Terrible latency and download rates 1/5
I’ve been using google play for over 2 years on android without issue. Recently I made the jump to iPhone and am appalled at how bad the iOS app is. Being new, I originally thought my phone was bad. The app takes 3 to 5 seconds before it fully loads and becomes responsive. Download rates are abysmal. Want high quality? Not gonna happen. Playback, even on the few songs I’ve been able to download, skip once or twice per song. Extremely disappointing. This puts me in a bind, do I abandon all the playlists I’ve built up or hope for a fix? Ugh.
Great selection of music 5/5
Really happy with it
Freezing like mad 2/5
Used to work brilliantly now freezes even with downloads. I just want to be able to listen to music again 😿
Adding songs to my library 1/5
After update on iOS11 I cannot add songs to my library on my iPhone. I can do it using pc browser or pc app!!! Fix it!!!
Buggy as hell - google doesn’t care 1/5
By silkky johnson
for some reason this app is not a priority for google. it’s been extremely buggy ever since iOS 11 rolled out and I have yet to see an update to fix the playback issues. meanwhile every other google app gets updated seemingly every other day. i used to recommend it to friends over spotify and apple music but i can no longer do that in good conscience, everyone’s better off with either of those two services. stay away from google music!
Fix it for iPhone X!! 1/5
Fix this app for iPhone X! Very buggy, crashes, and still not optimized. Spotify and Apple Music much better in that regard.
For an app called “Play Music” it can’t even do that 1/5
By Slam Weasley
Please fix this app. I have been patient with it but it keeps getting worse. My music will stop playing for seemingly any reason. I search for a different artist, it stops what’s playing. I go to a different app, it stops what’s playing. I come back into the Play Music app from doing something else, it stops what’s playing. I almost exclusively listen to music I have downloaded to the app and it still won’t play music reliably. I’ll be driving in my car with my phone plugged in and the music will just stop playing for no reason. This is ridiculous. I shouldn’t have to click play again fifty times during the duration of an album.
By Hans Rusch
Love the features and I’ve been a member since the service was introduced, but the app has had two big bugs for awhile.
1. When music is playing and the screen times out or I leave the app, it pauses every time I re-enter the app. I have to press the pause button twice to have it resume.
2. Removing songs from playlists is impossible on this device. When I delete a song it removes the song above or below my song and not the song I selected. Doesn’t matter if I swipe to remove or choose the edit playlist option.
I have both bugs on my iPad Pro and iPhone, so I do not think it is device related. Thank you.
Terrible UI 2/5
This app is so buggy and awful it’s seriously making me consider stopping my subscription. Music stops playing when I unlock my phone. Music stops playing if I add a song to my library. Added songs don’t show up in my “last added” playlist. Skips every other song almost forcing me to unlock my phone to push play then pause then play again to get a song to play. Honestly, go with Apple Music. If MOST OF MY MUSIC wasn’t saved on my phone through this app I would be done with it! Can not recommend this service to anybody.
Downloads take forever 4/5
I love this app but downloading your songs to the phone takes such a long time. It's been two months and my songs still aren't downloaded to the phone so I can listen to them offline!
Buggy and old 2/5
By Kaman Bagati
Update for iPhone X please. I don’t want to have to switch to Apple Music :(
filled with bugs. 1/5
By IC3M4N 05
Even when you “download” a song it constantly pauses, skips, or crashes. I️ can’t believe these issues have yet to be addressed!
Buggy - won’t cast and keep connection 1/5
App shows music is playing when it isn’t. Casting is a lag nightmare.
Often times it doesn’t advance to the next song.
Used to be great, now broken 2/5
Up until Sept this app worked beautifully. Suddenly it has become very laggy and almost any interaction makes the app stop playing music. At the same time, the app seems to have stopped releasing regular updates. Not sure whats going on but its borderline unusable.
Another review 😡 2/5
By Kris Kwo
ARE THEY LISTENING TO US? I'M GETTING VERY ANNOYED. I MOSTLY USE BECAUSE OF YOUTUBE RED BENEFITS. I LIKE SONGZA BETTER. The same bug keeps coming back. 1st, when I delete a song from a playlist, the song doesn't delete. The song above it deletes. Then I have to re-add the song. 2nd, sometimes certain songs won't play (not offline ones). It'll play then pause and sometimes the next song won't work either. Please fix ASAP. It's not the wifi or bandwidth. Also PLEASE UPDATE THE UI AND ALBUM ART SO IT'S NOT ZOOMED AND FITS INTO THE SCREEN!
A lot of things still to fix 3/5
By Net ski
Removing songs from library doesn’t work effectively
Last added isn’t working anymore.
Now all my songs got added to one album, this album originally had specific songs in it for specific listening. Now it seems to have every song I own in one album (over 500)
Buggy garbage. Would go with Spotify if not for YouTube red 1/5
By Meso jarjar
Even google money can’t buy you a decent app
I love it because I get to listen to all the music I love!!!
Icredibly buggy after ios11 1/5
App became unstable and buggy after a recent ios major update. Randomly stops playing music, crashes and general lag all around.
Problems have emerged 2/5
Some songs don’t allow skipping ahead or back to a part to listen again and instead start at the beginning no matter where you set the slider. It is also annoying that music/content cant be purchased, but I blame apple for that. Perhaps I’ll go back to Android.
Stops playing 1/5
Music stops playing after each track
Also the UI is annoying. It’s got huge icons so you can only see a few artists/albums at once.
Love Hate Relationship 1/5
The app is buggy. The music stops for no reason (downloaded or not), and the app can sometimes stop working. The app and service would be great if they fix this.
No iPhone X support 1/5
Please use auto scaler API. It was released in early 2016.
Horribly integrated to iOS 1/5
By Funt Case
Been dealing with this problem the entirety of using this app. It used to work better but since iOS11 things have gone downhill. Switching between apps or even going to the home screen causes the music to pause or just out right stop. It lags out and freezes intermittently. I didn’t think it could get any worse than it was, boy was I wrong. I get that google and Apple are competitors, but I’m not going to pay for several music streaming services when google play includes YouTube red. Debating just switching back to android solely over my issues with this app
I have recently started using the amazon music app, which has free music streaming for Prime members. I have not come across any of the same issues I have had with google play music. They also update their app pretty frequently, take note google. If you have amazon prime, I would recommend trying out their music app over this.
Good but I can’t subscribe 3/5
I like the app because I can listen to music at school but It will not let me subscribe on my phone. I want to be able to pay for my subscription on my phone but it’s not giving me that option.
FIX IN iOS 11.1.1 1/5
Edit: app is not optimized for the iPhone X. SAD!
I've been with this app since the beginning, it's barely usable with the new iOS and all the subsequent updates...Won't function at all with low power mode enabled.. stops playing when u switch from the app to messages and randomly stop playing. I will be asking for a refund for this month and every month after until fixed inexcusable!!
Sound disruption 3/5
Ever since ISO update Google Play stops playing when messages come in or there is a sound disruption when any other app is opened. It's quite annoying.
would be 5 stars if not for one major bug 4/5
i love google play music: it has a great selection of music and to be honest, i prefer this service more than spotify. it has a better selection of songs and artists and when paired with youtube music (thanks to the youtube red subscription), it’s unstoppable. except, the music is. it stops, even when the songs are downloaded to my phone. it’s the only real problem for me, but it’s super annoying.
great service, but crappy at best app.
No iPhone X support! Still?? 1/5
They’ve had plenty of time to update for the X... understandable for a smaller software company, not someone like google. Their quality continues to deteriorate. Everyone should rate 1 star until they update. Not just music but all google products.
This app is awful. Pauses my music or just doesn’t play. Crashes alot and extremely frustrating. Please google, fix.
Good but... 3/5
By Gabby Layman
I think Google Play Music is okay but I don't like how you can't play music while on another app. I also don't like when you go to another think on your phone and you go back to the app and it glitches and stops playing your music. But I like it because there is different playlists for each day with different artists everyday.
The Best ever 5/5
This is a really good song app you should get it
Not optimized for iPhone X. And can we get some 3D Touch? 1/5
I use this as my sole music source - switched from Spotify a few years ago. The app is great, except it’s not optimized for the iPhone X yet. I am thankful, however, that I am able to change songs from the command center. As soon as it’s optimized for the X I’ll go back to 5 stars. And 3D Touch would be cool too. It’s also been adding random songs to my playlist queue- Apparently Sleeping With Sirens is the U2 of Google Music 😑
Very buggy 3/5
It keeps freezing and pauses my music even if it is offline it is annoying please fix
By Master plane man
This app crashes and it stripped me of all my music that was downloaded and that was downloading and that’s not far at all that’s not right and this app crashes and needs to be fixed and updated
Good but not worth $9.99 per month 4/5
Spotify is definitely worth $9.99 because it has large collection and great playlists. Google play music playlists are pale and clumsy. They are okay but not great.
Extremely Buggy 1/5
I just switch from Spotify to Google Music and honestly considering on going back to Spotify. App is too buggy needs a lot of work.
add/remove from library complication 1/5
I am used to the easy way other music apps allow you to add/remove a song from your library via a single touch.
This app has no such option. You have to enter tabs and menus to add/remove a song. Making it illegal for me to add remove a song while driving, because i would have to devote my full attention to it. Whereas, in other apps, if i hear a song i like or a song i am tired of listening to, i simply reach down and tap the add/remove button. Done. Didnt have to give it my focus.
Otherwise, i like this app with Youtube Red.
Pausing on every song 2/5
By Electrik Blanket
This is a great app in theory but it pauses on every song when traveling. It’s incredibly annoying. Spotify is a no go because of library size limits, but this is functionally worse in the most basic way - ie being able to play songs. Fix it Google!
La mejor app 5/5
Esta buenísima, me recomienda música según mis gustos y está toda la música
New update completely messed up the app, playback is completely horrid, skips songs if you skip quickly, how the hell did this update not get QCd, cmon this is unacceptable and will be moving to Spotify in the meantime until it's fixed.
Way too buggy 1/5
Please fix it. I'm a paying customer I subscribe to Youtube Red. The Play Music & Youtube app's are way too buggy.
iPhone X 2/5
Please update app for iPhone X!!!
Close the app? Open another app? Look at a message? It stops playing. For everything.
The app has become almost unusable. I loved it on my android but the devs can't seem to fix the iOS problems.
Extreme lag, closes and stops the songs for no reason. I'll be unsubscribing to Google play music because the app is so terrible.
Maybe it's apple's fault and is caused by the new updates, but the devs need to get it together. I've been waiting months for them to fix the issue and it's only gotten worse.
Seriously my dudes. Fix it and I'll come back.
love the app but... 4/5
By Da' PAINTRAIN!!!
its not scaled for iPhone x. fix it, ASAP. Looks ugly rn. thanks
By Gabby Griffin
The only reason I’m writing is because I think I’m supposed to surprise but I don’t know so thanks
Horrible UI for my iphone, lots of no plays and bugs searching for artists. Very disappointed
Terrible look and feel 2/5
If you want to compete with iTunes and Spotify fix the way the app feels . It feels sluggish and a dark mode should be added like Spotify. And fix on the iPhone X looks terrible . I am currently paying for premium I expect premium on iOS .
I like it slightly better than Apple Music 5/5
Google play music has a lovely set up and nice and easy to use compared to Apple Music it just simply does what you want it to do! Apple Music is a two step process for everything I want to do Music wise but google play I can find a song quicker and it has a way better options then Apple Music.
Good but slow 4/5
I have iPhone 6s+ and this app is really slow to scroll, things are choppy/jumpy. But I love the selection of music and how easy it is to navigate