1. jensigner's Avatar
    Why does Google Play music sometimes (often) start automatically in the background (as visible in Active applications) when I only launch Samsung's default Music player?
    min2 likes this.
    06-21-2013 03:49 PM
  2. thehatguy's Avatar
    Happens to me too.

    I figured out, for example, if I was streaming in my car and just turned off the car, Google would start automatically regardless of what I launched.

    If I turned off Google music, it would not be playing if I launched just the music player.

    Odd, but that is how I found it to work.

    John
    06-21-2013 05:38 PM
  3. JGouse0498's Avatar
    Don't have a clue, but I don't care for its persistence. The solution I've come to is disabling Play Music entirely, loaded my entire MP3 library onto a Samsung 32 GB microSD card, and I listen to my music through PlayerPro. It is a paid app (less than $5) but it has a terrific UI, wide range of options, lock screen widget, expandable notifications, and is very easy on battery life. You just have to make sure immediately after installing it that you go into the settings and de-select the "automatically download" album art option or else it'll start doing that in the background.
    06-21-2013 07:10 PM
  4. jensigner's Avatar
    Thanks for the comments. I decided to just disable Play Music completely (after removing its updates) and that seems to do the trick. I'm pretty happy with Samsung's default Music app which has really good support for DLNA (since it is Samsung) and nearby devices. I have a huge music database (.wav and MP3) on a Seagate Wireless Plus 1 Tb portable drive and that works perfectly with the Samsung Music app.
    06-22-2013 08:56 AM
  5. chuckz28's Avatar
    Google music was doing the same thing for me as well as Google Now searching location a lot. Both were causing a lot of battery drain so I disabled both a few weeks ago. I normally get a day and a half with my battery now. Funny how I disabled almost all Google apps on this phone and use the Samsung ones more frequently.
    06-22-2013 01:11 PM
  6. Alan Sims's Avatar
    Hi same thing happens to me. I'm new to android could someone tell me how I can disable Google music please

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    06-22-2013 01:20 PM
  7. jtdunc's Avatar
    I spoke to samsung tech support and they stated it is checking for updates

    when I asked about disabling, it was crickets on the phone
    07-07-2013 09:55 PM
  8. fantom305's Avatar
    Hi same thing happens to me. I'm new to android could someone tell me how I can disable Google music please

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    Got to settings>>>more>>>application manager and scroll down till you find Google play and disable it. I did it to mine cause it was eating my battery and use stock music player.
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    07-08-2013 12:35 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Got to settings>>>more>>>application manager and scroll down till you find Google play and disable it. I did it to mine cause it was eating my battery and use stock music player.
    Really only a viable option if you don't use Google music at all. I use it a ton due to the streaming service.

    Sent from my Sprint HTC One using AC forums.
    07-08-2013 08:02 AM
  10. jneusch's Avatar
    I disabled mine too. Its actually very frustrating because their streaming service seemed very good. Not worth the battery drain though.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-08-2013 08:07 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    I disabled mine too. Its actually very frustrating because their streaming service seemed very good. Not worth the battery drain though.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    That is odd. On my S3 it didn't drain and on my HTC One it doesn't either (unless I am streaming from it of course).

    Sent from my Sprint HTC One using AC forums.
    07-08-2013 08:16 AM
  12. GrooveRite's Avatar
    That is odd. On my S3 it didn't drain and on my HTC One it doesn't either (unless I am streaming from it of course).

    Sent from my Sprint HTC One using AC forums.
    I have the S3 and there is no disabling Google Play Music. It always seems to come on even though I only use PowerAmp. Perhaps the music library is controlled by it?!?!
    07-08-2013 10:17 AM
  13. gok_kri's Avatar
    my google play music starts playing some random song after i dismiss my alarm
    very funny
    i turn of the alarm or i snooze the alarm
    and some song randomly starts playing
    any solution for this
    karbonn a18
    08-13-2013 10:37 PM
  14. CaptMarty's Avatar
    My Google Music app starts automatically about a minute or two after my Motorola Droid MAXX connects to my car's handsfree bluetooth.
    I also recall Google Music app automatically starting at other times maybe it was when I started/stopped charging it using the wireless charging adapter?

    I called Verizon support and they had not heard of this issue and recommended that I backup and do a factory reset.
    This forced me to purchase the Verizon Cloud backup 25GB for $3/month to simplify the backup process.

    Can anyone recommend a good FREE replacement music app that can play mp3 music uploaded from computer?

    Handset: Motorola Droid MAXX
    Android: 4.2.2
    Verizon System Version: 12.7.7.obake-maxx_version.Verizon.en.US
    10-01-2013 08:50 AM
  15. BlastBlast's Avatar
    Mine starts automatically after I disconnect a Bluetooth call with my office phone.

    I would hate having to disable it as I LOVE the Google Music service and have been a heavy user since Beta.

    I use the paid Slacker service for my on-demand streaming at the moment, although I considered moving to the Google service but haven't decided yet. This would clearly put a damper there.
    10-03-2013 03:23 PM

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