Google Play Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud.
gMusicW 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.
gMusicW is a free application, but it contains advertisements, which can be removed by in-app purchases.
Current version of gMusicW provides two paid packages:
"Ad Free" Package for $4.99, which will remove all advertisements from application.
"Ultimate" Package for $9.99, 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 gMusicW 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.
* Does not work?
Make sure that you are using the latest available version. Just try to uninstall it and install again, this will force to get latest available version in Windows Store.
We are unofficial Google Music client application and Google does not tell us when they change something in their API, but we are publishing fixes in one-two days.
* 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 gMusicW 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 gMusicW 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).
* gMusicW 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 gMusicW (and other Music/Video applications).
If this is not your case - please send us email.
* gMusicW 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.
03/05/2014 - Version 2.3
[b] User Playlist updates can add to library Artists and Albums which are not included in user library.
03/02/2014 - Version 2.3
[+] Implement "Block explicit songs in radio." settings (disabled by default). You can enable it in application settings.
[+] Show radio list on start page.
[+] Add support for "I'm feeling lucky radio/mix".
[+] For users without All Access mode show Instant Mixes instead of Radio.
[+] Add ability to create radio from Artists and Albums.
[+] Improved song statistics syncronization (Play Count, Last Played).
[+] Add ability to play Shared playlists.
02/27/2014 - Version 2.2.15
[!] Google deprecated API which we were using. This update is the first part of changes. Some features are still broken. We are working to make it work again.
01/13/2014 - Version 2.2.14
[b] Stability improvements: streaming.
12/28/2013 - Version 2.2.11
[b] Handle in-app purchases in the way that user doesn't need to wait sync with Windows license system to get ad-free version.
[b] Stability improvements: crashes, streaming.
12/22/2013 - Version 2.2.11
[b] Fix application crash on song select from search result.
[b] Fix application crash when Windows does not have internet connections.
[b] Other stability improvements.
12/19/2013 - Version 2.2.10
[b] Fix issue with disappeared media controls on some Windows 8.1 devices.
[b] Stability improvements (crashes and fetching streams).
[b] Fix issue with scrolling in snapped view.
11/23/2013 - Version 2.2.9
[b] Fix issue with pinning all-access songs (downloading to local cache).
b] Stability improvements (crashes and fetching streams).
08/25/2013 - Version 2.2.8
[b] When user pick song from Search layout gMusicW can navigate to wrong album/artist.
[b] Stability improvements (crashes and fetching streams).
08/10/2013 - Version 2.2.7
[b] Fix compatibility issues with Windows 8.1.
07/23/2013 - Version 2.2.6
[b] Fix issue for "Not Found" songs.
07/21/2013 - Version 2.2.5
[b] Update playlist creation API.
[b] Improvements in streams fetching.
07/17/2013 - Version 2.2.4
[b] Fix for streaming own songs, which match songs on Google Music store.
07/13/2013 - Version 2.2.3
[b] Fix for 'All Access' songs (now you can play songs from your library).
06/27/2013 - Version 2.2.2
[b] Temporary for 'All Access' songs (We are looking for better solution).
06/23/2013 - Version 2.2.1
[b] Fix 'Last Added' system playlist.
[b] gMusicW can stop to sync library if one of the song contains year in tags with value more than 3000.
[b] Show "Not found" message in case when some song could not be found on server.
06/17/2013 - Version 2.2
[+] All Access Radio Support (Create / Delete / Rename / Listen).
[+] Improvement in sorting and searching for names with "The" in names / titles (e.g. "The Prodigy" is equal to "Prodigy").
[b] App can crush after adding songs in existing queue.
06/03/2013 - Version 2.1.1
[+] Add support for songs in user playlists not from user library (all access mode, before gMusicW ignored them).
[b] In snapped view rating not always was updated for current song.
[b] Player keeps next/previous buttons disabled after user adds songs to queue.
[b] Fix issues when gMusicW can stop to auto sync library.
[b] Sometimes gMusicW does not respond on 'Keep local' button for selected playlists.
05/23/2013 - Version 2.1
[+] Offline mode (check the "..." button to enable it). No limitation for free version while in beta.
[+] Predownload of next song in queue.
[+] gMusicW caches album art locally.
[+] Add Application Settings button at "..." button, which provides easy access to application settings.
[b] gMusicW can continue to work on initial library load if it cannot load playlists.
[b] Song name on search page can be truncated without '...'.
05/16/2013 - Version 2.0.3
[b] Add support for All Access streams (music which you don't own).
[b] gMusicW did not delete songs from local database when they were deleted from server.
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 gMusicW should not show user playlists group in home page.
[b] Volume level should be stored between application sessions.
[b] gMusicW 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.