Google Play Music varies-with-device

Free streaming music player and organizer to discover new songs and videos

  • Category:

    Finance

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 10

  • Also available for:

    Android

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    9.0 (6)

Google Play Music is a handy app that turns your computer into a streaming device. The app gives you access to a variety of free music that covers all popular genres.

Available as both a free app and a premium app, the free version comes with pop up ads that can be quite frustrating at times. Those ads frequently pop up after one song stops and before the next starts. You'll also notice ads each time you load the app. Most users won't have a problem viewing them though because they can then listen to millions of songs.

While other streaming apps limit the songs you can listen to, Google Play Music lets you search for any band or artist. You can create playlists of some of your favorite songs and listen to open and public channels. Though you might not find all the songs you love, you'll find songs from popular and lesser-known artists available.

Depending on how much experience you have with music streaming apps, you'll either find this one confusing or easy to use. The homepage shows you a few options such as songs that are perfect for listening to you as you workout at the gym and songs that will make you laugh and smile. You can also scroll down to view the most recent activity. This feature shows you both the songs and lists that users listened to most recently and the newest songs added to the app.

Another reason to like this app is because Google integrated it with YouTube. Have you ever listened to a song and wondered what the video looked like? With this app, you can now listen to that song and watch the YouTube video at the same time. It gives you the option of looking for different videos without opening YouTube too. The only downside is that you'll have a difficult time finding videos through the app that aren't music related.

As long as you have a Google account, you can use this app on any device and link your accounts. If you listen to one specific playlist on your phone, you can easily access that same playlist on your computer or tablet later. Google Play Music will eventually learn what you like and recommend tracks for you too. This can help you hear new music and find out about artists you never heard of before.

Google is one of the newest faces to hit the music streaming market. For fans of free music and music videos, Google Play Music is a must-have.

Pros:

  • Gives you access to millions of songs
  • Features bright colors that will catch your eye
  • Can save information to your Google account
  • Works with YouTube and other popular apps
  • Completely free to use

Cons:

  • Does not offer much other than just music
  • May not have songs from all artists available
  • Loaded with pop up ads

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