Brooksjas1 on 2019/06/24 17:54
The paid version of Google Play is phenomenal. They create great playlists and they remember what you like to listen at certain times of the day or on certain days of the week. I find this app easier to navigate than Apple Music also. Even when you close the app, it saves the last song you were listening to to. Apple Music doesn’t do this. It’s a huge advantage for me lol. I just wish I could say “Hey Siri, play...” and she would open Google Play. That’s the only draw back when using the app from iPhone.
Please Read Google
by Nefarious_Blu on 2020/05/05 13:25
Google needs to step it up and redesign the Google Play Music app for Apple devices. I have been a subscriber for over 3 years and paying my $9.99 and I have been tempted to switch to Apple Music but I tend to use Google Play Music because I have all my playlists on here established. Google Play Music needs to be more stable on Apple devices. It does not plat music or any type of song I pick sometimes, it does not show lyrics like Apple Music does, and Google Play Music also lags quite a bit. The Sleep Time is also not convenient to get to. You have to go into the settings and set it where as with Apple Music it’s just there with a swipe up. Once Google redesigns Google Play Music or at LEAST makes me much more stable and user friendly for Apple Devices... then I will change this review to a 5 star.
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.
Buggy and only getting worse
by Coolcrowe on 2019/11/12 18:40
Seems like more and more often I’m trying to listen to songs on here and get the “Can’t play right now, try again later” error. Hmm google, every other song on this album is playing fine right now, why can’t you play this one? And once it decides it doesn’t wanna play a song, no refreshing the app or reconnecting to data will solve the issue, it’s like the app refuses to even try and load it again. Been a google fan for years but this is making me look into other options, if I’m paying to hear music I expect to be able to listen to the songs I want to hear. Edit - seriously I can’t even play one song now, full connectivity, WiFi working fine, but google play just flat out isn’t working. “Can’t play right now.” Why am I paying you fools? Canceling now.
“Works” but not well.
by GoldHeart55 on 2020/01/02 10:18
I’d say this app has been abandoned if it weren’t for periodic useless bug fixes, but they come in every couple months. They made a “good enough” update back when the iPhone X came out and just have made little patches to make it work on the modern ones. There’s still flickering near the notch, search button doesn’t work if it’s near the notch, and still many features and presentation are just not available like they are on other phones. I know iOS isn’t Google’s main priority and all, but this is a paid service that your customers are forced to have a lack luster experience. You could at least provide updates for simple bugs that have been there for going on two and a half years.
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.
Frustrating
by KAM019 on 2019/03/05 19:05
There's a lot I love about Google Music: I love the organization, stations, "playing near you" feature, etc., but none of that matters much with the fact that hundreds of songs disappear daily from my Thumbs Up library. I'm pretty serious about my music and I've been cultivating this list for a few years, so to have it drain away every time I open the app is disheartening to say the least. To be fair, if I uninstall and reinstall the app, all my music comes back, so it hasn't completely disappeared into the ether (whew!), but who honestly has the time/inclination to go through all that every time they want to hear some music? I'd recommend finding another app. Everything about this one is great, but this is a big enough problem to take your business elsewhere.
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