1. mcgeorge36's Avatar
    So I got my Pixel XL yesterday. I'm loving it so far, but maybe I'm missing something.
    I've used the Note series since the Note 2 & I've had an Android since the OG Droid. I've always just used the built in music player for whatever phone I have. I never really needed a topnotch music player and I'm not an audiophile at all. Just something to listen to every now and again.
    But I'm not seeing a "music player" or anything like that on the XL. Is there something I'm missing? Is Google expecting us to use a different app? I usually have plenty of data available, but I don't like streaming my music over the cloud; I'd rather have it on the phone where I know I can access it. Any thoughts or suggestions?
    10-20-2016 11:04 AM
  2. OhMrPorter's Avatar
    Google Play Music app should be there as a default app
    cerob likes this.
    10-20-2016 11:08 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes, you can use Google Play Music and pin (download) all the music that you want to your device.
    10-20-2016 11:12 AM
  4. Poseign's Avatar
    Yes, Play music is a cloud based player, but it will also play any music files you put on your phone. You just have to go to your music library.

    Play music also has an option to only show downloaded music, which shouldnt matter if youve never uploaded your library to google music, but its an option nonetheless.
    10-20-2016 11:14 AM
  5. Joshua Richards1's Avatar
    Play Music. Always. The storage locker is so key, grab your tracks that aren't available on gplay (remixes/local artist/etc) and throw em in the cloud for consumption. Major key.
    10-20-2016 11:15 AM
  6. mcgeorge36's Avatar
    Dang that was quick. Thanks for the help guys...
    Aquila and 11B1P like this.
    10-20-2016 11:37 AM
  7. Poseign's Avatar
    We are active today, is pixel day for many of us
    10-20-2016 12:04 PM
  8. Ricardo Rivas's Avatar
    So I downloaded music on my pixel and I don't have a media player. Play music charges me to subscribe just to listen to my music?
    10-30-2016 12:07 AM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    So I downloaded music on my pixel and I don't have a media player. Play music charges me to subscribe just to listen to my music?
    Play music let's you upload up to 20,000 of your songs for free and to listen to them for free.
    SteelGator likes this.
    10-30-2016 12:24 AM
  10. Ricardo Rivas's Avatar
    I selected "downloaded only" on the menu bar because I assume that's where my music would be and it keeps prompting me to pay $9.99 and after selecting no thanks, I can't move forward from there. My music won't show up unless I pay. What a bummer.
    10-30-2016 12:34 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That shouldn't happen. The Play Music app does not require you to subscribe to the monthly plan in order play your own music. Ignore any button that says Subscribe, and if it prompts you to sign up for the music subscription, look for an option to skip it.

    If you're having trouble, show us a screenshot of what you see: http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html
    10-30-2016 01:37 AM
  12. zipro's Avatar
    Apple music. I have an iPad and two macs, so that's only one subscription for everything.
    10-30-2016 01:59 AM
  13. Momof9Blessings's Avatar
    I selected "downloaded only" on the menu bar because I assume that's where my music would be and it keeps prompting me to pay $9.99 and after selecting no thanks, I can't move forward from there. My music won't show up unless I pay. What a bummer.
    My husband had the same thing happening to him as well last night...
    10-30-2016 01:32 PM
  14. Momof9Blessings's Avatar
    I just added one of my albums to my phone fine... he did say he was able to add music this morning....
    10-30-2016 01:39 PM
  15. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    My husband had the same thing happening to him as well last night...
    I keep getting the $$s prompt too...
    10-30-2016 01:40 PM
  16. wckesq's Avatar
    For music already on my phone, I use either Shuttle or PowerAmp. Neither requires you to be connected to the web or cloud so they are perfect for use in airplane mode.
    10-30-2016 01:44 PM
  17. Kellyra's Avatar
    I keep getting the $$s prompt too...
    I can't get beyond the pay screen either. I downloaded JetvAudio... Pay the. 99 cents for the no ad version!
    anon(9227267) likes this.
    11-13-2016 09:12 AM
  18. Corey Baird's Avatar
    When you go into google music choose the drop down on the top left and go to music library. it'll play directly from there no charge.
    11-25-2016 04:40 PM
  19. 18t's Avatar
    See bottom left "no thanks"Which app do I use to play music on the Pixel?-1480114934808.jpg
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-25-2016 05:03 PM
  20. turb0wned's Avatar
    Honestly I installed the Sony Walkman APK and called it a day. Google music app is a cluttered mess. Even more so when you are just trying to play your own music. It's also an ugly app and that orange color has to go.
    11-29-2016 08:42 AM
  21. Thomas Coursey's Avatar
    yes I get the same thing. I downloaded music using the media player on my laptop and go to my music library. no joy. I can look in my storage and see the music under the music directory but doesn't let me play
    12-02-2016 09:24 AM
  22. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I use Groove Music. Have all of my music on OneDrive, and it works seamlessly.
    12-02-2016 12:12 PM
  23. 18t's Avatar
    I still like Poweramp, but the lack of Chromecast support has been a big turn off.
    12-02-2016 01:02 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Ordered the LG V20
    By jordankreationz in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 7
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 10-23-2016, 09:09 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-20-2016, 05:43 PM
  3. Contact Apps
    By alexondrums in forum AirWatch
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-2016, 02:43 PM
  4. Neutab air 7 stuck on fastboot mode
    By Raven2099 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-20-2016, 10:56 AM
  5. What does "used android system" mean on my google activity?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-20-2016, 10:55 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD