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How to get the most out of Google Play Music

Nine ways to upgrade your listening experience.
Google Play Music

Google Play Music can stream songs from the web as well as play your local music library.

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Google's streaming music service doesn't get the same attention as some of its other offerings, like Gmail or Maps, but this Spotify competitor is a powerful app, especially when you know how to use it optimally. Below, tips that'll help you get the most out of the service, even if you're a veteran user.

But first, a few basics: You can Google Music as a free cloud locker for your own music tracks—you can upload 50,000 songs without paying a dime—or give Google $10 a month and add an unlimited amount of on-demand tunes on top of that, in the style of Spotify.

Now, onward to our guide:

1. Get your own tracks uploaded

Music upload

When it comes to uploading

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