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Android's Music purchasing process is a PITA for me.
Please bear with me on this one, and let me know if I'm wrong anywhere, because I admit I may be doing something wrong...
I love that Android has a music store. I really do, and I really want to use it. A few things are keeping me from enjoying it, however.
When I find a song I want, I hit purchase, agree to the terms, etc. So where's my song? I have to go into the Accounts and Sync (I don't auto-sync because it drains my battery), manually sync, and then the song is synced with my phone.
But it's not synced with my phone. It's in my account…in the cloud. So I can stream it, which would also drain my battery more quickly, or I could make it available offline in the music app. That's another step. So I do that.
I don't like Google's Music app. PowerAMP is much, much better IMO. So I open up PowerAMP, and where's my song? Not there. Turns out it's in Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache. And if I attempt to play that file through PowerAMP, the tags don't exist and the song name is some number with an .mp3 extension.
So what do I have to do? I have to find a computer, go to music.google.com, download the song from my account to my computer, and move it to my phone manually, which oddly enough keeps the tags and song info all intact, plus I can play it in PowerAMP just fine. Which begs the question: Why in the world can I not do the same thing on my phone? Why can't I just purchase and have the actual mp3 download straight to my phone instead of dealing with streaming, auto-synching and the cloud?
It should be much simpler than this, and maybe it is. If so, please, PLEASE tell me where I'm going wrong because this is driving me nuts. I am not an Apple fanboy AT ALL, but my brother has his iPhone, and when he purchases a song on his phone, the song is on his phone. No farting around. I want that.