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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone

Editors' Review

Google Play Music for Android matches up well with other music services, offering free and paid access to playlists, radio stations, podcasts, albums, and tracks.


Personalized service: When you start, head to Settings and tap Improve Your Recommendations to help Google Play Music tailor its curated radio stations and musical choices to your liking.

Curated playlists and stations: Based on time of day, your location (if you've turned on Google Location History), and your listening preferences, Google Play Music will display collections of personalized playlists and radio stations. During weekday mornings, for example, the service might display cafe music, exercise songs, or music appropriate for an office. If you sign up for the ad-based free version, you can skip a handful of songs an hour. With a paid subscription ($9.99 per month), you get unlimited skips in an ad-free music stream and access to YouTube Red.

Music shop: The music service displays top charts, new releases, and albums and songs it anticipates you will be interested in. If you have a paid subscription, you can stream songs from Google's catalog. (And if you use the Sound Search for Google Play widget, you can identify music you hear and then find it in the Play Store.)

Podcasts: Play Music organizes podcasts by popularity and by category. To help you uncover new podcasts, it presents contextual playlists based on activities or time of day, just as it does with music playlists.

Upload your own music: Google provides a music-uploading utility that can transfer as many as 50,000 songs from your computer to the Google Play music cloud, which you can then stream to any device. With a paid subscription, you can download albums, playlists, and radio stations to mobile devices.


Lacks community: Google's music service is largely missing community features, such as the ability to follow a friend's activity and follow artists.

Sharing is limited: With an individual plan, you can share music with others, but they see only a preview of a song. A $14.99 per month family plan lets you share music among five members.

Bottom Line

Google's Play Music app for Android gives you access to streamed playlists, podcasts, and your own music. While the service's curated playlists (coming from Google's Songza purchase) are especially appealing, its lack of community can be a source of frustration.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.3.4313-1.M.3679657
v7. 3. 4313-1. M. Bug fixes.
Publisher Google
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 7.3.4313-1.M.3679657
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.78MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 81,530
Downloads Last Week 645
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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