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Very confused with Google Play Music...
So here's the thing. I don't have unlimited data, and thus, I can't just stream my music all the time, or I'll burn through my data allotment pretty quickly. I've always been fond of Play Music's save to device feature. There are some things I'm a bit confused by, though, and I'm hoping someone can clear them up for me.
For one, within the Play Music app, can you delete "saved to device" songs off of your device without deleting them from your Play Music library completely? Is there any specific way to do that?
Secondly, I'm interested in signing up for All Access, but similarly, I wonder how the offline functionality works for that, like with the radio stations, for example. It appears you can save the "custom radio stations" to your phone for offline play, but how many songs does it actually download? Aren't those stations supposed to just kind of go infinitely, until you stop listening to them? Does it only download a set number of songs (or length of music), or something? And how easy is it to delete these saved radio stations (and the songs from them) from your phone?
Next, I have some issues that are a bit puzzling to me. First and foremost, on my phone, I have the setting checked off to only stream music when I'm on wi-fi. Next, I have a playlist that I have set to download on the device. So I downloaded all those songs to my phone (the SD card). Then, I decided to sign up for the free trial of All Access. I played around with some custom radio stations on the website interface, but I ultimately deleted all the custom ones I made.
So, normally when I listen to music, I just shuffle the songs I have downloaded on my device. I went out for a bit today, and shuffled my music, and one very odd thing that stood out to me is that some of the songs that came into my shuffle were songs I don't have in my library at all, period, let alone ones I downloaded to my device. Yet, it doesn't appear Play Music streamed them over my cell connection (and like I said, I have the box checked for the setting to only stream over wi-fi). So why did it apparently download songs to my device that weren't in my "on device" playlist, or in my library at all? I assume it has to do with me having All Access now, but I find it puzzling that it randomly downloaded songs to my device that I didn't even have before, nor did I even look at in the Play Store.
Another problem I ran into is that during playback, all of my songs frequently had audio issues throughout. There was clipping, odd distortion noises, and sometimes the song would even "freeze" for a few seconds and come back choppy before returning to normal. Any reason why this is happening, and how to fix it? Pretty annoying.
Sorry if any of these are dumb questions. Just never really played around with this stuff before, so I really don't know how it works at all.