Although Google Play holds a large part of the mobile market, many people still prefer iTunes to manage music on their computer and just because you are an Android user, that does not mean that you will miss out on your iTunes library. Google has made sure that you can sync music on your Android device and Google Play Music with your iTunes Library and we will show you how to do it.
From the cloud to your device
The Music Manager application from Google, allows you to store the complete music library from your computer. Your music files will be stored in the cloud and you can access them from any device as long as you have an internet connection.
Google Play Music
In order to upload music to Google Play Music, you will need to have an account, which can be easily created at the Play Store. You can follow the below steps to upload music from iTunes and your computer.
1. Install Google Play Music Manager and then go to Google Play Music using your web browser.
2. Click “My Music” on the top left and you will see the option to upload/download music on the right hand side. If you don’t have Music Manager yet, you will be prompted to download it.
3. Once the Music Manager is installed, you will need to link it to your Google account. After connecting the Music Manager to your Google account, you will be able to select the location of your music library.
4. You can adjust the settings to get the Music Manager to add tracks from iTunes to your Google Play Music account automatically. By right clicking on the headphones icon located on your taskbar, you can choose your preferences.
5. Once you have made the necessary changes to the settings, you can simply left click on the headphones icon to access Google Play and you will see that iTunes tracks are added to your Google Play Music account as they are uploaded.
6. Keep in mind that since this process relies on the Cloud, you will require an internet connection to access music across devices. To listen to music offline, you can also save tracks from Google Play to your device, using the following instructions.
Download music to your Android tablet or smartphone
1. Open Google Play Music on your Android device and select My Music. You will have the option to see music stored on the Cloud or on your device. You can look for songs that you have uploaded to the Cloud and then save them to your Android device.
2. To download an entire album, simply tap the pin button, which will turn from grey colour to orange gradually as the download progresses. Once the download is completed, the pin button will be orange and if you want to revert the process, you just need to tap the button again.
3. You can upload up to 20000 tracks with the free version of Google Play Music, but if you are a bit of a melomaniac and need a larger capacity for your library, you can pay $8 USD per month for a subscription that offers everything your passion for music needs.