Copy music files directly from your computer

The Google Play Music application supports audio files in numerous formats - including .mp3, .m4a (iTunes application AAC, DRM-free), FLAC, and OGG Vorbis - so you can copy music to your device that you’ve purchased from online stores, CDs you own, and other sources.

For a complete list of files you can use with the Google Play Music application, see our list of supported file types.

Here's how to upload music from your computer using the Google Play Music application:

  1. Connect your device to your computer. To learn how to connect your device to your computer, see transferring music files to or from your computer via USB.
  2. Copy music and other audio files from your computer to your device. You can create subfolders to organize your music files.
  3. If your music files have accompanying artwork in .jpeg format, rename the art file albumart.jpg and include it in the same folder as your music files.
  4. If you’ve created playlists, create a subfolder for them in your music folder and add playlists into your subfolder. Learn how to create playlists on your computer.
  5. Once you’ve finished copying music to your device, disconnect your device from your computer.
By default, the Google Play Music application contains all your music stored in the cloud at, along with music files stored locally on your device.

The next time you open the Google Play Music application, it will search your device’s storage and add music to your library that you’ve copied onto your device.

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