Google Play Music

Google, Inc.

Music Entertainment
This version of the app is not recommended   
Current Version (2858)
All time (16915)
App last updated Dec 14, 2017
New in version 3.38.1007

- Bug fixes


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 with YouTube Red (where available).

Free features:
*Radio based on songs, artists, and albums, plus thousands of playlists hand-crafted by music experts (free in 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 Red membership at no additional cost, with ad-free YouTube and more (where available)
*The family plan, where up to six family members get Google Play Music for one low price (where available)

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Sluggish but overall a great app
zmarino3487 on 2/17/2018
Please fix the sluggishness of this app and put an equalizer feature and this would become everyone’s favorite app
YouTube Red included
HandyGeek on 2/16/2018
This subscription works everywhere on nearly any device, and Google gives the YouTube Red value add. Very much worth the money.
Dumb app
thakiid.a_ on 2/16/2018
This app do not give you back all of your old music it’s restarted stupid dumb fat and stupid pig stupid I’m not speaking English ik that but tbh I really hate this app
Can’t cast to Chromecast Anymore
Chairman0Wang on 2/16/2018
Oddly this app just crashed on the chromecast now. YouTube works fine so I’m not sure what’s going on with this.
Nyaaa5373828282 on 2/15/2018
it’s great , feet quality
The best
meriko4 on 2/15/2018
It works
ipopovych on 2/14/2018
In general the service is good, but this IOS app is not beautiful, uncomfortable and just bad. Also, I wish auto recommendations would be better. It always shows the same music, moreover, I don't like this music.
No matter what I do I can’t get my podcast to show up
Createfully on 2/14/2018
I’ve tried clearing cache I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling I tried refreshing there’s no thing that I can do to get the podcast show up
Needs cc number to upload music
Esoomynona on 2/13/2018
Not integrated with google drive for some reason. If you want to upload your own music, you have to install an uploader to your desktop. Ok no big deal. Then get this.. I have to enter a credit card number, to upload files I already own? Lol no. I know it’s not a scam but no. I don’t care if it’s to confirm region or whatever the excuse, you don’t need my credit info when I haven’t purchased anything. What a joke.
Great that it comes with YouTube Red but...
Muffsmasher on 2/13/2018
It is buggy (on iOS) and has been for almost 2 years. Over Bluetooth in the car if it doesn’t have perfect cell connection it’ll freeze on a song occasionally if the phone isn’t unlocked and on the app. The overall performance and ease of use is awful relative to other apps. Scrolling is a chore and I’m not going to admit to trying to find a song/playlist while driving but I’m sure people do and as dangerous as that is already, it’s made more so by having to stare at the phone to make sure the banner at the top didn’t suddenly shrink when you’re about to select something you want.
skoobytaco on 2/13/2018
They have Everything!!!
Issue with Google Home Mini
Fruitcake doll on 2/13/2018
This app works great on its own but when I try to pair my iPhone to the mini and play music, not only does it not play what I’m pressing in app, but it also deletes my thumbs up from the app itself and refuses to stream any music from that playlist. It’s very confusing because you’d assume that it would be able to work with their own product. Normally I’d give this app a 5 Star but I’m less than impressed with you google on this one.
Extremely buggy
KoolDee149 on 2/13/2018
Google play music is a great service especially with the YouTube red included. But the iOS music app is just so buggy. For starters there’s many things that the iOS app is lacking from the android app. 2 majors things that set it apart from the android app is, 1. to look up songs with your mic like Shazam and 2. to edit playlists names or add a description. Second it seems like the app like to remove songs from both my library and thumbs up. Hopefully this can be fixed.
Broke casting
Ishbu21 on 2/13/2018
The latest version broke casting from my iPhone 7 to my google Home / Home mini . Booooooo
Saved playlists.
dirtyganondorf on 2/12/2018
Won’t work
Umm hi and goodbye on 2/12/2018
I love this app but I tried listening to my playlist last night and it wouldn’t play. It said I had to “subscribe”. I am already paying for my music but it says I’m not. I don’t know how to fix this??
Awful and buggy app
Cryptic Joker on 2/11/2018
Been trying to get away from spotify and trying different services that have an ios app. Ran this one for a month and on the PC/Mac its great but on IOS it falls short and really really short. Songs randomly stop playing for no reason at all on wifi and on cellular. If a call is accepted the native ios stored songs play and the app itself stops working. Garbage app and my service has been canceled. Unfortunately back to spotify yet again.
Okay Reviews on 2/11/2018
It won’t let me buy a subscription.
Doesn't work without wifi
Dixiemal on 2/11/2018
This is a great app but I wish that it would work when my iPod doesn't have wifi like when I'm heading to the beach.
simple jeff on 2/11/2018
It’s awesome
It can be annoying
The Epic Pug on 2/10/2018
Google play music is fundamentally a good service. The access to knowledge that Google has accumulated over the years is executed in a way that is fantastic in this app. The issue is in the way that this app runs at times. SoundCloud easily connects to my Google home every time; however, Google play music often fails to connect. That is a problem. Furthermore, the app isn't as stable as Spotify or Apple music. Though Google play isn't "poorly designed," it is certainly a far cry from the beautiful utopia of hardware and software that Google has begun to campaign under throughout the last couple of years.
Gave up
A902450928543 on 2/10/2018
No longer worth the money. Using another service now. The main issue was albums randomly duplicating, albums not being synced between devices properly and even history and favorites not syncing. Glitchy, buggy, freezy, stops playing when phone locked, duplicate albums. Ugh TLDR AVOID
No added value
Ivan Miro on 2/10/2018
After starting with Songza premium, I stuck it out with Google Play and have found that since Google's acquisition, they have done little to nothing to improve the Play Music experience. Aside from a couple of early bug fixes, and new bugs that have not been addressed, I am not finding them to keep up with the music selection or any features. Compared to Spotify, I simply so no value add for this service which costs the same amount. I can't even effectively share links to songs with my friends, so my point is - what's the point? No competitive edge whatsoever.
RiriHeartMe on 2/9/2018
I only use this because i was a part of the family plan. Terrible interface, usually crash. If you are looking for a proper music app with smoother experience, get Spotify or Apple music, seriously.
I used to love play music
ZdotErik on 2/9/2018
I honestly use to rave about Goole play music but it's so clunky and always seems to crash or take way to long to start up. I'm using this app on an iPhone 8 plus and I would think the app would run smoothly but it barely does most things without crashing. Please don't make have to change to Apple music. There are major issues with this app. It's unstable, its slow, and clunky. Hopefully you guys take this feedback into consideration.
Would get 5 stars if glitches were fixed
WateredKirby on 2/8/2018
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
This is great
sonicbattle on 2/7/2018
I got this app like 5 hours go and I love it it’s perfect
Almost Awesome
MsThoughtful1 on 2/6/2018
I have an Android and an Apple phone and the one thing I severely miss when switching between devices is I don’t see a “play next” option for songs when editing a playlist. The Android Google Play is a five star app. I hope this one can update to be par before I figure out how to use iTunes.
disavibrating on 2/6/2018
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.
Bryceeeeyboy on 2/6/2018
App won’t connect to any of my Chromecast’s.
Slow. Eventually crashes on iPad mini 2
Limmerguy on 2/6/2018
Scrolling a playlist or album with 20+ songs crashes my iPad mini 2. Terribly, terribly buggy app.
Esto es mala app
Tonta apo on 2/5/2018
Todo no sirve en esta tonta app te pide todo
Where are podcasts???
transfigure on 2/5/2018
I finally checked out podcasts on my desktop and wanted to continue listening on my drive home. But podcasts are missing from the app. Come on, Google!
Scottie McNaughty on 2/5/2018
This app worked great for a couple years. I have the paid version... But awhile ago it started getting choppy, lagged & shuts down a lot... A couple updates later it's STILL the same... On my Galaxy s8 (far superior to iPhone) the app works great. WHY did it go to crap on iPhone?!? It only gets updated on android now... WILL CHANGE TO 5 STARS if issues are fixed
Original recordings?
speaktruth59 on 2/5/2018
Is it just me, or do some of these songs sound like they’re alternate recordings? Why aren’t the original versions being played on some of these songs?
Same thing as Pandora
Tell me the truth gurl on 2/4/2018
If you like Pandora then get this app. But I doesn't give you the song you want just similar songs like it and need wifi always. And no download, Adds play in the middle of your song 😡
Daja_Boo on 2/4/2018
I like using the app but when I’m listening to music, it skips
Please fix me
Firedeveloper on 2/4/2018
Virtually unusable on my original iPad Air with current iOS. Crashes repeatedly, whenever navigating to a particular piece.
I enjoy the service
Juggalo2k6 on 2/4/2018
I use this app quite frequently in the car to access my music on the go. I also enjoy listening to podcasts as well, but since I switched from Android to IOS I noticed that the IOS version lacks the ability to access podcasts. Maybe it does and I just haven’t found it? I would like to see podcast availability with this app.
To the dev team
HenryO1234 on 2/4/2018
If I open up an artist or album and select repeat, I want to iterate only through the selected album. We do not want to have to tinker around with queues. Please fix this. Thank you.
Come On Google. You Are Better Than This!
RonP1979 on 2/3/2018
I really do enjoy this app. The only thing that bothers me is the vast amount of bugs that are going on in it at this time for some reason. It constantly crashes periodically after a few songs play, plus it freezes a lot, and sometimes the sound even goes in and out. This app used to not have so many of these problems. Come on Google! You are much better than this. There are so many others complaining about the same problems on this update version. Please listen to your customers and give us an update that will fix these bugs! You have lots of competition such as Apple Music and Amazon Music. This would be an excellent app if it wasn’t for all of these bugs!
Spam filled nonsense
Kirchnrd on 2/3/2018
When choosing downloads only there are two albums showing that are NOT downloaded, and they are also not songs I purchased or even listened to. So it is spam they expect me to look past making it a depressing experience.
App needs update. Skips horribly!!!
Navguy73 on 2/3/2018
I’ve used Google Play got quite a few years, and currently it’s the worse it’s ever been. It constantly stops playing or skips. It’s like having a scratched cd In the 90’s all over again. At first I thought it may have been the Bluetooth connection in my car but that’s not the case. I’m having the same problem In my other car which is a 2018. I hope this issue can be fixed soon.
Not working!
Good-d on 2/2/2018
This app was wonderful until it stopped pairing with my google home.
Needs Work
hags12 on 2/2/2018
I understand it would be lofty to ask Google to put a little more time into their iOS app...But please Google! Make this app better. On old phones it's absolutely abysmal; and even on newer devices it struggles, crashes, bugs out, and is overall a borderline unusable music client in iOS. I wish there was a 3rd party alternative like RadiantPlayer for Mac OS. I've only been sticking around because GPM has all my music from the past, and bc my subscription is so cheap. Would love some new dedication to the iOS app. Just my two cents.
Another Service I Like
davidreview on 2/2/2018
The reason I enjoy this started years ago when this first came out. Before it was a streaming service. The ability to upload thousands of songs for free that came from CD’s or other sources over many years. That allowed me to stream all that music for free without installing and taking up all my storage. Then when the monthly service started I jumped on the service. The family plan was another. Although Apple had the better deal first for a family deal what it didn’t have or offer was a huge perk for using that service. Paying for Google Music allows me to get ad-free YouTube. Not just for me but for my entire family since I get the family plan. Perfect? No, but the pros outweigh the cons for us.
Thanks Google!
StBueno29 on 2/1/2018
Hold’s all my music I’ve been storing since I was a kid. Always available and always working!
Trying to love it
Darn :( on 2/1/2018
I switched over because youtube red is included with no extra cost. Ad free Youtube is fantastic but this music app is horrid. The UI is so clunky. It’s slow with weird glitches. I can’t even go back when I’m in a playlist sometimes. Everything is hard to see. The songs load very slow causing me to skip two songs by accident most of the time. Even adding a song that I purchased from iTunes is a whole ordeal. Spotify had great playlists put together by their team. Without that, I’m having a hard time discovering new music quickly. I’m really missing my old music app which is a shame because I wanted this to work. I’ll give this another month but if I can’t work with this I’m going back.
ur girl Laylay on 2/1/2018
I love this so much
Stormhound24 on 2/1/2018
In my opinion better than Apple Music because I get a subscription for this free because I have YouTube Red
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Music
  • Released: Nov 15, 2013
  • Current Version Released: Dec 14, 2017
  • Version: 3.38.1007
  • Size: 84.1 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 12+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Catalan; Valencian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;
  • Parental Advisory: Suggestive Themes; Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References; Mild Sexual Content and Nudity; Mild Profanity or Crude Humor;