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Google Play Music confusion
I'd like to clarify the best way of getting music onto my device. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and previously had an iPhone 4. So the first thing I did was to connect my new phone to my PC and drag and drop all my music files from the PC onto the phone. Sorted, easy peasy.
Then I realised that Google Play Music allows you to store all your music online - but seemingly you can't upload this from a phone, just a PC. No bother - I logged on to my PC and uploaded all my music from iTunes libraries into Google - 2100 tracks. A proportion of this was the music I had previously dragged and dropped to my phone.
2 things of note - firstly when I did this my phone for some reason automatically tried to download all the music to the phone, I had a queue a mile long and saying there was not enough space but I don't actually know what it was doing as sometimes it said 4.75gb over limit and sometimes 600mb. Eventually I killed the app and cleared data to clear the queue and it all looked ok then. What is now a little odd though is that it does not seem to recognise where I have the same music in the cloud and already on the device - if I select All Music and an album that I already had on the device, the blue pin is not blue. If I select On device only and the same album it says "x songs on device" but the pin is still not blue. It's as though its got in a muddle as to what is on the cloud and the device where they are the same. Of course I could delete everything from the phone and do "choose on device music" but it seems a bit OTT.
Going forward if I were to purchase a new CD what is the recommended way of getting it onto your device and into the cloud - it seems a bit odd to load into the cloud first and then download to the phone but if I drag and drop first I will probably run into the same problems again.
Thanks in advance for any advice.