Listen to music on your computer

You can listen to music you've added on Google Play or find new music using the Google Play Music web player.

Google Play Music streaming quality (bit rate) depends on the speed of your Internet connection. If you have a faster connection, you can play music at up to 320Kbps.

Use the menu for each song or album

To get started with the Google Play Music web player:

  1. Select a song or album name for details.
  2. Hover over the song or album to pull up the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu.
  3. Within each menu, review the options available for that piece of music.

Menu options may include:

Set up your music preferences and shortcuts

Find music based on your preferences

You can find music on the "Listen Now" section based on what you've listened to, artists you like, and music that you've purchased on Google Play. As you listen to more music on Google Play, you'll get better recommendations.

To open Listen Now:

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Listen Now.
  3. To see the songs coming up next when you're playing music, look in the bottom right corner of your screen and select the music note icon Google Play Music Queue.
Rate songs

You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down rating to let Google Play know your preferences. When you give a song a thumbs up rating, it appears in your Thumbs up auto-playlist. When you give a song a thumbs down rating, you won't see recommendations for that song anymore.

Rate a song

  1. Hover over the song you want to rate.
  2. Select the thumbs up or thumbs down icon that appears thumbs down.
  3. To remove a rating, select the thumbs up or thumbs down icon again.

Rate multiple songs

  1. Press and hold the Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) key.
  2. Select the songs you'd like to rate.
  3. At the top of your screen, select the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu.
  4. Select thumbs up or thumbs down thumbs down.
  5. To remove the rating, select the Delete icon Play Music web delete icon.

Rate a range of songs

  1. Press and hold the Shift key.
  2. Select the first and last song you'd like to rate.
  3. At the top of your screen, select the Menu icon Music 3-dots menu.
  4. Select thumbs up or thumbs down thumbs down.
  5. To remove the rating, select the Delete icon Play Music web delete icon.
Use keyboard shortcuts

To view available keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player.
  2. When you're viewing the web player window, type a ?. To make a ?, press and holding the Shift and / keys.
  3. Review the screen that appears.

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