1. damo's Avatar
    We just got G Music yesterday in the UK and wondered if someone can help:

    When I upload my own music via the Music Manager, I see it on my phone - When I play the music from my phone, am I streaming the music or has it been transferred locally to the phone?

    I want to stream music, don't want any local music on it

    Thanks folks
    11-14-2012 10:08 AM
  2. Devinator's Avatar
    As far as I know, Google Music is cloud based. So, you stream.
    11-14-2012 11:40 AM
  3. Sailindawg's Avatar
    In settings, there is a selection for on device music only. Streaming isn't that bad though, data wise, it's no worse than Pandora.
    11-14-2012 12:15 PM
  4. Devinator's Avatar
    Does that mean it downloads the music, or, that it allows you to use music on your phone through GM but not the cloud?

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    11-14-2012 12:22 PM
  5. Sailindawg's Avatar
    The setting allows you to play music that is stored on the phone through the Play Music app without streaming from the cloud.

    Music purchased in the Play Store can only be downloaded to a pc, where you can now load it onto your phone.

    The best part of purchasing music through the Play Store, is that the purchased music does not count toward the 20,000 songs that Google allows you to put into the cloud without charge. The music sold is mp3 @ 336 compression. :thumbup:
    11-14-2012 05:00 PM
  6. still1's Avatar
    its streaming from the cloud but there is also option to download the music to device called pinning.
    11-14-2012 07:40 PM
  7. Devinator's Avatar
    Well, there you go damo. Just make sure you are set to only stream and you should be good.
    11-14-2012 09:12 PM

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