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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.
It’s great
by wildfire4306 on 2019/04/21 22:37
It’s all free I love it
Good
by thaatguyyyyy on 2019/04/20 15:44
A great way to listen to music
List view please
by nuglovin on 2019/04/20 14:58
I hate that I can only see 4 artists at a time, what happened to a regular list view!
I feel it’s great, just one recommendation!
by One recommendation! on 2019/04/20 04:20
I’d be so cool if you added a dark theme!! Seriously!!
Can’t even sign in
by Tombokej on 2019/04/19 20:01
OK so I downloaded this app a couple of times and I wanted to see if it works it kind of works but not really because every time I try to sign in it says can’t sign in check your connection if you guys could figure this thing out google plus thank you
Almost perfect
by Victorious Zanderson YouTube on 2019/04/19 03:42
I love this app but...can u guys add a lyric service. Sometimes I find songs I really like and I want to know the lyrics but then I remember oh yeah they don’t have a lyrics section so I go back to Apple Music (which has disappointed me a lot)
SO UNDERRATED
by Lackilies on 2019/04/19 02:35
This app honestly doesn’t receive all the hype and praise it deserves. I’ve been using Google music for a month now and love it! It’s very specific to the genres of music you choose for radios and even has pre-selected music for your moods- sleepy, calm, rainy day, snowy day, chill vibes.... all you can think of. Spotify low key has nothing on this.... and no some rep from the company isn’t writing this; it’s DEADASSLY this good
OMG
by daniella-haha-its meh on 2019/04/18 00:49
THIS HAS BEEN AMAZING! I ENJOY IT SO MUCHHHH TY! :3
HORRIBLE
by annpying orange on 2019/04/17 19:39
I had over 900 song and now I have 19 it had deleted almost all of my songs its is horrible DO NOT DOWNLOAD
Cant use
by Nedine Blue on 2019/04/17 17:27
I cant use the app, after signing up, all I got is a page saying “its easy to get an accout. Search for google play music and sign up on our website” like?? I already have an account!
I love google play music
by kittycatmeow💯❤️❤️❤️ on 2019/04/17 01:05
I love all the music to my ears ,and I just ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️it to death I love Ariana Grande ,Megan Tranior,Migos,Cardi B. And most of allll Marsh mellow
Lyrics ?
by Nena1275 on 2019/04/16 17:14
Could we get lyrics? I love it so far it would be a plus with Lyrics!
❤️ Google Play Music!
by BAR112 on 2019/04/13 20:21
Great source of free music on my iPad and also on my desktop. I’m not one to need to hear a specific song but just love to listen to whatever Google throws out there—it’s a great way to discover new music and bands! Thanks, Google!
Unable to share made playlists
by Cakemanr on 2019/04/13 14:52
It would appear there is no way to share a made playlist on this app. Very disappointing.
Will not download my songs
by russelbutt on 2019/04/12 05:59
I feel like this app is purposely at a disadvantage by Apple. It allows you to download your music but at an excruciatingly slow speed. There's no way this is possible without the connection to Google serves being hindered somehow. On my Android phone I can download my music in an instant. On my brand new iPad mini 5, it takes forever to download just one song. It looks like the progress bar isn't even moving.
Keeps stopping my music???
by AJTrecartin on 2019/04/11 20:55
One star for now. I love Google music, but it keeps stopping after playing a song for a few seconds on my Samsung S8. I thought it was my Bluetooth doing it until I put headphones in and it kept happening! Please advise that this needs to be fixed because it’s extremely frustrating. I loved this app and used it everyday, and now it doesn’t work. I will update my review until the problem is resolved, which apparently doesn’t seem soon....
annoying glitch (must fix)
by Pupperowns on 2019/04/11 05:19
when i try to delete a song off my playlist, google play removes it for a second, adds it back and then proceeds to delete another song and change my playlist order. im unable to change my playlist and it’s extremely frustrating. I hope this is fixed soon, as it just adds to the list of why google play isn’t the of best quality.
Frustrating on iPhone X
by B867234 on 2019/04/10 02:11
Best music service but this app is super frustrating to use now. Freezes the entire phone at least twice a day. Needs an update!
Needs dark theme and better algorithms
by Caseylin on 2019/04/09 14:48
PLEASE, please, please add a dark theme to the iOS app. My eyes thank you in advance. The iPad app badly needs an update to not look antiquated on the iPad Pro 11” screen.
Love GPM
by NiceMinnesota on 2019/04/08 19:48
Best music app out there.
Great app
by young boy ramen on 2019/04/08 01:25
Bought jbl and got three months free
Does Google even care?
by alsiniz on 2019/04/07 23:38
The app hasn't been updated in months and music playback is unreliable with the music stream regularly pausing and the app becoming unresponsive on my iPhone X. To top it off I no longer get the adless YouTube for paying for this service that I used to get when I first signed up. That was honestly the only thing that kept me subscribed to Google Play Music over the competitors but now I'm gonna shift my music streaming needs to another provider.
Good service app is broken
by Designlove56 on 2019/04/07 22:28
The app needs to be setup for modern 2018 iPad Pro, and there is something wrong with the app that is making the gear icon always spin when the app is open causing the app to drain the devices battery life badly. Please fix this ASAP.
Abandoned and buggy.
by RhodyJeff on 2019/04/07 19:22
Specifically with CarPlay, GPM has been incredibly buggy. I need to reboot sometimes multiple times a day to keep it working in CarPlay - otherwise I get a plain black screen or it won't connect somehow (other CarPlay apps continue to work fine). Force closing does not resolve the issue. Sometimes I need to unit and plug my phone back into my car for CarPlay, and that's honestly the best case scenario. Google hasn't updated it in 5 months, and has not made Youtube Music a compatible app with CarPlay. When it works it's great, but it's become a buggy service that I wouldn't pay for anymore if it wasn't for ad free YouTube.
Please update
by Simone Melanie on 2019/04/05 16:21
I’m not the only one with problems. It opens when it wants to and it freezes when you open the app while your using it.
Love google play music but please fix apple CarPlay compatibility
by Louish on 2019/04/03 13:50
Google play music is great but plug it into the car and everything doesn’t work correctly. List don’t show. Music stops playing and start a new song. And more let’s make it better the Apple Music.
Extremely Annoying Bug
by envus on 2019/04/03 04:52
When I delete a song from a playlist, the song I “delete” moves up on the queue and takes the place of the song above it. I can never actually delete what I want to...
Google Music Player
by not happy lk on 2019/04/02 22:48
I used to love this app and have a very extensive collection of songs and albums in my library! Now it’s not working at all! I hope you people in Mountain View, California can rectify this problem with the music app! Thanks #GoogleSupportMusicPlayerApp Technical support!
Good but Android version is slightly better
by gsergio96 on 2019/04/02 21:45
I used to use this app on android and loved it. It felt perfect for me but when I switched to iPhone I noticed something that's not in the iPhone version that I used to use all the time. When listening to my library on shuffle, I can't easily adjust my queue the way I could on android by simply dragging a song to a specific part of my queue. Nor am I able to easily click on the 3 dots and click play next all from the queue. I have to get out of the queue find the song to be able to hit play next. Other than that everything else is just about to the same as android and I'll continue to use play music, but I hope that these small features would be implemented to the iPhone version soon
I'll cancel when you merge with You Tube
by iPhonePhive on 2019/04/02 16:03
I really don't have any interest in Google music being abandoned and having to use You Tube music. I'll look elsewhere if this happens.
Okay APP
by BOBOX916 on 2019/04/01 20:38
This is app has a lot of potential. I would like to see an update to fix bugs, figments for iPad screens, and an update look. Where are you google?
Should be called google spying app!!
by Domin869 on 2019/04/01 19:18
Total crap won’t shut when you close it keeps staying open on the same thing even though you close it 3,4,5 times still refuses to close it’s obviously a google spy app not here to provide music but in fact to spy on the people are stupid enough to download it like myself
I love it but......
by classofw22 on 2019/04/01 14:56
I love the app but for some reason I can’t even play any songs when I’m in school for the past few days.It keeps telling me that there is no WiFi when there is.
Not update top songs?
by Someone-from-BOSTON on 2019/04/01 02:25
Do they even ever update the top most played songs or hits? It’s been the same for three months. Only reason I use this service is because I need YouTube premium otherwise Spotify
Needs better organization
by AshCash205334 on 2019/03/31 12:10
The app is decent, however it needs to be a little more organized. For example, being able to view new releases by category would be helpful.
Please please!!!!!!!
by PacoRamirez29 on 2019/03/30 02:28
Can we please get an Apple Watch app please!!!!!! I need you !!!!
Design needs a refresh
by Onepissedoffangrymofo on 2019/03/29 07:40
So I like using the app it’s functionality is great and I like that I can pay for my YouTube and my music for a great price. BUT and this is a major but the color scheme for the app is soooo ugly orange and white? I’m so tired of looking at it really considering switching to Hulu and Spotify combo just because it looks better please add a dark theme or something
It is great
by awin AWIN on 2019/03/28 01:25
It allows you to turn your phone off and listen to it unlike YouTube you have to keep the app open. And that is pretty cool
Needs to update and fix shuffle
by shuffle error on 2019/03/28 01:21
Worked fine up until now. I try and shuffle (one) album that I want to listen to and it shuffles my whole playlist of songs.
Great😒👍🏽
by ZXCVLADHSOSDJWOSBDBDJCOCKS on 2019/03/27 01:38
I have to subscribe on here to listen to music offline sooo.. I don’t know how to do that but I am hoping that this is how😂
Slow download offline and no 11 inch iPad Pro screen support
by Owendingding on 2019/03/26 19:05
Slow download offline and no 11 inch iPad Pro screen support
Could be better
by clint mcclure on 2019/03/26 17:45
The app works well for the most part, but there are a few things that are irritating. The major one being that songs are randomly removed from your library/playlists without any notification, so you don’t know a song is missing until you are looking for it specifically. Another problem is that it seems to get really slow when you’re trying to scroll through a playlist. If these problems were fixed the app would be perfect
It’s... “Functional”
by qeertyjhdsdghyji on 2019/03/26 05:06
It serves its purpose of playing music that you have purchased and streaming it across your devices. But; it has a constant issue with downloading music. It will be stuck a state of downloading without finishing the download of a few of the songs.
Music
by Ali in Zombieland THE SLAYER on 2019/03/25 02:23
Perfect for on the go or for brightening up your mood.
So many options!
by Mar Long 765 on 2019/03/23 20:27
I love my google music subscription never getting rid of it so much music in one spot it has introduced me to so many new artist!
Spotify
by 33soup33 on 2019/03/23 17:08
Just get Spotify
Chromecast support is garbage
by madridist4ever on 2019/03/23 04:19
Seriously what the actual f? Skipping songs when connected to a Chromecast lags like hell and jumps back to skipped songs all the time. Hot dumpster fire.
Needs EQ for iOS
by Amataki Rock on 2019/03/22 17:06
It’s nice having access to Play Music on my iOS devices but the min volume over Bluetooth headphones is way too loud for quiet settings- we need an EQ or adjustment settings.
Similar to Grown Women
by SharoMAllen on 2019/03/21 14:41
Absolutely wonderful channel. If I get this next job, will subscribe. Thanks for the trial which I am enjoying.
hey.. quick question
by Smallpiglet on 2019/03/21 03:49
the app keeps going in and out like music wise.. I would lock my phone listen to it like regular then it starts to buffer and not play.. Then when I open the app it crashes.. Can yu guys fix it please ??
Solid music app
by nicknamejlaw on 2019/03/20 20:09
I have used Apple Music in the past. I prefer google play. I found the selection is greater than Amazon and more user friendly than Apple Music. As a plus it integrates well with google home and my other smart speakers without my phone. So I can stream music on my speakers at home without phone notification interruptions.
Was great but needs a lot of work.
by Penie85 on 2019/03/19 20:02
Does not work with CarPlay. Use to have a better interface but is less user friendly than it use to be.
Good app but not awesome
by soggywaffle21 on 2019/03/19 18:01
First you gotta pay to skip second you pick an specific album and it does one song from the album or radio really dumb feature in my opinion besides that good app
Not that great
by mxcnnilla on 2019/03/18 21:27
This app used to have the feature where you could filter by genre under the new music section, no you just get a list of every single genre that you can’t even sort. Also, I’m just learning that podcasts are available if used with Android but not iOS? That would be a nice to have.
Music stops playing
by Arez_Gamer on 2019/03/18 13:37
As soon as I exit the app or turn my iPhone off, my music stops playing!
Average music app at best
by paperclip533 on 2019/03/18 07:32
This app does the basics well, you are able to download for offline easily. But there aren’t as many user friendly playlists as Spotify, not to mention the lack of other friendly features like lyrics or an auto generated playlist for running based on your running pace. The CarPlay side desperately needs a new update. Please add a shuffle button to it.
Rate
by Dayveon hill on 2019/03/17 20:47
Really good music and it fits my needs 😍😍
Seriously? No Apple Watch support?
by vitaliyhayda on 2019/03/16 19:46
App is good, but how about Apple Watch support?
Great music stream app
by Jralvarenga87 on 2019/03/15 17:06
Love the app I just hope that when google migrated over to YouTube music google doesn’t screw this up
It’s ok
by Nick1324576809 on 2019/03/14 23:39
It has songs and all but how do subscribe and sometimes i can’t find the music i want.
Great app
by wooden_door on 2019/03/14 15:16
I love this app, especially the feature to upload your own music. Thanks google!
Needs sound boost
by holla 123456789 on 2019/03/14 02:48
I hate how there is no equalizer, but the app is astonishing looking, but enough for a 5 star rating
Buggy limited and outdated
by Ivosant on 2019/03/13 22:44
Almost never plays an album in its entirety, it usually stops between songs. Gapless playback is non existent. Once it starts shuffling, it’s impossible to get it back to play in order. It hasn’t been updated in ages. No bug fixing since a year ago.
Good but could be better.
by Zachattack027 on 2019/03/13 20:44
I’ve been having issues of some songs not playing. It will load for a few seconds and just skip the song. It is quite frustrating. Also really disappointed that there isn’t podcasts on the app and I have to use a different app. Need an equalizer too!
Amazing but just a few problems
by xExcility on 2019/03/12 16:53
I love this app but it has some problems. For example it crashes a lot. Also I have this glitch that I am hooked up to my internet and it thinks that I’m offline so when I search up an artist, it pulls up my library. Overall great music app, please just fix some of the problems please😀
Constant bugs and issues.
by michipants on 2019/03/11 14:48
I pay 17.99/mo. to get this service for me and my family and I constantly get issues where the songs won't play and the playlist just keeps on changing the songs (none of which will play). The app notifies me that it's having trouble playing this track right now - for every track! This has happened twice within the last month. I don't want freebies or my money back - I want the product I paid for to work properly.
Sooo are we gonna get an equalizer?
by ShoutoutCroatia on 2019/03/11 03:47
is that something to look forward to or should I just shut up?
I lost all my music
by dlgkdmsgrace on 2019/03/10 22:39
I had about fifty musics downloaded in my previous phone on google music, but after I changed my phone none of them would show up. I want my music back :,(
Buggy
by トラクイイ on 2019/03/10 00:27
This app is buggy and often quits playing music until I restart my iPhone which is incredibly annoying. I have been a long time family plan customer and google comes closer to losing me as a customer the longer they look away from these issues that have been present for years.
FFS provide an equalizer
by SSA JR on 2019/03/09 23:54
It’s 2019. Why on God’s green earth is there no equalizer setting?!
iPhone concerns
by credithour on 2019/03/09 19:51
The only thing I don’t like about iphone, is you can’t import your own music. Everything has to be payed for,not good.
My favorite music app for listening random songs
by siddhusai44 on 2019/03/09 02:26
Best app to listen music for free. Has good collections. Definitely worth purchasing!
Playback for streaming needs work
by Mkv007 on 2019/03/08 22:29
On an iPhone 7 on latest iOS, whenever I try to stream new stuff that isn't already downloaded to my device the playback always stops & fails like the app can't handle streaming well (usually when I go back to the app). So it freezes & then the app restarts & can play again. Is this a background data issue? Or what?
Love google
by UndeadFiesta on 2019/03/08 18:20
Love Google music but I'm giving it 4 stars because I can't listen to podcasts like the Android app
Sound Quality can be low at times
by boodabill on 2019/03/07 20:10
Maybe it’s because I have slow Internet sometimes but the sound can be a listenable: no true stereo surround, can’t hear the center vocals. When I switch back to YouTube things sound better. I like the playlists that Google is putting together but they need to let me adjust the sound quality. I’d rather wait a little bit for the data to load and get a higher bit rate them to stream immediately.
Going, going, gone...
by mbecksd on 2019/03/05 23:57
I liked that app initially but I am no longer using it and looking to replace it. Why would you take away the ability to move past a song with the thumbs down prompt? There are artists and songs that I know I don’t want to hear so why am I being forced to listen to something after I push the thumb down button? That’s the main feature to the thumb down option. On top of the fact that there are way too many ads pushing no name artists from genres of music I have no desire to listen to. I’m out!
Terrible
by bhbarth on 2019/03/05 22:27
Very buggy. Unusable
Frustrating
by KAM019 on 2019/03/05 19:05
There's a lot I love about Google Music: I love the organization, stations, "playing near you" feature, etc., but none of that matters much with the fact that hundreds of songs disappear daily from my Thumbs Up library. I'm pretty serious about my music and I've been cultivating this list for a few years, so to have it drain away every time I open the app is disheartening to say the least. To be fair, if I uninstall and reinstall the app, all my music comes back, so it hasn't completely disappeared into the ether (whew!), but who honestly has the time/inclination to go through all that every time they want to hear some music? I'd recommend finding another app. Everything about this one is great, but this is a big enough problem to take your business elsewhere.
No
by Roses are red my name is dave on 2019/03/05 04:50
When using this same app on my laptop I am able to listen to podcasts. However for some reason this is impossible to do on my IPhone? This makes no sense. Fix your crap google !
WAS PERFECT now it GETS MORE GLITCHY with every update
by Scottie McNaughty on 2019/03/05 00:39
Using this on APPLE & ANDROID. WAS FIVE STARS, but over the last year is gotten more glitchy. It WORKS PERFECT ON ANDROID. I have a feeling the glitchiness has to do with Apple not wanting competition as this app is A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN iTunes, since you also get YouTube red & can add five people to it free... I've been so happy since I got a Galaxy, so now I only use my iPhone when my kids are playing with my Galaxy. IPHONE USERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY'RE MISSING. You're spending money on crap. Apple used to be the best, now it's not even 5th place... Steve Jobs would be rolling in his grave seeing that at least 10 android devices leave iPhone in the dust.
Update needed
by Omg68392627 on 2019/03/03 23:13
Keeps crashing when trying to edit queue. Please move play button on album that covers the parental advisory label. I find myself clicking both albums to determine what is what. Also please consider adding lyrics to this platform as well.
what is the point of chromecast when it doesn’t work
by beasicle on 2019/03/03 02:17
the app can connect to the chromecast fine but if you try to play anything it'll just load for a while and then give up. sometimes it’ll decide it wants to play but others its like nah i dont wanna. they dont even seem to care about it at all. i pay monthly for this and it cant even work half the time. utter garbage.
Terrible
by OhneDich88 on 2019/03/02 22:45
The experience of this app on my iPad mini is very poor. Downloads are sometimes non-functional, and overall the app feels very neglected.
Issues
by 959Ren on 2019/03/02 15:02
This is really the only music app I use. I, personally, like how it works, but that's because I've been using it for years. It's not the same for a new user; the layout is easy to get confused with. I have had to deal with issues with deleting songs from my playlists. Trying to delete one song will delete the song one, two, sometimes even three songs above it. It comes and goes, but it's still a reoccurring problem that I've had for the longest time, and when it comes around, I often lose songs for good, because there's no way I could keep track of all 300 of them. And, though I have 300 songs, I may end up listening to some more than others because the Shuffle option isn't that great. Play Music is also pretty buggy-- the panels that come up for adding songs will sometimes jump across the screen. Speaking of, I do wish that there was an option to simply add a bunch of songs to a playlist all at once rather than one by one.
Lost music and memories
by Emanuhoe on 2019/03/01 16:57
I can’t find old songs that I liked and want to listen to again! :( I have been using this app for a long time. I have gathered a lot of songs that I listen to over the years. I forget about songs and I like to go back into my liked playlist to listen to them again however sometimes I can’t find a song in my “thumbs up” auto playlist. When I look up the song it shows that I did give it a thumbs up but for some reason it doesn’t show up in my thumbs up playlist. This is very disappointing. I don’t know how many songs I used to like have disappeared from my thumbs up playlist this needs to be fixed!
All music gone?
by CMBAngo23 on 2019/03/01 13:21
All of my music just disappeared. And it keeps saying “Subscribe to play offline.” I’ve had the service for almost 5 years with no problem, time to say goodbye..
Bunk
by cramn4903 on 2019/03/01 06:04
This app is bunk. It's not user friendly and constantly crashes. I shuffle my music a lot and it plays the same 45 songs over and over even though I have over 2000 songs. I don't know why I still have it.
Horrible on iPhone
by CaptainChaps on 2019/02/28 21:37
This app runs well on Android but it's TERRIBLE on iOS. Constant crashes, stuff not working, songs not loading, etc. Please fix this dumpster fire. No excuse why it's this bad.
Need functionality to remove songs from a playlist
by Frankzhlew on 2019/02/28 15:08
Great app overall. But there is no way to remove a song I accidentally added to a playlist. Shouldn't be hard to implement at all so please give us that; it's a paid service and you are competing with Apple music and Spotify.
Much better than YouTube Music
by prauv on 2019/02/27 19:48
I just hope Google spends its time on refining this app rather than on YouTube Music.
Total
by Mr Totol on 2019/02/27 13:26
John
Can’t listen to podcasts
by You brought bad reviews? on 2019/02/26 21:44
I downloaded this to listen to podcasts but the app doesn’t have that functionality. Weak.
Worst app on the App Store
by cj10132000 on 2019/02/26 20:41
Great service with all my favorite music. Only every time I open the app now it crashes and closes me out of it. And if you delete the app It gets rid of your entire library.
Duplicate tracks on albums
by ficuscr on 2019/02/25 03:46
After years of frustration I just cancelled my subscription. The great feature of being able to upload my library had the side effect of ruining my experience. Whenever I own songs on an album I’m listening to I get dupes, my own and the online tracks. I like to listen to whole albums. After years of this issue I’ve found no fix. Also contributing to my low rating is that the service fails to suggest new good music. I don’t expect much from a service like this. That is, my expectations are not unreasonable. Google should be doing better. Bye.
Don’t bother
by Janxy81 on 2019/02/25 03:16
This is by far the most frustrating music streaming service I have used to date. I figured I’d give it a go only because I can’t use amazon prime music or iTunes with the Google Home. I’m ready to scrap the whole deal and just go back to my Amazon Echo.
Love it.
by risrae387 on 2019/02/25 03:06
I absolutely love Google Play. But recently I've been having issues with my thumbs up playlist. It sometimes only shows one song in it even though there's hundreds. I have an iPhone and I'm thinking maybe this is the issue? Anyways, it just shows one song and the only thing that fixes this issue is uninstalling and reinstalling the app. It's happening quite a bit and it's a little disappointing considering I love absolutely everything else about the app!
Irritating
by chandlerbeast19 on 2019/02/24 06:28
The app is continuously freezing up on playback of DOWNLOADED songs. It gets choppy and then freezes before the app crashes. Once again, these songs have been downloaded for offline use and yet the app can’t play it all the way through. Very frustrating I’d have to say. This is the kind of thing you’d expect from a third party YouTube downloading app back in 2010. I can’t believe that Google, one of the largest companies, can’t make a streaming service work on an iPhone 8 in 2019.
Horrible to iOS
by dvhjy34bh on 2019/02/24 06:03
App his app you absolutely can’t use it no it’s s ok so sorry to says playlists but yeah when I try to put a song on to a place list it is known says Radio.stupid Idiotic dumb radio
Decent UI
by Jreyes3126 on 2019/02/23 22:29
This app works. Nothing bad about the service but for the love of (insert non offensive term) add support for Siri Shortcuts. And make a more iOS centric app instead of an Android-ish user experience. Also please integrate playlist from GPM to YouTube Music.
Good, but not comparable to other music apps
by Kittehmon on 2018/08/27 00:16
The organization for the app is a bit confusing and feels less user friendly than other apps. There are multiple ways to navigate the app but can be confusing when you first start using it. It’s a good app, but I think alternative music apps are better. The main issue that I have is when I add songs to My Library, many of the recently released songs/albums end up getting deleted. Does anyone else have this issue? There’s no way for me of knowing which dogs were removed from my library until I end up searching randomly for that song because I want to listen to it. Not sure if it is a licensing issue of some sort, but it consistently happens to me. We have a family plan, and everyone on our plan has experienced the same thing. One of our users only had about 25 songs in their library, and after a month, it was reduced to 3 songs. If you have a large library of saved songs you like, you’ll never know it gets removed until you search for it. Personally, I like to just shuffle all my songs in My Library when I’m driving or working, so I never really know when songs get removed. But I occasionally wonder why certain songs don’t get played. I later discover why after I search for the song and see that it was removed from my library.
App works well, but CarPlay doesn’t...
by Disruptor2010 on 2018/01/08 20:09
Keeping it short and sweet, the app works pretty well overall. The only issue I run into is with CarPlay and this app. While the music works fine, you can access all your playlists, etc., two bugs are present. The first is that it doesn’t always show my “Now Playing”. When I click on it sometimes it just sits there at the same screen and freezes, never going to now playing. If I reboot the Google Play Music app or the phone itself, then it usually fixes itself and shows the “Now Playing” screen with what Google Play Music is playing. The bigger issue, however, is whenever I am using the Google Play Music app I lose all functionality for Siri through CarPlay. The icon of Siri shows up if I activate it, but you can’t speak and have it recognize your voice. Once Siri “beeps” so you know to start talking, no matter what you say it doesn’t recognize your voice and just sits there. Then, it stops the voice input thing and goes right back to the song that was playing. It’s quite frustrating/annoying. The moment you leave the app and go into, say, Apple Music or something else it works fine. It’s only when you are using Google Play Music and music is playing. Please fix this and it goes to 5 stars :).
Incredibly buggy
by amirness on 2017/09/15 18:00
Great service. Terrible iOS app. It fundamentally can't play music reliably even when the music is downloaded on the phone I.e. not streaming. The app's been buggy for some time. It used to be better but has steadily deteriorated. I waited patiently for this new release and the longer it took to arrive the more hopeful I was that they'd fix it but this release seems at least as bad as the last. For a company such resources this seems like an amateurish attempt at an iOS app. Or someone is trying to make it terrible on purpose so that I switch to Apple Music. I wonder what the product manager and QA team are up to when their app can't even play a song all the way through? Downloaded songs will stop playing even in offline mode - just today a downloaded song stopped 4 times. Again, these are songs that are on my phone not streaming. It's mostly a mystery why songs stop but at least some have to do with the radio environment. Any time the cellular radio switches mode or the phone switches to wifi the song stops. In NYC it's a busy radio environment with frequency cell handover, and forget using this app on the subway - even in "Dowwnload only" mode. On wifi at home it mostly works but that's not when I need it to work. My gramophone has that use case covered. Super disappointing that this release didn't address the long standing playback issues.
Great app, but is more buggy than ever.
by AlexanderDaniel on 2018/03/05 14:56
Play Music is and always will be the only music app I ever use. It’s always worked how it needs to and is simple to use, with great quality content. BUT, I don’t know if it’s just the iOS app, but it seems like it gets buggier after every update. I have a lot of problems when I’m trying to use the app with my google home. Most of the time it won’t even connect to it when I want to cast music. When I try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes a different one that’s a couple songs up and the one I originally tried to delete stays there, and I can’t get rid of it. And something I noticed today, if I try to select ‘play next’ on a song while I’m listening to music, it stops the music completely and a whole other song from a completely different playlist is selected and shows up on the screen. AND now when I listen to a playlist on shuffle, it plays one song, and then the music stops after that and doesn’t continue playing the rest of the playlist. It seems like the more you try to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, the worse the app gets.
Erased all of my music except for one artist!!
by 426m on 2018/06/29 19:55
Okay, I’m still using this service. But, gotta say, this really sucked major time, and support was absolutely no help at all. Spent an eternity on the phone to be told there was nothing to be done except to download everything all over again. My library was emptied completely of all music except for one artist and one song by one other artist, which I consider completely unacceptable!!! I had a massive accumulation of music and I use music A LOT, for many things, including work and travel. Getting all my favorites again is going to take a lot of time and I’m really angry about this situation and how it was handled. I feel like reaching out for help was a waste of time, and even worse, if you’re going to offer a service, make sure that something this major DOES NOT HAPPEN. I understand technology has bugs, and I would have probably been more patient and understanding if they at least acknowledged the problem and were working on a solution, but I was essentially told that it was a situation they were not familiar with, and I was responsible for it myself. Really??!!??!!
Often CarPlay issues
by MrBStill on 2018/05/22 13:32
I love the Play Music app way more than iTunes or Apple Music. I have use Google play and play music for a long time. But once I got a new vehicle with the CarPlay actually or feature the Google play music has quite often caused issues. Whether it was now playing this song or delaying to be pulled up in the app or stating there is not connection when trying to pull up playlist. Majority of the time I am using my actual phone to start play music from a playlist or simply the library. I have seen other reviews with the same response, so I know I am not the only one. I’m sure part of the reason is because I am using an Apple phone with google play music. But also using the CarPlay feature seems to support more iPhone features than Google features. Even still I would prefer to use Google play music rather than the Apple Music. Excited for when there has been and update sent out for this issue to be resolved. Honestly, this is the only reason for a 3 star rating. It’s pretty important! Removing that dilemma; EASILY A 5 STAR RATING.!.!
Okay at best, mediocre at worst
by Smychavo on 2017/12/16 17:50
Google Play Music has a great selection of tracks and radios stations to choose from, and should have more than enough to suit anyone’s musical tastes. Additionally, audio quality is not a problem, each song sounds crystal clear, despite being a given more often than not for music streaming services. However, there are many little nuances in the UI that bogs down the whole experience. Searching through menus feels choppy, and even delayed at times, as if the app as a whole is unoptimized for iOS. Even worse, is how power-hungry it is. Every time I open the app to switch to another album, or playlist, I find my phone lose several percent within minutes of just using it. However this power consumption issue does not occur during background use, thankfully. Overall, this app feels clunky, and no amount of UI changes, or additions will change that until Google fixes the optimization issues within the app. At best, the app works like any music-streaming service. At worst, it is a choppy, power-hungry mess that’s sure to frustrate any user.
Love, love, love!!
by Findingdoriat40 on 2018/08/12 19:41
I had this app on my phone, on my iPhone, while it was still in iOS app. Don’t ask me to remember the name of the app, I just remember receiving an email that it was going to be Google play as of January 1 and again don’t ask me what year it was either😊 I love the way Google play place through my speakers, while I’m in the car. I have a 2006 Honda Civic, so as you can imagine some of my speakers don’t work. But listening to this app, instead of fruit named applications, Google play definitely takes the cake. The only thing I would change is that, if you would just start the radio station with the person, persons, group, act whatever.... start the song someone is REQUESTING FIRST. They are requesting that SONG that particular TIME and for a PARTICULAR REASON (NEEDED it THEN)and most of the time, they don’t even get to hear the song the request that started the station.....!And that is a BUMMER!!
Can't believe this crap comes from Google.
by Ride8575 on 2017/12/16 02:50
How does a company with so much smarts get this soooo wrong!! I don't want to listen to someone else's playlist or mix! The internet allows me to ditch radio--why else would I invest the time uploading the music I bought?? I suppose pushing new music to me is the deal you had to make with the record industry robber-barons. Ok, I'll cut you slack there. But I can't forgive this abysmal iPhone user interface. To be forced to scroll through those useless bubble images to find an artist is downright user-antagonistic! When I am looking at My Library, I can see a grand total of 4 artists or albums per screen. When I click an artist, I can only see the first two (2) of their albums because the top half of the screen is showing me a picture of the band it pulled from somewhere. I don't need pictures! Album covers are awesome when they are a foot square and made of real cardboard. They are decidedly not awesome when reduced to a postage stamp to fit on a 2" x 4" display. A simple text listing is all that is needed (think original iPod). It's faster and more elegant. Really hope someone is listening.
Issues
by 959Ren on 2019/03/02 15:02
This is really the only music app I use. I, personally, like how it works, but that's because I've been using it for years. It's not the same for a new user; the layout is easy to get confused with. I have had to deal with issues with deleting songs from my playlists. Trying to delete one song will delete the song one, two, sometimes even three songs above it. It comes and goes, but it's still a reoccurring problem that I've had for the longest time, and when it comes around, I often lose songs for good, because there's no way I could keep track of all 300 of them. And, though I have 300 songs, I may end up listening to some more than others because the Shuffle option isn't that great. Play Music is also pretty buggy-- the panels that come up for adding songs will sometimes jump across the screen. Speaking of, I do wish that there was an option to simply add a bunch of songs to a playlist all at once rather than one by one.
Awful
by trevboxe on 2018/12/12 03:00
I’ve been insanely loyal to google play music for a good deal of years now, always thought the expense was worth every penny. But since switching to an iPhone it’s been an absolute nightmare. Even though I’m set up for reoccurring payments it keeps switching me to a free based account and completely deleting everything I’ve downloaded from the past few years from my library with no discernible way to get any of it back. Renewing my subscription was a serious task as no matter what I’d do to update or search through the app, it gave 0 ways to let me pay for a subscription! I do not own a computer so had to get a friend to lend me theirs. After double checking it would be a reoccurring payment, it turned out the next month the same thing happened and I’m traveling abroad and so have 0 access to a computer. Not only that I can’t even purchase individual albums or songs. Before this the app glitched and refused to download any new music, while I still had my subscription. Definitely going to switch to a different streaming service, this is ridiculous.
Its great but..
by Maddysuperstar on 2018/09/19 02:03
So i just got this app, and i think its amazing! But (this problem also might be because i just started using it) when i play songs and i “favorite” them or whatever they go into a playlist (obviously) so i thought if i did that to all the songs i want to listen to later i could just do that, but the problem is I can’t. It won’t let me hit the play button and if i hit the song, this thing comes up saying something like “do u want to start a radio with songs related to (insert songs title here)” but it won’t let me listen to the song i want. Secondly, when i go to the search bar thing to search for a select song, they come up as “radios” and not the song itself. All i want is to be able to search and find the song i want, “favorite it” and listen to it later. Other then that, its a really good app I recommend it!
Mixed feelings...
by Samaira<3 on 2018/07/02 17:13
I love this app for my music. It’s the only one i use. However, there are so many bugs that it’s getting unbearable. First, when i try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes one above it and leaves the one i tried to delete in the first place. Second, it tends to be somewhat slow and unresponsive at times, but that’s unclear if it’s the app’s fault or just my phone messing up. Third, opening and closing the app makes the music stop playing for several seconds. There are many more small issues with the app that aren’t as important to mention. The reason why i am writing this review in the first place is because i opened the app this morning to find over 2/3 of my entire saved library gone. The music that got removed is still available on the app itself, but is no longer in my library. I have no clue how this happened but i’m very upset that i now have to go through and download all of them again.
It’s good generally but it crashes a lot
by Aimalohi on 2019/01/30 05:45
1) This app isn’t attractive in the way that other music platforms are. 2) It can be confusing the use when you first start. It’s not a very user-friendly interface 3) IT CRASHES A LOT. If I play a song and leave the app, it stops for a while then picks up again and stays okay as long as I don’t open the app again. If I do, the app crashes totally. Occasionally (like today) the songs kept breaking briefly (for about a second to three seconds at a time). This app has been crashing for almost as long as I’ve been using it. I got a new phone and things were good for almost three months and recently (a week or so ago), I had to start using that work-around where I don’t open the app a second time to avoid crashing. I honestly much prefer the web player. It’s more attractive and doesn’t crash.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
Has potential
by DanielXDU on 2018/03/17 19:53
Honestly, you guys have the best algorithm for finding similar musicians and the ability to have radio stations based off a single song is pretty awesome, but come on guys you’re one of the largest tech companies in the world and you don’t updated your app in over 3 months. There’s more than enough bugs to warrant an update. For one, I can’t even stream from this app to my Chromecast audio. It just never works. Also for whatever reason half of my thumbs up playlist disappears mid-stream when I go from Wi-fi to LTE. I have feeling that this has to do with beef with Apple, but honestly that’s no excuse. I pay for a premium membership and seemingly simple problems like this should be fixed. Also an Apple TV app would be nice or at least have the ability to display album artwork when streaming would be appreciated.
Love the app, but...
by nadwodny on 2018/07/01 02:02
I love this app and have been paying the $10 for about 4 years now. I feel it’s the best app available and worth the money. Only issue I have is when I change music in playlist or radio, It keeps skipping songs and I have to go back 3-4 times because it keeps trying to skip until I get message prompting me to “try again” then it works. It gets annoying when I’m just surfing for something good. It’s not my service cuz I have full bars and internet and still a problem. I’m sure it has to do with buffering and streaming and not being downloaded but it does get old!! Other than that.. the app itself has all the music I need and want! I always suggest google play!
Love the app 2 bugs update
by LEELO64 on 2018/06/22 04:15
Love the app in general works well most the time, but many times when trying to play music of my phone to my google home group in the house, it will kick the BT connection off and not allow a connection, i have fixed this issue temp. By deleting the app and reinstalling, but it happens randomly, the other on is just a preference thing, all the YT thumbs up symbols are on the right and thumbs down is on the left except this app, and it throws me off, when i hit the TD button instead of TU. Also on the phone its much easier to click TU on the right considering u mostly have the phone held one handed. Thanks for all the other updates across all your platforms, The Goliath company has become one of my favorites, specially after the google Home, i have one is every room. Update: Had to bring it down to one star, as all my songs are Gone from my playlists. This is unacceptable for such a company as google.
Fine but multiple bugs
by amato024 on 2018/03/27 11:11
It’s a good music app! Can download for offline and all the yada-yada. But there are 3 things that annoy me: 1) Sometimes I’ll download a single from an album but then a little while later download the whole album. It doesn’t download the single(s) I already download and instead creates separate albums; 1 for the singles and 1) for the rest of the album. So I have the same album separated into 2 separate albums. 2) NEED to filter out the censored content. C’mon now! Nothing worse than listening to the censored version except maybe unknowingly downloading the censored version and being unable to fix it 3) This is perhaps the most annoying, but when I delete songs from a playlist, it won’t delete the song I swipe to delete. It will delete either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd song above the song I select. It completely baffles me
Not one I want.
by Fatbellygummybears on 2018/06/06 21:44
This app I deleted off my phone. I got this app so I could stream my music offline. I was going on a trip, the trip was about a two hour long ride. I downloaded the app to stream my music, and I searched up a song I liked. The problem was I went under all categories I could find and couldn’t fine my music. All I could find was radio stations. I found this app from my friend who owns a Samsung and already had this app on her phone. I own a IPhone 6+ and decided that I would try this app. It sounded good because my friend and I would listen to the music together. The music played fine and she had tons of music on there. That is why I downloaded it. I don’t have the app anymore. I am going to try the app again, but I’m sure it still won’t work. Still a great app for Samsung’s.
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by disavibrating on 2018/02/07 05:31
This app is my preferred method of streaming music but it is not elegant or refined at all. For example, album artwork does not fit the screen, it is zoomed for some reason when you’re playing a song from that album which just looks weird. There is a playlist of songs recently added to your library however no matter how many songs i’ve just added, the playlist never updates. Songs have randomly disappeared from my library. Some songs stop/start playing halfway through, others don’t play at all. I think some added features could be useful, such as the ability to look up lyrics. I have nothing to compare this app to because i’ve never used another streaming service but I’d say this could definitely be improved upon.
My all time favorite music player app
by lipbiter100 on 2018/08/13 15:58
I absolutely love this music player. I’ve been using it for years. It’s the only music player that I can put literally any song that I download on it. It can hold up to 50,000 songs, which is incredible because I have so many songs that I want to download but other music players just don’t hold more than 100. The only thing is I wish that the shuffler was better. I have so many songs on it, yet I still feel like it repeats songs over and over again. I’ve had some songs on the app for awhile that it has never played once and others that it has played like 10 times. The app overall is amazing. I just hope they can fix the shuffling problem.
Needs Some TLC
by Zombiekiller1984 on 2018/07/17 04:25
I am a huge fan of the product moreso than the app. Having all of this great music at your fingertips is a blessing and at times a curse (how many playlists can one person create???) I find the one standout thing that bothers me most about this app (because it happens SO frequently) is the constant crashing. Start adding an album to your library and the app lags, if a song is playing it starts skipping, then app freezes and you must close to reboot. If a song is playing and you go to the search, it will sometimes freeze up and crash. Please perfect this app, find what is causing it to crash so often and eliminate it. Google Play Music is such an awesome service, but it becomes an issue when the app won't let you play it without incident.
Music Always Stops Playing
by Kamorn123 on 2017/12/08 13:29
I want to like this app because of the features to have your own library plus access to streaming music that isn’t in your own collection. The problem is that many others have said already is the app CONSTANTLY stops playing music for no reason at all. This will happen regardless of what is going on. It can be a saved music file on your phone. It can be streaming when you have WiFi. It can happen all the time. And it does. This app is very glitchy and has scroll problems as well. The service itself is great and when using on a computer I have not experienced issues but this app is borderline useless unless you are ok with constantly hitting the pause/play button to try to get your music playing again. Crazy how Google can’t seem to get an app working that with a subscription costs $10 a month.
What happened?
by MikayD on 2017/11/04 19:41
Edit few versions later: And this app is still being stupid, like nothing seems to be going right still no album work, it’s mind blowing that there is no album work even offline. This app used to be great, can’t lie I’m thinking of making the switch to Apple Music,I wonder if there app will be better than googles Old review- Still no fix, even updated the iOS 11, Well the app seems to no longer work properly, I can deal with most bugs but this one bothers me like no other. So when playing songs offline there seems to be a issue with viewing the album art while offline, it shows up just with a gray background but when I kick on the wifi the art comes back, even tried restoring my iPod and bam its the same issues all over again. Must be the app, also the files are playing are all offline. Google get to together.
Duplicates
by yarnalt on 2018/03/06 16:36
My main gripe would be that duplicates of almost every album in my library appear. Sometimes in multiples of 5. This makes my library crazy unorganized. There are also many instances where complete albums are split into 2 albums. Fix these long standing issues and I may give you guys another try. ( update ) Here we are almost a year later and the duplicate album issue is still there. Why, and how can they not have fixed this by now? I’ve read on some Google Official help forums where mods want to place the blame on apple. If that’s the case then why isn’t this an issue with any other music app? I’ve tried them all. I’m using the app only because I have a large music library tied to it. I’m not happy about it at all though. My customer satisfaction level on the app itself is 0.
Problematic
by rtothejizzle on 2017/11/02 17:18
As of the current build, I cannot integrate the player with the built in controls on my iPhone. When I swipe up to control playback, my player is not available. Music will be playing, but I can not pause or skip. The same can be said for controlling playback on my headphones. This was not a problem with the previous build(s) I had installed. Dev Request: create a better way to report issues with the catalog. I had an instance where the names of the songs were correct, but the actual track played was incorrect. Feature request: create a way to do favorite album lists instead of having to add whole albums. Not sure how to articulate this, but it’d be nice to have a top 10 albums list to share.
UNACCEPTABLE
by Kylephilipharris on 2018/09/14 20:54
Google Play- I want to love you, but you need to be fixed. I have been a loyal user of Google Play Music since it’s inception (or whenever it swallowed Songza) I love the interface, but it’s incredibly buggy. I purchased a subscription hoping that this would eliminate the glitches from using the free ad version where the music wouldn’t start after an ad played etc. The straw that broke the camel’s back was a particular Geico ad that would not only stop the music, but send my phone into some weird zombie state where I would have to hold one of the side buttons to wake it up and then close the window Geico had conveniently opened up for me in Safari. Very, very annoying. Now that I’ve chosen to make Google my subscription based music streaming platform of choice, you’d think it would work more seamlessly, especially considering the heavy competition. I certainly didn’t face any issues like this with Apple Music and I am starting to regret my decision to switch over. Now, to my current gripe- this app can’t seem to stop glitching when I bring it up from the background to say, change the station, etc. Google should be able to deliver a seamless experience to paying users. Maybe they’re taking customers like me for granted.
I expected this to be less buggy
by Ceuriss on 2018/02/28 12:15
I love the fact that I can access my songs from anywhere with Google Play Music, however this is diminished by the fact that whenever I’m connected to Bluetooth or chromecast, skipping songs is a nightmare, even with a fast internet connection. The app stutters and randomly pauses my music and sometimes skips more than one song. Also, when changing songs, it temporarily stops playing audio to the Bluetooth device even though the song is definitely playing. These functions work normally when using headphones or just playing on the phones built in speaker. So, overall, a useful app, but needs some fine tuning in Bluetooth, skipping, and smooth playback.
Really annoying bug
by BionicBicycle on 2018/07/22 16:11
So the app works fine. I love the google play service. Had it for years. But with this most recent I’ve noticed an incredibly annoying bug. Whenever I’m trying to edit the queue to shift songs around, the app crashes. And sometimes if I try to add something to my queue via the “play next” feature, mainly with radios, it’ll add the song to the queue, but it won’t be next. It’ll add it to the top of the queue. Which means the song won’t play in the radio. Also it won’t let me move when I try to edit the queue because it’ll crash if I do. Please fix this. It’s my favorite music app and this kinda makes it annoying to use.
Apple CarPlay is buggy
by Joker54974 on 2018/04/24 02:22
Google play music is great as an app by itself. The radio station and playlist has some of the best recommendations. Compared to Its competitors this really lacks with Apple Car Play. If you hear a song you like you can’t thumbs up or add it to your library through Apple Car Play. Also, the Car Play is very buggy it freezes on almost every trip. The music still plays but I’ll usually have to force close the app on my phone and restart for it to show on Car Play. Sometimes even restarting the app doesn’t work so just have to deal with no Car Play. If Car Play worked as intended, and have better user functionality to add music to the library this would be 5 Stars.
Google Pause Music
by Italodorazio on 2018/06/28 22:10
They should call it Google Pause. Unfortunately this music app has a lot of finicky bugs—never syncs properly with Microsoft Sync in the car; almost always crashes now when playing a song and the app is opened to either change the song or ‘like’ or ‘unlike’ a song. If you’re using Google Maps in tandem with the music app (like a road trip), the two hate each other and LTE will become bogged down trying to stream data to the two, resulting in either a phone crash or app crash, or both. Too many issues to actually enjoy listening to melodies. The biggest issue faced is the music freezing every time you open the app, switch to a different app, or are entertaining guests.
Frustrating
by KAM019 on 2019/03/05 19:05
There's a lot I love about Google Music: I love the organization, stations, "playing near you" feature, etc., but none of that matters much with the fact that hundreds of songs disappear daily from my Thumbs Up library. I'm pretty serious about my music and I've been cultivating this list for a few years, so to have it drain away every time I open the app is disheartening to say the least. To be fair, if I uninstall and reinstall the app, all my music comes back, so it hasn't completely disappeared into the ether (whew!), but who honestly has the time/inclination to go through all that every time they want to hear some music? I'd recommend finding another app. Everything about this one is great, but this is a big enough problem to take your business elsewhere.
Could make some improvements
by Redge R on 2018/04/03 04:11
First off I love the variety of radio stations available. This app probably has the most sub-genres compared to other apps. Audio quality is also very good. I would love to be able to download single songs and not entire albums. Sure, I could make a playlist and download it later. But I feel like that's an unnecessary extra step or two. Why not just have the download option available for each track like most other apps offer? Unfortunately, this one lacking feature is enough for me to unsubscribe to the paid service. If they offer this in the future, I might come back to this app
Used to be a good app, but now contains bug after bug
by carosnyd on 2018/08/08 04:06
This app has great aesthetics, is really easy to navigate, and has all the music you want. However, if I try and skip more than two songs, the icon on my lock screen disappears, and I have to unlock my phone and open the app, click “try again” and then skip the song. Terribly inconvenient. If someone else is sharing your account, aka you’re using more than one of your allowed 6 devices, then the app will pause and give an error message. Imagine losing music in the middle of your workout just because your family member wanted to hear some Lil Uzi. Very frustrating.
Please Fix This App
by Lechuzita on 2018/05/02 19:36
For some reason my library is refusing to sync across my devices. I've tried everything only to find that my libraries on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop are all different from one another. Why? That doesn't make any sense. A lot of music also keeps getting removed from my libraries for no reason. I'll add music from a particular artist via the Play Music's catalog, only to find all their songs removed from my library the next time I open the app or site. They're still available, they're just no longer in my library for whatever reason. And why does uploading previously owned music result in Play Music deleting your entire library except for the uploaded content? I wanted to expand my library, not replace the entire thing
Has Bugs
by josie.delp on 2017/12/07 00:48
I’ve had this app for a while and I am just now having bug problems. When I go to add songs to my library, instead of adding them to the top of the playlist, it adds them onto the bottom. I tried making a new playlist and I cooperated for a bit, and then did the same as before. I also tried to delete a song off of a playlist because I had it on there twice, and it won’t let me delete either. I have also tried moving songs around on the playlist, and they never stay in the spot that I put them in. I used to love this app but now I’m looking into other ones.
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Needs to be updated.
by One&Only Mareeya on 2018/04/07 18:05
I've had this app for about 5 years now. It works pretty well but I noticed about a year ago that I couldn't find my recently added music (which is how I would listen to my new favorite songs). That was one of my favorite features of the app and now (unless I add it to a playlist) I cannot find the songs I just added to my library...It's very annoying, I've actually considered cancelling my subscription because of it. This app has not been updated since I first download it back in 2013....Maybe bug fixes but that's it. I would like to see a difference in the app....please update it!!!
Disappearing songs??
by hooman 2.0 on 2018/09/26 19:58
This rarely happened before but now it’s happening more frequently. I would just be listening to music and suddenly almost all of my songs in my “thumbs up” or other playlists disappear, only leaving several songs in there. I would try and restart my phone or refresh the app but it doesn’t work, so the only option I have is to continuously deleting the app and redownloding it. The songs do come back but I’d have to redownload all of the songs again to listen to them offline. My internet is perfectly fine and it also happens when I’m using data.
Good but needs fixing.
by Mr McSlime on 2018/05/08 15:57
I love this app because it offers a lot of music and features for an awesome price, but there is a bug that has never seemed to be fixed and it has to do with playlists. Whenever I make a playlist and organize it, after I click done and wait a few minutes, it will move certain songs to other parts of the playlist where I don’t want them. This may not bother everyone but it bothers me because I’m very organized and I can’t keep my playlists organized because they always change somehow.
Poor performance and lacking in feature
by LT_Chancho on 2018/08/21 02:18
Problem: I’ve been trying to add songs that I like, but doing searches quickly while having music playing causes the app to slow down considerably and eventually crash. Feature wishlist: 1. Ability to follow artists - receive updates on new songs and view shared playlist. 2. Have an option on the artist profile page to view a list of all of the artist’s songs instead of just their top songs. Songs can be filtered by name, album, etc. It doesn’t make sense to click in and out of multiple albums to view all of an artist’s songs. 3. Improve search results. I appreciate it when you start typing and you’re given options in a drop down that matches what you are entering or provides the closest value to what you entered. For example, I typed in “Water Park Glimpses,” and got nothing until I clicked enter. It feels like with Google’s tech in search their music app should be able to provide accurate/similar results when searching for artists and music.
Great App But Only One Problem
by Costaki on 2018/03/27 22:44
Love the app and have been using for over a year or maybe two now, but lately i have been running into this problem that when i want to delete something out of a playlist it deletes the song that is one or two above it. This frustrates me because then i have to figure out how to get the song deleted that i actually wanted to delete and add the new song back and on top of that remembering what song i deleted out of the many in my playlist l. If this bug is fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks You.
Good but easily could be great
by Boknows89036 on 2018/02/17 18:09
I’ve always used google music and never had a problem with it, but there are a few things that could be updated. For instance, when making a playlist you can add all the songs you want, but you’re not able to remove songs. Sometimes I’ll make a playlist then decide I don’t want a song on there but instead of removing it I would have to make a whole new playlist. Also, when on shuffle mode I’ve noticed songs will repeat even thought the entire playlist has not been played through. Other than that everything else is great
Would get 5 stars if glitches were fixed
by WateredKirby on 2018/02/08 16:11
As many other reviews say, there is annoying glitches. For me, song audio stops playing even though it shows the song is still playing. It will do it when I’m downloading an album or if I enter the app. So I have to pause the downloads and play it again. If you wanted to start an album over from the end to the beginning, the first song will start but skip to almost the end and play. But the music selection is amazing. Layout is easy to use. Another thing is already downloading albums will show being re-downloaded. Sometimes clean and explicit version of albums will splice together forming double tracks. Great app but a lot of weird issues
Really great, but one major bug
by Akshay95014 on 2018/01/19 03:53
I’ve been using Google Play Music for a few years now, and I use it through the website on my computer and through the app on my iPhone. It used to work perfectly but now, if i “thumbs up” a song on the browser, it shows up on the Thumbs Up playlist on the website but it does not show up on my iPhone’s Thumbs Up playlist, and vice versa. I’ve tried manually refreshing my app through the settings panel, but this has no effect. Usually a few weeks after I’ve added a song to my library or given it a thumbs up, it finally shows up on my iPhone app.
Love google play music, app is only okay though
by SarahSmiles22 on 2017/10/09 04:49
I love google play music, it is a great system to listen to music from. But the app is only okay. It doesn’t connect with the music you put on if you are using it online. So your playlists are different for example from the app to opening it online. And then my music is always stopping even though it says that it is playing, so I have to go back and press pause then play again. Usually happens when I reopen the app or unlocking my phone. It is very annoying. Also, it is hard to search for music and go back to the music list you had open.
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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.
It’s great
by wildfire4306 on 2019/04/21 22:37
It’s all free I love it
Good
by thaatguyyyyy on 2019/04/20 15:44
A great way to listen to music
List view please
by nuglovin on 2019/04/20 14:58
I hate that I can only see 4 artists at a time, what happened to a regular list view!
I feel it’s great, just one recommendation!
by One recommendation! on 2019/04/20 04:20
I’d be so cool if you added a dark theme!! Seriously!!
Can’t even sign in
by Tombokej on 2019/04/19 20:01
OK so I downloaded this app a couple of times and I wanted to see if it works it kind of works but not really because every time I try to sign in it says can’t sign in check your connection if you guys could figure this thing out google plus thank you
Almost perfect
by Victorious Zanderson YouTube on 2019/04/19 03:42
I love this app but...can u guys add a lyric service. Sometimes I find songs I really like and I want to know the lyrics but then I remember oh yeah they don’t have a lyrics section so I go back to Apple Music (which has disappointed me a lot)
SO UNDERRATED
by Lackilies on 2019/04/19 02:35
This app honestly doesn’t receive all the hype and praise it deserves. I’ve been using Google music for a month now and love it! It’s very specific to the genres of music you choose for radios and even has pre-selected music for your moods- sleepy, calm, rainy day, snowy day, chill vibes.... all you can think of. Spotify low key has nothing on this.... and no some rep from the company isn’t writing this; it’s DEADASSLY this good
OMG
by daniella-haha-its meh on 2019/04/18 00:49
THIS HAS BEEN AMAZING! I ENJOY IT SO MUCHHHH TY! :3
HORRIBLE
by annpying orange on 2019/04/17 19:39
I had over 900 song and now I have 19 it had deleted almost all of my songs its is horrible DO NOT DOWNLOAD
Cant use
by Nedine Blue on 2019/04/17 17:27
I cant use the app, after signing up, all I got is a page saying “its easy to get an accout. Search for google play music and sign up on our website” like?? I already have an account!
I love google play music
by kittycatmeow💯❤️❤️❤️ on 2019/04/17 01:05
I love all the music to my ears ,and I just ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️it to death I love Ariana Grande ,Megan Tranior,Migos,Cardi B. And most of allll Marsh mellow
Lyrics ?
by Nena1275 on 2019/04/16 17:14
Could we get lyrics? I love it so far it would be a plus with Lyrics!
❤️ Google Play Music!
by BAR112 on 2019/04/13 20:21
Great source of free music on my iPad and also on my desktop. I’m not one to need to hear a specific song but just love to listen to whatever Google throws out there—it’s a great way to discover new music and bands! Thanks, Google!
Unable to share made playlists
by Cakemanr on 2019/04/13 14:52
It would appear there is no way to share a made playlist on this app. Very disappointing.
Will not download my songs
by russelbutt on 2019/04/12 05:59
I feel like this app is purposely at a disadvantage by Apple. It allows you to download your music but at an excruciatingly slow speed. There's no way this is possible without the connection to Google serves being hindered somehow. On my Android phone I can download my music in an instant. On my brand new iPad mini 5, it takes forever to download just one song. It looks like the progress bar isn't even moving.
Keeps stopping my music???
by AJTrecartin on 2019/04/11 20:55
One star for now. I love Google music, but it keeps stopping after playing a song for a few seconds on my Samsung S8. I thought it was my Bluetooth doing it until I put headphones in and it kept happening! Please advise that this needs to be fixed because it’s extremely frustrating. I loved this app and used it everyday, and now it doesn’t work. I will update my review until the problem is resolved, which apparently doesn’t seem soon....
annoying glitch (must fix)
by Pupperowns on 2019/04/11 05:19
when i try to delete a song off my playlist, google play removes it for a second, adds it back and then proceeds to delete another song and change my playlist order. im unable to change my playlist and it’s extremely frustrating. I hope this is fixed soon, as it just adds to the list of why google play isn’t the of best quality.
Frustrating on iPhone X
by B867234 on 2019/04/10 02:11
Best music service but this app is super frustrating to use now. Freezes the entire phone at least twice a day. Needs an update!
Needs dark theme and better algorithms
by Caseylin on 2019/04/09 14:48
PLEASE, please, please add a dark theme to the iOS app. My eyes thank you in advance. The iPad app badly needs an update to not look antiquated on the iPad Pro 11” screen.
Love GPM
by NiceMinnesota on 2019/04/08 19:48
Best music app out there.
Great app
by young boy ramen on 2019/04/08 01:25
Bought jbl and got three months free
Does Google even care?
by alsiniz on 2019/04/07 23:38
The app hasn't been updated in months and music playback is unreliable with the music stream regularly pausing and the app becoming unresponsive on my iPhone X. To top it off I no longer get the adless YouTube for paying for this service that I used to get when I first signed up. That was honestly the only thing that kept me subscribed to Google Play Music over the competitors but now I'm gonna shift my music streaming needs to another provider.
Good service app is broken
by Designlove56 on 2019/04/07 22:28
The app needs to be setup for modern 2018 iPad Pro, and there is something wrong with the app that is making the gear icon always spin when the app is open causing the app to drain the devices battery life badly. Please fix this ASAP.
Abandoned and buggy.
by RhodyJeff on 2019/04/07 19:22
Specifically with CarPlay, GPM has been incredibly buggy. I need to reboot sometimes multiple times a day to keep it working in CarPlay - otherwise I get a plain black screen or it won't connect somehow (other CarPlay apps continue to work fine). Force closing does not resolve the issue. Sometimes I need to unit and plug my phone back into my car for CarPlay, and that's honestly the best case scenario. Google hasn't updated it in 5 months, and has not made Youtube Music a compatible app with CarPlay. When it works it's great, but it's become a buggy service that I wouldn't pay for anymore if it wasn't for ad free YouTube.
Please update
by Simone Melanie on 2019/04/05 16:21
I’m not the only one with problems. It opens when it wants to and it freezes when you open the app while your using it.
Love google play music but please fix apple CarPlay compatibility
by Louish on 2019/04/03 13:50
Google play music is great but plug it into the car and everything doesn’t work correctly. List don’t show. Music stops playing and start a new song. And more let’s make it better the Apple Music.
Extremely Annoying Bug
by envus on 2019/04/03 04:52
When I delete a song from a playlist, the song I “delete” moves up on the queue and takes the place of the song above it. I can never actually delete what I want to...
Google Music Player
by not happy lk on 2019/04/02 22:48
I used to love this app and have a very extensive collection of songs and albums in my library! Now it’s not working at all! I hope you people in Mountain View, California can rectify this problem with the music app! Thanks #GoogleSupportMusicPlayerApp Technical support!
Good but Android version is slightly better
by gsergio96 on 2019/04/02 21:45
I used to use this app on android and loved it. It felt perfect for me but when I switched to iPhone I noticed something that's not in the iPhone version that I used to use all the time. When listening to my library on shuffle, I can't easily adjust my queue the way I could on android by simply dragging a song to a specific part of my queue. Nor am I able to easily click on the 3 dots and click play next all from the queue. I have to get out of the queue find the song to be able to hit play next. Other than that everything else is just about to the same as android and I'll continue to use play music, but I hope that these small features would be implemented to the iPhone version soon
I'll cancel when you merge with You Tube
by iPhonePhive on 2019/04/02 16:03
I really don't have any interest in Google music being abandoned and having to use You Tube music. I'll look elsewhere if this happens.
Okay APP
by BOBOX916 on 2019/04/01 20:38
This is app has a lot of potential. I would like to see an update to fix bugs, figments for iPad screens, and an update look. Where are you google?
Should be called google spying app!!
by Domin869 on 2019/04/01 19:18
Total crap won’t shut when you close it keeps staying open on the same thing even though you close it 3,4,5 times still refuses to close it’s obviously a google spy app not here to provide music but in fact to spy on the people are stupid enough to download it like myself
I love it but......
by classofw22 on 2019/04/01 14:56
I love the app but for some reason I can’t even play any songs when I’m in school for the past few days.It keeps telling me that there is no WiFi when there is.
Not update top songs?
by Someone-from-BOSTON on 2019/04/01 02:25
Do they even ever update the top most played songs or hits? It’s been the same for three months. Only reason I use this service is because I need YouTube premium otherwise Spotify
Needs better organization
by AshCash205334 on 2019/03/31 12:10
The app is decent, however it needs to be a little more organized. For example, being able to view new releases by category would be helpful.
Please please!!!!!!!
by PacoRamirez29 on 2019/03/30 02:28
Can we please get an Apple Watch app please!!!!!! I need you !!!!
Design needs a refresh
by Onepissedoffangrymofo on 2019/03/29 07:40
So I like using the app it’s functionality is great and I like that I can pay for my YouTube and my music for a great price. BUT and this is a major but the color scheme for the app is soooo ugly orange and white? I’m so tired of looking at it really considering switching to Hulu and Spotify combo just because it looks better please add a dark theme or something
It is great
by awin AWIN on 2019/03/28 01:25
It allows you to turn your phone off and listen to it unlike YouTube you have to keep the app open. And that is pretty cool
Needs to update and fix shuffle
by shuffle error on 2019/03/28 01:21
Worked fine up until now. I try and shuffle (one) album that I want to listen to and it shuffles my whole playlist of songs.
Great😒👍🏽
by ZXCVLADHSOSDJWOSBDBDJCOCKS on 2019/03/27 01:38
I have to subscribe on here to listen to music offline sooo.. I don’t know how to do that but I am hoping that this is how😂
Slow download offline and no 11 inch iPad Pro screen support
by Owendingding on 2019/03/26 19:05
Slow download offline and no 11 inch iPad Pro screen support
Could be better
by clint mcclure on 2019/03/26 17:45
The app works well for the most part, but there are a few things that are irritating. The major one being that songs are randomly removed from your library/playlists without any notification, so you don’t know a song is missing until you are looking for it specifically. Another problem is that it seems to get really slow when you’re trying to scroll through a playlist. If these problems were fixed the app would be perfect
It’s... “Functional”
by qeertyjhdsdghyji on 2019/03/26 05:06
It serves its purpose of playing music that you have purchased and streaming it across your devices. But; it has a constant issue with downloading music. It will be stuck a state of downloading without finishing the download of a few of the songs.
Music
by Ali in Zombieland THE SLAYER on 2019/03/25 02:23
Perfect for on the go or for brightening up your mood.
So many options!
by Mar Long 765 on 2019/03/23 20:27
I love my google music subscription never getting rid of it so much music in one spot it has introduced me to so many new artist!
Spotify
by 33soup33 on 2019/03/23 17:08
Just get Spotify
Chromecast support is garbage
by madridist4ever on 2019/03/23 04:19
Seriously what the actual f? Skipping songs when connected to a Chromecast lags like hell and jumps back to skipped songs all the time. Hot dumpster fire.
Needs EQ for iOS
by Amataki Rock on 2019/03/22 17:06
It’s nice having access to Play Music on my iOS devices but the min volume over Bluetooth headphones is way too loud for quiet settings- we need an EQ or adjustment settings.
Similar to Grown Women
by SharoMAllen on 2019/03/21 14:41
Absolutely wonderful channel. If I get this next job, will subscribe. Thanks for the trial which I am enjoying.
hey.. quick question
by Smallpiglet on 2019/03/21 03:49
the app keeps going in and out like music wise.. I would lock my phone listen to it like regular then it starts to buffer and not play.. Then when I open the app it crashes.. Can yu guys fix it please ??
Solid music app
by nicknamejlaw on 2019/03/20 20:09
I have used Apple Music in the past. I prefer google play. I found the selection is greater than Amazon and more user friendly than Apple Music. As a plus it integrates well with google home and my other smart speakers without my phone. So I can stream music on my speakers at home without phone notification interruptions.
Was great but needs a lot of work.
by Penie85 on 2019/03/19 20:02
Does not work with CarPlay. Use to have a better interface but is less user friendly than it use to be.
Good app but not awesome
by soggywaffle21 on 2019/03/19 18:01
First you gotta pay to skip second you pick an specific album and it does one song from the album or radio really dumb feature in my opinion besides that good app
Not that great
by mxcnnilla on 2019/03/18 21:27
This app used to have the feature where you could filter by genre under the new music section, no you just get a list of every single genre that you can’t even sort. Also, I’m just learning that podcasts are available if used with Android but not iOS? That would be a nice to have.
Music stops playing
by Arez_Gamer on 2019/03/18 13:37
As soon as I exit the app or turn my iPhone off, my music stops playing!
Average music app at best
by paperclip533 on 2019/03/18 07:32
This app does the basics well, you are able to download for offline easily. But there aren’t as many user friendly playlists as Spotify, not to mention the lack of other friendly features like lyrics or an auto generated playlist for running based on your running pace. The CarPlay side desperately needs a new update. Please add a shuffle button to it.
Rate
by Dayveon hill on 2019/03/17 20:47
Really good music and it fits my needs 😍😍
Seriously? No Apple Watch support?
by vitaliyhayda on 2019/03/16 19:46
App is good, but how about Apple Watch support?
Great music stream app
by Jralvarenga87 on 2019/03/15 17:06
Love the app I just hope that when google migrated over to YouTube music google doesn’t screw this up
It’s ok
by Nick1324576809 on 2019/03/14 23:39
It has songs and all but how do subscribe and sometimes i can’t find the music i want.
Great app
by wooden_door on 2019/03/14 15:16
I love this app, especially the feature to upload your own music. Thanks google!
Needs sound boost
by holla 123456789 on 2019/03/14 02:48
I hate how there is no equalizer, but the app is astonishing looking, but enough for a 5 star rating
Buggy limited and outdated
by Ivosant on 2019/03/13 22:44
Almost never plays an album in its entirety, it usually stops between songs. Gapless playback is non existent. Once it starts shuffling, it’s impossible to get it back to play in order. It hasn’t been updated in ages. No bug fixing since a year ago.
Good but could be better.
by Zachattack027 on 2019/03/13 20:44
I’ve been having issues of some songs not playing. It will load for a few seconds and just skip the song. It is quite frustrating. Also really disappointed that there isn’t podcasts on the app and I have to use a different app. Need an equalizer too!
Amazing but just a few problems
by xExcility on 2019/03/12 16:53
I love this app but it has some problems. For example it crashes a lot. Also I have this glitch that I am hooked up to my internet and it thinks that I’m offline so when I search up an artist, it pulls up my library. Overall great music app, please just fix some of the problems please😀
Constant bugs and issues.
by michipants on 2019/03/11 14:48
I pay 17.99/mo. to get this service for me and my family and I constantly get issues where the songs won't play and the playlist just keeps on changing the songs (none of which will play). The app notifies me that it's having trouble playing this track right now - for every track! This has happened twice within the last month. I don't want freebies or my money back - I want the product I paid for to work properly.
Sooo are we gonna get an equalizer?
by ShoutoutCroatia on 2019/03/11 03:47
is that something to look forward to or should I just shut up?
I lost all my music
by dlgkdmsgrace on 2019/03/10 22:39
I had about fifty musics downloaded in my previous phone on google music, but after I changed my phone none of them would show up. I want my music back :,(
Buggy
by トラクイイ on 2019/03/10 00:27
This app is buggy and often quits playing music until I restart my iPhone which is incredibly annoying. I have been a long time family plan customer and google comes closer to losing me as a customer the longer they look away from these issues that have been present for years.
FFS provide an equalizer
by SSA JR on 2019/03/09 23:54
It’s 2019. Why on God’s green earth is there no equalizer setting?!
iPhone concerns
by credithour on 2019/03/09 19:51
The only thing I don’t like about iphone, is you can’t import your own music. Everything has to be payed for,not good.
My favorite music app for listening random songs
by siddhusai44 on 2019/03/09 02:26
Best app to listen music for free. Has good collections. Definitely worth purchasing!
Playback for streaming needs work
by Mkv007 on 2019/03/08 22:29
On an iPhone 7 on latest iOS, whenever I try to stream new stuff that isn't already downloaded to my device the playback always stops & fails like the app can't handle streaming well (usually when I go back to the app). So it freezes & then the app restarts & can play again. Is this a background data issue? Or what?
Love google
by UndeadFiesta on 2019/03/08 18:20
Love Google music but I'm giving it 4 stars because I can't listen to podcasts like the Android app
Sound Quality can be low at times
by boodabill on 2019/03/07 20:10
Maybe it’s because I have slow Internet sometimes but the sound can be a listenable: no true stereo surround, can’t hear the center vocals. When I switch back to YouTube things sound better. I like the playlists that Google is putting together but they need to let me adjust the sound quality. I’d rather wait a little bit for the data to load and get a higher bit rate them to stream immediately.
Going, going, gone...
by mbecksd on 2019/03/05 23:57
I liked that app initially but I am no longer using it and looking to replace it. Why would you take away the ability to move past a song with the thumbs down prompt? There are artists and songs that I know I don’t want to hear so why am I being forced to listen to something after I push the thumb down button? That’s the main feature to the thumb down option. On top of the fact that there are way too many ads pushing no name artists from genres of music I have no desire to listen to. I’m out!
Terrible
by bhbarth on 2019/03/05 22:27
Very buggy. Unusable
Frustrating
by KAM019 on 2019/03/05 19:05
There's a lot I love about Google Music: I love the organization, stations, "playing near you" feature, etc., but none of that matters much with the fact that hundreds of songs disappear daily from my Thumbs Up library. I'm pretty serious about my music and I've been cultivating this list for a few years, so to have it drain away every time I open the app is disheartening to say the least. To be fair, if I uninstall and reinstall the app, all my music comes back, so it hasn't completely disappeared into the ether (whew!), but who honestly has the time/inclination to go through all that every time they want to hear some music? I'd recommend finding another app. Everything about this one is great, but this is a big enough problem to take your business elsewhere.
No
by Roses are red my name is dave on 2019/03/05 04:50
When using this same app on my laptop I am able to listen to podcasts. However for some reason this is impossible to do on my IPhone? This makes no sense. Fix your crap google !
WAS PERFECT now it GETS MORE GLITCHY with every update
by Scottie McNaughty on 2019/03/05 00:39
Using this on APPLE & ANDROID. WAS FIVE STARS, but over the last year is gotten more glitchy. It WORKS PERFECT ON ANDROID. I have a feeling the glitchiness has to do with Apple not wanting competition as this app is A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN iTunes, since you also get YouTube red & can add five people to it free... I've been so happy since I got a Galaxy, so now I only use my iPhone when my kids are playing with my Galaxy. IPHONE USERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY'RE MISSING. You're spending money on crap. Apple used to be the best, now it's not even 5th place... Steve Jobs would be rolling in his grave seeing that at least 10 android devices leave iPhone in the dust.
Update needed
by Omg68392627 on 2019/03/03 23:13
Keeps crashing when trying to edit queue. Please move play button on album that covers the parental advisory label. I find myself clicking both albums to determine what is what. Also please consider adding lyrics to this platform as well.
what is the point of chromecast when it doesn’t work
by beasicle on 2019/03/03 02:17
the app can connect to the chromecast fine but if you try to play anything it'll just load for a while and then give up. sometimes it’ll decide it wants to play but others its like nah i dont wanna. they dont even seem to care about it at all. i pay monthly for this and it cant even work half the time. utter garbage.
Terrible
by OhneDich88 on 2019/03/02 22:45
The experience of this app on my iPad mini is very poor. Downloads are sometimes non-functional, and overall the app feels very neglected.
Issues
by 959Ren on 2019/03/02 15:02
This is really the only music app I use. I, personally, like how it works, but that's because I've been using it for years. It's not the same for a new user; the layout is easy to get confused with. I have had to deal with issues with deleting songs from my playlists. Trying to delete one song will delete the song one, two, sometimes even three songs above it. It comes and goes, but it's still a reoccurring problem that I've had for the longest time, and when it comes around, I often lose songs for good, because there's no way I could keep track of all 300 of them. And, though I have 300 songs, I may end up listening to some more than others because the Shuffle option isn't that great. Play Music is also pretty buggy-- the panels that come up for adding songs will sometimes jump across the screen. Speaking of, I do wish that there was an option to simply add a bunch of songs to a playlist all at once rather than one by one.
Lost music and memories
by Emanuhoe on 2019/03/01 16:57
I can’t find old songs that I liked and want to listen to again! :( I have been using this app for a long time. I have gathered a lot of songs that I listen to over the years. I forget about songs and I like to go back into my liked playlist to listen to them again however sometimes I can’t find a song in my “thumbs up” auto playlist. When I look up the song it shows that I did give it a thumbs up but for some reason it doesn’t show up in my thumbs up playlist. This is very disappointing. I don’t know how many songs I used to like have disappeared from my thumbs up playlist this needs to be fixed!
All music gone?
by CMBAngo23 on 2019/03/01 13:21
All of my music just disappeared. And it keeps saying “Subscribe to play offline.” I’ve had the service for almost 5 years with no problem, time to say goodbye..
Bunk
by cramn4903 on 2019/03/01 06:04
This app is bunk. It's not user friendly and constantly crashes. I shuffle my music a lot and it plays the same 45 songs over and over even though I have over 2000 songs. I don't know why I still have it.
Horrible on iPhone
by CaptainChaps on 2019/02/28 21:37
This app runs well on Android but it's TERRIBLE on iOS. Constant crashes, stuff not working, songs not loading, etc. Please fix this dumpster fire. No excuse why it's this bad.
Need functionality to remove songs from a playlist
by Frankzhlew on 2019/02/28 15:08
Great app overall. But there is no way to remove a song I accidentally added to a playlist. Shouldn't be hard to implement at all so please give us that; it's a paid service and you are competing with Apple music and Spotify.
Much better than YouTube Music
by prauv on 2019/02/27 19:48
I just hope Google spends its time on refining this app rather than on YouTube Music.
Total
by Mr Totol on 2019/02/27 13:26
John
Can’t listen to podcasts
by You brought bad reviews? on 2019/02/26 21:44
I downloaded this to listen to podcasts but the app doesn’t have that functionality. Weak.
Worst app on the App Store
by cj10132000 on 2019/02/26 20:41
Great service with all my favorite music. Only every time I open the app now it crashes and closes me out of it. And if you delete the app It gets rid of your entire library.
Duplicate tracks on albums
by ficuscr on 2019/02/25 03:46
After years of frustration I just cancelled my subscription. The great feature of being able to upload my library had the side effect of ruining my experience. Whenever I own songs on an album I’m listening to I get dupes, my own and the online tracks. I like to listen to whole albums. After years of this issue I’ve found no fix. Also contributing to my low rating is that the service fails to suggest new good music. I don’t expect much from a service like this. That is, my expectations are not unreasonable. Google should be doing better. Bye.
Don’t bother
by Janxy81 on 2019/02/25 03:16
This is by far the most frustrating music streaming service I have used to date. I figured I’d give it a go only because I can’t use amazon prime music or iTunes with the Google Home. I’m ready to scrap the whole deal and just go back to my Amazon Echo.
Love it.
by risrae387 on 2019/02/25 03:06
I absolutely love Google Play. But recently I've been having issues with my thumbs up playlist. It sometimes only shows one song in it even though there's hundreds. I have an iPhone and I'm thinking maybe this is the issue? Anyways, it just shows one song and the only thing that fixes this issue is uninstalling and reinstalling the app. It's happening quite a bit and it's a little disappointing considering I love absolutely everything else about the app!
Irritating
by chandlerbeast19 on 2019/02/24 06:28
The app is continuously freezing up on playback of DOWNLOADED songs. It gets choppy and then freezes before the app crashes. Once again, these songs have been downloaded for offline use and yet the app can’t play it all the way through. Very frustrating I’d have to say. This is the kind of thing you’d expect from a third party YouTube downloading app back in 2010. I can’t believe that Google, one of the largest companies, can’t make a streaming service work on an iPhone 8 in 2019.
Horrible to iOS
by dvhjy34bh on 2019/02/24 06:03
App his app you absolutely can’t use it no it’s s ok so sorry to says playlists but yeah when I try to put a song on to a place list it is known says Radio.stupid Idiotic dumb radio
Decent UI
by Jreyes3126 on 2019/02/23 22:29
This app works. Nothing bad about the service but for the love of (insert non offensive term) add support for Siri Shortcuts. And make a more iOS centric app instead of an Android-ish user experience. Also please integrate playlist from GPM to YouTube Music.
Good, but not comparable to other music apps
by Kittehmon on 2018/08/27 00:16
The organization for the app is a bit confusing and feels less user friendly than other apps. There are multiple ways to navigate the app but can be confusing when you first start using it. It’s a good app, but I think alternative music apps are better. The main issue that I have is when I add songs to My Library, many of the recently released songs/albums end up getting deleted. Does anyone else have this issue? There’s no way for me of knowing which dogs were removed from my library until I end up searching randomly for that song because I want to listen to it. Not sure if it is a licensing issue of some sort, but it consistently happens to me. We have a family plan, and everyone on our plan has experienced the same thing. One of our users only had about 25 songs in their library, and after a month, it was reduced to 3 songs. If you have a large library of saved songs you like, you’ll never know it gets removed until you search for it. Personally, I like to just shuffle all my songs in My Library when I’m driving or working, so I never really know when songs get removed. But I occasionally wonder why certain songs don’t get played. I later discover why after I search for the song and see that it was removed from my library.
App works well, but CarPlay doesn’t...
by Disruptor2010 on 2018/01/08 20:09
Keeping it short and sweet, the app works pretty well overall. The only issue I run into is with CarPlay and this app. While the music works fine, you can access all your playlists, etc., two bugs are present. The first is that it doesn’t always show my “Now Playing”. When I click on it sometimes it just sits there at the same screen and freezes, never going to now playing. If I reboot the Google Play Music app or the phone itself, then it usually fixes itself and shows the “Now Playing” screen with what Google Play Music is playing. The bigger issue, however, is whenever I am using the Google Play Music app I lose all functionality for Siri through CarPlay. The icon of Siri shows up if I activate it, but you can’t speak and have it recognize your voice. Once Siri “beeps” so you know to start talking, no matter what you say it doesn’t recognize your voice and just sits there. Then, it stops the voice input thing and goes right back to the song that was playing. It’s quite frustrating/annoying. The moment you leave the app and go into, say, Apple Music or something else it works fine. It’s only when you are using Google Play Music and music is playing. Please fix this and it goes to 5 stars :).
Incredibly buggy
by amirness on 2017/09/15 18:00
Great service. Terrible iOS app. It fundamentally can't play music reliably even when the music is downloaded on the phone I.e. not streaming. The app's been buggy for some time. It used to be better but has steadily deteriorated. I waited patiently for this new release and the longer it took to arrive the more hopeful I was that they'd fix it but this release seems at least as bad as the last. For a company such resources this seems like an amateurish attempt at an iOS app. Or someone is trying to make it terrible on purpose so that I switch to Apple Music. I wonder what the product manager and QA team are up to when their app can't even play a song all the way through? Downloaded songs will stop playing even in offline mode - just today a downloaded song stopped 4 times. Again, these are songs that are on my phone not streaming. It's mostly a mystery why songs stop but at least some have to do with the radio environment. Any time the cellular radio switches mode or the phone switches to wifi the song stops. In NYC it's a busy radio environment with frequency cell handover, and forget using this app on the subway - even in "Dowwnload only" mode. On wifi at home it mostly works but that's not when I need it to work. My gramophone has that use case covered. Super disappointing that this release didn't address the long standing playback issues.
Great app, but is more buggy than ever.
by AlexanderDaniel on 2018/03/05 14:56
Play Music is and always will be the only music app I ever use. It’s always worked how it needs to and is simple to use, with great quality content. BUT, I don’t know if it’s just the iOS app, but it seems like it gets buggier after every update. I have a lot of problems when I’m trying to use the app with my google home. Most of the time it won’t even connect to it when I want to cast music. When I try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes a different one that’s a couple songs up and the one I originally tried to delete stays there, and I can’t get rid of it. And something I noticed today, if I try to select ‘play next’ on a song while I’m listening to music, it stops the music completely and a whole other song from a completely different playlist is selected and shows up on the screen. AND now when I listen to a playlist on shuffle, it plays one song, and then the music stops after that and doesn’t continue playing the rest of the playlist. It seems like the more you try to fix something that doesn’t need fixing, the worse the app gets.
Erased all of my music except for one artist!!
by 426m on 2018/06/29 19:55
Okay, I’m still using this service. But, gotta say, this really sucked major time, and support was absolutely no help at all. Spent an eternity on the phone to be told there was nothing to be done except to download everything all over again. My library was emptied completely of all music except for one artist and one song by one other artist, which I consider completely unacceptable!!! I had a massive accumulation of music and I use music A LOT, for many things, including work and travel. Getting all my favorites again is going to take a lot of time and I’m really angry about this situation and how it was handled. I feel like reaching out for help was a waste of time, and even worse, if you’re going to offer a service, make sure that something this major DOES NOT HAPPEN. I understand technology has bugs, and I would have probably been more patient and understanding if they at least acknowledged the problem and were working on a solution, but I was essentially told that it was a situation they were not familiar with, and I was responsible for it myself. Really??!!??!!
Often CarPlay issues
by MrBStill on 2018/05/22 13:32
I love the Play Music app way more than iTunes or Apple Music. I have use Google play and play music for a long time. But once I got a new vehicle with the CarPlay actually or feature the Google play music has quite often caused issues. Whether it was now playing this song or delaying to be pulled up in the app or stating there is not connection when trying to pull up playlist. Majority of the time I am using my actual phone to start play music from a playlist or simply the library. I have seen other reviews with the same response, so I know I am not the only one. I’m sure part of the reason is because I am using an Apple phone with google play music. But also using the CarPlay feature seems to support more iPhone features than Google features. Even still I would prefer to use Google play music rather than the Apple Music. Excited for when there has been and update sent out for this issue to be resolved. Honestly, this is the only reason for a 3 star rating. It’s pretty important! Removing that dilemma; EASILY A 5 STAR RATING.!.!
Okay at best, mediocre at worst
by Smychavo on 2017/12/16 17:50
Google Play Music has a great selection of tracks and radios stations to choose from, and should have more than enough to suit anyone’s musical tastes. Additionally, audio quality is not a problem, each song sounds crystal clear, despite being a given more often than not for music streaming services. However, there are many little nuances in the UI that bogs down the whole experience. Searching through menus feels choppy, and even delayed at times, as if the app as a whole is unoptimized for iOS. Even worse, is how power-hungry it is. Every time I open the app to switch to another album, or playlist, I find my phone lose several percent within minutes of just using it. However this power consumption issue does not occur during background use, thankfully. Overall, this app feels clunky, and no amount of UI changes, or additions will change that until Google fixes the optimization issues within the app. At best, the app works like any music-streaming service. At worst, it is a choppy, power-hungry mess that’s sure to frustrate any user.
Love, love, love!!
by Findingdoriat40 on 2018/08/12 19:41
I had this app on my phone, on my iPhone, while it was still in iOS app. Don’t ask me to remember the name of the app, I just remember receiving an email that it was going to be Google play as of January 1 and again don’t ask me what year it was either😊 I love the way Google play place through my speakers, while I’m in the car. I have a 2006 Honda Civic, so as you can imagine some of my speakers don’t work. But listening to this app, instead of fruit named applications, Google play definitely takes the cake. The only thing I would change is that, if you would just start the radio station with the person, persons, group, act whatever.... start the song someone is REQUESTING FIRST. They are requesting that SONG that particular TIME and for a PARTICULAR REASON (NEEDED it THEN)and most of the time, they don’t even get to hear the song the request that started the station.....!And that is a BUMMER!!
Can't believe this crap comes from Google.
by Ride8575 on 2017/12/16 02:50
How does a company with so much smarts get this soooo wrong!! I don't want to listen to someone else's playlist or mix! The internet allows me to ditch radio--why else would I invest the time uploading the music I bought?? I suppose pushing new music to me is the deal you had to make with the record industry robber-barons. Ok, I'll cut you slack there. But I can't forgive this abysmal iPhone user interface. To be forced to scroll through those useless bubble images to find an artist is downright user-antagonistic! When I am looking at My Library, I can see a grand total of 4 artists or albums per screen. When I click an artist, I can only see the first two (2) of their albums because the top half of the screen is showing me a picture of the band it pulled from somewhere. I don't need pictures! Album covers are awesome when they are a foot square and made of real cardboard. They are decidedly not awesome when reduced to a postage stamp to fit on a 2" x 4" display. A simple text listing is all that is needed (think original iPod). It's faster and more elegant. Really hope someone is listening.
Issues
by 959Ren on 2019/03/02 15:02
This is really the only music app I use. I, personally, like how it works, but that's because I've been using it for years. It's not the same for a new user; the layout is easy to get confused with. I have had to deal with issues with deleting songs from my playlists. Trying to delete one song will delete the song one, two, sometimes even three songs above it. It comes and goes, but it's still a reoccurring problem that I've had for the longest time, and when it comes around, I often lose songs for good, because there's no way I could keep track of all 300 of them. And, though I have 300 songs, I may end up listening to some more than others because the Shuffle option isn't that great. Play Music is also pretty buggy-- the panels that come up for adding songs will sometimes jump across the screen. Speaking of, I do wish that there was an option to simply add a bunch of songs to a playlist all at once rather than one by one.
Awful
by trevboxe on 2018/12/12 03:00
I’ve been insanely loyal to google play music for a good deal of years now, always thought the expense was worth every penny. But since switching to an iPhone it’s been an absolute nightmare. Even though I’m set up for reoccurring payments it keeps switching me to a free based account and completely deleting everything I’ve downloaded from the past few years from my library with no discernible way to get any of it back. Renewing my subscription was a serious task as no matter what I’d do to update or search through the app, it gave 0 ways to let me pay for a subscription! I do not own a computer so had to get a friend to lend me theirs. After double checking it would be a reoccurring payment, it turned out the next month the same thing happened and I’m traveling abroad and so have 0 access to a computer. Not only that I can’t even purchase individual albums or songs. Before this the app glitched and refused to download any new music, while I still had my subscription. Definitely going to switch to a different streaming service, this is ridiculous.
Its great but..
by Maddysuperstar on 2018/09/19 02:03
So i just got this app, and i think its amazing! But (this problem also might be because i just started using it) when i play songs and i “favorite” them or whatever they go into a playlist (obviously) so i thought if i did that to all the songs i want to listen to later i could just do that, but the problem is I can’t. It won’t let me hit the play button and if i hit the song, this thing comes up saying something like “do u want to start a radio with songs related to (insert songs title here)” but it won’t let me listen to the song i want. Secondly, when i go to the search bar thing to search for a select song, they come up as “radios” and not the song itself. All i want is to be able to search and find the song i want, “favorite it” and listen to it later. Other then that, its a really good app I recommend it!
Mixed feelings...
by Samaira<3 on 2018/07/02 17:13
I love this app for my music. It’s the only one i use. However, there are so many bugs that it’s getting unbearable. First, when i try to delete a song from a playlist, it instead deletes one above it and leaves the one i tried to delete in the first place. Second, it tends to be somewhat slow and unresponsive at times, but that’s unclear if it’s the app’s fault or just my phone messing up. Third, opening and closing the app makes the music stop playing for several seconds. There are many more small issues with the app that aren’t as important to mention. The reason why i am writing this review in the first place is because i opened the app this morning to find over 2/3 of my entire saved library gone. The music that got removed is still available on the app itself, but is no longer in my library. I have no clue how this happened but i’m very upset that i now have to go through and download all of them again.
It’s good generally but it crashes a lot
by Aimalohi on 2019/01/30 05:45
1) This app isn’t attractive in the way that other music platforms are. 2) It can be confusing the use when you first start. It’s not a very user-friendly interface 3) IT CRASHES A LOT. If I play a song and leave the app, it stops for a while then picks up again and stays okay as long as I don’t open the app again. If I do, the app crashes totally. Occasionally (like today) the songs kept breaking briefly (for about a second to three seconds at a time). This app has been crashing for almost as long as I’ve been using it. I got a new phone and things were good for almost three months and recently (a week or so ago), I had to start using that work-around where I don’t open the app a second time to avoid crashing. I honestly much prefer the web player. It’s more attractive and doesn’t crash.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
This quality of this app has continually degraded as I have used it since 2016
by LordCorwin on 2018/09/09 19:48
As said in title, in 2016 when I first started using this app it was truly great. Since then it has slowly but surely been reduced to the form that that it is now. Extraordinarily obvious aspects of customer satisfaction have either never been implemented or have existed previously and somehow were removed. For example: when you look in your Recents tab, it doesn’t show the songs you last listened to (in the order you listened to them). It shows a random assortment of songs playlists and artists, some of which you may not have touched in the last year. Furthermore, they often don’t appear as search suggestions, even if it’s literally the song that was last entered in the search (say like 10 seconds ago). Additionally, as noted, features that did exist have disappeared. I used to be able to “Identify what’s playing” a la Shazam via the search field. That of course was too useful so it was removed. I’m very unhappy with the implementation of this software on this platform, and I certainly have stopped recommending it. There has been little to zero incentive presented in recent months to continue paying for this service when the existing iTunes software is clearly better equipped and whose functionality is generally superior.
Has potential
by DanielXDU on 2018/03/17 19:53
Honestly, you guys have the best algorithm for finding similar musicians and the ability to have radio stations based off a single song is pretty awesome, but come on guys you’re one of the largest tech companies in the world and you don’t updated your app in over 3 months. There’s more than enough bugs to warrant an update. For one, I can’t even stream from this app to my Chromecast audio. It just never works. Also for whatever reason half of my thumbs up playlist disappears mid-stream when I go from Wi-fi to LTE. I have feeling that this has to do with beef with Apple, but honestly that’s no excuse. I pay for a premium membership and seemingly simple problems like this should be fixed. Also an Apple TV app would be nice or at least have the ability to display album artwork when streaming would be appreciated.
Love the app, but...
by nadwodny on 2018/07/01 02:02
I love this app and have been paying the $10 for about 4 years now. I feel it’s the best app available and worth the money. Only issue I have is when I change music in playlist or radio, It keeps skipping songs and I have to go back 3-4 times because it keeps trying to skip until I get message prompting me to “try again” then it works. It gets annoying when I’m just surfing for something good. It’s not my service cuz I have full bars and internet and still a problem. I’m sure it has to do with buffering and streaming and not being downloaded but it does get old!! Other than that.. the app itself has all the music I need and want! I always suggest google play!
Love the app 2 bugs update
by LEELO64 on 2018/06/22 04:15
Love the app in general works well most the time, but many times when trying to play music of my phone to my google home group in the house, it will kick the BT connection off and not allow a connection, i have fixed this issue temp. By deleting the app and reinstalling, but it happens randomly, the other on is just a preference thing, all the YT thumbs up symbols are on the right and thumbs down is on the left except this app, and it throws me off, when i hit the TD button instead of TU. Also on the phone its much easier to click TU on the right considering u mostly have the phone held one handed. Thanks for all the other updates across all your platforms, The Goliath company has become one of my favorites, specially after the google Home, i have one is every room. Update: Had to bring it down to one star, as all my songs are Gone from my playlists. This is unacceptable for such a company as google.
Fine but multiple bugs
by amato024 on 2018/03/27 11:11
It’s a good music app! Can download for offline and all the yada-yada. But there are 3 things that annoy me: 1) Sometimes I’ll download a single from an album but then a little while later download the whole album. It doesn’t download the single(s) I already download and instead creates separate albums; 1 for the singles and 1) for the rest of the album. So I have the same album separated into 2 separate albums. 2) NEED to filter out the censored content. C’mon now! Nothing worse than listening to the censored version except maybe unknowingly downloading the censored version and being unable to fix it 3) This is perhaps the most annoying, but when I delete songs from a playlist, it won’t delete the song I swipe to delete. It will delete either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd song above the song I select. It completely baffles me
Not one I want.
by Fatbellygummybears on 2018/06/06 21:44
This app I deleted off my phone. I got this app so I could stream my music offline. I was going on a trip, the trip was about a two hour long ride. I downloaded the app to stream my music, and I searched up a song I liked. The problem was I went under all categories I could find and couldn’t fine my music. All I could find was radio stations. I found this app from my friend who owns a Samsung and already had this app on her phone. I own a IPhone 6+ and decided that I would try this app. It sounded good because my friend and I would listen to the music together. The music played fine and she had tons of music on there. That is why I downloaded it. I don’t have the app anymore. I am going to try the app again, but I’m sure it still won’t work. Still a great app for Samsung’s.
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by disavibrating on 2018/02/07 05:31
This app is my preferred method of streaming music but it is not elegant or refined at all. For example, album artwork does not fit the screen, it is zoomed for some reason when you’re playing a song from that album which just looks weird. There is a playlist of songs recently added to your library however no matter how many songs i’ve just added, the playlist never updates. Songs have randomly disappeared from my library. Some songs stop/start playing halfway through, others don’t play at all. I think some added features could be useful, such as the ability to look up lyrics. I have nothing to compare this app to because i’ve never used another streaming service but I’d say this could definitely be improved upon.
My all time favorite music player app
by lipbiter100 on 2018/08/13 15:58
I absolutely love this music player. I’ve been using it for years. It’s the only music player that I can put literally any song that I download on it. It can hold up to 50,000 songs, which is incredible because I have so many songs that I want to download but other music players just don’t hold more than 100. The only thing is I wish that the shuffler was better. I have so many songs on it, yet I still feel like it repeats songs over and over again. I’ve had some songs on the app for awhile that it has never played once and others that it has played like 10 times. The app overall is amazing. I just hope they can fix the shuffling problem.
Needs Some TLC
by Zombiekiller1984 on 2018/07/17 04:25
I am a huge fan of the product moreso than the app. Having all of this great music at your fingertips is a blessing and at times a curse (how many playlists can one person create???) I find the one standout thing that bothers me most about this app (because it happens SO frequently) is the constant crashing. Start adding an album to your library and the app lags, if a song is playing it starts skipping, then app freezes and you must close to reboot. If a song is playing and you go to the search, it will sometimes freeze up and crash. Please perfect this app, find what is causing it to crash so often and eliminate it. Google Play Music is such an awesome service, but it becomes an issue when the app won't let you play it without incident.
Music Always Stops Playing
by Kamorn123 on 2017/12/08 13:29
I want to like this app because of the features to have your own library plus access to streaming music that isn’t in your own collection. The problem is that many others have said already is the app CONSTANTLY stops playing music for no reason at all. This will happen regardless of what is going on. It can be a saved music file on your phone. It can be streaming when you have WiFi. It can happen all the time. And it does. This app is very glitchy and has scroll problems as well. The service itself is great and when using on a computer I have not experienced issues but this app is borderline useless unless you are ok with constantly hitting the pause/play button to try to get your music playing again. Crazy how Google can’t seem to get an app working that with a subscription costs $10 a month.
What happened?
by MikayD on 2017/11/04 19:41
Edit few versions later: And this app is still being stupid, like nothing seems to be going right still no album work, it’s mind blowing that there is no album work even offline. This app used to be great, can’t lie I’m thinking of making the switch to Apple Music,I wonder if there app will be better than googles Old review- Still no fix, even updated the iOS 11, Well the app seems to no longer work properly, I can deal with most bugs but this one bothers me like no other. So when playing songs offline there seems to be a issue with viewing the album art while offline, it shows up just with a gray background but when I kick on the wifi the art comes back, even tried restoring my iPod and bam its the same issues all over again. Must be the app, also the files are playing are all offline. Google get to together.
Duplicates
by yarnalt on 2018/03/06 16:36
My main gripe would be that duplicates of almost every album in my library appear. Sometimes in multiples of 5. This makes my library crazy unorganized. There are also many instances where complete albums are split into 2 albums. Fix these long standing issues and I may give you guys another try. ( update ) Here we are almost a year later and the duplicate album issue is still there. Why, and how can they not have fixed this by now? I’ve read on some Google Official help forums where mods want to place the blame on apple. If that’s the case then why isn’t this an issue with any other music app? I’ve tried them all. I’m using the app only because I have a large music library tied to it. I’m not happy about it at all though. My customer satisfaction level on the app itself is 0.
Problematic
by rtothejizzle on 2017/11/02 17:18
As of the current build, I cannot integrate the player with the built in controls on my iPhone. When I swipe up to control playback, my player is not available. Music will be playing, but I can not pause or skip. The same can be said for controlling playback on my headphones. This was not a problem with the previous build(s) I had installed. Dev Request: create a better way to report issues with the catalog. I had an instance where the names of the songs were correct, but the actual track played was incorrect. Feature request: create a way to do favorite album lists instead of having to add whole albums. Not sure how to articulate this, but it’d be nice to have a top 10 albums list to share.
UNACCEPTABLE
by Kylephilipharris on 2018/09/14 20:54
Google Play- I want to love you, but you need to be fixed. I have been a loyal user of Google Play Music since it’s inception (or whenever it swallowed Songza) I love the interface, but it’s incredibly buggy. I purchased a subscription hoping that this would eliminate the glitches from using the free ad version where the music wouldn’t start after an ad played etc. The straw that broke the camel’s back was a particular Geico ad that would not only stop the music, but send my phone into some weird zombie state where I would have to hold one of the side buttons to wake it up and then close the window Geico had conveniently opened up for me in Safari. Very, very annoying. Now that I’ve chosen to make Google my subscription based music streaming platform of choice, you’d think it would work more seamlessly, especially considering the heavy competition. I certainly didn’t face any issues like this with Apple Music and I am starting to regret my decision to switch over. Now, to my current gripe- this app can’t seem to stop glitching when I bring it up from the background to say, change the station, etc. Google should be able to deliver a seamless experience to paying users. Maybe they’re taking customers like me for granted.
I expected this to be less buggy
by Ceuriss on 2018/02/28 12:15
I love the fact that I can access my songs from anywhere with Google Play Music, however this is diminished by the fact that whenever I’m connected to Bluetooth or chromecast, skipping songs is a nightmare, even with a fast internet connection. The app stutters and randomly pauses my music and sometimes skips more than one song. Also, when changing songs, it temporarily stops playing audio to the Bluetooth device even though the song is definitely playing. These functions work normally when using headphones or just playing on the phones built in speaker. So, overall, a useful app, but needs some fine tuning in Bluetooth, skipping, and smooth playback.
Really annoying bug
by BionicBicycle on 2018/07/22 16:11
So the app works fine. I love the google play service. Had it for years. But with this most recent I’ve noticed an incredibly annoying bug. Whenever I’m trying to edit the queue to shift songs around, the app crashes. And sometimes if I try to add something to my queue via the “play next” feature, mainly with radios, it’ll add the song to the queue, but it won’t be next. It’ll add it to the top of the queue. Which means the song won’t play in the radio. Also it won’t let me move when I try to edit the queue because it’ll crash if I do. Please fix this. It’s my favorite music app and this kinda makes it annoying to use.
Apple CarPlay is buggy
by Joker54974 on 2018/04/24 02:22
Google play music is great as an app by itself. The radio station and playlist has some of the best recommendations. Compared to Its competitors this really lacks with Apple Car Play. If you hear a song you like you can’t thumbs up or add it to your library through Apple Car Play. Also, the Car Play is very buggy it freezes on almost every trip. The music still plays but I’ll usually have to force close the app on my phone and restart for it to show on Car Play. Sometimes even restarting the app doesn’t work so just have to deal with no Car Play. If Car Play worked as intended, and have better user functionality to add music to the library this would be 5 Stars.
Google Pause Music
by Italodorazio on 2018/06/28 22:10
They should call it Google Pause. Unfortunately this music app has a lot of finicky bugs—never syncs properly with Microsoft Sync in the car; almost always crashes now when playing a song and the app is opened to either change the song or ‘like’ or ‘unlike’ a song. If you’re using Google Maps in tandem with the music app (like a road trip), the two hate each other and LTE will become bogged down trying to stream data to the two, resulting in either a phone crash or app crash, or both. Too many issues to actually enjoy listening to melodies. The biggest issue faced is the music freezing every time you open the app, switch to a different app, or are entertaining guests.
Frustrating
by KAM019 on 2019/03/05 19:05
There's a lot I love about Google Music: I love the organization, stations, "playing near you" feature, etc., but none of that matters much with the fact that hundreds of songs disappear daily from my Thumbs Up library. I'm pretty serious about my music and I've been cultivating this list for a few years, so to have it drain away every time I open the app is disheartening to say the least. To be fair, if I uninstall and reinstall the app, all my music comes back, so it hasn't completely disappeared into the ether (whew!), but who honestly has the time/inclination to go through all that every time they want to hear some music? I'd recommend finding another app. Everything about this one is great, but this is a big enough problem to take your business elsewhere.
Could make some improvements
by Redge R on 2018/04/03 04:11
First off I love the variety of radio stations available. This app probably has the most sub-genres compared to other apps. Audio quality is also very good. I would love to be able to download single songs and not entire albums. Sure, I could make a playlist and download it later. But I feel like that's an unnecessary extra step or two. Why not just have the download option available for each track like most other apps offer? Unfortunately, this one lacking feature is enough for me to unsubscribe to the paid service. If they offer this in the future, I might come back to this app
Used to be a good app, but now contains bug after bug
by carosnyd on 2018/08/08 04:06
This app has great aesthetics, is really easy to navigate, and has all the music you want. However, if I try and skip more than two songs, the icon on my lock screen disappears, and I have to unlock my phone and open the app, click “try again” and then skip the song. Terribly inconvenient. If someone else is sharing your account, aka you’re using more than one of your allowed 6 devices, then the app will pause and give an error message. Imagine losing music in the middle of your workout just because your family member wanted to hear some Lil Uzi. Very frustrating.
Please Fix This App
by Lechuzita on 2018/05/02 19:36
For some reason my library is refusing to sync across my devices. I've tried everything only to find that my libraries on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop are all different from one another. Why? That doesn't make any sense. A lot of music also keeps getting removed from my libraries for no reason. I'll add music from a particular artist via the Play Music's catalog, only to find all their songs removed from my library the next time I open the app or site. They're still available, they're just no longer in my library for whatever reason. And why does uploading previously owned music result in Play Music deleting your entire library except for the uploaded content? I wanted to expand my library, not replace the entire thing
Has Bugs
by josie.delp on 2017/12/07 00:48
I’ve had this app for a while and I am just now having bug problems. When I go to add songs to my library, instead of adding them to the top of the playlist, it adds them onto the bottom. I tried making a new playlist and I cooperated for a bit, and then did the same as before. I also tried to delete a song off of a playlist because I had it on there twice, and it won’t let me delete either. I have also tried moving songs around on the playlist, and they never stay in the spot that I put them in. I used to love this app but now I’m looking into other ones.
Creates the best mixes!
by Tigershark72005 on 2018/11/02 21:09
Ugh google play music makes the best random playlists! They are literally FIRE! Pick any song you want to listen to and on the right hand side click and look for “start insta mix.” From your entire music collection, google will find the best songs that are most similar to the song you’ve chosen and create a random playlist for you to listen to. No other music app does it. It’s google play’s best feature. It has the best algorithm for pairing similar songs from any other music app!
Needs to be updated.
by One&Only Mareeya on 2018/04/07 18:05
I've had this app for about 5 years now. It works pretty well but I noticed about a year ago that I couldn't find my recently added music (which is how I would listen to my new favorite songs). That was one of my favorite features of the app and now (unless I add it to a playlist) I cannot find the songs I just added to my library...It's very annoying, I've actually considered cancelling my subscription because of it. This app has not been updated since I first download it back in 2013....Maybe bug fixes but that's it. I would like to see a difference in the app....please update it!!!
Disappearing songs??
by hooman 2.0 on 2018/09/26 19:58
This rarely happened before but now it’s happening more frequently. I would just be listening to music and suddenly almost all of my songs in my “thumbs up” or other playlists disappear, only leaving several songs in there. I would try and restart my phone or refresh the app but it doesn’t work, so the only option I have is to continuously deleting the app and redownloding it. The songs do come back but I’d have to redownload all of the songs again to listen to them offline. My internet is perfectly fine and it also happens when I’m using data.
Good but needs fixing.
by Mr McSlime on 2018/05/08 15:57
I love this app because it offers a lot of music and features for an awesome price, but there is a bug that has never seemed to be fixed and it has to do with playlists. Whenever I make a playlist and organize it, after I click done and wait a few minutes, it will move certain songs to other parts of the playlist where I don’t want them. This may not bother everyone but it bothers me because I’m very organized and I can’t keep my playlists organized because they always change somehow.
Poor performance and lacking in feature
by LT_Chancho on 2018/08/21 02:18
Problem: I’ve been trying to add songs that I like, but doing searches quickly while having music playing causes the app to slow down considerably and eventually crash. Feature wishlist: 1. Ability to follow artists - receive updates on new songs and view shared playlist. 2. Have an option on the artist profile page to view a list of all of the artist’s songs instead of just their top songs. Songs can be filtered by name, album, etc. It doesn’t make sense to click in and out of multiple albums to view all of an artist’s songs. 3. Improve search results. I appreciate it when you start typing and you’re given options in a drop down that matches what you are entering or provides the closest value to what you entered. For example, I typed in “Water Park Glimpses,” and got nothing until I clicked enter. It feels like with Google’s tech in search their music app should be able to provide accurate/similar results when searching for artists and music.
Great App But Only One Problem
by Costaki on 2018/03/27 22:44
Love the app and have been using for over a year or maybe two now, but lately i have been running into this problem that when i want to delete something out of a playlist it deletes the song that is one or two above it. This frustrates me because then i have to figure out how to get the song deleted that i actually wanted to delete and add the new song back and on top of that remembering what song i deleted out of the many in my playlist l. If this bug is fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks You.
Good but easily could be great
by Boknows89036 on 2018/02/17 18:09
I’ve always used google music and never had a problem with it, but there are a few things that could be updated. For instance, when making a playlist you can add all the songs you want, but you’re not able to remove songs. Sometimes I’ll make a playlist then decide I don’t want a song on there but instead of removing it I would have to make a whole new playlist. Also, when on shuffle mode I’ve noticed songs will repeat even thought the entire playlist has not been played through. Other than that everything else is great
Would get 5 stars if glitches were fixed
by WateredKirby on 2018/02/08 16:11
As many other reviews say, there is annoying glitches. For me, song audio stops playing even though it shows the song is still playing. It will do it when I’m downloading an album or if I enter the app. So I have to pause the downloads and play it again. If you wanted to start an album over from the end to the beginning, the first song will start but skip to almost the end and play. But the music selection is amazing. Layout is easy to use. Another thing is already downloading albums will show being re-downloaded. Sometimes clean and explicit version of albums will splice together forming double tracks. Great app but a lot of weird issues
Really great, but one major bug
by Akshay95014 on 2018/01/19 03:53
I’ve been using Google Play Music for a few years now, and I use it through the website on my computer and through the app on my iPhone. It used to work perfectly but now, if i “thumbs up” a song on the browser, it shows up on the Thumbs Up playlist on the website but it does not show up on my iPhone’s Thumbs Up playlist, and vice versa. I’ve tried manually refreshing my app through the settings panel, but this has no effect. Usually a few weeks after I’ve added a song to my library or given it a thumbs up, it finally shows up on my iPhone app.
Love google play music, app is only okay though
by SarahSmiles22 on 2017/10/09 04:49
I love google play music, it is a great system to listen to music from. But the app is only okay. It doesn’t connect with the music you put on if you are using it online. So your playlists are different for example from the app to opening it online. And then my music is always stopping even though it says that it is playing, so I have to go back and press pause then play again. Usually happens when I reopen the app or unlocking my phone. It is very annoying. Also, it is hard to search for music and go back to the music list you had open.
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