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Bring Google Play Music Cloud Streaming to Third-Party Music Players

Bring Google Play Music Cloud Streaming to Third-Party Music Players

Storing your music library in the Google Play Music cloud is incredibly convenient. Not only does this allow you to access your music from any web-connected computer, but doing so also lets you free up valuable storage space on your device. However, accessing the Google Play Music Cloud Streaming always meant using the official Google Play Music app or webapp—until now.

You can now access the Google Play Music cloud from nearly any third-party Android music player. Sourcery, you say? Not if you have a rooted device and are running GMusicFS by XDA Senior Member bubbleguuum. GMusicFS works by mounting the Play Music cloud as a FUSE filesystem. And because of this, the music stored on Google’s cloud appears like any standard file that can be played.

Unfortunately, this won’t exactly work on every device, every ROM, or every aftermarket media player. For starters, you need to be on a rooted device running Android 4.0+ on an ARM CPU. You also need to have SuperSU or Superuser installed, as well as a compatible music player. So far, Poweramp, Winamp, PlayerPro, and N7player are verified working. However, other players such as Deadbeef and XenoAmp won’t work with GMusicFS.

If you’ve wanted to access the Google Play Music cloud without using the official Google Play Music app, head over to the original thread and give this a shot.

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