1. nonie's Avatar
    I've been trying to clean up cache, apps no longer use, etc.
    I noticed I have to music apps. Did they come stock on the phone. They appear to have same songs. Trying to figure why I need 2, lol, and how to delete one if possible.

    Posted from Android Central.
    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    07-20-2016 01:23 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You probably have the stock Music app (Samsung's) and Google Play Music (depending on how you got the phone, it might have come pre-installed or not). The first one is used for local audio files stored in your phone (it automatically finds audio files throughout the phone and lists it there), and the latter is used for local files but mostly for cloud music (radio, your own cloud-stored tracks, and/or unlimited access to Play Music library if you are subscribed to their service). Google Play Music can be safely removed (just remember that any songs downloaded from that app will not be playable if you do as GPM downloads tracks with encryption) but the stock Music app cannot.
    Aquila likes this.
    07-20-2016 01:45 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    What are the two apps?
    07-20-2016 01:45 PM
  4. nonie's Avatar
    Google play music and the other just says music.

    Phone From att

    Posted from Android Central.
    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    07-20-2016 02:21 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The 'Music' one is the system player. You shouldn't get rid of that one unless you have a 3rd party option to play audio files (in fact, I'm not sure the system would let you disable it, but I might be wrong). Google Play Music is safe to remove if you don't really use it or subscribe to it. However if you have 'local' music files you'd rather stream from the cloud, you can upload them for free (to a certain extent) to Google Play and use that app to stream them free.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-20-2016 02:57 PM
  6. nonie's Avatar
    Thanks, don't really need space, so guess I'll keep both.

    Posted from Android Central.
    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    07-20-2016 03:06 PM
  7. 68bucks's Avatar
    I have both apps and use neither but I can't delete either. Verizon you know.
    07-21-2016 10:33 AM

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