How to sync Google Play Music

Google Play Music: Sync music via the cloud

With Google Play Music, you can sync your music between devices via the cloud for free. In this practical tip, we will show you how it works.

Add your own music to Google Play - here's how

You can upload your local music files from your PC to Google Play Music in just a few clicks. The program automatically sorts the tracks, creates albums and gives you access to your music tracks over the Internet from anywhere. Use the following steps to set up the service.

  • Open the Google Play Music webpage on your PC or Mac. If you've bought music from Play Music before, you'll see the available albums.
  • At the top right you will find the "Add Music" button. With one click you can upload individual music files or entire folders to Google Play Music. This process can take some time depending on your internet connection.
  • After the music has been uploaded, Google will analyze the music files for known tracks. Albums are then automatically compiled and your music is available for you to listen to in the browser.

Saving cloud music on your mobile phone - here's how

  • The new music tracks and albums also appear automatically in the Google Play Music app on your smartphone. If you are connected to the Internet, you can also download your music for offline use.
  • To do this, select an album and click on the small round "Download" button directly above the title of the album.
  • After a successful download, you can now listen to the album without an internet connection.

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