Music & Video / Music
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Copyright © 2013, OutcoldSolutions
Google Play Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud.
gMusic is a Windows 8 client for Google Play Music. Main features are: playing music in background, playlists management, 5 starts rating system for songs, Last.fm Scrobbling (enable it in application settings, "accounts" page).
You need to have a Google Play Music account to use this application.
gMusic is a free application, but it contains advertisements, which can be removed by in-app purchases.
Current version of gMusic provides two paid packages:
"Ad Free" Package for $1.99, which will remove all advertisements from application.
"Ultimate" Package for $4.99, which also removes all advertisements and contains all future prices for all additional modules, which we will ship in future.
Please vote for features you want to see in next version of gMusic on https://gmusic.uservoice.com/. We care about what users want, we did not have any plans to support Last.fm Scrobbling, but because it was the first feature on the list - we implemented it in Version 1.2.
If you have any problems with this application feel free to contact us by gMusic@outcoldsolutions.com.
And follow http://twitter.com/gMusicW to know about all future plans.
* You can't log in?
a) Make sure that you can access https://play.google.com/music/ site and you subscribed to Google Play Music service (it is not available in all countries yet).
b) If you are using 2-step Authentication - you just need to generate a password and use it with gMusic. Read about application-specific passwords here: http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=185833
b) You still have issues? Please contact us: gMusic@outcoldsolutions.com
* Why gMusic does not use OAuth?
Google does not provide official API for Google Play Music and we just do not know how to do this, because we cannot register our application for this service.
* Does gMusic keep all accounts and password in safe place?
We use username and password only to get Tokens and Sessions keys, after this if you will set "Remember password" we will keep it in special storage for passwords (Windows 8 provides us this capability, it is very similar to how Internet Explorer stores passwords) and we do not use it until Google revokes previous Tokens (we store tokens between application starts).
* gMusic downloads everything, but cannot play music?
Please check that you have latest drivers for sound / video, and if you have ATI Catalyst Controller - try to uninstall it. Somehow this application can block gMusic (and other Music/Video applications).
If this is not your case - please send us email.
* gMusic do not play music loud in background?
This is feature of Windows 8, that if you have any applications which use sound system in foreground, than Windows changes the sound level of all applications in background. It can be a Skype or any other applications, sometimes restarting of Windows can fix this, if you do not know which of the applications use sound system in foreground.
05/07/2013 - Version 2.0.2
[b] Increases timeout for http requests from 30 seconds to 90 seconds.
04/17/2013 - Version 2.0.1
[b] When user does not have playlists gMusic should not show user playlists group in home page.
[b] Volume level should be stored between application sessions.
[b] gMusic can fail to load library, if some song plays count more than one milliard.
[b] Library synchronization can be broken if Google stores empty playlists.
[b] Music library initialization can be broken if Google contains not unique song identities.
[b] After purchase app can crash if user will click on Upgrade second time.
04/14/2013 - Version 2.0
[+] Sorting in Playlist and Album views.
[+] Snapped View shows songs in queue.
[+] Show year of album on album tiles.
[+] Performance improvements (search is instantaneous).
[+] Interface improvements.
[+] Volume control.
[+] App startup improvements.
[+] Add multiple songs / albums to queue.
[+] Add multiple songs to playlist.
[+] Default sorting in Artist view by year.
[b] Progress ring shows forever when click on song suggestion in search view.
03/09/2013 - Version 1.3.2
[b] gMusic cannot load load playlist for some users (loading stops on 80-90%).
03/01/2013 - Version 1.3.1
[b] If song metadata has disc property with value greater than 255 - gMusic fails to load songs.
02/27/2013 - Version 1.3
[+] New view with showing Albums of selected Artist.
[+] New view for showing Album.
[+] Rating control on Snapped View.
[+] Caching the list of songs between application sessions (on start app loads only updated metadata and playlists).
[+] "Last Added" system playlist shows ~600 last added songs (the value depends on the list of albums).
[+] On "Add to playlist" list show if selected song already in playlist.
[b] Back navigation - restoring the position on the List.
[b] Moving search button to the top right corner.
[b] Stability improvements in communication with Google Web Services (you should not see that account is used on some other device so often).
[b] When Shuffle is On, when you double clicking on the first song from Album view - it will start playing not from first song.
02/01/2013 - Version 1.2.1
[b] On some devices gMusic cannot load huge songs collection.
[b] Increase timeouts for http requests.
01/17/2013 - Version 1.2
[+] Live tiles support (gMusic updates tiles on the main screen with current playing songs).
[+] Last.fm scrobbling support (link Last.fm account in gMusic settings, Accounts page).
[+] gMusic updates last played albums and playlists in Google Play Music.
[+] Songs load optimization on startup (up to 2 times faster for > 1000 songs).
[+] Updating list of added/deleted/updated tracks once in 5 minutes from cloud.
[+] Updating playlists once in 10 minutes from cloud.
[b] In background gMusic memory usage can grow up to 1 GB in a 24 hours playing (without stops and going to foreground).
[b] After ~6 hours in session Google Music Service does not save statistic data or playlist changes.
[b] Some album art pictures can be little blur.
[b] Search ignored artists from collection albums (like artists of albums with Various Artists).
[b] Other minor usability and performance issues.
01/07/2013 - Version v1.1
[+] Windows Search support. You can search artists, albums, genres, playlists and songs from default Windows Search charm (swipe from right to find it or just start typing on one of next views).
[+] Add semantic zoon on Playlists/Artists/Albums/Genres screens. Allows you to find items much faster in lists.
[+] Double click or tap on song starts playing.
[+] Add two system playlists on Home screen: "All songs" and "Highly rated".
[+] Playing tracks from queue with turned off screen.
[+] Clicking on song name in player highlight it in queue.
[b] Surface RT (Windows RT devices): some streams do not play until end. gMusic can switch to next song at the middle of the track.
[b] gMusic can stop to load playlists and songs. Re-signing in is required to make it works again.
[b] Horizontal scrolling not showing on playlists/albums/artists/genres views.
[b] Fix scrolling by mouse wheel on Home screen.
01/01/2013 - Version v1.0
[+] Streaming of songs / albums / playlists
[+] Editing of playlists
[+] Songs ratings
[+] Update play count statistic in Google Play Music
[b] Increases timeout for http requests from 30 seconds to 90 seconds.
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English (United States)
You can't reverse-engineer this software. You should not disturb license terms of Google Play Music.