GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC Posts on XDA

Google Play Music Adds an Option to Stop Automatic Playback

There are times in which you connect a Bluetooth device to your smartphone or tablet and find out that Google Play Music, Pandora, or Soundcloud automatically starts music playback. This can be annoying for some people so we wrote up a method using ADB or Tasker that would let you disable this automatic playback feature...

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge in the Future

Google is such a huge company and each service/product is run by a different team of people, so it can become difficult to keep things synced together and inline with each other. We see this quite often when application updates including new features get pushed to iOS before they arrive in the Play Store for...

Google Play Music Now Lets You Play Songs and Albums Directly from Search Results

Google Play Music's collection of songs grows with every passing day, and while this is great for music-lovers, it can also make finding the exact song you want fairly difficult at times. Thanks to a new server-side update that's being pushed out to the Google Play Music app on Android, songs and albums will now be...

New Release Radio on Google Play Music is Now Available for Everyone

Google has officially announced that New Release Radio is now available to all users of Google Play Music. If New Release Radio sounds familiar to you, that's because it was first introduced as an exclusive feature to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Samsung's partnership with Google to bring exclusive Play Music features to the S8 lineup was...

Google Home Will Now Play Music You’ve Purchased or Uploaded to Google Play Music

Starting today, you can now play music on your Google Home that you've either uploaded or purchased through Google Play Music. This is something that's been noticeably absent from Google Home since its release last October, but a Google support representative has finally confirmed that this feature is now making its way to all Home...

Samsung Chooses Google Play Music as the Default Music Player for its 2017 Devices

Samsung has a long history of duplicating applications and services which are already offered by either AOSP or a proprietary service from Google. Some OEMs have chosen to embrace the fully-featured applications and services that Google offers (like we saw with the HTC 10), but then some OEMs like Samsung have chosen to be as...

How to Add Media Playback Controls to the Nav Bar when Playing Music

Ever since Google first introduced the concept of software navigation keys to Android, users have been asking for a way to customize what keys are available to users. Although custom ROMs have offered this level of customization for years, it's only in the first Android O Developer Preview do we find an official method from...

How to Enable Media Playback Nav Bar Controls in Android O when Playing Music

The Android O Developer Preview has only been out for a week, but we're quickly discovering more and more potential uses for all of the new features. One of the features we've been most excited about is the new navigation bar customizer found in System UI Tuner. On initial inspection, Google's implementation seems quite barebone. While...

Enjoy Music Visualization on Every Screen with MUVIZ Nav Bar Audio Visualizer

Listening to your tunes while using your phone is a fairly common way to use your device. Unfortunately, if you want to listen to your music and see a visual representation of the audio playback, you would usually have to remain within the music app. That can be a bummer since it means you can't enjoy...

Google Play Music Launched in India

Earlier, we reported on Google announcing YouTube Go for the data-conscious Indian consumer. Now, Google has brought something for the data-happy customer in India: Google Play Music. The Google Play Music service has finally been launched in India, although there has been no official announcement blog post to this effect. But since the service is now live,...

Google Play Store Version 6.8 Hints at Sharing Music Purchases on a Family Plan, Improved Data Pre-Loading

Google Play Store Version 6.8 is now rolling out with hints suggesting a possible upcoming change within the Google Play Music Family Plan. Currently, subscribers to the Play Music Family Plan are unable to share individual purchases among family members, as noted in the help page: Each family member will still have separate Google Accounts, playlists,...

Podcasts are now Available in Google Play Music

It's not secret that Google has been working on incorporating podcasts into Google Play Music. After all, they did announce the service back in October of 2015, however, it was restricted to users uploading their podcasts. A rather smart move, at the time, as it gave content creators several months to fill the new marketplace with...