Review from Mike Zybko
Work in progress, still Time for an update with this Chromecast/Google Cast hullabaloo. Much improved UI than previously. Album art has improved vastly. Chromecasting was pretty much what I was looking for, but the next step is social casting like with google, where collaborative queues can used like in the YouTube app with Google Casting. It isn't up to par with the Netflix and YouTube apps with this respect. When I switch to a different device, to cast, the current song stops. Overall keep up the good work and keep improving.
Freezing - Galaxy S5 Great app, wonderful music - however everytime I now search for a new song and click "start radio," or just pick a new artist, the app freezes and I have to literally force close it twice for it to work again. Kinda sucks when you're trying to DJ @ work and parties lol.
Spotify is better in almost every way except it limits downloads to 3,333 songs. That's not a problem if you have WiFi all the time, but I spend months at a time with little WiFi access. You must sync your music collection every thirty days, which can be a hassle. The app could absolutely be improved, but it's ok. It's kind of bizarre finding songs I downloaded fifteen years ago and don't recall ever uploading to Google. Some of these songs I allegedly downloaded are of questionable legality and I can't figure out how to delete them.
Bloat ware Once again a system (cr)app you get installed without being able to uninstall. Great, another part of my storage being unintentionally used. Google, it would be nice for you to finally realise that not everyone is happy with the way you force your apps on peoples devices.
Bloat! Useless app that I can't delete. Takes up valuable memory. Soo irritating.
Sluggish! The latest update made the app so slow to work on my phone and my tablet, take longer time to load and stream, plus it has now a problem when casting to Chromecast, most of the times the songs don't play on my TV. Please fix it! I love this service
GREAT, WORTH EVERY PENNY Okay I had given this app a very bad review as all my bought music was being stolen. Well now it's all been returned and my Playlist that I downloaded have all been majicly. There..changed my password and. It's all back and on my SD card. It's definitely worth $9.99 a month for as much music as u want anytime anywhere. Thank you Google music. 2 yrs now.
* Fixed the issue where songs you own in the Thumbs Up playlist were not playable
* Made it even easier to find and listen to free stations (US only)
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