As a guy that has been using Spotify for almost 7 years now, give me one good reason to switch to google music.
I have both. I use spotify for my ps4 and google play music for everything else.
I prefer the gpm web UI and the app.
But the most important feature why I'm using gpm all the time is, that I can upload 50000 for free into my library.
Yeah this, I'm surprised but it found great music based on my taste and I've downloaded a few albums based of the stuff google played.
Usually the "radio" on these programs suck. Google's is decent.
I think the radio stations are free, but with adds.
The full library costs 10$ a month, but you can use the music player and upload 50000 songs for free.
You can also play the uploaded songs on chromecast.
I don't know if it works for every country, but you can gift yourself google play music for 50% off right now
I tried using google play, but i couldn't figure out how to save songs like in Spotify.
From what I could tell it was just radio, and not a library of stream-able songs. Was I doing something wrong?
>Seamless integration with Android
>If you have music that's not available to stream, you can upload up to 50,000 songs to the library.
These. Additionally, google music comes with a free youtube red subscription, so no ads before youtube videos even if you're not using an ad blocker. also i think there's some youtube music app but i haven't looked into it.
google music just works better if you're in the google/android ecosystem. muh botnet etc
I never knew that. But I also don't really need to download music to my pc, because I'm always connected.
The web app is actually one of the reasons why I prefer play music. This makes it very easy to log into play music from different pc's and at a friends pc over incognito mode.
I also use the play music chrome app to set global keybindings.
>Alt+Q : Last Track
>Alt+W : Pause/Play
>Alt+E : Next Track
some tracks are not available, even with the subscription (like taylor swift. But google play music actually has most of her stuff)
Yes. I think that was actually the standard setting.
Built-in support for your personal music library, free youtube red, great radio/playlist options, easy android integration, daily playlist suggestions with several genre categories for each (eg Saturday morning -> waking up happy -> peppy alt/indie)
Stored on your phone costs too much space. I don't want to have all my music that isn't available in the library to be stored on my phone all the time.
Storing online gives you the option to download and delete what you want, from you phone.
The syncing feature also doesn't work with the spotify ps4 app, which pisses me off.
And I can log into my gpm account from a friends pc and have my music instantly available.
The only reason I would use GPM is for the radio. I love discovering new music this way and since Google has Songza in there, it's even better. However, I do not like the app at all. It's gotten better but I still see it as kind of a mess. Spotify's app on the other hand I like more. Also, GPM does not have a desktop client.
It starts downloading a "xhr" type for everything I try to open (different file formats I uploaded or standard gpm music)
I don't use the network tool often, so I can be completely wrong. But xhr seems to look like the audio type and I don't know what it is.