*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
*Ad-free, uninterrupted listening
*On-demand access to over 40 million songs
*YouTube Music Premium membership at no additional cost (where available)
*The family plan, where up to six family members get Google Play Music for one low price (where available)
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Love, love, love!!
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!!
Great for discovering new music, ad and playing issues
Overall I think Google Music is the best judicial app due to the playlist quality (I used to love Songza back in the day, which was acquired by Google Play Music). So the music is great, but now, there are 2 issues : 1. The ads don’t auto play, so a playlist will stop playing for an ad, the ad doesn’t load, but when you click play or pause the ad is frozen. The user then needs to close out the app and reopen, only for this to happen again next time an ad block comes on. 2. You can’t contact support directly regarding issues. They don’t seem to provide a place to contact support for any other issues besides the ones already identified in their menu.
App works well, but CarPlay doesn’t...
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 :).