1. Marcin Stachurski's Avatar
    Is this app always active because of the google play music widget on one of my home screens, or is this just a Google quirk?

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    11-21-2014 04:48 AM
  2. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    I disable that app everytime i get a new phone because its a huge battery waster.

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    11-21-2014 05:41 AM
  3. emad1995's Avatar
    I have the widget on as well but I don't think it's active all the time

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    11-21-2014 12:54 PM
  4. Marcin Stachurski's Avatar
    I have the widget on as well but I don't think it's active all the time

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    Are ya sure? I was sure until somebody pointed it out on this exact forum lol.

    Hold your home button. Left button. And see what apps are active. PlayMusic is ALWAYS on for me.

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    11-21-2014 06:34 PM
  5. clevin's Avatar
    I disable that app everytime i get a new phone because its a huge battery waster.

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    I actually disabled most Google apps, including chrome, map, drive, music, game, plus, Google search.

    They don't do anything that I can't do by opening a browser, and do a lot of things in the background killing battery.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    11-21-2014 06:38 PM
  6. emad1995's Avatar
    Are ya sure? I was sure until somebody pointed it out on this exact forum lol.

    Hold your home button. Left button. And see what apps are active. PlayMusic is ALWAYS on for me.

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    Mine isn't active and I do have the widget on my homescreen.

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    11-21-2014 08:10 PM
  7. jpr's Avatar
    It's always running on mine since 2 updates ago of the app. I don't use the widget and even disabled sync for it.
    11-21-2014 08:49 PM
  8. emad1995's Avatar
    It's always running on mine since 2 updates ago of the app. I don't use the widget and even disabled sync for it.
    That is so odd. I have the sync for play music on and the widget on my homescreen, but the only time it runs is when I'm actually using the app. As soon as I stop and close the app then it goes away from my running apps list.

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    11-21-2014 08:56 PM
  9. jpr's Avatar
    That is so odd. I have the sync for play music on and the widget on my homescreen, but the only time it runs is when I'm actually using the app. As soon as I stop and close the app then it goes away from my running apps list.

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    I kill the app every hour and it just comes back. I haven't even use the app today and rebooted and cleared the cache partition but it won't stop running. I don't want to get rid of it since I have a bunch of music in it but I also don't want it actively running 24 hours a day. I was hoping the recent update would fix it but no change.
    11-21-2014 09:34 PM
  10. Homar Luna's Avatar
    Wow that's weird. Mine also only runs whenever I'm playing music. As soon as I stop playing the music, the app disappears from the running apps list :/

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    11-22-2014 11:42 PM
  11. Marcin Stachurski's Avatar
    Always. It makes me want to start using the default music app.

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    11-23-2014 08:23 AM
  12. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    You could use greenify which will shut it down unless you use it

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    11-23-2014 11:37 PM
  13. JannyMaha's Avatar
    Google Play is always active on my SG Note 2. I try to kill the app constantly but it starts back again. So I know exactly where you're coming from.
    12-15-2014 07:00 PM

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