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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.
Breaks my heart
by JayoneSilvaa on 2018/12/11 16:27
I recently switched from an Android to an iPhone. Thankfully, my music carried over. However, this app can't play through ONE song without cutting in and out. I love this app and I have over 3,000 songs, and I don't really want to switch to anything else but this is constantly crashing. PLEASE FIX THIS.
HOW
by owllover67101 on 2018/12/11 02:46
how do I become a google play subscriber idk at all how to so could you please make it easier or someone tell me how to!?!?
Boat Anchor
by The Rologist on 2018/12/09 20:43
This app is horrible. Constantly freezes, slow and not user friendly . Things that would work better as a music app that this piece of crap include no app at all, hiring day workers to sing for you and those space aliens who are bound to be invading the earth at any time now
Needs major improvements
by Phillysdon04 on 2018/12/09 14:48
It needs to work flawless with the Google Home but it doesn't. It always pauses for no reason.
Horrible
by John8789 on 2018/12/08 21:08
The app is useless it won’t even play music. It just holds space in your phone.
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by poopypoopitypoop:) on 2018/12/08 12:16
Awesome awesome awesome awesome
Equalizer
by Munra503 on 2018/12/07 05:07
Put equalizer for the two apps for listen to music Youtube Music and Google Play Music
Okay
by Kevin689754 on 2018/12/06 15:10
Overall I like it, I think the ad free you tube makes this an unbeatable value at the same time though I feel like they ignore this app. I don’t find new music too often on here, but all the songs are there. My chief complaint is that for some reason it deletes half of my liked songs playlist and I have to delete the app and redownload it to get the songs back which is mainly what I listen to
Future Update
by TooManyPlaylists on 2018/12/06 03:58
Love the app, got it when I got YouTube red. Idea for a future update: ability to add a song to multiple playlists at once instead of having to add one song one by one to a bunch of playlists. Thanks.
Music
by oaocraft on 2018/12/06 03:34
I love this app I comes in handy so much ❤️❤️
Music plays fast
by joeg1334 on 2018/12/05 16:34
Ive noticed recently that the music is playing slightly faster than other streaming services. The artists sound like chipmunks.
Can’t play music I liked
by APP reviewing agency on 2018/12/05 12:24
I’m not able to play music I liked or play any playlist. Do I gotta pay to play my playlist and the music I liked? If so I’m going back to Spotify, I remember the days when this was FREE. SMH BAD GOOGLE!
Unable to upgrade to family plan
by jvargas909 on 2018/12/04 23:42
There is no way to upgrade to family plan. Other than that. The menus move up on the top corners on my 8+ like its an X. It works smooth otherwise. I’ve always been a google person and just hopped to iPhone. I hope the upgrade and manage account type issue can be fixed.
Currently Broken
by Rockwell B1 on 2018/12/04 16:07
As soon as the screen turns off on my phone the music stops if I'm using the headphone jack or Bluetooth. Then when I turn the screen back on it's a gamble if I can restart the music or if it crashes instead. Please fix since this is my go-to music app since I have all my albums uploaded to it.
Crashes
by Simone Melanie on 2018/12/04 14:23
Can you as the developer fix the problem with the update Apple did and make sure that people with iPhones older than the 8 can use this app? I pay for premium and I would like to use this app.
Best Music Streaming App!
by ebselden on 2018/12/04 01:24
Im a long time android user and google lover, just got an iphone and still use play music. Its the best. One difference from android to ios is being able to drag and hold songs to move up and down the queue. Thanks google
Unstable
by t.rohren on 2018/12/03 15:35
Crashes a lot.
Love the app!
by Victoria"TheGamer" on 2018/12/03 08:32
I love this app, but I do have one issue. When I try and delete a song on a playlist it doesn’t delete the one I selected. It deletes the 6th one, or so, away from the one I want deleted. It’s been this way for a long time and its really annoying me. But otherwise I have no other issues and use the app almost always daily.
TIME for a cosmetic update
by Markitoswaygaming on 2018/12/03 03:26
I love this app but come guys update it and make it nicer! Dare I say YouTube Music looks 10x nicer than this being your MAIN music app Other than that I love it but give it a cosmetic update please! I think it's time.
Give it 5 stars
by Italianstalian420 on 2018/12/01 09:52
Works great, its fast easy,
Nah
by BIG $EXY THE ZOMBIE DESTROYER on 2018/11/30 14:51
This app is crap. You can hardly do anything if you don’t feel like paying money through the nose for streaming.
Music and YouTube Premium in one
by Uaedaien on 2018/11/29 02:51
Good selection of music and youtube music.
This app irritates my soul
by Vibrant Flow on 2018/11/28 22:00
Each time I leave the app to open another one, it should continue to play my music in the background but It pauses my music for THE LONGEST five seconds ever! It’s outrageously irritating. It does the same dramatic pause when I return to the app to change a song, LONG DRAMATIC PAUSE ... UBER ANNOYING
Bad for users with many devices
by Ryc113 on 2018/11/27 02:47
If you switch phones a lot, you’ll hit the 10 phone limit easily. Then you try to deauthorize the old ones and it says you can only deauthorize 4 devices PER YEAR. With PCs, tablets and phones that’s a ridiculous number. Let me deauthorize as many as I want.
It was great
by cmj05 on 2018/11/27 00:05
What happened to CarPlay. Now it’s just blank half the time.
Still mess, what a shame
by Churchland on 2018/11/26 06:50
Still a mess, no sound most of the time and a new “playing near you” that can’t be switched off. Go with iTunes or Spotify
Finally music I don’t have to buy!
by Butter the Temmie on 2018/11/25 14:00
I’ve been searching through the App Store looking good music I don’t have to buy, then I found google play music and was like YeAs! Now I can listen to whatever I want and whenever I want!
Good but crashes
by thehopper on 2018/11/24 14:26
Every time I want to play Christmas music it crashes. And every time it updates I have to re download everything. I would appreciate if these were fixed Another big one is when I try to delete a song from a playlist, it deletes the one above it, and when I try deleting the one below it so it deletes the original song, it deletes itself and it's impossible to delete one song!
App keeps crashing and I’m tired of it
by tdxiyfiyvov on 2018/11/23 21:45
It’s been weeks..
Great
by shavontey on 2018/11/22 22:44
I just love it
Would get more stars
by Yaundadeez on 2018/11/21 11:07
This app would get more stars but it seems like every other update, they take away the ability to separate the genres of music under the new releases. Put that back and I will up my star review.
Was cool before ads came into play
by ashers389 on 2018/11/21 08:51
When did this app get ADS?! I pay for my subscription🤬🤬🤬🤬
Buggy
by Robby Mannas on 2018/11/21 01:12
Every time I try to skip music it freezes up and then says it could play it and I have to press try again. Please fix this
Could use some tweaking like NOW
by David David l on 2018/11/20 17:56
Everything about the app is great but it could use more options . And more control over everything for the user . I would like to be able to feel like I can control every aspect of music that plays like what artists and blocking them and so on . Small options that should be there aren’t like blocking songs completely because it still plays thumbs down . And for the love of god can we fix the skip glitch . Everytime I skip multiple songs it gives me an error saying that it can’t play this right now . It is the most annoying thing ever . Especially when it skips two songs when you hit it once.add themes like seriously white is so lame . And pay attention to your reviews gooogle because nothing has been fixed
Google account
by NC141 on 2018/11/20 16:00
The app is fine, but I’m giving this 1 star since google still has not made a way to sign into Google Music without signing into my full Google account. This is a big privacy issue when using this service at work and other public places.
Add Equalizer Please!!!
by BGTy on 2018/11/19 17:45
This is a great music app but so many other music apps have an equalizer for adjust the sound of their music. I feel that is the only thing missing from this app.
Love this app
by giairmoe on 2018/11/19 14:35
Only advice to make it even better. An option where you can get the lyrics of the songs would be nice. Also when we create a station based on a song, sometimes some of the songs that are recommended are far off the genre and aren’t that similar. Besides that this app is totally worth the subscription. The lyrics option should be for those who are subscribed of course
There’s a problem!
by Papillon8413 on 2018/11/19 12:11
Its very pleasant n joyful this briliant app but I’m wondering why its out of service sometimes!
NEED!!!!
by mrnicekickz on 2018/11/19 10:49
Can the iOS version please be updated to better suit iPhone users thank you
Cool
by $p!iff on 2018/11/19 08:20
I’m new playing with it but wish it more on point
Love the freedom of my music
by Desi-Shea:) on 2018/11/18 18:32
I have to act like I'm deleting the song below the song I want to delete or it deletes the song I don't want to delete. I really hope this gets fixed. ☹️ Update:11-18-18 Still having the same issue. Please fix this.
Worst app ever
by googlesocks on 2018/11/18 13:05
Worst user experience in my life. The first app where i can not pay money because google thinks that i can do it only on desktop. No link, no menu, nothing! I even think that 1 star is to much.
Liked playlist
by blase134 on 2018/11/18 02:35
This service is great and I will always use it over Apple music and Spotify for the simple fact that google’s ability to find me what I like is impeccable, especially compared to the other apps. But for a while now I’ve used the “liked songs” section of the app to keep track of a lot of songs I come across, hundreds. But every now and then my entire playlist except for 4 songs will completely get deleted and I have to delete and re-download the entire app to recover the songs. This was a problem about a year ago and went away thankfully due to some update. However, I now find myself having the exact same problem over and over when I use the app, and it’s simply a pain to have to keep deleting and downloading over and over, especially since it resets my “recently played” section every time I do. This problem needs to be fixed for good and soon because it is a huge handicap for this amazing service and I would like to continue using the app, but I will switch if necessary.
Supported on all devices and laptops and computers that's a thumbs up
by i'd be killing it so back off on 2018/11/16 10:25
Have had some off anon problems with offline download which is kind of the best future saw other than that it really works great threes a great selection of songs it's good early release and I have found that some songs here or not found other places also albums here almost always have album covers on like other places like Pandora and YouTube you'll get an album cover here I've seen album covers that I haven't seen other places so thumbs up on Google for this one plus it's a great price just really need to get on top of their game fixing the offline download which is where basically just forgets that it even download it and have to redo it all over again thanks again google
The struggle of moving
by turtlesareforever on 2018/11/15 19:16
I’m trying to download the music I have for offline use so I don’t use my data and I can barely download anything without it crashing or not downloading at all I used to love this app but now it’s impossible
Music
by Darthsparrow on 2018/11/15 18:40
Music makes the world go round, with my headphones equipped; this app allows me to just be who I truly am through music
No option to see longer track titles
by Sderht on 2018/11/15 16:12
I like the randomness of the playlists. It’s been a great way to find good new music. I feel a little frustrated though when the track title is longer than a word or there is an artist featured, I have no option to click on it and see the full track title.
Love BUT
by KingGray03 on 2018/11/13 13:37
I love this app but (of course a but) for me I wish that I could make a playlist based off artist, not just songs or albums. Some artists have waaaaay too many songs I like, then to go to album after album, person after person. Yes, I sound lazy but it just seems easier.
Really good so much music to pick without buying it!
by XRZRYRKRDRERARQRpoop on 2018/11/12 23:15
So much music to pick I can’t believe it!
CRAP CRAP YOU ARE CRAP
by irnfnfjfjfngngjdj on 2018/11/12 18:54
YOU ALL ARE CRAP I DONT WANT THE RADIO I WANT TO ADD MUSIC YOU FRICKING IDIOTS
Please Google?
by Sexy Bowl Llama on 2018/11/12 02:17
Google – Please explain the why a premium paying user is limited to 4 devices they can de-authorities per year? Asking as many people have multiple devices they cycle through for personal and work, and sometimes you are unable to remove devices you no longer have in order to add new devices. Google Music is a great service that I find value in using every single day. This is why I’m wishfully putting above comment in the comments.
AirPods Siri function not working when playing music
by rainequalsteve on 2018/11/10 02:07
When I’m listening to music google play music I cannot tap my AirPods to use Siri. It gets stuck and freezes. However, when I close google play music, I don’t seem to have that issue.
My fav music service
by Chr!st on 2018/11/09 15:06
I absolutely love this service. I just only wish it included a more diverse algorithm so my radios don’t replay the same stuff. I use the radio function to discover new artists. But I love the YouTube double functionality.
Doesn't play the whole song 😫😫😫😫
by Pomx2 on 2018/11/09 10:25
I love you Google but this is so frustrating .... The app (and even in the browser) STILL has the issue with playing users' own uploads: It will play the first few seconds (or sometimes 0 sec, sometimes half the track) before struggling to continue the rest of the track and just SKIP TO THE NEXT ONE. Then some more skipping halfway until the end of the album.😨😨😨 This is driving me crazy since it happens to almost every song in my library. And it doesn't happen to me alone. I've found forum threads with folks complaining about this since 2015 or even earlier. Yet it STILL doesn't get fixed yet? I expected more from a top company like Google. 😖 I've sent feedback both through the iOS app and the support forum. Tried reinstalling/logging out/clearing the cache, switching devices, etc. Nope. Nothing....😭😭😭😭 Please for the love of what's good and holy, at least acknowledge the bug and begin to work on it... I don't know exactly how many people are affected by this issue but as of now, Google Music is effectively unusable for unfortunate users like us. 😩💔💔💔💔💔💔 Thanks, we are counting on you guys 🙏 . -------------- Old review before I found out about the skipping problem. Wow thank you Google for google music and for this beautiful app (iPad ver too!) Much better than Spotify. Can't believe how convenient it is. I just started using it and have already discovered some amazing artists. Essential app for your iOS devices! Wish it supports lyrics and editing song tags in the following updates.
Pretty good put one major flaw
by Zachmcd09 on 2018/11/09 07:50
My only complaint is that when you are scrolling, the top bar completely disappears making it impossible to search a song or skip to the top. Fix that and this is definitely a 5 star app! They fixed it!
Problems
by nick ios 9909000 on 2018/11/08 19:38
I have had nothing but problems with this garbage app. I’m so disappointed with google. 80% of the time the albums won’t download, or they just download 2 or 3 of the songs. App crashes quite often. The big one is I download music when home and then listen to them out in the field. It stores music in the DOWNLOADED ONLY and didn’t download them. It then streams the songs and kills my data. So when you play download only music, it’s still streams music. Just garbage.
CarPlay feature doesn’t work
by yellowboyee on 2018/11/08 12:27
I love the service but the app does not work with CarPlay; it’s very hit and miss (mostly miss). The app either doesn’t load properly or simply crashes. It’s a pain to pay for a service whose app does not get updated appropriately. I love the radio feature of the service and prefer it over Pandora; but won’t subscribe if the app isn’t fixed.
Bad
by DJF213 on 2018/11/07 13:06
All I get is "can't play right now" messages, even with strong cell signal. Why don't you improve the app?
Bring back YouTube Red.
by Jkiser9221 on 2018/11/07 04:03
My family has been laying for the family subscription and YouTube red on this app for almost 2 years and all of a sudden they stopped YouTube red and replaces it with YouTube music. It’s annoying and inconvenient to a lot of people. I used YouTube red more than anything besides playing music on this app. Like what even is YouTube music. Useless.
Still waiting for the Apple Watch app!
by Razrp34 on 2018/11/06 19:41
Wonder when Google will build an app for the Apple Watch?!
Google Music but not Google drive music
by Feherhollo91 on 2018/11/06 17:50
It won't export/import your audio, from Google drive. Hello Google!! :/
Don’t waste your money on this garbage app
by HFOX05 on 2018/11/06 04:16
When I tried to remove a song from a playlist it just removed the one above it over and over till the app crashed then when I restarted it I had to sign back into my account and it had erased all of my music. ALL OF IT!
Could be better tho 😕
by MustyStinch on 2018/11/05 08:23
Keeps freezing up when I try to play a downloaded song.
Why
by Mwl1119 on 2018/11/05 03:24
Is it when I pick one playlist the app will go off and start playing another playlist? Can I not pick what I listen to? Seems simple:
Very Slow & Buggy! This iOS app is Google’s Red Headed Stepchild
by GumbiStew on 2018/11/04 21:43
This app rarely gets updated and is horribly slow and buggy. It only gets updated a few times each year. Even YouTube gets weekly updates. Google Play Music for iOS will lag for sometimes 30 - 45 seconds, sometimes for 2 -3 minutes. It has become painful to use. Google should be ashamed of how it is letting this app rot.
Can’t make purchases
by Circular.ebin on 2018/11/04 18:20
I installed on an iPhone, hoping I could purchase music with my Google Play credits. Not happening. It’s fine for playing pre-purchased music from Google Play, but that’s not what I’m looking for.
Can’t play right now. Try again later.
by Jack the Giant Killer on 2018/11/04 15:52
Fix your sloppy app. Network is fine, everything else can play.
🤷‍♂️
by Smokescreen666 on 2018/11/04 01:40
I have this on my iPhone now because I originally had android so it’s nice that I can still listen to my music. I don’t understand why it takes 3 to 5 days to download all my music though for offline streaming? A really big inconvenience.
I love it how Google sabotages other platforms
by JoeyDee1986 on 2018/11/03 16:07
First it was Windows Phone, then Windows 10, and now iOS. I use my iPad in my car and split screen GPS and Music. WHY does this app still not support split screen? I get Google Play Music included in my other google subscriptions, so I’d love to use this more, but I can’t due to this. Perhaps Google would prefer me to get a Pixel Slate so I can do that? Thanks Google!
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Lexi
by 🐺Lexi🐺🦊🐯 on 2018/11/02 20:16
Amazingly awesome
I Really Love This App A+++++++
by JDJ32 on 2018/11/02 16:21
I Really Love This App I Give It An A+++++
Lyrics
by amonlisa17 on 2018/11/02 15:37
It will be great if we could read lyrics in the app!
Carplay doesn't work correctly
by AverysDaddys628 on 2018/11/02 14:36
Artist section only scrolls to B
Cancelled
by feelingscamed on 2018/11/02 02:57
I cancelled my subscription way in advance and still was charged.. I keep trying to get my refund and cancel my subscription but have no idea how to.. keep following the prompts only to get nowhere...please help
Still doesn't work well
by DyreLogan on 2018/11/01 23:12
Have nothing but issues with this app that the Google team refuses, or is inept, to fix. Songs skip over. Songs don't always play through and skip to the next song. Skipping songs will result in "something went wrong" it "can't do that" errors. This app is more hassle than its worth. Thankfully you get 50,000 free song uploads but that's probably why it's free, since it has so many problems that Google refuses to fix.
Why do you crop the album art?
by høødwink on 2018/11/01 19:28
Please just fit it to the width of the screen!
CarPlay still broken
by Rolfwiggum on 2018/11/01 17:45
CarPlay screen doesn’t load and even breaks the podcasts app if opened first! Hoped the new version (4mon+ later) would fix it, but it didn’t. Seems this app is sidelined in favor of YouTube music.
Bad Apple CarPlay
by RaffyMyTaffy on 2018/11/01 14:35
Apple CarPlay is the worst on here! You guys definitely need to fix it to make it load up faster or something because nothing is ever popping up! I HAVE to use my phone while I’m driving to change the song, that’s not safe at all.
Needs an EQ!!! NOW!!
by s.tbn84 on 2018/11/01 12:24
Update: Once again, more and more updates and STILL no EQ added! So completely done with this service. Subscription canceled, after having it since it was a beta program. Spotify can have my $$$. They at least listen to their users. ✌️ I've been a subscriber to "All Access" on Android and then switched to iOS, ever since this was in beta, which means I've been using this system for a long time and also get the subscription at a discount. The service is good and I really have no complaints over that, but on iOS it NEEDS an equalizer implemented, just like it has on almost every single Android device. I know people have been asking for this feature for a long, long time (years.. literally) and you guys update frequently, but somehow can never seem to add a simple EQ?! This issue alone is making me consider leaving the platform and going to another service because Google, you simply DO NOT listen to your user base!!
The heck?
by andy_marks on 2018/10/31 16:28
It’s called Google Play Music but yet it won’t work with Google Home.It would be a decent service if it actually worked.This is a failure on Google behalf.
Loyal
by Iphone Us3r on 2018/10/31 10:59
I have used google play since it started. Worth it.
Great
by anime lover 2526743246 on 2018/10/31 04:03
It is working well for me I love it at night I listen to classical music and during the day hip hop it gets me moving on time and I love music so of course I would luv this😍😍😃
tuff
by Vicudy on 2018/10/31 02:40
tuff
This app is awesome
by yarisss24 on 2018/10/30 20:55
I live this app because it have my favorite songs best app ever
Google does it best
by SoulStudy on 2018/10/30 14:22
This app is easy to use with great content
App Crashes All the Time
by Gnome2232 on 2018/10/29 22:05
I set one of my playlists to download for offline use but every time I add a song to the playlist is locks up and crashes. This also happens for my “thumbs up” auto playlist. Completely ridiculous that it’s still this garbage.
Doesn’t work even if you pay money
by dddd272727 on 2018/10/29 08:00
The app and web have both stopped working for me as of 2 weeks ago. I get hard HTTP 500s and support is useless even though I’m on the paid plan. Uploaded 8000 songs and trusted google but now I have no way to export them due to the errors and support just tells me to use the website. Don’t waste your money
Can’t live without
by Laromamail15@ on 2018/10/29 03:36
This got all my music. It remarkable
It’s really good
by hdjjsjdnkskaks on 2018/10/28 23:48
I can download music and listen on here without internet
Needs improvement
by Cats&Books on 2018/10/28 18:08
Stops playing frequently and I need to restart the app.
Has become an unreliable service to use
by Dle234 on 2018/10/28 16:42
I’ve been using this service for quite a while now and at first I liked it: 10k (back then) free uploaded songs and great interface and easy to use. Flash forward to 2018, since February I’ve been experiencing trouble when I upload songs. It just doesn’t show up in my ‘Recently Added Playlist’ on the WEB version of GPM but strangely it does for the chromebook app but it doesn’t on my iPhone app.... the inconsistency was just appalling to say the least. So much that I just moved onto a new service. I don’t think I’ll return to using GPM as long as they have these bugs...
The best music ever
by shy girll giggle box on 2018/10/28 12:12
The best!
Better playlists
by CJ GJ on 2018/10/27 23:48
That’s almost the only thing that can distinguish one player greatly from another. I like the variety. By genre, mood, activity. And one playlist doesn’t have all the same as another
Good start, but missing key features
by CastingIt on 2018/10/27 23:42
Before getting into my review, let me tell you how I’m using GPM. I have a 4 Chromecast Audios running 4 separate zones in my house, a google home for the kitchen, and a Chromecast enabled amp. Needless to say, I like to have music playing everywhere. Now into the review. As far as content, I’m satisfied. Feels very similar to Spotify in that I can play a song and then GPM will take it from there with similar tracks. Additionally, I haven’t noticed any issues using GPM with a Chromecast and Toslink cable, I can’t say the same for Deezer, which was so bad, I had to switch back to the analog cable. Why only 3 stars? As mentioned above I have multiple zones in my house, but that doesn’t mean I want the volume to be the same in each zone. An aggravation with the app and the website is that I can’t adjust individual speaker volume within a group unless I bounce out of the app, open google Home app, navigate to the group and after a couple more clicks can finally change individual speaker volume. What’s crazy is that GPM competitors have this feature! That’s why I initially started with Deezer, but it’s not just them, SoundCloud has it too. With 1 click of the cast button, I can see all the speakers that are playing in the group and slide the volume as needed. I was hoping that the refreshed Google Home app would be more Sonos-like, in that it would offer a single app solution, but regrettably that wasn’t the case, so I have to look to the streaming service to be the single app solution and GPM isn’t it. Anyway, seems like an easy fix for google. Next area of annoyance is that if I use my voice to tell Google Home to play music and later pull out my phone to make an adjust or change the track, GPM doesn’t always recognize that music is already playing and I have to basically re-cast from the app thereby interrupting what is currently playing. This doesn’t seem like a terribly tall order since the app, google home and Chromecast Audios are in the same ecosystem, you would think they would play a bit nicer. Now that I got my grievances out of the way, GPM does do a number of things wells which is why I’m going to stick it out with them and hope that they fix the above annoyances or until I get so annoyed that I through all my google hardware in the trash and shell out more than I paid for my first car to fully invest with Sonos.
Great music site, terrible music app
by Blacksheep ;) on 2018/10/27 21:20
I use the Google Music site at work, and I absolutely adore it. When I downloaded the app, I expected a nice, usable app to listen to my music on. I was very disappointed with what I got instead. The app is slow, glitchy, disorganized, and an overall mess. It pauses my music when I’m trying to scroll through my playlist, as well as cutting off my music completely if I skip more than three times. It’s a very frustrating experience.
Carplay issues and no landscape compatibility
by Jordanab on 2018/10/26 17:16
I love the app's functionality as a handheld music player, but as soon as I need to use it in the car it becomes a hazard. In vehicles (where I use landscape mode for GPS) GPM doesn't rotate. In vehicles with Carplay the music pauses every time Google Maps needs the audio and then fails to resume. These are the types of issues I remember from smartphones 8 years ago, and I'm not interested in this kind of nostalgia.
I like it but
by batsssmann on 2018/10/26 03:30
I think u when you get a new phone all ur music should be able to transfer when you login to ur google account
I NEED MY REFUND !!!
by i need ny refund now on 2018/10/26 02:07
I need my refund now
Good, but not comparable to other music apps
by Kittehmon on 2018/08/27 00:16
The organization for the app is a bit confusing and feels less user friendly than other apps. There are multiple ways to navigate the app but can be confusing when you first start using it. It’s a good app, but I think alternative music apps are better. The main issue that I have is when I add songs to My Library, many of the recently released songs/albums end up getting deleted. Does anyone else have this issue? There’s no way for me of knowing which dogs were removed from my library until I end up searching randomly for that song because I want to listen to it. Not sure if it is a licensing issue of some sort, but it consistently happens to me. We have a family plan, and everyone on our plan has experienced the same thing. One of our users only had about 25 songs in their library, and after a month, it was reduced to 3 songs. If you have a large library of saved songs you like, you’ll never know it gets removed until you search for it. Personally, I like to just shuffle all my songs in My Library when I’m driving or working, so I never really know when songs get removed. But I occasionally wonder why certain songs don’t get played. I later discover why after I search for the song and see that it was removed from my library.
App works well, but CarPlay doesn’t...
by Disruptor2010 on 2018/01/08 20:09
Keeping it short and sweet, the app works pretty well overall. The only issue I run into is with CarPlay and this app. While the music works fine, you can access all your playlists, etc., two bugs are present. The first is that it doesn’t always show my “Now Playing”. When I click on it sometimes it just sits there at the same screen and freezes, never going to now playing. If I reboot the Google Play Music app or the phone itself, then it usually fixes itself and shows the “Now Playing” screen with what Google Play Music is playing. The bigger issue, however, is whenever I am using the Google Play Music app I lose all functionality for Siri through CarPlay. The icon of Siri shows up if I activate it, but you can’t speak and have it recognize your voice. Once Siri “beeps” so you know to start talking, no matter what you say it doesn’t recognize your voice and just sits there. Then, it stops the voice input thing and goes right back to the song that was playing. It’s quite frustrating/annoying. The moment you leave the app and go into, say, Apple Music or something else it works fine. It’s only when you are using Google Play Music and music is playing. Please fix this and it goes to 5 stars :).
Incredibly buggy
by amirness on 2017/09/15 18:00
Great service. Terrible iOS app. It fundamentally can't play music reliably even when the music is downloaded on the phone I.e. not streaming. The app's been buggy for some time. It used to be better but has steadily deteriorated. I waited patiently for this new release and the longer it took to arrive the more hopeful I was that they'd fix it but this release seems at least as bad as the last. For a company such resources this seems like an amateurish attempt at an iOS app. Or someone is trying to make it terrible on purpose so that I switch to Apple Music. I wonder what the product manager and QA team are up to when their app can't even play a song all the way through? Downloaded songs will stop playing even in offline mode - just today a downloaded song stopped 4 times. Again, these are songs that are on my phone not streaming. It's mostly a mystery why songs stop but at least some have to do with the radio environment. Any time the cellular radio switches mode or the phone switches to wifi the song stops. In NYC it's a busy radio environment with frequency cell handover, and forget using this app on the subway - even in "Dowwnload only" mode. On wifi at home it mostly works but that's not when I need it to work. My gramophone has that use case covered. Super disappointing that this release didn't address the long standing playback issues.
Great app, but is more buggy than ever.
by AlexanderDaniel on 2018/03/05 14:56
Play Music is and always will be the only music app I ever use. It’s always worked how it needs to and is simple to use, with great quality content. BUT, I don’t know if it’s just the iOS app, but it seems like it gets buggier after every update. I have a lot of problems when I’m trying to use the app with my google home. Most of the time it won’t even connect to it when I want to cast music. When I try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes a different one that’s a couple songs up and the one I originally tried to delete stays there, and I can’t get rid of it. And something I noticed today, if I try to select ‘play next’ on a song while I’m listening to music, it stops the music completely and a whole other song from a completely different playlist is selected and shows up on the screen. AND now when I listen to a playlist on shuffle, it plays one song, and then the music stops after that and doesn’t continue playing the rest of the playlist. It seems like the more you try to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, the worse the app gets.
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!!
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.
Its great but..
by Maddysuperstar on 2018/09/19 02:03
So i just got this app, and i think its amazing! But (this problem also might be because i just started using it) when i play songs and i “favorite” them or whatever they go into a playlist (obviously) so i thought if i did that to all the songs i want to listen to later i could just do that, but the problem is I can’t. It won’t let me hit the play button and if i hit the song, this thing comes up saying something like “do u want to start a radio with songs related to (insert songs title here)” but it won’t let me listen to the song i want. Secondly, when i go to the search bar thing to search for a select song, they come up as “radios” and not the song itself. All i want is to be able to search and find the song i want, “favorite it” and listen to it later. Other then that, its a really good app I recommend it!
Mixed feelings...
by Samaira<3 on 2018/07/02 17:13
I love this app for my music. It’s the only one i use. However, there are so many bugs that it’s getting unbearable. First, when i try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes one above it and leaves the one i tried to delete in the first place. Second, it tends to be somewhat slow and unresponsive at times, but that’s unclear if it’s the app’s fault or just my phone messing up. Third, opening and closing the app makes the music stop playing for several seconds. There are many more small issues with the app that aren’t as important to mention. The reason why i am writing this review in the first place is because i opened the app this morning to find over 2/3 of my entire saved library gone. The music that got removed is still available on the app itself, but is no longer in my library. I have no clue how this happened but i’m very upset that i now have to go through and download all of them again.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
Has potential
by DanielXDU on 2018/03/17 19:53
Honestly, you guys have the best algorithm for finding similar musicians and the ability to have radio stations based off a single song is pretty awesome, but come on guys you’re one of the largest tech companies in the world and you don’t updated your app in over 3 months. There’s more than enough bugs to warrant an update. For one, I can’t even stream from this app to my Chromecast audio. It just never works. Also for whatever reason half of my thumbs up playlist disappears mid-stream when I go from Wi-fi to LTE. I have feeling that this has to do with beef with Apple, but honestly that’s no excuse. I pay for a premium membership and seemingly simple problems like this should be fixed. Also an Apple TV app would be nice or at least have the ability to display album artwork when streaming would be appreciated.
Love the app, but...
by nadwodny on 2018/07/01 02:02
I love this app and have been paying the $10 for about 4 years now. I feel it’s the best app available and worth the money. Only issue I have is when I change music in playlist or radio, It keeps skipping songs and I have to go back 3-4 times because it keeps trying to skip until I get message prompting me to “try again” then it works. It gets annoying when I’m just surfing for something good. It’s not my service cuz I have full bars and internet and still a problem. I’m sure it has to do with buffering and streaming and not being downloaded but it does get old!! Other than that.. the app itself has all the music I need and want! I always suggest google play!
Love the app 2 bugs update
by LEELO64 on 2018/06/22 04:15
Love the app in general works well most the time, but many times when trying to play music of my phone to my google home group in the house, it will kick the BT connection off and not allow a connection, i have fixed this issue temp. By deleting the app and reinstalling, but it happens randomly, the other on is just a preference thing, all the YT thumbs up symbols are on the right and thumbs down is on the left except this app, and it throws me off, when i hit the TD button instead of TU. Also on the phone its much easier to click TU on the right considering u mostly have the phone held one handed. Thanks for all the other updates across all your platforms, The Goliath company has become one of my favorites, specially after the google Home, i have one is every room. Update: Had to bring it down to one star, as all my songs are Gone from my playlists. This is unacceptable for such a company as google.
Fine but multiple bugs
by amato024 on 2018/03/27 11:11
It’s a good music app! Can download for offline and all the yada-yada. But there are 3 things that annoy me: 1) Sometimes I’ll download a single from an album but then a little while later download the whole album. It doesn’t download the single(s) I already download and instead creates separate albums; 1 for the singles and 1) for the rest of the album. So I have the same album separated into 2 separate albums. 2) NEED to filter out the censored content. C’mon now! Nothing worse than listening to the censored version except maybe unknowingly downloading the censored version and being unable to fix it 3) This is perhaps the most annoying, but when I delete songs from a playlist, it won’t delete the song I swipe to delete. It will delete either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd song above the song I select. It completely baffles me
Not one I want.
by Fatbellygummybears on 2018/06/06 21:44
This app I deleted off my phone. I got this app so I could stream my music offline. I was going on a trip, the trip was about a two hour long ride. I downloaded the app to stream my music, and I searched up a song I liked. The problem was I went under all categories I could find and couldn’t fine my music. All I could find was radio stations. I found this app from my friend who owns a Samsung and already had this app on her phone. I own a IPhone 6+ and decided that I would try this app. It sounded good because my friend and I would listen to the music together. The music played fine and she had tons of music on there. That is why I downloaded it. I don’t have the app anymore. I am going to try the app again, but I’m sure it still won’t work. Still a great app for Samsung’s.
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by disavibrating on 2018/02/07 05:31
This app is my preferred method of streaming music but it is not elegant or refined at all. For example, album artwork does not fit the screen, it is zoomed for some reason when you’re playing a song from that album which just looks weird. There is a playlist of songs recently added to your library however no matter how many songs i’ve just added, the playlist never updates. Songs have randomly disappeared from my library. Some songs stop/start playing halfway through, others don’t play at all. I think some added features could be useful, such as the ability to look up lyrics. I have nothing to compare this app to because i’ve never used another streaming service but I’d say this could definitely be improved upon.
My all time favorite music player app
by lipbiter100 on 2018/08/13 15:58
I absolutely love this music player. I’ve been using it for years. It’s the only music player that I can put literally any song that I download on it. It can hold up to 50,000 songs, which is incredible because I have so many songs that I want to download but other music players just don’t hold more than 100. The only thing is I wish that the shuffler was better. I have so many songs on it, yet I still feel like it repeats songs over and over again. I’ve had some songs on the app for awhile that it has never played once and others that it has played like 10 times. The app overall is amazing. I just hope they can fix the shuffling problem.
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.
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.
Duplicates
by yarnalt on 2018/03/06 16:36
My main gripe would be that duplicates of almost every album in my library appear. Sometimes in multiples of 5. This makes my library crazy unorganized. There are also many instances where complete albums are split into 2 albums. Fix these long standing issues and I may give you guys another try. ( update ) Here we are almost a year later and the duplicate album issue is still there. Why, and how can they not have fixed this by now? I’ve read on some Google Official help forums where mods want to place the blame on apple. If that’s the case then why isn’t this an issue with any other music app? I’ve tried them all. I’m using the app only because I have a large music library tied to it. I’m not happy about it at all though. My customer satisfaction level on the app itself is 0.
Problematic
by rtothejizzle on 2017/11/02 17:18
As of the current build, I cannot integrate the player with the built in controls on my iPhone. When I swipe up to control playback, my player is not available. Music will be playing, but I can not pause or skip. The same can be said for controlling playback on my headphones. This was not a problem with the previous build(s) I had installed. Dev Request: create a better way to report issues with the catalog. I had an instance where the names of the songs were correct, but the actual track played was incorrect. Feature request: create a way to do favorite album lists instead of having to add whole albums. Not sure how to articulate this, but it’d be nice to have a top 10 albums list to share.
UNACCEPTABLE
by Kylephilipharris on 2018/09/14 20:54
Google Play- I want to love you, but you need to be fixed. I have been a loyal user of Google Play Music since it’s inception (or whenever it swallowed Songza) I love the interface, but it’s incredibly buggy. I purchased a subscription hoping that this would eliminate the glitches from using the free ad version where the music wouldn’t start after an ad played etc. The straw that broke the camel’s back was a particular Geico ad that would not only stop the music, but send my phone into some weird zombie state where I would have to hold one of the side buttons to wake it up and then close the window Geico had conveniently opened up for me in Safari. Very, very annoying. Now that I’ve chosen to make Google my subscription based music streaming platform of choice, you’d think it would work more seamlessly, especially considering the heavy competition. I certainly didn’t face any issues like this with Apple Music and I am starting to regret my decision to switch over. Now, to my current gripe- this app can’t seem to stop glitching when I bring it up from the background to say, change the station, etc. Google should be able to deliver a seamless experience to paying users. Maybe they’re taking customers like me for granted.
I expected this to be less buggy
by Ceuriss on 2018/02/28 12:15
I love the fact that I can access my songs from anywhere with Google Play Music, however this is diminished by the fact that whenever I’m connected to Bluetooth or chromecast, skipping songs is a nightmare, even with a fast internet connection. The app stutters and randomly pauses my music and sometimes skips more than one song. Also, when changing songs, it temporarily stops playing audio to the Bluetooth device even though the song is definitely playing. These functions work normally when using headphones or just playing on the phones built in speaker. So, overall, a useful app, but needs some fine tuning in Bluetooth, skipping, and smooth playback.
Really annoying bug
by BionicBicycle on 2018/07/22 16:11
So the app works fine. I love the google play service. Had it for years. But with this most recent I’ve noticed an incredibly annoying bug. Whenever I’m trying to edit the queue to shift songs around, the app crashes. And sometimes if I try to add something to my queue via the “play next” feature, mainly with radios, it’ll add the song to the queue, but it won’t be next. It’ll add it to the top of the queue. Which means the song won’t play in the radio. Also it won’t let me move when I try to edit the queue because it’ll crash if I do. Please fix this. It’s my favorite music app and this kinda makes it annoying to use.
Apple CarPlay is buggy
by Joker54974 on 2018/04/24 02:22
Google play music is great as an app by itself. The radio station and playlist has some of the best recommendations. Compared to Its competitors this really lacks with Apple Car Play. If you hear a song you like you can’t thumbs up or add it to your library through Apple Car Play. Also, the Car Play is very buggy it freezes on almost every trip. The music still plays but I’ll usually have to force close the app on my phone and restart for it to show on Car Play. Sometimes even restarting the app doesn’t work so just have to deal with no Car Play. If Car Play worked as intended, and have better user functionality to add music to the library this would be 5 Stars.
Google Pause Music
by Italodorazio on 2018/06/28 22:10
They should call it Google Pause. Unfortunately this music app has a lot of finicky bugs—never syncs properly with Microsoft Sync in the car; almost always crashes now when playing a song and the app is opened to either change the song or ‘like’ or ‘unlike’ a song. If you’re using Google Maps in tandem with the music app (like a road trip), the two hate each other and LTE will become bogged down trying to stream data to the two, resulting in either a phone crash or app crash, or both. Too many issues to actually enjoy listening to melodies. The biggest issue faced is the music freezing every time you open the app, switch to a different app, or are entertaining guests.
Could make some improvements
by Redge R on 2018/04/03 04:11
First off I love the variety of radio stations available. This app probably has the most sub-genres compared to other apps. Audio quality is also very good. I would love to be able to download single songs and not entire albums. Sure, I could make a playlist and download it later. But I feel like that's an unnecessary extra step or two. Why not just have the download option available for each track like most other apps offer? Unfortunately, this one lacking feature is enough for me to unsubscribe to the paid service. If they offer this in the future, I might come back to this app
Used to be a good app, but now contains bug after bug
by carosnyd on 2018/08/08 04:06
This app has great aesthetics, is really easy to navigate, and has all the music you want. However, if I try and skip more than two songs, the icon on my lock screen disappears, and I have to unlock my phone and open the app, click “try again” and then skip the song. Terribly inconvenient. If someone else is sharing your account, aka you’re using more than one of your allowed 6 devices, then the app will pause and give an error message. Imagine losing music in the middle of your workout just because your family member wanted to hear some Lil Uzi. Very frustrating.
Please Fix This App
by Lechuzita on 2018/05/02 19:36
For some reason my library is refusing to sync across my devices. I've tried everything only to find that my libraries on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop are all different from one another. Why? That doesn't make any sense. A lot of music also keeps getting removed from my libraries for no reason. I'll add music from a particular artist via the Play Music's catalog, only to find all their songs removed from my library the next time I open the app or site. They're still available, they're just no longer in my library for whatever reason. And why does uploading previously owned music result in Play Music deleting your entire library except for the uploaded content? I wanted to expand my library, not replace the entire thing
Has Bugs
by josie.delp on 2017/12/07 00:48
I’ve had this app for a while and I am just now having bug problems. When I go to add songs to my library, instead of adding them to the top of the playlist, it adds them onto the bottom. I tried making a new playlist and I cooperated for a bit, and then did the same as before. I also tried to delete a song off of a playlist because I had it on there twice, and it won’t let me delete either. I have also tried moving songs around on the playlist, and they never stay in the spot that I put them in. I used to love this app but now I’m looking into other ones.
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Needs to be updated.
by One&Only Mareeya on 2018/04/07 18:05
I've had this app for about 5 years now. It works pretty well but I noticed about a year ago that I couldn't find my recently added music (which is how I would listen to my new favorite songs). That was one of my favorite features of the app and now (unless I add it to a playlist) I cannot find the songs I just added to my library...It's very annoying, I've actually considered cancelling my subscription because of it. This app has not been updated since I first download it back in 2013....Maybe bug fixes but that's it. I would like to see a difference in the app....please update it!!!
Disappearing songs??
by hooman 2.0 on 2018/09/26 19:58
This rarely happened before but now it’s happening more frequently. I would just be listening to music and suddenly almost all of my songs in my “thumbs up” or other playlists disappear, only leaving several songs in there. I would try and restart my phone or refresh the app but it doesn’t work, so the only option I have is to continuously deleting the app and redownloding it. The songs do come back but I’d have to redownload all of the songs again to listen to them offline. My internet is perfectly fine and it also happens when I’m using data.
Good but needs fixing.
by Mr McSlime on 2018/05/08 15:57
I love this app because it offers a lot of music and features for an awesome price, but there is a bug that has never seemed to be fixed and it has to do with playlists. Whenever I make a playlist and organize it, after I click done and wait a few minutes, it will move certain songs to other parts of the playlist where I don’t want them. This may not bother everyone but it bothers me because I’m very organized and I can’t keep my playlists organized because they always change somehow.
Good but easily could be great
by Boknows89036 on 2018/02/17 18:09
I’ve always used google music and never had a problem with it, but there are a few things that could be updated. For instance, when making a playlist you can add all the songs you want, but you’re not able to remove songs. Sometimes I’ll make a playlist then decide I don’t want a song on there but instead of removing it I would have to make a whole new playlist. Also, when on shuffle mode I’ve noticed songs will repeat even thought the entire playlist has not been played through. Other than that everything else is great
Poor performance and lacking in feature
by LT_Chancho on 2018/08/21 02:18
Problem: I’ve been trying to add songs that I like, but doing searches quickly while having music playing causes the app to slow down considerably and eventually crash. Feature wishlist: 1. Ability to follow artists - receive updates on new songs and view shared playlist. 2. Have an option on the artist profile page to view a list of all of the artist’s songs instead of just their top songs. Songs can be filtered by name, album, etc. It doesn’t make sense to click in and out of multiple albums to view all of an artist’s songs. 3. Improve search results. I appreciate it when you start typing and you’re given options in a drop down that matches what you are entering or provides the closest value to what you entered. For example, I typed in “Water Park Glimpses,” and got nothing until I clicked enter. It feels like with Google’s tech in search their music app should be able to provide accurate/similar results when searching for artists and music.
Great App But Only One Problem
by Costaki on 2018/03/27 22:44
Love the app and have been using for over a year or maybe two now, but lately i have been running into this problem that when i want to delete something out of a playlist it deletes the song that is one or two above it. This frustrates me because then i have to figure out how to get the song deleted that i actually wanted to delete and add the new song back and on top of that remembering what song i deleted out of the many in my playlist l. If this bug is fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks You.
Would get 5 stars if glitches were fixed
by WateredKirby on 2018/02/08 16:11
As many other reviews say, there is annoying glitches. For me, song audio stops playing even though it shows the song is still playing. It will do it when I’m downloading an album or if I enter the app. So I have to pause the downloads and play it again. If you wanted to start an album over from the end to the beginning, the first song will start but skip to almost the end and play. But the music selection is amazing. Layout is easy to use. Another thing is already downloading albums will show being re-downloaded. Sometimes clean and explicit version of albums will splice together forming double tracks. Great app but a lot of weird issues
Really great, but one major bug
by Akshay95014 on 2018/01/19 03:53
I’ve been using Google Play Music for a few years now, and I use it through the website on my computer and through the app on my iPhone. It used to work perfectly but now, if i “thumbs up” a song on the browser, it shows up on the Thumbs Up playlist on the website but it does not show up on my iPhone’s Thumbs Up playlist, and vice versa. I’ve tried manually refreshing my app through the settings panel, but this has no effect. Usually a few weeks after I’ve added a song to my library or given it a thumbs up, it finally shows up on my iPhone app.
Best application ever!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2017/10/21 13:18
If you are a music lover then you can't beat Google Play's Unlimited Music Plan. I would easily spend ten dollars a month on music (that's not even on CD). However, for ten bucks a month you are able to download unlimited music from new releases to your favorite album that was lost years ago. What sets Goofle Play apart from Apple music or any other platform is it also stores all of your previously purchased music! You always have your music library with you on multiple devices!
Love google play music, app is only okay though
by SarahSmiles22 on 2017/10/09 04:49
I love google play music, it is a great system to listen to music from. But the app is only okay. It doesn’t connect with the music you put on if you are using it online. So your playlists are different for example from the app to opening it online. And then my music is always stopping even though it says that it is playing, so I have to go back and press pause then play again. Usually happens when I reopen the app or unlocking my phone. It is very annoying. Also, it is hard to search for music and go back to the music list you had open.
Terrible playlists
by ShshdhfksioZkxnxn on 2018/03/10 17:54
EVERY TIME I try to delete a song off of my playlist, it deletes THE ONE ABOVE IT. And does it get rid of the one I actually wanted??? No of course not. The terrible song stays right where it is. And to make matters worse, it’s a wonder I could even figure out how to delete songs off of a playlist because there’s no guide, tutorial, or tips to help me AT ALL. You have to figure everything out yourself. Oh and is there a way to undo deleting those songs I accidentally deleted??? No. Not at all. No redo button, (unless you’re on a galaxy s5, which I was briefly while I was waiting on a new phone) no “recently deleted” folder, NOTHING. You just have to hope that you remember what song the stupid app accidentally deleted.
No problems for me
by HoneyWhiteHorror on 2017/12/19 07:02
I use Google Music on a 5th gen iPod Touch as well as my Samsung Galaxy S6 with data and/or wifi and it's always worked for me, I've never had a problem with Google Music. Now that I'm a mom, I use Google Music for my baby daughter whether we are in the backyard or in a crazy Walmart during Christmas rush, it's pretty great and also great if you like to be introduced to all sorts of new artists solely based on channels or stations playing genres versus airtime-type "popular" music, but it has that, too!
Google Music vs. Apple Music
by Faithfulwings77 on 2017/09/19 23:38
These two apps are pretty much the same except for ONE BIG DIFFERENCE... Apple Music offers the lyrics to songs by clicking the properties of the song you're playing... right at your finger tips... Google we need to get with the times!!!! There's no reason not to offer lyrics when you have them available on your google search engine as if it were coming from google music. Why not integrate this capability to Google Play Music while listening? It's very inconvenient to have to get out of the app to go to the search engine to search for lyrics... lyrics that apparently lead me right back to Google Play. Seems like a simple connection on the Google Play Music interface?! Don't you think? This is a deal breaker for me... as much as I love Google Play Music I may have to move on... It doesn't make any sense when you clearly have it available...!!! I'll come back to give it 5 stars once this problem is fixed...
Playback issues with latest update!
by PhillyRGB on 2017/09/26 18:42
I want to give this app 5 stars and certainly will once Google fixes playback issues. On iOS 11, playback sometimes stops abruptly without cause — even with downloaded music. This happens without the play/pause interface changing to indicate the song is stopped. It’s so very frustrating! To get around the issue, I have to pause playback and then press play again. Other than this issue, which is the main reason for 1 star, there’s stutters and flickers in the interface when opening from the unlock screen or generally opening the app while playback is occurring. This app has been more reliable in past versions. Please fix!!!!
Great service, nice app, terrible integration for Apple CarPlay
by Daverson on 2017/12/02 05:01
For an iOS user it’s weird to love this app so much. I’m able to get my entire music library in one place streaming anywhere I need it. The streaming radio service is nice, playlists are nice... The one thing I cannot get over is how useless the Google Play is on the Apple CarPlay service. You can not search your entire library. Playlists are limited. Radio streaming is very buggy. Part of me wants to just pay the money to covert everything over to iTunes. Overall it’s nice. Just really need to overhaul their CarPlay capability. I know it’s not much better on AA.
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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.
Breaks my heart
by JayoneSilvaa on 2018/12/11 16:27
I recently switched from an Android to an iPhone. Thankfully, my music carried over. However, this app can't play through ONE song without cutting in and out. I love this app and I have over 3,000 songs, and I don't really want to switch to anything else but this is constantly crashing. PLEASE FIX THIS.
HOW
by owllover67101 on 2018/12/11 02:46
how do I become a google play subscriber idk at all how to so could you please make it easier or someone tell me how to!?!?
Boat Anchor
by The Rologist on 2018/12/09 20:43
This app is horrible. Constantly freezes, slow and not user friendly . Things that would work better as a music app that this piece of crap include no app at all, hiring day workers to sing for you and those space aliens who are bound to be invading the earth at any time now
Needs major improvements
by Phillysdon04 on 2018/12/09 14:48
It needs to work flawless with the Google Home but it doesn't. It always pauses for no reason.
Horrible
by John8789 on 2018/12/08 21:08
The app is useless it won’t even play music. It just holds space in your phone.
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by poopypoopitypoop:) on 2018/12/08 12:16
Awesome awesome awesome awesome
Equalizer
by Munra503 on 2018/12/07 05:07
Put equalizer for the two apps for listen to music Youtube Music and Google Play Music
Okay
by Kevin689754 on 2018/12/06 15:10
Overall I like it, I think the ad free you tube makes this an unbeatable value at the same time though I feel like they ignore this app. I don’t find new music too often on here, but all the songs are there. My chief complaint is that for some reason it deletes half of my liked songs playlist and I have to delete the app and redownload it to get the songs back which is mainly what I listen to
Future Update
by TooManyPlaylists on 2018/12/06 03:58
Love the app, got it when I got YouTube red. Idea for a future update: ability to add a song to multiple playlists at once instead of having to add one song one by one to a bunch of playlists. Thanks.
Music
by oaocraft on 2018/12/06 03:34
I love this app I comes in handy so much ❤️❤️
Music plays fast
by joeg1334 on 2018/12/05 16:34
Ive noticed recently that the music is playing slightly faster than other streaming services. The artists sound like chipmunks.
Can’t play music I liked
by APP reviewing agency on 2018/12/05 12:24
I’m not able to play music I liked or play any playlist. Do I gotta pay to play my playlist and the music I liked? If so I’m going back to Spotify, I remember the days when this was FREE. SMH BAD GOOGLE!
Unable to upgrade to family plan
by jvargas909 on 2018/12/04 23:42
There is no way to upgrade to family plan. Other than that. The menus move up on the top corners on my 8+ like its an X. It works smooth otherwise. I’ve always been a google person and just hopped to iPhone. I hope the upgrade and manage account type issue can be fixed.
Currently Broken
by Rockwell B1 on 2018/12/04 16:07
As soon as the screen turns off on my phone the music stops if I'm using the headphone jack or Bluetooth. Then when I turn the screen back on it's a gamble if I can restart the music or if it crashes instead. Please fix since this is my go-to music app since I have all my albums uploaded to it.
Crashes
by Simone Melanie on 2018/12/04 14:23
Can you as the developer fix the problem with the update Apple did and make sure that people with iPhones older than the 8 can use this app? I pay for premium and I would like to use this app.
Best Music Streaming App!
by ebselden on 2018/12/04 01:24
Im a long time android user and google lover, just got an iphone and still use play music. Its the best. One difference from android to ios is being able to drag and hold songs to move up and down the queue. Thanks google
Unstable
by t.rohren on 2018/12/03 15:35
Crashes a lot.
Love the app!
by Victoria"TheGamer" on 2018/12/03 08:32
I love this app, but I do have one issue. When I try and delete a song on a playlist it doesn’t delete the one I selected. It deletes the 6th one, or so, away from the one I want deleted. It’s been this way for a long time and its really annoying me. But otherwise I have no other issues and use the app almost always daily.
TIME for a cosmetic update
by Markitoswaygaming on 2018/12/03 03:26
I love this app but come guys update it and make it nicer! Dare I say YouTube Music looks 10x nicer than this being your MAIN music app Other than that I love it but give it a cosmetic update please! I think it's time.
Give it 5 stars
by Italianstalian420 on 2018/12/01 09:52
Works great, its fast easy,
Nah
by BIG $EXY THE ZOMBIE DESTROYER on 2018/11/30 14:51
This app is crap. You can hardly do anything if you don’t feel like paying money through the nose for streaming.
Music and YouTube Premium in one
by Uaedaien on 2018/11/29 02:51
Good selection of music and youtube music.
This app irritates my soul
by Vibrant Flow on 2018/11/28 22:00
Each time I leave the app to open another one, it should continue to play my music in the background but It pauses my music for THE LONGEST five seconds ever! It’s outrageously irritating. It does the same dramatic pause when I return to the app to change a song, LONG DRAMATIC PAUSE ... UBER ANNOYING
Bad for users with many devices
by Ryc113 on 2018/11/27 02:47
If you switch phones a lot, you’ll hit the 10 phone limit easily. Then you try to deauthorize the old ones and it says you can only deauthorize 4 devices PER YEAR. With PCs, tablets and phones that’s a ridiculous number. Let me deauthorize as many as I want.
It was great
by cmj05 on 2018/11/27 00:05
What happened to CarPlay. Now it’s just blank half the time.
Still mess, what a shame
by Churchland on 2018/11/26 06:50
Still a mess, no sound most of the time and a new “playing near you” that can’t be switched off. Go with iTunes or Spotify
Finally music I don’t have to buy!
by Butter the Temmie on 2018/11/25 14:00
I’ve been searching through the App Store looking good music I don’t have to buy, then I found google play music and was like YeAs! Now I can listen to whatever I want and whenever I want!
Good but crashes
by thehopper on 2018/11/24 14:26
Every time I want to play Christmas music it crashes. And every time it updates I have to re download everything. I would appreciate if these were fixed Another big one is when I try to delete a song from a playlist, it deletes the one above it, and when I try deleting the one below it so it deletes the original song, it deletes itself and it's impossible to delete one song!
App keeps crashing and I’m tired of it
by tdxiyfiyvov on 2018/11/23 21:45
It’s been weeks..
Great
by shavontey on 2018/11/22 22:44
I just love it
Would get more stars
by Yaundadeez on 2018/11/21 11:07
This app would get more stars but it seems like every other update, they take away the ability to separate the genres of music under the new releases. Put that back and I will up my star review.
Was cool before ads came into play
by ashers389 on 2018/11/21 08:51
When did this app get ADS?! I pay for my subscription🤬🤬🤬🤬
Buggy
by Robby Mannas on 2018/11/21 01:12
Every time I try to skip music it freezes up and then says it could play it and I have to press try again. Please fix this
Could use some tweaking like NOW
by David David l on 2018/11/20 17:56
Everything about the app is great but it could use more options . And more control over everything for the user . I would like to be able to feel like I can control every aspect of music that plays like what artists and blocking them and so on . Small options that should be there aren’t like blocking songs completely because it still plays thumbs down . And for the love of god can we fix the skip glitch . Everytime I skip multiple songs it gives me an error saying that it can’t play this right now . It is the most annoying thing ever . Especially when it skips two songs when you hit it once.add themes like seriously white is so lame . And pay attention to your reviews gooogle because nothing has been fixed
Google account
by NC141 on 2018/11/20 16:00
The app is fine, but I’m giving this 1 star since google still has not made a way to sign into Google Music without signing into my full Google account. This is a big privacy issue when using this service at work and other public places.
Add Equalizer Please!!!
by BGTy on 2018/11/19 17:45
This is a great music app but so many other music apps have an equalizer for adjust the sound of their music. I feel that is the only thing missing from this app.
Love this app
by giairmoe on 2018/11/19 14:35
Only advice to make it even better. An option where you can get the lyrics of the songs would be nice. Also when we create a station based on a song, sometimes some of the songs that are recommended are far off the genre and aren’t that similar. Besides that this app is totally worth the subscription. The lyrics option should be for those who are subscribed of course
There’s a problem!
by Papillon8413 on 2018/11/19 12:11
Its very pleasant n joyful this briliant app but I’m wondering why its out of service sometimes!
NEED!!!!
by mrnicekickz on 2018/11/19 10:49
Can the iOS version please be updated to better suit iPhone users thank you
Cool
by $p!iff on 2018/11/19 08:20
I’m new playing with it but wish it more on point
Love the freedom of my music
by Desi-Shea:) on 2018/11/18 18:32
I have to act like I'm deleting the song below the song I want to delete or it deletes the song I don't want to delete. I really hope this gets fixed. ☹️ Update:11-18-18 Still having the same issue. Please fix this.
Worst app ever
by googlesocks on 2018/11/18 13:05
Worst user experience in my life. The first app where i can not pay money because google thinks that i can do it only on desktop. No link, no menu, nothing! I even think that 1 star is to much.
Liked playlist
by blase134 on 2018/11/18 02:35
This service is great and I will always use it over Apple music and Spotify for the simple fact that google’s ability to find me what I like is impeccable, especially compared to the other apps. But for a while now I’ve used the “liked songs” section of the app to keep track of a lot of songs I come across, hundreds. But every now and then my entire playlist except for 4 songs will completely get deleted and I have to delete and re-download the entire app to recover the songs. This was a problem about a year ago and went away thankfully due to some update. However, I now find myself having the exact same problem over and over when I use the app, and it’s simply a pain to have to keep deleting and downloading over and over, especially since it resets my “recently played” section every time I do. This problem needs to be fixed for good and soon because it is a huge handicap for this amazing service and I would like to continue using the app, but I will switch if necessary.
Supported on all devices and laptops and computers that's a thumbs up
by i'd be killing it so back off on 2018/11/16 10:25
Have had some off anon problems with offline download which is kind of the best future saw other than that it really works great threes a great selection of songs it's good early release and I have found that some songs here or not found other places also albums here almost always have album covers on like other places like Pandora and YouTube you'll get an album cover here I've seen album covers that I haven't seen other places so thumbs up on Google for this one plus it's a great price just really need to get on top of their game fixing the offline download which is where basically just forgets that it even download it and have to redo it all over again thanks again google
The struggle of moving
by turtlesareforever on 2018/11/15 19:16
I’m trying to download the music I have for offline use so I don’t use my data and I can barely download anything without it crashing or not downloading at all I used to love this app but now it’s impossible
Music
by Darthsparrow on 2018/11/15 18:40
Music makes the world go round, with my headphones equipped; this app allows me to just be who I truly am through music
No option to see longer track titles
by Sderht on 2018/11/15 16:12
I like the randomness of the playlists. It’s been a great way to find good new music. I feel a little frustrated though when the track title is longer than a word or there is an artist featured, I have no option to click on it and see the full track title.
Love BUT
by KingGray03 on 2018/11/13 13:37
I love this app but (of course a but) for me I wish that I could make a playlist based off artist, not just songs or albums. Some artists have waaaaay too many songs I like, then to go to album after album, person after person. Yes, I sound lazy but it just seems easier.
Really good so much music to pick without buying it!
by XRZRYRKRDRERARQRpoop on 2018/11/12 23:15
So much music to pick I can’t believe it!
CRAP CRAP YOU ARE CRAP
by irnfnfjfjfngngjdj on 2018/11/12 18:54
YOU ALL ARE CRAP I DONT WANT THE RADIO I WANT TO ADD MUSIC YOU FRICKING IDIOTS
Please Google?
by Sexy Bowl Llama on 2018/11/12 02:17
Google – Please explain the why a premium paying user is limited to 4 devices they can de-authorities per year? Asking as many people have multiple devices they cycle through for personal and work, and sometimes you are unable to remove devices you no longer have in order to add new devices. Google Music is a great service that I find value in using every single day. This is why I’m wishfully putting above comment in the comments.
AirPods Siri function not working when playing music
by rainequalsteve on 2018/11/10 02:07
When I’m listening to music google play music I cannot tap my AirPods to use Siri. It gets stuck and freezes. However, when I close google play music, I don’t seem to have that issue.
My fav music service
by Chr!st on 2018/11/09 15:06
I absolutely love this service. I just only wish it included a more diverse algorithm so my radios don’t replay the same stuff. I use the radio function to discover new artists. But I love the YouTube double functionality.
Doesn't play the whole song 😫😫😫😫
by Pomx2 on 2018/11/09 10:25
I love you Google but this is so frustrating .... The app (and even in the browser) STILL has the issue with playing users' own uploads: It will play the first few seconds (or sometimes 0 sec, sometimes half the track) before struggling to continue the rest of the track and just SKIP TO THE NEXT ONE. Then some more skipping halfway until the end of the album.😨😨😨 This is driving me crazy since it happens to almost every song in my library. And it doesn't happen to me alone. I've found forum threads with folks complaining about this since 2015 or even earlier. Yet it STILL doesn't get fixed yet? I expected more from a top company like Google. 😖 I've sent feedback both through the iOS app and the support forum. Tried reinstalling/logging out/clearing the cache, switching devices, etc. Nope. Nothing....😭😭😭😭 Please for the love of what's good and holy, at least acknowledge the bug and begin to work on it... I don't know exactly how many people are affected by this issue but as of now, Google Music is effectively unusable for unfortunate users like us. 😩💔💔💔💔💔💔 Thanks, we are counting on you guys 🙏 . -------------- Old review before I found out about the skipping problem. Wow thank you Google for google music and for this beautiful app (iPad ver too!) Much better than Spotify. Can't believe how convenient it is. I just started using it and have already discovered some amazing artists. Essential app for your iOS devices! Wish it supports lyrics and editing song tags in the following updates.
Pretty good put one major flaw
by Zachmcd09 on 2018/11/09 07:50
My only complaint is that when you are scrolling, the top bar completely disappears making it impossible to search a song or skip to the top. Fix that and this is definitely a 5 star app! They fixed it!
Problems
by nick ios 9909000 on 2018/11/08 19:38
I have had nothing but problems with this garbage app. I’m so disappointed with google. 80% of the time the albums won’t download, or they just download 2 or 3 of the songs. App crashes quite often. The big one is I download music when home and then listen to them out in the field. It stores music in the DOWNLOADED ONLY and didn’t download them. It then streams the songs and kills my data. So when you play download only music, it’s still streams music. Just garbage.
CarPlay feature doesn’t work
by yellowboyee on 2018/11/08 12:27
I love the service but the app does not work with CarPlay; it’s very hit and miss (mostly miss). The app either doesn’t load properly or simply crashes. It’s a pain to pay for a service whose app does not get updated appropriately. I love the radio feature of the service and prefer it over Pandora; but won’t subscribe if the app isn’t fixed.
Bad
by DJF213 on 2018/11/07 13:06
All I get is "can't play right now" messages, even with strong cell signal. Why don't you improve the app?
Bring back YouTube Red.
by Jkiser9221 on 2018/11/07 04:03
My family has been laying for the family subscription and YouTube red on this app for almost 2 years and all of a sudden they stopped YouTube red and replaces it with YouTube music. It’s annoying and inconvenient to a lot of people. I used YouTube red more than anything besides playing music on this app. Like what even is YouTube music. Useless.
Still waiting for the Apple Watch app!
by Razrp34 on 2018/11/06 19:41
Wonder when Google will build an app for the Apple Watch?!
Google Music but not Google drive music
by Feherhollo91 on 2018/11/06 17:50
It won't export/import your audio, from Google drive. Hello Google!! :/
Don’t waste your money on this garbage app
by HFOX05 on 2018/11/06 04:16
When I tried to remove a song from a playlist it just removed the one above it over and over till the app crashed then when I restarted it I had to sign back into my account and it had erased all of my music. ALL OF IT!
Could be better tho 😕
by MustyStinch on 2018/11/05 08:23
Keeps freezing up when I try to play a downloaded song.
Why
by Mwl1119 on 2018/11/05 03:24
Is it when I pick one playlist the app will go off and start playing another playlist? Can I not pick what I listen to? Seems simple:
Very Slow & Buggy! This iOS app is Google’s Red Headed Stepchild
by GumbiStew on 2018/11/04 21:43
This app rarely gets updated and is horribly slow and buggy. It only gets updated a few times each year. Even YouTube gets weekly updates. Google Play Music for iOS will lag for sometimes 30 - 45 seconds, sometimes for 2 -3 minutes. It has become painful to use. Google should be ashamed of how it is letting this app rot.
Can’t make purchases
by Circular.ebin on 2018/11/04 18:20
I installed on an iPhone, hoping I could purchase music with my Google Play credits. Not happening. It’s fine for playing pre-purchased music from Google Play, but that’s not what I’m looking for.
Can’t play right now. Try again later.
by Jack the Giant Killer on 2018/11/04 15:52
Fix your sloppy app. Network is fine, everything else can play.
🤷‍♂️
by Smokescreen666 on 2018/11/04 01:40
I have this on my iPhone now because I originally had android so it’s nice that I can still listen to my music. I don’t understand why it takes 3 to 5 days to download all my music though for offline streaming? A really big inconvenience.
I love it how Google sabotages other platforms
by JoeyDee1986 on 2018/11/03 16:07
First it was Windows Phone, then Windows 10, and now iOS. I use my iPad in my car and split screen GPS and Music. WHY does this app still not support split screen? I get Google Play Music included in my other google subscriptions, so I’d love to use this more, but I can’t due to this. Perhaps Google would prefer me to get a Pixel Slate so I can do that? Thanks Google!
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Lexi
by 🐺Lexi🐺🦊🐯 on 2018/11/02 20:16
Amazingly awesome
I Really Love This App A+++++++
by JDJ32 on 2018/11/02 16:21
I Really Love This App I Give It An A+++++
Lyrics
by amonlisa17 on 2018/11/02 15:37
It will be great if we could read lyrics in the app!
Carplay doesn't work correctly
by AverysDaddys628 on 2018/11/02 14:36
Artist section only scrolls to B
Cancelled
by feelingscamed on 2018/11/02 02:57
I cancelled my subscription way in advance and still was charged.. I keep trying to get my refund and cancel my subscription but have no idea how to.. keep following the prompts only to get nowhere...please help
Still doesn't work well
by DyreLogan on 2018/11/01 23:12
Have nothing but issues with this app that the Google team refuses, or is inept, to fix. Songs skip over. Songs don't always play through and skip to the next song. Skipping songs will result in "something went wrong" it "can't do that" errors. This app is more hassle than its worth. Thankfully you get 50,000 free song uploads but that's probably why it's free, since it has so many problems that Google refuses to fix.
Why do you crop the album art?
by høødwink on 2018/11/01 19:28
Please just fit it to the width of the screen!
CarPlay still broken
by Rolfwiggum on 2018/11/01 17:45
CarPlay screen doesn’t load and even breaks the podcasts app if opened first! Hoped the new version (4mon+ later) would fix it, but it didn’t. Seems this app is sidelined in favor of YouTube music.
Bad Apple CarPlay
by RaffyMyTaffy on 2018/11/01 14:35
Apple CarPlay is the worst on here! You guys definitely need to fix it to make it load up faster or something because nothing is ever popping up! I HAVE to use my phone while I’m driving to change the song, that’s not safe at all.
Needs an EQ!!! NOW!!
by s.tbn84 on 2018/11/01 12:24
Update: Once again, more and more updates and STILL no EQ added! So completely done with this service. Subscription canceled, after having it since it was a beta program. Spotify can have my $$$. They at least listen to their users. ✌️ I've been a subscriber to "All Access" on Android and then switched to iOS, ever since this was in beta, which means I've been using this system for a long time and also get the subscription at a discount. The service is good and I really have no complaints over that, but on iOS it NEEDS an equalizer implemented, just like it has on almost every single Android device. I know people have been asking for this feature for a long, long time (years.. literally) and you guys update frequently, but somehow can never seem to add a simple EQ?! This issue alone is making me consider leaving the platform and going to another service because Google, you simply DO NOT listen to your user base!!
The heck?
by andy_marks on 2018/10/31 16:28
It’s called Google Play Music but yet it won’t work with Google Home.It would be a decent service if it actually worked.This is a failure on Google behalf.
Loyal
by Iphone Us3r on 2018/10/31 10:59
I have used google play since it started. Worth it.
Great
by anime lover 2526743246 on 2018/10/31 04:03
It is working well for me I love it at night I listen to classical music and during the day hip hop it gets me moving on time and I love music so of course I would luv this😍😍😃
tuff
by Vicudy on 2018/10/31 02:40
tuff
This app is awesome
by yarisss24 on 2018/10/30 20:55
I live this app because it have my favorite songs best app ever
Google does it best
by SoulStudy on 2018/10/30 14:22
This app is easy to use with great content
App Crashes All the Time
by Gnome2232 on 2018/10/29 22:05
I set one of my playlists to download for offline use but every time I add a song to the playlist is locks up and crashes. This also happens for my “thumbs up” auto playlist. Completely ridiculous that it’s still this garbage.
Doesn’t work even if you pay money
by dddd272727 on 2018/10/29 08:00
The app and web have both stopped working for me as of 2 weeks ago. I get hard HTTP 500s and support is useless even though I’m on the paid plan. Uploaded 8000 songs and trusted google but now I have no way to export them due to the errors and support just tells me to use the website. Don’t waste your money
Can’t live without
by Laromamail15@ on 2018/10/29 03:36
This got all my music. It remarkable
It’s really good
by hdjjsjdnkskaks on 2018/10/28 23:48
I can download music and listen on here without internet
Needs improvement
by Cats&Books on 2018/10/28 18:08
Stops playing frequently and I need to restart the app.
Has become an unreliable service to use
by Dle234 on 2018/10/28 16:42
I’ve been using this service for quite a while now and at first I liked it: 10k (back then) free uploaded songs and great interface and easy to use. Flash forward to 2018, since February I’ve been experiencing trouble when I upload songs. It just doesn’t show up in my ‘Recently Added Playlist’ on the WEB version of GPM but strangely it does for the chromebook app but it doesn’t on my iPhone app.... the inconsistency was just appalling to say the least. So much that I just moved onto a new service. I don’t think I’ll return to using GPM as long as they have these bugs...
The best music ever
by shy girll giggle box on 2018/10/28 12:12
The best!
Better playlists
by CJ GJ on 2018/10/27 23:48
That’s almost the only thing that can distinguish one player greatly from another. I like the variety. By genre, mood, activity. And one playlist doesn’t have all the same as another
Good start, but missing key features
by CastingIt on 2018/10/27 23:42
Before getting into my review, let me tell you how I’m using GPM. I have a 4 Chromecast Audios running 4 separate zones in my house, a google home for the kitchen, and a Chromecast enabled amp. Needless to say, I like to have music playing everywhere. Now into the review. As far as content, I’m satisfied. Feels very similar to Spotify in that I can play a song and then GPM will take it from there with similar tracks. Additionally, I haven’t noticed any issues using GPM with a Chromecast and Toslink cable, I can’t say the same for Deezer, which was so bad, I had to switch back to the analog cable. Why only 3 stars? As mentioned above I have multiple zones in my house, but that doesn’t mean I want the volume to be the same in each zone. An aggravation with the app and the website is that I can’t adjust individual speaker volume within a group unless I bounce out of the app, open google Home app, navigate to the group and after a couple more clicks can finally change individual speaker volume. What’s crazy is that GPM competitors have this feature! That’s why I initially started with Deezer, but it’s not just them, SoundCloud has it too. With 1 click of the cast button, I can see all the speakers that are playing in the group and slide the volume as needed. I was hoping that the refreshed Google Home app would be more Sonos-like, in that it would offer a single app solution, but regrettably that wasn’t the case, so I have to look to the streaming service to be the single app solution and GPM isn’t it. Anyway, seems like an easy fix for google. Next area of annoyance is that if I use my voice to tell Google Home to play music and later pull out my phone to make an adjust or change the track, GPM doesn’t always recognize that music is already playing and I have to basically re-cast from the app thereby interrupting what is currently playing. This doesn’t seem like a terribly tall order since the app, google home and Chromecast Audios are in the same ecosystem, you would think they would play a bit nicer. Now that I got my grievances out of the way, GPM does do a number of things wells which is why I’m going to stick it out with them and hope that they fix the above annoyances or until I get so annoyed that I through all my google hardware in the trash and shell out more than I paid for my first car to fully invest with Sonos.
Great music site, terrible music app
by Blacksheep ;) on 2018/10/27 21:20
I use the Google Music site at work, and I absolutely adore it. When I downloaded the app, I expected a nice, usable app to listen to my music on. I was very disappointed with what I got instead. The app is slow, glitchy, disorganized, and an overall mess. It pauses my music when I’m trying to scroll through my playlist, as well as cutting off my music completely if I skip more than three times. It’s a very frustrating experience.
Carplay issues and no landscape compatibility
by Jordanab on 2018/10/26 17:16
I love the app's functionality as a handheld music player, but as soon as I need to use it in the car it becomes a hazard. In vehicles (where I use landscape mode for GPS) GPM doesn't rotate. In vehicles with Carplay the music pauses every time Google Maps needs the audio and then fails to resume. These are the types of issues I remember from smartphones 8 years ago, and I'm not interested in this kind of nostalgia.
I like it but
by batsssmann on 2018/10/26 03:30
I think u when you get a new phone all ur music should be able to transfer when you login to ur google account
I NEED MY REFUND !!!
by i need ny refund now on 2018/10/26 02:07
I need my refund now
Good, but not comparable to other music apps
by Kittehmon on 2018/08/27 00:16
The organization for the app is a bit confusing and feels less user friendly than other apps. There are multiple ways to navigate the app but can be confusing when you first start using it. It’s a good app, but I think alternative music apps are better. The main issue that I have is when I add songs to My Library, many of the recently released songs/albums end up getting deleted. Does anyone else have this issue? There’s no way for me of knowing which dogs were removed from my library until I end up searching randomly for that song because I want to listen to it. Not sure if it is a licensing issue of some sort, but it consistently happens to me. We have a family plan, and everyone on our plan has experienced the same thing. One of our users only had about 25 songs in their library, and after a month, it was reduced to 3 songs. If you have a large library of saved songs you like, you’ll never know it gets removed until you search for it. Personally, I like to just shuffle all my songs in My Library when I’m driving or working, so I never really know when songs get removed. But I occasionally wonder why certain songs don’t get played. I later discover why after I search for the song and see that it was removed from my library.
App works well, but CarPlay doesn’t...
by Disruptor2010 on 2018/01/08 20:09
Keeping it short and sweet, the app works pretty well overall. The only issue I run into is with CarPlay and this app. While the music works fine, you can access all your playlists, etc., two bugs are present. The first is that it doesn’t always show my “Now Playing”. When I click on it sometimes it just sits there at the same screen and freezes, never going to now playing. If I reboot the Google Play Music app or the phone itself, then it usually fixes itself and shows the “Now Playing” screen with what Google Play Music is playing. The bigger issue, however, is whenever I am using the Google Play Music app I lose all functionality for Siri through CarPlay. The icon of Siri shows up if I activate it, but you can’t speak and have it recognize your voice. Once Siri “beeps” so you know to start talking, no matter what you say it doesn’t recognize your voice and just sits there. Then, it stops the voice input thing and goes right back to the song that was playing. It’s quite frustrating/annoying. The moment you leave the app and go into, say, Apple Music or something else it works fine. It’s only when you are using Google Play Music and music is playing. Please fix this and it goes to 5 stars :).
Incredibly buggy
by amirness on 2017/09/15 18:00
Great service. Terrible iOS app. It fundamentally can't play music reliably even when the music is downloaded on the phone I.e. not streaming. The app's been buggy for some time. It used to be better but has steadily deteriorated. I waited patiently for this new release and the longer it took to arrive the more hopeful I was that they'd fix it but this release seems at least as bad as the last. For a company such resources this seems like an amateurish attempt at an iOS app. Or someone is trying to make it terrible on purpose so that I switch to Apple Music. I wonder what the product manager and QA team are up to when their app can't even play a song all the way through? Downloaded songs will stop playing even in offline mode - just today a downloaded song stopped 4 times. Again, these are songs that are on my phone not streaming. It's mostly a mystery why songs stop but at least some have to do with the radio environment. Any time the cellular radio switches mode or the phone switches to wifi the song stops. In NYC it's a busy radio environment with frequency cell handover, and forget using this app on the subway - even in "Dowwnload only" mode. On wifi at home it mostly works but that's not when I need it to work. My gramophone has that use case covered. Super disappointing that this release didn't address the long standing playback issues.
Great app, but is more buggy than ever.
by AlexanderDaniel on 2018/03/05 14:56
Play Music is and always will be the only music app I ever use. It’s always worked how it needs to and is simple to use, with great quality content. BUT, I don’t know if it’s just the iOS app, but it seems like it gets buggier after every update. I have a lot of problems when I’m trying to use the app with my google home. Most of the time it won’t even connect to it when I want to cast music. When I try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes a different one that’s a couple songs up and the one I originally tried to delete stays there, and I can’t get rid of it. And something I noticed today, if I try to select ‘play next’ on a song while I’m listening to music, it stops the music completely and a whole other song from a completely different playlist is selected and shows up on the screen. AND now when I listen to a playlist on shuffle, it plays one song, and then the music stops after that and doesn’t continue playing the rest of the playlist. It seems like the more you try to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, the worse the app gets.
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!!
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.
Its great but..
by Maddysuperstar on 2018/09/19 02:03
So i just got this app, and i think its amazing! But (this problem also might be because i just started using it) when i play songs and i “favorite” them or whatever they go into a playlist (obviously) so i thought if i did that to all the songs i want to listen to later i could just do that, but the problem is I can’t. It won’t let me hit the play button and if i hit the song, this thing comes up saying something like “do u want to start a radio with songs related to (insert songs title here)” but it won’t let me listen to the song i want. Secondly, when i go to the search bar thing to search for a select song, they come up as “radios” and not the song itself. All i want is to be able to search and find the song i want, “favorite it” and listen to it later. Other then that, its a really good app I recommend it!
Mixed feelings...
by Samaira<3 on 2018/07/02 17:13
I love this app for my music. It’s the only one i use. However, there are so many bugs that it’s getting unbearable. First, when i try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes one above it and leaves the one i tried to delete in the first place. Second, it tends to be somewhat slow and unresponsive at times, but that’s unclear if it’s the app’s fault or just my phone messing up. Third, opening and closing the app makes the music stop playing for several seconds. There are many more small issues with the app that aren’t as important to mention. The reason why i am writing this review in the first place is because i opened the app this morning to find over 2/3 of my entire saved library gone. The music that got removed is still available on the app itself, but is no longer in my library. I have no clue how this happened but i’m very upset that i now have to go through and download all of them again.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
Has potential
by DanielXDU on 2018/03/17 19:53
Honestly, you guys have the best algorithm for finding similar musicians and the ability to have radio stations based off a single song is pretty awesome, but come on guys you’re one of the largest tech companies in the world and you don’t updated your app in over 3 months. There’s more than enough bugs to warrant an update. For one, I can’t even stream from this app to my Chromecast audio. It just never works. Also for whatever reason half of my thumbs up playlist disappears mid-stream when I go from Wi-fi to LTE. I have feeling that this has to do with beef with Apple, but honestly that’s no excuse. I pay for a premium membership and seemingly simple problems like this should be fixed. Also an Apple TV app would be nice or at least have the ability to display album artwork when streaming would be appreciated.
Love the app, but...
by nadwodny on 2018/07/01 02:02
I love this app and have been paying the $10 for about 4 years now. I feel it’s the best app available and worth the money. Only issue I have is when I change music in playlist or radio, It keeps skipping songs and I have to go back 3-4 times because it keeps trying to skip until I get message prompting me to “try again” then it works. It gets annoying when I’m just surfing for something good. It’s not my service cuz I have full bars and internet and still a problem. I’m sure it has to do with buffering and streaming and not being downloaded but it does get old!! Other than that.. the app itself has all the music I need and want! I always suggest google play!
Love the app 2 bugs update
by LEELO64 on 2018/06/22 04:15
Love the app in general works well most the time, but many times when trying to play music of my phone to my google home group in the house, it will kick the BT connection off and not allow a connection, i have fixed this issue temp. By deleting the app and reinstalling, but it happens randomly, the other on is just a preference thing, all the YT thumbs up symbols are on the right and thumbs down is on the left except this app, and it throws me off, when i hit the TD button instead of TU. Also on the phone its much easier to click TU on the right considering u mostly have the phone held one handed. Thanks for all the other updates across all your platforms, The Goliath company has become one of my favorites, specially after the google Home, i have one is every room. Update: Had to bring it down to one star, as all my songs are Gone from my playlists. This is unacceptable for such a company as google.
Fine but multiple bugs
by amato024 on 2018/03/27 11:11
It’s a good music app! Can download for offline and all the yada-yada. But there are 3 things that annoy me: 1) Sometimes I’ll download a single from an album but then a little while later download the whole album. It doesn’t download the single(s) I already download and instead creates separate albums; 1 for the singles and 1) for the rest of the album. So I have the same album separated into 2 separate albums. 2) NEED to filter out the censored content. C’mon now! Nothing worse than listening to the censored version except maybe unknowingly downloading the censored version and being unable to fix it 3) This is perhaps the most annoying, but when I delete songs from a playlist, it won’t delete the song I swipe to delete. It will delete either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd song above the song I select. It completely baffles me
Not one I want.
by Fatbellygummybears on 2018/06/06 21:44
This app I deleted off my phone. I got this app so I could stream my music offline. I was going on a trip, the trip was about a two hour long ride. I downloaded the app to stream my music, and I searched up a song I liked. The problem was I went under all categories I could find and couldn’t fine my music. All I could find was radio stations. I found this app from my friend who owns a Samsung and already had this app on her phone. I own a IPhone 6+ and decided that I would try this app. It sounded good because my friend and I would listen to the music together. The music played fine and she had tons of music on there. That is why I downloaded it. I don’t have the app anymore. I am going to try the app again, but I’m sure it still won’t work. Still a great app for Samsung’s.
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by disavibrating on 2018/02/07 05:31
This app is my preferred method of streaming music but it is not elegant or refined at all. For example, album artwork does not fit the screen, it is zoomed for some reason when you’re playing a song from that album which just looks weird. There is a playlist of songs recently added to your library however no matter how many songs i’ve just added, the playlist never updates. Songs have randomly disappeared from my library. Some songs stop/start playing halfway through, others don’t play at all. I think some added features could be useful, such as the ability to look up lyrics. I have nothing to compare this app to because i’ve never used another streaming service but I’d say this could definitely be improved upon.
My all time favorite music player app
by lipbiter100 on 2018/08/13 15:58
I absolutely love this music player. I’ve been using it for years. It’s the only music player that I can put literally any song that I download on it. It can hold up to 50,000 songs, which is incredible because I have so many songs that I want to download but other music players just don’t hold more than 100. The only thing is I wish that the shuffler was better. I have so many songs on it, yet I still feel like it repeats songs over and over again. I’ve had some songs on the app for awhile that it has never played once and others that it has played like 10 times. The app overall is amazing. I just hope they can fix the shuffling problem.
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.
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.
Duplicates
by yarnalt on 2018/03/06 16:36
My main gripe would be that duplicates of almost every album in my library appear. Sometimes in multiples of 5. This makes my library crazy unorganized. There are also many instances where complete albums are split into 2 albums. Fix these long standing issues and I may give you guys another try. ( update ) Here we are almost a year later and the duplicate album issue is still there. Why, and how can they not have fixed this by now? I’ve read on some Google Official help forums where mods want to place the blame on apple. If that’s the case then why isn’t this an issue with any other music app? I’ve tried them all. I’m using the app only because I have a large music library tied to it. I’m not happy about it at all though. My customer satisfaction level on the app itself is 0.
Problematic
by rtothejizzle on 2017/11/02 17:18
As of the current build, I cannot integrate the player with the built in controls on my iPhone. When I swipe up to control playback, my player is not available. Music will be playing, but I can not pause or skip. The same can be said for controlling playback on my headphones. This was not a problem with the previous build(s) I had installed. Dev Request: create a better way to report issues with the catalog. I had an instance where the names of the songs were correct, but the actual track played was incorrect. Feature request: create a way to do favorite album lists instead of having to add whole albums. Not sure how to articulate this, but it’d be nice to have a top 10 albums list to share.
UNACCEPTABLE
by Kylephilipharris on 2018/09/14 20:54
Google Play- I want to love you, but you need to be fixed. I have been a loyal user of Google Play Music since it’s inception (or whenever it swallowed Songza) I love the interface, but it’s incredibly buggy. I purchased a subscription hoping that this would eliminate the glitches from using the free ad version where the music wouldn’t start after an ad played etc. The straw that broke the camel’s back was a particular Geico ad that would not only stop the music, but send my phone into some weird zombie state where I would have to hold one of the side buttons to wake it up and then close the window Geico had conveniently opened up for me in Safari. Very, very annoying. Now that I’ve chosen to make Google my subscription based music streaming platform of choice, you’d think it would work more seamlessly, especially considering the heavy competition. I certainly didn’t face any issues like this with Apple Music and I am starting to regret my decision to switch over. Now, to my current gripe- this app can’t seem to stop glitching when I bring it up from the background to say, change the station, etc. Google should be able to deliver a seamless experience to paying users. Maybe they’re taking customers like me for granted.
I expected this to be less buggy
by Ceuriss on 2018/02/28 12:15
I love the fact that I can access my songs from anywhere with Google Play Music, however this is diminished by the fact that whenever I’m connected to Bluetooth or chromecast, skipping songs is a nightmare, even with a fast internet connection. The app stutters and randomly pauses my music and sometimes skips more than one song. Also, when changing songs, it temporarily stops playing audio to the Bluetooth device even though the song is definitely playing. These functions work normally when using headphones or just playing on the phones built in speaker. So, overall, a useful app, but needs some fine tuning in Bluetooth, skipping, and smooth playback.
Really annoying bug
by BionicBicycle on 2018/07/22 16:11
So the app works fine. I love the google play service. Had it for years. But with this most recent I’ve noticed an incredibly annoying bug. Whenever I’m trying to edit the queue to shift songs around, the app crashes. And sometimes if I try to add something to my queue via the “play next” feature, mainly with radios, it’ll add the song to the queue, but it won’t be next. It’ll add it to the top of the queue. Which means the song won’t play in the radio. Also it won’t let me move when I try to edit the queue because it’ll crash if I do. Please fix this. It’s my favorite music app and this kinda makes it annoying to use.
Apple CarPlay is buggy
by Joker54974 on 2018/04/24 02:22
Google play music is great as an app by itself. The radio station and playlist has some of the best recommendations. Compared to Its competitors this really lacks with Apple Car Play. If you hear a song you like you can’t thumbs up or add it to your library through Apple Car Play. Also, the Car Play is very buggy it freezes on almost every trip. The music still plays but I’ll usually have to force close the app on my phone and restart for it to show on Car Play. Sometimes even restarting the app doesn’t work so just have to deal with no Car Play. If Car Play worked as intended, and have better user functionality to add music to the library this would be 5 Stars.
Google Pause Music
by Italodorazio on 2018/06/28 22:10
They should call it Google Pause. Unfortunately this music app has a lot of finicky bugs—never syncs properly with Microsoft Sync in the car; almost always crashes now when playing a song and the app is opened to either change the song or ‘like’ or ‘unlike’ a song. If you’re using Google Maps in tandem with the music app (like a road trip), the two hate each other and LTE will become bogged down trying to stream data to the two, resulting in either a phone crash or app crash, or both. Too many issues to actually enjoy listening to melodies. The biggest issue faced is the music freezing every time you open the app, switch to a different app, or are entertaining guests.
Could make some improvements
by Redge R on 2018/04/03 04:11
First off I love the variety of radio stations available. This app probably has the most sub-genres compared to other apps. Audio quality is also very good. I would love to be able to download single songs and not entire albums. Sure, I could make a playlist and download it later. But I feel like that's an unnecessary extra step or two. Why not just have the download option available for each track like most other apps offer? Unfortunately, this one lacking feature is enough for me to unsubscribe to the paid service. If they offer this in the future, I might come back to this app
Used to be a good app, but now contains bug after bug
by carosnyd on 2018/08/08 04:06
This app has great aesthetics, is really easy to navigate, and has all the music you want. However, if I try and skip more than two songs, the icon on my lock screen disappears, and I have to unlock my phone and open the app, click “try again” and then skip the song. Terribly inconvenient. If someone else is sharing your account, aka you’re using more than one of your allowed 6 devices, then the app will pause and give an error message. Imagine losing music in the middle of your workout just because your family member wanted to hear some Lil Uzi. Very frustrating.
Please Fix This App
by Lechuzita on 2018/05/02 19:36
For some reason my library is refusing to sync across my devices. I've tried everything only to find that my libraries on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop are all different from one another. Why? That doesn't make any sense. A lot of music also keeps getting removed from my libraries for no reason. I'll add music from a particular artist via the Play Music's catalog, only to find all their songs removed from my library the next time I open the app or site. They're still available, they're just no longer in my library for whatever reason. And why does uploading previously owned music result in Play Music deleting your entire library except for the uploaded content? I wanted to expand my library, not replace the entire thing
Has Bugs
by josie.delp on 2017/12/07 00:48
I’ve had this app for a while and I am just now having bug problems. When I go to add songs to my library, instead of adding them to the top of the playlist, it adds them onto the bottom. I tried making a new playlist and I cooperated for a bit, and then did the same as before. I also tried to delete a song off of a playlist because I had it on there twice, and it won’t let me delete either. I have also tried moving songs around on the playlist, and they never stay in the spot that I put them in. I used to love this app but now I’m looking into other ones.
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Needs to be updated.
by One&Only Mareeya on 2018/04/07 18:05
I've had this app for about 5 years now. It works pretty well but I noticed about a year ago that I couldn't find my recently added music (which is how I would listen to my new favorite songs). That was one of my favorite features of the app and now (unless I add it to a playlist) I cannot find the songs I just added to my library...It's very annoying, I've actually considered cancelling my subscription because of it. This app has not been updated since I first download it back in 2013....Maybe bug fixes but that's it. I would like to see a difference in the app....please update it!!!
Disappearing songs??
by hooman 2.0 on 2018/09/26 19:58
This rarely happened before but now it’s happening more frequently. I would just be listening to music and suddenly almost all of my songs in my “thumbs up” or other playlists disappear, only leaving several songs in there. I would try and restart my phone or refresh the app but it doesn’t work, so the only option I have is to continuously deleting the app and redownloding it. The songs do come back but I’d have to redownload all of the songs again to listen to them offline. My internet is perfectly fine and it also happens when I’m using data.
Good but needs fixing.
by Mr McSlime on 2018/05/08 15:57
I love this app because it offers a lot of music and features for an awesome price, but there is a bug that has never seemed to be fixed and it has to do with playlists. Whenever I make a playlist and organize it, after I click done and wait a few minutes, it will move certain songs to other parts of the playlist where I don’t want them. This may not bother everyone but it bothers me because I’m very organized and I can’t keep my playlists organized because they always change somehow.
Good but easily could be great
by Boknows89036 on 2018/02/17 18:09
I’ve always used google music and never had a problem with it, but there are a few things that could be updated. For instance, when making a playlist you can add all the songs you want, but you’re not able to remove songs. Sometimes I’ll make a playlist then decide I don’t want a song on there but instead of removing it I would have to make a whole new playlist. Also, when on shuffle mode I’ve noticed songs will repeat even thought the entire playlist has not been played through. Other than that everything else is great
Poor performance and lacking in feature
by LT_Chancho on 2018/08/21 02:18
Problem: I’ve been trying to add songs that I like, but doing searches quickly while having music playing causes the app to slow down considerably and eventually crash. Feature wishlist: 1. Ability to follow artists - receive updates on new songs and view shared playlist. 2. Have an option on the artist profile page to view a list of all of the artist’s songs instead of just their top songs. Songs can be filtered by name, album, etc. It doesn’t make sense to click in and out of multiple albums to view all of an artist’s songs. 3. Improve search results. I appreciate it when you start typing and you’re given options in a drop down that matches what you are entering or provides the closest value to what you entered. For example, I typed in “Water Park Glimpses,” and got nothing until I clicked enter. It feels like with Google’s tech in search their music app should be able to provide accurate/similar results when searching for artists and music.
Great App But Only One Problem
by Costaki on 2018/03/27 22:44
Love the app and have been using for over a year or maybe two now, but lately i have been running into this problem that when i want to delete something out of a playlist it deletes the song that is one or two above it. This frustrates me because then i have to figure out how to get the song deleted that i actually wanted to delete and add the new song back and on top of that remembering what song i deleted out of the many in my playlist l. If this bug is fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks You.
Would get 5 stars if glitches were fixed
by WateredKirby on 2018/02/08 16:11
As many other reviews say, there is annoying glitches. For me, song audio stops playing even though it shows the song is still playing. It will do it when I’m downloading an album or if I enter the app. So I have to pause the downloads and play it again. If you wanted to start an album over from the end to the beginning, the first song will start but skip to almost the end and play. But the music selection is amazing. Layout is easy to use. Another thing is already downloading albums will show being re-downloaded. Sometimes clean and explicit version of albums will splice together forming double tracks. Great app but a lot of weird issues
Really great, but one major bug
by Akshay95014 on 2018/01/19 03:53
I’ve been using Google Play Music for a few years now, and I use it through the website on my computer and through the app on my iPhone. It used to work perfectly but now, if i “thumbs up” a song on the browser, it shows up on the Thumbs Up playlist on the website but it does not show up on my iPhone’s Thumbs Up playlist, and vice versa. I’ve tried manually refreshing my app through the settings panel, but this has no effect. Usually a few weeks after I’ve added a song to my library or given it a thumbs up, it finally shows up on my iPhone app.
Best application ever!!!
by JohnnyComeHome on 2017/10/21 13:18
If you are a music lover then you can't beat Google Play's Unlimited Music Plan. I would easily spend ten dollars a month on music (that's not even on CD). However, for ten bucks a month you are able to download unlimited music from new releases to your favorite album that was lost years ago. What sets Goofle Play apart from Apple music or any other platform is it also stores all of your previously purchased music! You always have your music library with you on multiple devices!
Love google play music, app is only okay though
by SarahSmiles22 on 2017/10/09 04:49
I love google play music, it is a great system to listen to music from. But the app is only okay. It doesn’t connect with the music you put on if you are using it online. So your playlists are different for example from the app to opening it online. And then my music is always stopping even though it says that it is playing, so I have to go back and press pause then play again. Usually happens when I reopen the app or unlocking my phone. It is very annoying. Also, it is hard to search for music and go back to the music list you had open.
Terrible playlists
by ShshdhfksioZkxnxn on 2018/03/10 17:54
EVERY TIME I try to delete a song off of my playlist, it deletes THE ONE ABOVE IT. And does it get rid of the one I actually wanted??? No of course not. The terrible song stays right where it is. And to make matters worse, it’s a wonder I could even figure out how to delete songs off of a playlist because there’s no guide, tutorial, or tips to help me AT ALL. You have to figure everything out yourself. Oh and is there a way to undo deleting those songs I accidentally deleted??? No. Not at all. No redo button, (unless you’re on a galaxy s5, which I was briefly while I was waiting on a new phone) no “recently deleted” folder, NOTHING. You just have to hope that you remember what song the stupid app accidentally deleted.
No problems for me
by HoneyWhiteHorror on 2017/12/19 07:02
I use Google Music on a 5th gen iPod Touch as well as my Samsung Galaxy S6 with data and/or wifi and it's always worked for me, I've never had a problem with Google Music. Now that I'm a mom, I use Google Music for my baby daughter whether we are in the backyard or in a crazy Walmart during Christmas rush, it's pretty great and also great if you like to be introduced to all sorts of new artists solely based on channels or stations playing genres versus airtime-type "popular" music, but it has that, too!
Google Music vs. Apple Music
by Faithfulwings77 on 2017/09/19 23:38
These two apps are pretty much the same except for ONE BIG DIFFERENCE... Apple Music offers the lyrics to songs by clicking the properties of the song you're playing... right at your finger tips... Google we need to get with the times!!!! There's no reason not to offer lyrics when you have them available on your google search engine as if it were coming from google music. Why not integrate this capability to Google Play Music while listening? It's very inconvenient to have to get out of the app to go to the search engine to search for lyrics... lyrics that apparently lead me right back to Google Play. Seems like a simple connection on the Google Play Music interface?! Don't you think? This is a deal breaker for me... as much as I love Google Play Music I may have to move on... It doesn't make any sense when you clearly have it available...!!! I'll come back to give it 5 stars once this problem is fixed...
Playback issues with latest update!
by PhillyRGB on 2017/09/26 18:42
I want to give this app 5 stars and certainly will once Google fixes playback issues. On iOS 11, playback sometimes stops abruptly without cause — even with downloaded music. This happens without the play/pause interface changing to indicate the song is stopped. It’s so very frustrating! To get around the issue, I have to pause playback and then press play again. Other than this issue, which is the main reason for 1 star, there’s stutters and flickers in the interface when opening from the unlock screen or generally opening the app while playback is occurring. This app has been more reliable in past versions. Please fix!!!!
Great service, nice app, terrible integration for Apple CarPlay
by Daverson on 2017/12/02 05:01
For an iOS user it’s weird to love this app so much. I’m able to get my entire music library in one place streaming anywhere I need it. The streaming radio service is nice, playlists are nice... The one thing I cannot get over is how useless the Google Play is on the Apple CarPlay service. You can not search your entire library. Playlists are limited. Radio streaming is very buggy. Part of me wants to just pay the money to covert everything over to iTunes. Overall it’s nice. Just really need to overhaul their CarPlay capability. I know it’s not much better on AA.
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