In a digital era, the music player is a must in any device. In the past, the music player can only play songs offline from storage, but nowadays it also allows the user to stream music online. Google also developed an application called Google Play Music latest APK 8.28.8916-1.V (89161). This application is an official music player for Android that provides service for offline and online streaming of over 50,000 songs. The application is also available for other platforms, but Android devices will usually come with this application in the first place. It also lets the user purchase the legal digital file of songs.
Google Play Music File Information
Last updated: November 4, 2020
Developer: Google, Inc.
Version: 8.28.8916-1.V (89161)
Requirement: Android 4.1 and up
File size: 14.2 MB
Uploaded: November 4, 2020 at 9:26AM GMT+07
Available on Google Play: Install from Google Play
Google Play Music app review
Google Play Music for Android comes with light size and simple user interface. It has essential features of a music player. With Google Play, the user can do the following:
Play Music from Storage
When opening the application, it will directly show songs from offline storage that has been categorized neatly based on the artist and genre as well as showing the most played and recently added song.
Stream Music Online
The user can stream over 50,000 from a legal music file in their database. This app will give suggestion on what to stream based on the search history and likes. Every time a user wants a song, some songs similar to the genre or artists will be suggested, making it easier to find a song to stream.
Purchase Song from Play Store
It offers the legal way of owning song by purchasing it on Music Shop in Play Store. In each song that is streamed online, there is an option to download it legally. For older version, a user can swipe to the right and choose My Shop. The user needs to log in to their Google account before purchasing.
Playing Music in the Background with Lock screen
This app also allows music to be played in the background while the user uses another app or when the phone is locked. When the phone is locked, the user will see a lock screen interface from this app, showing the title of the song as well as the album cover. The user can directly change the song by clicking the button without having to unlock the screen.
After testing using it, the application has some of its minus and plus points. Here are some summed up on the list.
- Intuitive and simple User Interface
- Wide choice of music
- Convenient lock screen feature
- Often crash when playing in the background
How to Use
This app is simple in the interface, but it may take some time to get used to it. After installing it, it is recommended to log in to your Google account for the more additional feature. There is not much to be set in this app. Connect it to the internet in order to be able to access the song online. The playlist based on mood will only work if it is connected to the internet. If a user wants to purchase a song, the in-app purchase requires a user to provide billing details.
- Bug fixes.