Add music using Google Play Music for Chrome

With Google Play Music for Chrome, you can add music to your Google Play library using Google Chrome. If you don't have it already, you can download Chrome on your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.

Add your music

Step 1: Check if Chrome is up to date
  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Near the top right of your screen, select More More and then Help and then About Google Chrome.
  3. If an update is available, select Relaunch (under the version number) to install updates.
Step 2: Download Google Play Music for Chrome
  1. Go to Google Play Music for Chrome.
  2. Select Add to Chrome and then Add app.
Step 3: Add music to your library
  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Make sure you're signed in to Chrome using the same Google account you use with Google Play Music.
  3. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  4. Select Menu Google Play Music Menu icon and then Upload music.
  5. Drag and drop files or choose files to upload with Select from your computer.
  6. Near the bottom of your screen, track your upload progress.

Tip: If you use iTunes, you can drag and drop music from your iTunes library into the upload area.

Change upload settings

Change music folders & keep your music up to date

You can change which folders you use to add music on Google Play Music. You can also choose to update your Google Play Music library whenever you add music to your selected folders.

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Go to Google Play Music Settings.
  3. Select Add your music.
  4. Review, add, or remove folders that upload music to your Google Play Music library.
  5. To automatically update your library when you add a song, check the box next to "Keep Google Play up to date when I add new music to these locations."

Trouble adding music

Troubleshoot connection issues

If you’re seeing an error about connectivity, Play Music may not be able to establish a secure connection to Google. The connection may be blocked by your anti-virus software, network administrator, or other network software.

To try to resolve this issue:

  • Connect to Play Music using a different Wi-Fi network (if possible).
  • Temporarily deactivate your anti-virus software. Remember to turn the software back on when you're done.
  • Speak with your network administrator. They may be blocking the connection to Google.
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