Last Updated: June 5th, 2012

Oh, do we have a story for you. It's a story of mystery, intrigue, and a lost prototype Nexus Prime. Yes, a lost Nexus Prime. Or Galaxy Nexus - whatever it'll end up being called.

Our story begins like any other -- with a person. Not just any person, though -- this person is special. They go by the name of Geek Vundotra, and they work for Verizon. Geek is a Verizon engineer who happens to be carrying a very special phone. A phone he happens to leave in a bar... or something like that. Now, thanks to Geek's screw-up, we have some goodies for all of you that are sure to get you excited for what's to come.

Without further ado, it is our pleasure to present to you the new and improved Google Music 4.0.1!

What's New

In short -- everything. Music 4.0.1 bring a new interface with more options, better controls, and an all around cleaner look. Let's have a look at the old and the new, shall we?

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Left: Old, Right: New

As you can see, Music 4 still has the same overall look as Music 3 with a few minor changes: the tabs are cleaner and the player area at the bottom takes up less space.

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The Selection menu has also taken on a minor change: instead of a popup in the middle of the screen, it now displays a dialog-style box directly below the artist. The available offline option is also missing from this menu, but don't fret - it simply moved to the context Menu (thanks, rougegoat). These two things are definitely the most minor of all the changes -- it gets better from here.

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The Player interface has also received a subtle makeover to match the rest of the app. It's clean and sleek, with less obtrusive buttons and more agile controls. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of a 'search' button in the top right, which is clearly due to ICS's lack of a physical search key.

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Tapping on the album cover in Music 3 offers very few additional controls -- just shuffle and repeat. Tap the album cover in Music 4, though, and you'll more options and details about the currently playing track and artists. Music 4 also offers track rating by way of thumbs up and thumbs down, so you'll hear more of what you like and less of what you don't.


How unfair would it be for us to keep this all to ourselves? It wouldn't, and we love you all, so here it is for your downloading pleasure: Google Music 4.0.1 APK.

If you have a previous version of Google Music installed, you must uninstall it first! If Music was preinstalled on your device, use Titanium Backup to uninstall it and then reboot your device. After that, you should be able to install this just like any other app.  

After installing this on both of my devices, I couldn't get it to sync with my Google Music account. I was prompted to allow it, but after that, it continually said my library was empty. If you rely on Google Music's streaming service as your primary source of tunes, you may not want to install this yet. Scratch that. If your music doesn't sync after installing, simply head into Settings > Applications > Manage Applications and clear data. Should work after that. 

Thanks, Geek Vundotra!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Ron Amadeo

    I love you guys. Really.

  • Aatif Sumar

    It looks a lot like UberMusic, the skinnable music player made by the guy behind Launcher Pro.

    • jim

      Still think UberMusic is one of the worst names that Fede guy could've picked.

      • Aatif Sumar

        I agree! I sent him such nice suggestions in that contest he had! But I think its all under the Uber brand name. UberSocial etc.

      • http:&#039://richworks.in Richie

        He should have stuck to his Pro brand name.. MusicPro would have made a perfect name...

  • Chris

    How come the ICS and gingerbread shots both have the number next to the battery level? I'm assuming its a mod for GB but its stock for ICS? They're even using the same font.

    • Sean

      they are both gingerbread...

    • ciwrl

      That is the mini-battery mod in CM7, so its GB not ICS you are looking at

    • ben dover

      That is a feature of CyanogenMod 7. it's turned off by default.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, I took the pics on CM7.

  • MiZzCHaOtic

    Will this work on Gingerbread??? Please say it will!!

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      The screenshots show it does. That's CyanogenMod 7.1.0-Nightly in both pictures.

      • ciwrl

        Me thinks you only had to tell them once for them to understand it :p

  • spc_hicks09

    Downloading now! Thanks AP!!!!

  • Rob Rowald

    I nstalled it and it saw all of my stuff just fine. Droid Charge running 2.3.5

  • JimJam

    I was so excited about this until it got to the streaming part :( I only found out the joys of Google Music streaming last night and been using it all day. Hmmm, to try or not to try.

    • C-ROC

      Jim Jam - streaming works just make sure you clear cache and data after the install. Esp. if you had the 3.0 music install previously!

  • ciwrl

    Battery mod is CM7

  • http://www.eurodroid.com Phil Oakley

    Does this new interface transfer over to tablets? I have an unrootable B70 Transformer, so can't test it really...

  • http://www.mycellife.net Bradley

    Wait, still no equalizer. Why not. Lack of equalizer is the main reason I use poweramp. If there isn't one, am afraid I'll pass even if the new interface looks damn good. Hope they revamped the widget too

    • JimJam

      Download Equalizer from the Market, my Google Music when I press Menu, Sound Effects it automatically opens that app as if it were part of it without asking what app to use. That was on 3.0.1 though, haven't tried with this one yet.

      • http://www.mycellife.net Bradley

        I don't want to download an equalizer from the market, that should be built in the app. This is what i find lacking with the modern OS. Symbian had that built in their music player, and I have to admit, Symbian's default music player sounds better and has more features that Android's.

        • JimJam

          Go on, give it a try

        • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

          Gingerbread has it built-in, but many OEMs choose to disable it.

          aka, blame your manufacturer for proprietary overlay BS.

        • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}


          What, there's an equalizer withing Gingerbread? My stock Nexus S begs to differ.

        • Edwin

          Music enhancements are part of Android since Gingerbread, but as some OEMs do not (yet) use the audio effects framework the control panel was not part of Android yet. Therefore for GB and HC you need to download the control panel from Market (MusicFX).

    • Daniel Tiberius

      I'm with you there. I'd use Google Music or Ubermusic much more often if they had PowerAmp's EQ and Preamp. Even with the Equalizer app, which I bought the full version of, it still doesn't sound as good as PowerAmp.

  • JimJam

    is said 'Geek' able to confirm or deny any of the specs flying around? Peoples needs ta know!

  • Rajesh

    Can you guys tell, how is ICS?
    Is it smooth? how are transitions?

    Is that phone icon really that bad, that is leaked in the recent video?

    Does android have rubber band effect yet?

    • Richie O

      Buttery smooth on my Moto Atrix, much better than the previous Google Music app. No rubber band effect, but I don't like it so nevermind.

      If this is an indication of ICS apps, I can't wait! :D

    • Adriaaaaan

      Apple have a patent on the rubber band effect.... Personally I prefer android s glow effect

  • Mesmorino

    One day, leaving prototypes in bars will be a sackable offence.

    You heard it here first.

  • Imre

    Wow, this is awesome.
    I got the sync working and the streaming as well.

    Had to reinstall and go to setting>google account (i've got multiple google accounts setup..)

  • Tkun

    This site is amazing, haha. I'm gonna download it and try it out on my phone.

  • jimmy

    forget the music player.... you guys got your hands on an actual nexus prime?? get some pics of that up!

  • brendon

    Has anyone tried this on honeycomb?

    • Mark

      Working fine on Prime 2.0, Asus Transformer.

      • MarkMArk

        Edit - Installs fine on Prime 2.0, Asus Transformer. Force closes when playing, even after wipe data.

        • Taomyn

          Same here but with stock rooted ROM, annoying as it's & email on my SGS.

    • Bloodflame

      also force closes for me when choosing an artist or album. Acer A500

  • bjanow

    It doesn't sync with your google music account. Music on the phone is fine.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

      Works fine and I am streaming from my Google Music account right now.

    • Hotmann

      This happened to me...Go to application settings and clear data for the music app, reopen it, make sure to look for notifications as it will ask for permissions. I have a gmail and a google apps email and I had to accept permissions for both in order for it to work.

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      If you're on a Samsung device, copy it to /system/app and see if it works then.

      • Ken

        How do you copy from the download file to the system/app folder?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

    Not sure why your install did not show the available offline option... Mine does.

  • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

    For those with the Samsung Galaxy S II or Epic 4G Touch, and never get the message to connect to your Google Account, copy the APK to /system/app, reboot, and re-launch Music. It should work fine. The problem is most likely related to this bug:


    Unfortunately, that fix still doesn't seem to work for Google Goggles...

    • hkb

      Thanks for sharing,
      Altho i have no plans on syncing with the service

  • Tkun

    This is actually quite an improvement over the previous music app because of one simple thing: It doesn't show an album twice if it's on your SD card and online.

    EDIT: Whoops, spoke too soon. :( Although it does seem to happen less.

    • Joe Sizlack

      Are you running CM7? I have this problem on CM7 but never had the issue running Sense on my Evo 4G.

      • Tkun

        I'm running MIUI on my Samsung Fascinate, but that's based off of CM7, so I suppose you can say I'm running CM7. If the only way to fix it is to go back to TouchWiz, then I'm not going to bother. :P

  • David

    No more lock screen controls. That makes this a no go in my mind. Not on my droid x.

    • http://www.mycellife.net Bradley

      The current one has lock screen controls? Never realized that

      • Mark

        I use Widgetlocker for lockscreen control and you can add it there. I didn't even realize the Music app didn't work on the native lock screen.

    • ifailatliving

      can someone confirm this for cm7?

      • Richie O

        CM7 on Atrix here and lock screen controls work fine. :)

  • rgvbadman

    Wont install on my Galaxy S.... :(

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      Copy it to /system/app, that should fix it.

    • markb455

      It installed just fine on my Galaxy S Epic 4G, works nice. No graphic EQ though.

  • https://plus.google.com/107802665540364614083/posts Chosenway

    Sure you don't mean Vic Gundotra who works for Google?

  • Leo Benveniste

    I can say that works perfectly on my Defy. also, I see the "make available offline" option in the menu just like always

  • MedioGringo

    Ugh, no lock screen controls make this useless for me, and I bet a ton of other ppl.

  • Tkun

    Anyone notice that while you're on the Now Playing screen, if you hit menu > sound effects, it redirects you to DSP Manager? I thought the Cyanogenmod team created that?

    EDIT: Judging from some of the above comments, it seems that the button merely redirects the user to whatever equalizer/sound effects related app they have on their phone.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

      The button also does not seem to exist if there is no equalizer app.

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      DSP Manager is a part of Gingerbread, IIRC. Many manufacturers are retarded and disable it for some reason.

      • blunden

        No it's not. It's created specifically for CM and even uses a modified Gingerbread API to work since it was originally designed for CM6, just before Gingerbread was released.

        Gingerbread does however include an EQ API but no buillt in app that uses it.

  • Dennis

    Thanks for the app, but it won't install on my stock, unrooted Nexus One (2.3.6). Even if I uninstall the previous app-update ... :(

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      You have to root and delete the version in /system/app

  • K

    how to install on a unrooted nexus s?
    I have tried to uninstall my current Music updates, when i install this new one still show the app is not installed


    • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

      Yeah, I can't get it to install correctly on my unrooted Nexus S either. Anybody have any ideas?

  • Tkun

    Although I don't personally have a Nexus S or Nexus One, I assume the music app for you guys is actually a part of the system itself, and you guys didn't need to download it separately for your phones.

    If that's the case, then you can't actually uninstall the original Music app on your phone in order to install this new one, and that's why it likely isn't installing for you guys.

    However, you can root your phone, then use an app like ES File Explorer and delete the Music.apk from within the System>App folder. After you do that, then you should able to install the new Music app.

    tl;dr You probably won't be able to try out this app unless you're rooted, since you guys have phones that run stock Android.

    • Dennis

      Thank you. I've already thought something like this. Then I need to wait for ICS, because I don't want to root my phone. :(

    • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

      The problem is, is that the default music app is version 2.3.7(Pre-Music beta), and can't be uninstalled without breaking the system.

  • Paul

    I should have read the whole post.
    I live in Canada and cannot re-download 3.0.1 and my device is not rooted so I can't uninstall the built in app to install this new one.

    Warning, if you don't read, you get screwed.

    • brad

      you can find 3.0.1 apk all over the net it's been out for a long time

  • mike

    ugly ass widget still. Why can't google make shit pretty?!?!?!?!?

    • Royvin

      I was hoping the same thing myself seriously how hard is it? I guess they just want to keep it simple.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

        I think the widget themes are handled by Android itself, not the App. So I'm sure it'll look great in ICS.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

        I think the widget themes are handled internally by android, and not by the app.

  • Brad

    working great on my Galaxy S :D

  • maniacs

    Not to be grim and as much as i enjoy u guys for sharing the apk isnt this a bit too much? i mean originally we were going to wait a couple more days for it, do we really need to be like iphone and gizmodo and leak it like crazy? I mean google and samsung had the class delay their presentation. Im sure we wont die from few days of delay. :-)

    • MedioGringo

      " Im sure we wont die from few days of delay. "

      This is crazytalk. Pure crazytalk. I'm taking away your geek card.

  • K

    Thanks for you reply, but I can install the 3.0.1 version music and im in uk, its not avaible in here as well.

    I can install the leaked music app (3.0)from gingerbread last time

  • clay

    cannot install to my xoom, stock honeycomb 3.2.2. it first asks about replacing a system app that is already there. after clicking yes it says that it failed because of a conflicting signature on the app that already exists. guess we have to wait on trying there.

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      As said in the post, you have to delete the pre-installed version in /system/app using Titanium Backup or something similar.

    • Gordon

      I had to delete with titanium backup then reboot to get it to install.

      Doesn't seem to work on honeycomb though, keeps force closing.

  • Drewskeetz

    AWESOME!!! Ive been using the stock music app since Beats audio works through it but imma have to give it up for a little bit and get my google music on again. Lovin it so far. a lot more snappier then the OG google music app. syncing my tunes worked flawlessly, TANKS

  • KhensU

    Couldn't get it to sync myself. 3.0.1 works fine.

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      If you're on a rooted Samsung device, copy the APK to /system/app and it should work.

      • KhensU

        I'm not. FroyoMod on a Milestone.

  • Royvin

    Thanks works great.. now when is the system gonna be dumped to developers at XDA so they can begin working on porting it to my Nexus S?? :)

  • Drayon

    There is actually an option for offline music in the app!
    You need to de autorize it from the goolge music page and then re add it.

  • Jordan P

    Wouldn't work on my stock Samsung Epic Touch 4g. I cleared data, but no dice. Sucks

    • http://denh.am DrMacinyasha

      Copy the APK to /system/app and it will work. Note that you need root access and something like Root Explorer or knowledge of the command line to do this.

  • Vishal

    It's not working on my Evo 4G. I'm rooted with Sense based ROM running Android 2.3.3

    • SiliconAddict

      prob because you are running sense.

      • Vishal

        No, that's not the problem. I installed CM7 on the Evo and the new GM app is not working on that either.

        • Ted Lovejoy

          Make sure you don't move it to the sd card. That messed me up until I moved it back, then it gave me all sorts of options. So much smoother than 3.x on my droid 1.

  • youareme7

    Does anyone know what "sj" means when it asks for permission? I'm a bit gunshy when it comes to my google account

    • Tkun

      Steve Jobs? I don't think any of us really know. It's just...there.

  • http://gplus.to/krafty krafty

    +1 For buckethead! thanks for the leak!

  • http://MyShocker.com Alan Nudi

    "Geek Vundotra" LOL

  • Michael

    Force closes on my rooted transformer.

  • http://www.francoisrigal.com/ François

    Okay, now I have no more Music app on my Nexus...
    Steve, please, come back.

  • joe

    For some reason it wouldn't stream over 3g until I streamed over wifi once. I only had to stream 5seconds on wifi or else it would force close but it works fine now. I'm on apex 2 rc3 for the d2

  • SiliconAddict

    All I want to know is have they fixed the dang recently added playlist? The thing has always listed all of my tracks even after I change the settings to display only 1 week. Always shows 4,000 tracks. And this is after several OS refreshes in the last 6 months.

  • Ike Tert

    Pretty Impressed with the UI changes. Looks like the best player on the market now. Now all the people who are buying invites on eBay can use a player that's worth the money lol


  • prasse

    does this work on non rooted honeycomb devices?

  • Alex

    I dont know if anyone else is having the same problem as me , but I downloaded the file named Music2 from the DL link AP listed below the Article, but when I install it on my phone it says "this will replace the existing file(s)" I hit yes, but when i open Google Music there are no changes and in my application list it still says 3.0?

    • Alex

       EDIT: Nevermind i found out that if you just uninstall the 3.0 Google Music .apk in youre applications and just install the new 4.0 .apk it works :)

  • preston

    I couldn't get it to install on my nexus s 4g or my Asus transformer it said it was system app. Do you still want to install. I said yes and it said did not install.

    • Royvin

      Did you uninstall your previous Google Music and reboot?

  • http://ge.tt/9wo6dY8 TeacherHax

    Why do people use those spammy file sharing websites like MegaUpload? I uploaded the file to Ge.tt so people can get the files without hassles.

    You're welcome.

  • manny

    i didn't read all the comments but i can control my online and offline library in the 4.0 update

  • KT

    On a nexus s. Uninstalled original music update (Music Beta) and rebooted. Tried to download and install new build and got "application not installed"

    • bEE2643

      I get the same problem on my Nexus S. Haven't discovered a workaround yet.

      • seven2k

        same here..im not rooted.. Do you need to be rooted?

  • Merlok

    Thanks! I've been loving google music (aside from the constant repeating) since June.

  • http://fc1032.blogspot.com Brian

    Do you know if the gallery app has been touched up to be consistent?

  • ErsMerz

    Mt Eden =)
    Very cool!!

    • M(M)

      Indeed. Dubstep <3<3<3

  • Dubbin1

    As much as I want to try this I can't get the old one to delete. I am rooted and tried deleting it using both ES File Explorer and Titanium Back Up to deleted them in the system/app folder. Both programs say it can't be deleted. This is on an OG Droid.

    I can get the 3.0.1 version update off but the new one still wont install.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

      It needs to be mounted as writable first. ES is a little different to mount /system as writable. You have to first go to menu > settings and there is a toggle to mount /system as writable. Then you should be able to delete (which I would advise to make a copy of to your SD card before deleting).

  • lionheart85

    I have a Samsung Galaxy s2 (not the American version :P ). I just installed it there and iit seems to work fine. I don't even have to uninstalled the preinstalled music player. So now I have 2 Music player. The preinstalled and the all new Music 4.0.

  • WB

    Not as good as UberMusic, I find the inteface a bit ugly, and you can't scroll through the track on the now playing screen, it takes you back to the song info page.......

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Doesn't seems to install on a stock, non-rooted Nexus S, even when installing the update beforehand.

    Oh well, I guess I'll just wait for ICS on the Nexus S until then.

  • http://www.scottmeekwoodworks.com Scott

    I was able to install the app just fine without deleting the old one. Rooted Thunderbolt running Shifts3ns3 rom. Just had to clear data in application management.

  • Kevin

    Working a treat. Rooted Nexus One 2.3.4. Can't wait for the Prime and ICS.

  • Kevin

    Working a treat. Rooted Nexus One 2.3.4. Can't wait for the Prime & ICS.

  • Eleminohp

    There is another feature that wasn't mentioned in the article nor anywhere that I read in the posts. But it may be a big deal to some, myself included. In the settings menu there is now an option to stream high quality music. I don't know if anyone else noticed on previous versions, the songs sounded a compressed. It was more apparent on some songs than others, but it was definitely there. I haven't tested this yet, but I'm sure it will fix the problem!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

      I noticed it and turned it on right away and didn't even think twice about it. I guess I am used to seeing it in other music apps like Spotify so I just expect to see it.


    Nice choice (Bucketheadland 2)

  • pax

    It looks way different on my GS2 (international version) than the pictures posted.

  • pr0k

    Thank you! I'm a defense contractor in the IT field and my beat up Droid Incredible has survived the desert, a near miss with a tsunami (it still got fairly wet and ended up needing a new battery), a 3 yr old (the hardest test) and my stupid arthritis fingers dropping it repeatedly and keeps chugging. The Cyanogen team and great downloads like this from you keep it feeling fresh and let me hold out until the next true step of the OS's evolution. It's the little things that keep me happy.

  • Chase

    Works like a charm on my rooted Evo 3D. Had to reinstall it a couple of times, clear data and manually sync my google music account info under Settings - Accounts for it to finally show up in the app, but now all is well.

  • adam

    I can't install on nexus s with 2.3.7 non rooted but I install in on EVO fine.. why can't I install this on nexus s ?

  • Daniel Tiberius

    Thanks so much guys!

  • roopeshv

    It loooks exactly like the one I have installed a month back. HTC inspire. What changed?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

      Just in case you missed it, there is a whole article above including pictures dedicated to explaining that. May want to check that out.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        I loled.

  • Seth

    Does this version restore party shuffle? I miss that most from the pre-Google Music Beta

  • Raviteja

    Thanks,Works Great on SGS2

  • http://cobases.com David

    This looks like stunning update for Android. Will see how this update will look on a Nexus Prime or whatever the device will be called after release.

  • http://ironforgesiron.com James

    what does the sj mean next to the Google account permissions? seems somewhat dodgy.

  • Naomi

    Amazingly smooth on d2g with gingerbread. Wow. Seriously.

  • Arizone

    Works fine on my Droid Charge. Sadly it only looks like a UI overhaul. Everything else functions as expected. I'm upset to find that the widget looks exactly the same and there still aren't controls on the default lockscreen like the Android's regular music player has.

  • Bakes

    Had this not come out, I would not have realized that my phone had been stuck with Music 1.1.1. No wonder none of the screen shots look familiar.

    Thanks for sharing 4.0.1 guys!

  • http://www.pierrefrance.com Pierre

    It doesn't install on my Nexus One 2.3.6... Don't know why. The previous one (v3) installs fine but this one, I have a message after the installation process saying "application not installed".

  • Shadez

    Trick to install it on Nexus S:
    - Move the MusicGoogle.apk from /System/App/ to /SD card/(anyfolder) using Root Explorer (requires Root)

    - Download the new Music 4.0.1.apk, move it to /System/App and Rename it as MusicGoogle.apk

    -Go to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications and clear all data.

    -Disable the Wi-Fi/data connection.

    -Go to MusicGoogle.apk and install it.

    -Reboot the phone. Activate the data connection and use it.

  • PiLoT

    on the last version there was an option to not sync with online music at all but i cant see it on this version

    • PiLoT

      Nevermind. all those options appear with the clearing off app data

  • lostnthneet

    Actually worked on my rooted stock Epic 4g running froyo.

  • Vish

    Anyone know how to get it working on the Nexus One? Tried installing it does not work at all says "Application not installed" all the time :(

    • blunden

      Same as for any other phone running a stock rom.

      The issue is non-existant on AOSP-based roms since the package name for the stock music player built from source is com.android.music instead of com.google.android.music like it is for a Google-compiled rom and for the Music app in Android Market. The difference in package name allows them to be installed side by side if you run an AOSP rom.

      The reason it won't install for you running stock roms is because of the package name collision above and the fact that this app is signed with different keys than your current app. That's why removing the old one allows it to install just fine, since it's not considered an update anymore.

  • http://www.sealskej.blogspot.com Ondřej Kroupa

    On Samsung Galaxy TAB 10.1 I get error, when trying to open album.

    10-08 17:35:35.560: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(2790): android.content.res.Resources$NotFoundException: Resource ID #0x7f040017

  • Blade765

    What else do you guys have for us? System dump, maybe? :-P Thanks for the apk's! You guys rock!

  • Daniel Tiberius

    Got it working on my Evo 3D. Took a sec to get it to sync, but thanks to the tips above it wasn't really a problem. Gorgeous UI. I'm very impressed. I love that the album art is bigger now in the Now Playing screen.

  • Quacker24

    I downloaded this and when i went to go to import my Google account it sees it but wont allow see any of my music...

  • ibrahim

    No way to install on an unrooted device? :( Nexus S running stock 2.3.6

  • whomeyeayou

    Thanks for the post. Still don't have the option to clear the playing now playlist. This is annoying. Google Music isn't the only music player I use (only can upload 20k tracks). Without fail, when I start my car or connect my BT headphones, GM, always starts playing. My only option is to clear data, from App Manager.

  • Ivo

    Looks better, but man is it lacking in features! Just WOW!
    No equalizer, no setting play speed, no browsing file/folder structure, no forward/rewind buttons that can skip by say 15 secs (great for audio books). Does not remember (auto bookmark) last position in a previously played file, can't delete files from memory....
    If their goal was to make the most basic player possible I guess they did well, but its definitely nothing to get excited about.

  • http://social.itwerks.org itwerks4me

    Confirmed working on rooted G-Slate/OptimusPad running stock 3.1. Simply uninstall original Google Music apk using Titanium Backup and then copy the new apk to /system/app using ES File Explorer and rename it to match the original.

  • Olavjunior

    Never used googles music app, but I must say I liked the old one better! I thought it was the old one that was the new one looking at the screenshots

  • Daniel

    Doesn't work for the cloud part : uninstalled the previous version, cleared the cache and I still can't access my cloud music. Crap.

  • CoolDroid

    I just flashed my HTC Hero GSM with CM7 Nightly 208 (2.3.7).
    I installed Gapps and removed the default music player. then I installed this. It does not start. always force closes :(

    • Mosses

      Exactly same here, only different is my hero GSM using CM6.

      • http://google.com Mar

        Same Same. Tried all the tricks...bummed.

  • http://none Cedric Ross

    I cannot get it to download my online Google Music, what am I missing?

  • Jon Garrett

    does NOT work on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 any solutions?

    • Phil S.

      It doesn't work on my 10.1 tab either. I got it to install by moving it too system/apps and deleting the old one but it just force closes. No solution yet.

  • Steve

    Why can't Google make an app that is more suited to using in a dock in the car? A "big icon" option or something would be nice.

  • Keith

    No use for all of us who live outside the USA and the UK.

    At least Apple and Microsoft launch products as broadly as possible when they announce something.

  • Joshua

    Guys, using Google Nexus One 2.3.6 stock. Any idea how to install it? Do I need to uninstall my Music player? Is Google music and music different?

    • jorge

      @joshua, google music and music are the same (the first one is an update), but Im wondering too if we can install the new version (4.0) in my non rooted nexus ones

  • Joshua

    Can someone port it to a normal music app? I don't want to mess up my system default files.

  • imjarhed

    Rooted D1 running CM7. Will not install. Uninstalled 3.0, rebooted but continues to tell me application not installed. Is there a flashable one someplace? If so can someone point me to it please...

    • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

      What version of CM7? I just tried it on the newest nightly for my Droid 1 and it worked fine.

      • imjarhed

        Not really sure what the problem is. I have uninstalled, rebooted and tried. Downloaded the app again and all to no avail, keeps telling me application not installed. To answer your question I am running 7.1.0.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

          I really don't know what to tell you. You could try the method above for the Samsung phones where you move it to /system/apps and try that. You may have to rename it to match the music app there and move that one to your sd card. Match the permissions if needed to the others in the folder, which I believe are rw-r--r--.

          >>EDIT>> You have to restart after doing that. Good luck.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

    So I noticed an annoying bug but only one so far. When changing from portrait to landscape view the app always resets back to the now playing screen. It does not save your place if you are navigating the songs list while you have something playing.

    On a good note the landscape view looks nice and is laid out well.

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  • Michael

    Even after clearing my Music application data I still can't get Google Music out of offline mode. I don't have an option under settings to tell it which Google account to use?!

    How do I connect to my Google account?

    • Michael

      Okay, figured it out. It turned out that Music was asking for permission to connect to my Google account, but I couldn't see it. There was a notification in the notification bar. I pulled down my notifications and tapped the request for authorization, then gave permission.

      Now Music works great! The stupid repeat and stop bugs seem to be fixed, or at least less common in my small amount of testing so far.

  • grinch

    Nexus One running CM7.1.0: used titanium backup to uninstall music in rom. uninstalled the previously downloaded music 3.0. installed music 4.0.1 and its working great! it is simple, but is well done. regardless, i'll probably still leave winamp installed.

    at first i thought the software wasn't responding to the track/play/pause buttons on my wired headset--and then i figured out its shorting out (htc should've used an angle connector or a better strain relief method). new headset ordered. yes, i could be using my bt headset as well...

  • http://surrendertosound.com Dustin

    I downloaded the update when you guys first published this article...it was working great up until yesterday. For some reason the app wouldn't access my google music account anymore and I wasn't able to stream music. I uninstalled this version and went back to v3 and everything works fine.

    I really like the interface of v4 but wasn't too happy with how the streaming was functioning.

    Hopefully they have it all fixed up before the official release. Btw...when is the official release of v4?

  • Daniel

    Could someone confirm that you need to be rooted to do this? On a stock Nexus One.

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  • http://verb0ze.net verboze

    Bah. They didn't bother fixing the ugly icon however... XD

  • http://reddit.com ddrt

    Man, I'm so sick of this. I've uploaded over 500+ songs on to google music and it still wont recognize more than 20 on my app, new or old versions. Why is this?

  • http://www.enlightened-mind.co.uk/meditation.html meditation

    Hey Androidpolice,
    Very interesting, In case you are looking to download Chinese music for Zune, you must be either a Chinese by origin or an Asian music lover. Or, probably, you just want to explore some ethnic music, something completely different from what you are used to listening. And why not - after all, your Zune capabilities allow storing so much of music that it is only natural to look for ways to expand your collection.
    All the Best

  • tijs

    I fell in love..
    music 4.0 + CM7.1

  • http://www.denacoe.com Dena Coe

    It auto updates from Google, if you already were in the Beta. Google Music provided the official app via the Marketplace, and on the website for Google Music.

  • Kristjan

    Thanks guys! But it looks ugly on my rooted Galaxy S2 with standard firmware, colors are clipping.

  • http://www.lingocafe.co.uk Muawiyah

    I have a Samsung Galaxy s2. I just installed it there and iit seems to work fine.

    Thanks a lot :)

  • Depinder Bharti

    Try Elephy Engine 1.1 for Android its a MP3 MUSIC SEARCH ENGINE.