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Use Play Music on mobile or computer

You can find and listen to music with the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app.

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 320 Kbps.

Use the menu for each song or album

To get started with Google Play Music:

  1. Select a song or album name for details.
  2. Select More More. If you're on the web player, point at a song or album to see it.
  3. Your options include:

Set up your music preferences

Select your favorite genres and artists

If you haven't already, you can improve your recommendations on Google Play Music by telling us about your favorite genres and artists.

Find music based on your preferences

On your Home screen, you’ll see music based on what you’ve listened to, bought on Google Play, and liked.

  1. Open the Google Play Music web player or the Google Play Music app Play Music.
  2. Select Menu Menu and then Home.
Rate songs on your computer

You can like or dislike songs to tell Google Play what you want to hear.

  • Songs you’ve liked show up in your Thumbs up auto-playlist.
  • Songs you’ve disliked won’t be recommended to you anymore.

Rate a song

  1. Point at the song you want to rate.
  2. Tap Thumbs up or thumbs down Thumbs up or down.
  3. Select Select again to change the rating.

Rate more than one song

  1. Press and hold the Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) key.
  2. Select the songs you'd like to rate, or the first and last song in a range.
  3. At the top of your screen, select More More.
  4. Tap Thumbs up or thumbs down Thumbs up or down.
  5. To remove the rating, select Delete Play Music web delete icon.
Rate songs on your mobile device

You can like or dislike songs to tell Google Play what you want to hear.

  • Songs you’ve liked show up in your Thumbs up auto-playlist.
  • Songs you’ve disliked won’t be recommended to you anymore.

Rate a song

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Play Music.
  2. Select a song.
  3. Tap the song name at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap Thumbs up or thumbs down Thumbs up or down. Tap again to change the rating.

Find your Thumbs-up auto-playlist

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Play Music.
    • Android: Tap Menu Menu and then Music library.
    • iPhone or iPad: At the bottom, tap Library.
  2. Swipe to the "Playlists" menu.

Control your music

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, press Shift + /.
Use Android Wear

When music is playing on your phone, you'll see a music card on your watch. You can pause, play, and skip tracks. You can't turn off this card.

For more about listening to music on your watch, go to the Android Wear Help Center.

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