New update 2/5
This new update, has to be the worst that apple has provided. If I leave the app, and go back, the music will stop. It's annoying.... Also, how tf did you know I was gonna say that?! I’m scared af... dude seriously. You guys should not be into peoples lives like that, nor should you be listening to us. Idc, how much you say “this is provided through extensive surveys” or “a social experiment” I just hope you fix the problem....
You know what would be nice... 3/5
It would be nice if there was an app for the watch to be able to stream music through the watch.
Music Widget iOS 11 Issue 1/5
After I skip like 5 songs, the music Widget on the lock screen goes away. Not sure if it is because my phone was in do not disturb drive mode or not but it's annoying. I pay $10 a month so I expect it not to treat me like I am a free Pandora customer basically saying I've ran out of skips. Plus, this basically makes the do not disturb drive mode useless cause I then have to say "I'm Not Driving" to get into my phone to continue skipping songs.
Keeps getting worse! 1/5
I had a complaint about the app crashing a lot and it still does that after the update. Now a new problem has come. Whenever I unlock my phone, or open the app while music is playing the music stops. It doesn’t pause it just stops. This is incredibly frustrating. Please fix.
Still Waiting on a Fix 1/5
Whenever I open the app it pauses my music, whenever I close the app it pauses my music. When deleting music from a playlist it deletes the song above the one I selected. I’ve been waiting for months for a fix, not too happy as a paid subscriber.
Very buggy 1/5
By Vivid photo man
Keeps crashing or freezing or stopping my music since iOS 11 getting really annoyed especially since I pay for unlimited
Boring UI, and very buggy 1/5
I’ll admit I don’t have much experience with Apple Music, Google Play Music’s main competitor in my opinion, but I’m currently subscribed to 3 other major streaming services. Google Play All Access is my least favorite to use. It remains my main service still since it has the largest library of the ones I use, and is the most functional, and I’ll never get rid of YouTube Red, but Google could learn a thing or two from Amazon Music Unlimited. First and foremost, Play Music needs to make sure their app works with the latest and greatest. Currently this app has major bugs on iOS 11 on iPhone 8/8Plus. I like that it has auto playlists, and that you can download them for offline listening. Some of the bugs I’m referring to above are that the app randomly stops playing even though it shows it’s not paused, the song will freeze, and you have to pause and play it to get it to continue playing. The settings resets itself randomly for things like stream and download quality. When skipping to the next song in the middle of a song, it will start playing the new song from the same time stamp as the song previously skipped. All of these things happen frequently, making them non ignorable. Until they are fixed I will keep my rating at a 1 star and do not recommend the service for music streaming. If it is not fixed with an update soon, I will probably have to look at canceling service and just giving up YouTube Red, which is sad because I’m subscribed to the family plan and all of my family members use the service through my account.
Make the UI better And add A EQUALIZER 2/5
I have been using Spotify, switched to this because my premium ended and I have 3 free months of this, I am transferring my music and it's so difficult to use. You have to go through a big process to get 1 song and I have 3000 , Spotify on the other hand has a + on every playable thing and download options on everything. Please fix or add some new ways to download music and stuff. Also add a in app eq bc I hate not having one, Spotify has one and it's the best thing ever being able to control your music.
Great but 4/5
The phone app itself is great. I like the selection, and the interface. But please add an Apple Watch app.
Amazing 🙌🏻 5/5
Love this app !!
Unusably slow 1/5
By Sean Niu
On my iPhone 6+ this app is unbearably laggy. Scrolling down playlists, tapping on albums and every other interaction results in a long delay, and when the app finally reacts, it’s horrendously laggy. Music stops playing randomly, especially over Bluetooth. The app didn’t used to be this way, so please fix these performance regressions.
Paid user--serves me, but behind Apple Music 4/5
By Strictly Rootz
I enjoy google music and opt to pay for it per month because I like the option of crafting my own playlists for a variety of things, in the order I want them and to listen to whatever in whatever order I prefer. Don't mind paying for the service, BUT I will say that as far as the curated playlists, variety in the less popular genres I guess you could call it, Apple Music has Google Music beat many many many times over. I listen to a lot of reggae and all of the curated playlists on google share the same music--so what's the point of having all of these different playlists if they play the same music? Apple Music has many playlists that are overflowing with new artists, different mixes, unheard stuff, new stuff--just the diversity is miles ahead of google music. I'm One of the few people who are just trying the 3 month trial with Apple Music and am floored by how much more it offers so now going back and forth on whether to ditch google music and trying Apple Music.
Music stops, buggy 1/5
This app seems to get worse with each update. Even music downloaded to the home randomly stops playing. It doesn’t show that it’s paused or anything, it literally just stops. I pay $15 a month and can’t even listen to my music without it stopping every 15 minutes. I’ve tried multiple iPhones and they all have the same problems
Pretty dang good for a free app!
Love the app but.... 4/5
I would love to see a Apple Watch supported version
It's just perfect except for one thing 4/5
It occasionally won't play my music because it says my storage is full, when it is not
Playing everything in shuffle mode? 4/5
For the past few days all my albums play in a shuffled order...no idea why. I did not hit the 'shuffle' button to play or during playback
I have a Google Home and Chromecast audio, and getting Google Music to interact with the two in any reasonable fashion is nothing short of a mess. This is crucial to get right, but Google has failed, and failed to fix the issue. Google Home by itself works great. Getting Google Music to use Google Home as a whole home speaker is a flaming pile of software.
With Alexa coming out with a similar system, Google better get their act together.
It is always screwy 1/5
This app has always something that will let you down. Right now is not working correctly with iOS 11. You are not able to skip songs when connected via Bluetooth using externals controls. Besides this, other bugs are present. For example the app will allow you to add the same song more than once to a playlist. When you are deleting a song while another one is playing in a playlist the app will delete other song not the one you intended. The worse thing: I’m paying $10 dollars a month to Google for a service that is not working correctly. I think I’m bringing this to Consumer Protection.
Good with little problem(just me?) 4/5
It’s great. Plenty of variety. Good speed.
Only problem I have is when I plug my iPhone 5s into my car via USB port in my stereo, it gets stuck in the middle of playing and just says loading on the screen of stereo. Or sometimes it’ll stop playing google music and start playing Apple Music.
Overall, really good. And getting better.
Desperate need of an overhaul 1/5
By Broggie Doge
Used to be my go to music app but the constant freezing, inability to play downloaded albums while doing other stuff on the phone, and constant buggy issues have now made it unusable for me.
Fix bugs 3/5
Constantly pauses without actually hitting the pause button. I have to hit pause then play to get it to work again. Sometimes it gets frozen.
Are you kidding me? 1/5
I pay you money for this?? And now radio station downloads are gone?! What happens over at google? Do you all just sit there strategizing ways to dig up and further assault the corpse of Songza?
You bought it, ruined it, and now proceed to desecrate it more with every sad update? How can this app be such a constant, perpetual disaster?
UPDATE: App still has major problems and new ones introduced with each update, but isn't it interesting how you can no longer see reviews separated by version history? Reviews for up to two years ago have nothing to do with the myriad of issues and flaws introduced in various "updates" since. Be wary.
He Right Direction, But Needs Improvement 3/5
I really really REALLY like the interface for Google Play Music. It is a little more minimal than Spotify or Apple Music, a little less busy if you will.
The web interface for desktop is slick and fast. Knocks the socks off competitors. Would love to see “add albums from this artist to my library” feature.
Uploading my own music is easier than Apple Music. Love how well that works.
Things that would make it 5-Star:
Logical album sorting: Search for a band - you get one illogical way of sorting an album. Tap the band and you get another illogical sorting. I’d prefer albums be sorted chronologically with singles separated from full-lengths and EP’s.
Last.fm Integration: I’d like to be able to scribble to Last.Fm natively (both web and iOS).
Better Search History: I search for the band “The Black Dahlia Murder” 4 times a day. When I start typing ‘bl’ I’d like to have my recent search pull up. I think it tries to do this but fails.
Daily Playlists: basically copy Spotify’s feature that mixes a genre of your recent listens with a sprinkle of new stuff for you.
GPM: I’d be willing to help improve the iOS versions any way I can! I have a background in coding and could probably implement most of my feature requests.
I LOVE THIS
Minor bugs 3/5
I switched from android to apple for a bit and was glad they had a app for my music but it has one bug that I’ve noticed and really bothers me it happens whenever I open up the app and I have music playing the music will just cut off idk if I’m the only who has this but it sure kills my listening experience when your music just turns off
UPDATE: latest version is terrible 1/5
UPDATED REVIEW: App has drastically gone down hill. I love Google Play Music but the iOS app is a disaster. Always stopping and crashing.
Old review: Google Play Music is the best music service available. I've tried Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, etc., and Play Music is by far the best.
Paid subscription is compatible to iTunes pricing, however, Play Music comes bundled with YouTube Red (which is $9.99 a month by itself). For one price you get Play Music and YouTube Red, which means ad free music AND videos. YouTube without ads is glorious.
Plus, you can upload up to 50,000 songs to the Play cloud to stream to up to 10 of your devices.
The Family plan is great. $16 for 6 members. Each member can upload 50,000 songs and stream to 10 devices. It's as if each member has their own account. It's awesome.
Please fix 4/5
Keeps on pausing on its own when I open another app or open this app itself
I really like this app. 4/5
I love the selection and diversity of this apps library. My only complaint is it tends to replay the same song or artist on shuffle to the point where I think that it is just replaying a forced play list. Also when I start skipping song sometimes it pauses the music or just shuts down completely. That’s the big one. Other than that it’s awesome. And if you get the YouTube red deal it is super cheap as a bundle.
New IOS11 4/5
Yesterday Google Play was working perfectly and after I updated to iOS11 the app started to get buggy.
Only problem: Every time I leave or bring up the app, the music stops playing. It can be quite frustrating especially when I listen to music while I’m at work and I’m focused and it stops playing when I turn the phone off
Love google music but iOS app is terrible. No equalizer and music sometimes stop randomly.
Update the resolution for iPad pro 10.5 2/5
Update the resolution for iPad pro 10.5
Love but... 4/5
Please support Apple Watch! Thank you!
Google Music vs. Apple Music 3/5
These two apps are pretty much the same except for ONE BIG DIFFERENCE... Apple Music offers the lyrics to songs by clicking the properties of the song you're playing... right at your finger tips...
Google we need to get with the times!!!! There's no reason not to offer lyrics when you have them available on your google search engine as if it were coming from google music. Why not integrate this capability to Google Play Music while listening? It's very inconvenient to have to get out of the app to go to the search engine to search for lyrics... lyrics that apparently lead me right back to Google Play.
Seems like a simple connection on the Google Play Music interface?! Don't you think? This is a deal breaker for me... as much as I love Google Play Music I may have to move on...
It doesn't make any sense when you clearly have it available...!!!
I'll come back to give it 5 stars once this problem is fixed...
More Bugs After Update 1/5
The app is even more buggy than previous versions. App crashes incessantly now, even with local music. App unusable
This app is awesome! It’s my favorite way to stream music! Use it all the time, definitely recommend it.
unbelievably disappointed 1/5
By Nate Mumford
i really can't believe what i'm reading in just about ALL of these reviews of this app. it's very clear the app has MAJOR issues that everyone is having i.e. I myself have even found my app crashing when downloading, taking extensive amounts of time to download and most significantly, my music freezes, pauses, skips, and all of the things of the sort regardless of downloaded albums/songs, and every single time the app is relaunched from multitasking, it stops my music and just about freezes and crashes attempting to load. this is very very unbelievably frustrating. i'd like to think the developers and so forth are reading these and attempting to fix these specific issues but i have high doubts considering the circumstances, app has only gotten worse through the updates.
Please fix! 2/5
If you could possibly make all of my playlists appear with their songs again and let me look up songs, that would be great
By Farrock reviews
It's good 4/5
I like the app, but you can't find or listen to podcasts on it from what I can tell
Developers don't care. 1/5
By Zary Ares
I've been writing reviews for more than a year now asking for the Play Music app to be improved but they apparently don't care. So I'm done trying, both Apple Music and Spotify are way better.
A nice alternative to Apple's premium service 4/5
Been using Google Play for over a year now. For the most part I enjoy it and find it reliable. Every now and then it gets buggy and have to shut it down and restart. Some complain about UI but I don't know why. It's fine. It's not supposed to have dancing bears to the beat of the music.
Must Improve 1/5
This is the worst-functioning app I use on a regular basis. I like the added value of YouTube Red--I think it makes Google Music the best deal in streaming. However, if this app doesn't improve I will have to return to Spotify. This app crashes all the time, and is slow and clunky on its best day. I hope Google gets a sense of urgency to make this app better.
Very buggy 3/5
In recent months I've noted such an issue in the usage application of the apps service life. Between opening, browsing and playing music there is a app shift between each usage point. I felt as if it was an access point issue with wireless and or wifi. After several test I've discovered that it intact is related solely to the application itself.
The interface between the application itself and the task is processing as if it is starting a new access point regardless of being wireless, wifi and or airplane mode. This also is found when shifting between the app, operating system and vice verses.
I am wondering if there is a GUI interface that is tasking additional access points between application tasks.
song pausing 2/5
whenever i use this app either in or out of my house, wifi or data i am listening to a song and it constantly is always pausing and un pausing the song repeatedly a whole lot, every second to 3 and five seconds or so. this has been happening for months. hoping that it would get fixed but it won't please fix as soon as possible. also, the ads are really really really way too loud and repetitive. please fix the ad volume.
shockingly slow downloads for albums 1/5
couldn't take incredibly slow downloads anymore..went back to Apple Music which downloads albums at quick speed..Play Music is a weak asa app
highest speed net makes no difference. anytime/anywhere i download an album it takes forever. this needs to be fixed. used other music services in same environment with normal quick results. Play Music should fix this ASAP or i'm going back to Apple Music
This app is the best
Your big fixes are worthless 1/5
It's clear your big fixes aren't fixing anything. Thanks for nothing. 9-15-2017
Major bluetooth connection issue. Please address.
The app in general does not run smooth like butter. Almost all iOS apps do. This one is awful. Anytime you scroll or move to another screen.... Tick tick tick tick tick tick... It's awful. Please make butter smooth. Oh and also.......
landscape mode landscape mode landscape mode landscape mode landscape mode landscape. Need landscape view asap.
Excellent choices 5/5
Lots of variety can always find something to fit the mood without being the same ole songs!!
I love the songs u play