Add your music with Google Play Music Manager

Use Music Manager to upload your favorite songs from your computer to your Google Play library. You can upload up to 50,000 songs and listen on your mobile device, computer, or Android TV.

Note: If you're using Chrome, try uploading your music with Google Play Music for Chrome instead of Music Manager.

Download and install Music Manager

  1. On your computer, go to the Music Manager download page.
  2. Click Download Music Manager.
  3. Follow the installation directions.

Set up Music Manager

  1. Open Music Manager from your Applications folder (Mac) or from the Start menu (Windows).
  2. Sign in to your Google account.
  3. Select the location of your music collection.
  4. Follow the on-screen setup instructions.

Uploading music

Upload additional folders
  1. Select the Music Manager icon Music Manager. You'll find this at the bottom right of your screen (Windows) or the menu bar in the upper right corner (Mac).
  2. Select Preferences
  3. In the "Upload" tab, click Add folder to browse and select a folder you would like to upload music from.
  4. Click Upload.
Change your selected music collection

You can only upload one type of music collection at a time (iTunes, or Windows Media Player, or folders). To change this:

  1. Select the Music Manager icon Music Manager. You'll find this at the bottom right of your screen (Windows) or the menu bar in the upper right corner (Mac).
  2. Select Preferences > Advanced > Change.
  3. Select the location of your music collection.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Upload music from playlists

If you have Windows Media Player or iTunes selected as your music location, you can upload specific playlists from your library.

  1. Select the Music Manager icon Music Manager. You'll find this at the bottom right of your screen (Windows) or the menu bar in the upper right corner (Mac).
  1. Select Preferences > Upload > Choose by playlist.
  2. Check the box next to the playlist you want to upload.
  3. Select Upload.

Note: Keep in mind deleting your playlist in iTunes will also remove the playlist from Google Play.

Change your upload bandwidth

To adjust the bandwidth available for uploading songs to Google Play:

  1. Select the Music Manager icon Music Manager. You'll find this at the bottom right of your screen (Windows) or the menu bar in the upper right corner (Mac).
  2. Select Preferences > Advanced.
  3. Select your desired bandwidth. Faster bandwidth speeds will help your library be uploaded more quickly.
  4. Select Apply.
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