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15-10-2020, 08:05   #1
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Google Play Music retiring, advice

Hi all,
I got a notification on my phone that Google Play Music will be going away later this year, to be replaced by YouTube Music. I managed to synchronise my songs with YouTube Music, but when I was using it it kept filling the gaps between the songs I already own with ads!
The Play store has now been closed for buying music, so recently I had to purchase and download an album to my laptop from iTunes and copy it to the phone.

Any recommendations for an Android app that will replace Play Music and that has no ads? (I may be asking too much these days - wanting to listen to the music I paid for ad free!)


TIA
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15-10-2020, 08:23   #2
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Well, there's Spotify. €9.99 a month and you own ALL the music as long as you keep the subscription. You can download as well.
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Well, there's Spotify. €9.99 a month and you own ALL the music as long as you keep the subscription. You can download as well.
YouTube music costs the same though and you can upload your own music so if you have albums that aren't on the service you can rip them, upload them and they get integrated into your YT music catalogue.

The OP is looking for a free service without ads
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I don't think there's any free cloud-based solution for listening to your uploaded music ad-free. GPM was unique in that regard.
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I don't think there's any free cloud-based solution for listening to your uploaded music ad-free. GPM was unique in that regard.
Only solutions that spring to mind are either root based or local storage.
GPM will be a loss in that regard.
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Join one of the family Spotify groups here on boards, a years subscription costs €30 so works out at €2.50 per month.

I've been doing it for years and works out great.

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2057764331
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I don't know if it is something you'd be interested in, but my solution was to set up a Plex server, and host the music myself. They have a great app, PlexAmp, for listening to music.

I have Spotify too, but they don't have all the music I want and I do have a big collection of mp3s built from CD rips and Google Play.
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I don't know if it is something you'd be interested in, but my solution was to set up a Plex server, and host the music myself. They have a great app, PlexAmp, for listening to music.
Do you need Plex Pass for that?
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Get Youtube premium, no ads and all the music library. If you use a VPN to connect to India, then purchase your subscription it is done in Indian Rupees. Cost me less than £5 per month!
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Depend on your listening habits. I was in the same boat. But to be honest I listen to the same songs most of the time so I decided to buy those songs either in CD form or in MP3 form or just borrow from the library when possible. Then I put them in my phone.
I used to like the idea of unlimited music on demand, but now I'm sick of not owning the music and just pay monthly to rent the music.

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Get Youtube premium, no ads and all the music library. If you use a VPN to connect to India, then purchase your subscription it is done in Indian Rupees. Cost me less than £5 per month!
£5/month? Wadu Hek.

I have a family YouTube premium account via India, and that's only costing me about €2.50/month for 6 people.
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Get Youtube premium, no ads and all the music library. If you use a VPN to connect to India, then purchase your subscription it is done in Indian Rupees. Cost me less than £5 per month!
Costs me 1.50 a month. But of course I am in Argentina...ahem.....
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Do you need Plex Pass for that?
Ah sorry, you do need it for the Plex Amp app. The normal Plex app is free and works OK though.
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I do have a fair amount of songs in the collection ATM, but I rarely listen to newer stuff, so I'm not really interested in subscribing to something where I only listen to my own collection.
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I do have a fair amount of songs in the collection ATM, but I rarely listen to newer stuff, so I'm not really interested in subscribing to something where I only listen to my own collection.
Rip it all to an SD card on device. Rather than phone memory. Job done.
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