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*Radio based on songs, artists and albums, plus thousands of playlists hand-crafted by music experts (free in the US 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.
- "Playing Near You" section on the Home screen that recommends artists with upcoming concerts near you
Ratings and Reviews
Appalling user interface
Come on Google you can do better than this. This app has an awful user interface. For instance if I open a single album from an artist on the IPad in landscape mode then I get to see two tracks from the album. Half the screen has a picture of the band (provided by Google - when that works) and is completely useless). Each of the two tracks I see takes as much space as 3 or 4 lines of text. Surely on an album display what you actually want to see is a list of all the tracks. Naturally you may need to scroll down sometimes but not for every album surely?
In addition the app is often extremely slow and crashes out frequently. I know I have 15,000 songs in my library but it should work better than that.
Please change the whole look and feel for a better review.
Sometimes glitchy and no Apple Watch app. I’m switching to Apple Music
I have been using Google Play Music for a few years now. The choice of music amongst all services is good enough for me. I stuck with Google Play as I have subscribed to other services. I have been waiting (for years) for a Play Music Apple Watch app that I can download music onto so I don’t need my phone. I’ve been waiting too long now. I’m reluctantly switching to Apple Music.
The Play Music iPhone app has got more buggy over the years. In the UK we have missing feature compared to the US. The Aug playlists are repetitive and slow to update. They have taken away some Top X Playlists from us too. SaaS should continually improve, not degrade.
This app used to work so well. Yes the app is a bit ugly and in need of a decent refresh, but it worked!
But in the last few weeks it’s got almost impossible to use. Music cuts off multiple times during songs, whether streaming or downloaded. An album says it’s downloaded, but actually hasn’t. You switch from another app, and the music stops. You switch back to this app, wait for a few seconds while it unfreezes the pause/play button, click play and then it freezes again when you switch to the app you were using. Some apps are unusable if you want to listen to music.
You also have problems where downloaded songs show up multiple times in albums or albums are missing songs. And that won’t change no matter how many times you delete the album or song and re-download.
I’ve tried sending feedback through the app but either no one’s home or they just don’t care about the iOS app.
So in summary, avoid unless you like a buggy app and the frustration of constantly stopping songs. (And yes, the app stopped playing music while I wrote this review).
- Google LLC
- 103.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- © Google Inc.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.