Listen to music offline

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You can save music from your Google Play library to your mobile device or computer and listen to it when you're offline.

Note: If you subscribe to Google Play Music All Access, music you've saved from All Access will be saved on your device as long as your subscription is active.

Save music to a phone or tablet

  1. Open the Google Play Music Icon Google Play Music app.
  2. Touch an album or playlist.
  3. Touch the Google Play Pin grey pin (Android) or Google Play Music Offline download (iOS) icon to start downloading music.
    • Google Play Music Offline (Android) / Google Play Music Offline (iOS) An orange icon means music is saved on your device.
    • Google Play Cached (Android only) A vertical, grey pin means music is still downloading.

On Android devices, you can also save albums, playlists, and radio stations (for All Access subscribers) by touching Menu Menu > Keep on device.

Note: If you change the account that you use with Google Play Music, you'll need to download your songs again to listen to them offline.
Find saved music

On Android devices, you can view all your saved music on your Listen Now, My Library, Radio (for All Access subscribers), or Playlists menus.

  1. Open the Google Play Music Icon Google Play Music app.
  2. Go to Listen Now, My Library, Radio (for All Access subscribers), or Playlists.
  3. Next to the Google Play Music Icon Play Music icon, touch the Menu name.
  4. Choose On device.
View your download queue
  1. Open the Google Play Music Icon Google Play Music app.
  2. Touch the Google Play Music Icon Google Play Music icon > Settings.
  3. Under "Downloading", touch View download queue to see all songs currently being downloaded.
Save music to an SD card - Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Some Android devices support external SD card memory. If your Android device is running Android 4.4 (KitKat), here's how to save music to your SD card.

  1. Open the Google Play Music Icon Google Play Music app.
  2. Touch the Google Play Music Icon Google Play Music icon > Settings.
  3. Under "Downloading", touch Storage location > External.

You can save music to your SD card, but you can’t transfer music from your SD card to another device.

(Experimental SD card support is available for some older devices)

Save music to your computer

  1. Go to Google Play Music.
  2. On the left menu under "Auto playlists," click Free and purchased.
  3. Next to a song, click Menu Menu > Download.
    • You can download a purchased song two times.

Download all purchased music

You can use Google Play Music Manager to download all of your purchased music.

  1. Open Google Play Music Manager.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Click Download purchased music.

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