How to Upload Music from PC to Google Play

I finally tried out the Google Play service for managing my music library. I found the service extremely easy to use and free from problems. Here’s how to get up and started with Google Play and sync your music library with your Android device so that you can play your music from “the cloud”.

Option 1 – Via Browser

  1. Login to Google Play¬†and select “Music” on the left pane.
  2. Select “My Music” in the left pane.
  3. Select the “Add music” button in the upper-right corner.
  4. Drag any music files you wish to copy over to the window. Alternately, you could choose “Select from your computer” to browse to the file(s).

The files will then upload to Google Play and be available to download or play from the Google Play Music web page or app on your Android device.

Option 2 – Using Music Manager

  1. Download and install Music Manager on your PC.
  2. During setup, the software will automatically find music on your computer and upload it to the “cloud”. I had it import my iTunes library.
    Music Manager adding songsImporting can take a while. It took all night to import over 4,000 songs.
    Google Music album view

The files will then upload to Google Play and be available to download or play from the Google Play Music web page or app on your Android device.

 

FAQ

Why won’t some of my music files upload to Google Play Music?

The music file may be DRM protected. See our post on how to check if a file is DRM protected. Otherwise, the file may not be a supported file type. Check here for a list of supported file types.

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