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Transfer music from a computer to your phone or tablet

Access your computer’s music library on your mobile phone or tablet by using one of the methods below. Then, you can listen on any device using the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.

Transfer music to your online library (recommended)

Upload music from your computer to your Google Play Music library to make it available on any device where you use the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.

You can transfer music from your computer to your Google Play Music library in the following ways:

  • Add music using Google Play Music for Chrome. For detailed instructions, visit this article.
  • Download and use Music Manager software on your computer. For futher instructions, click here.

Load music onto your device using a USB cable

If you can’t transfer your library online, you can load music files from your computer to your mobile device using a USB cable.

On a Mac
  1. Download and install Android File Transfer on your computer.
  2. If your screen is locked, unlock your screen.
  3. Connect your computer to your device using a USB cable.
    • If you need to select a USB connection option on your device, choose Media device (MTP).
  4. Locate music files on your computer and drag them into your device's Music folder in Android File Transfer.
On Windows
  1. If your screen is locked, unlock your screen.
  2. Connect your computer to your device using a USB cable.
    • If you’re prompted to select a USB connection option on your device, select Media device (MTP).
  3. Locate music files on your computer and drag them into your device's Music folder.

Note: If your library is not already downloaded to your computer, you'll need to download your music files before transferring music onto your phone.

Use a Google Play Music subscription

If you choose to subscribe to Google Play Music, you'll be able to stream or download millions of songs without needing to transfer your music library onto your device.

Learn more about Google Play Music subscriptions.

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