Speaking of downloading music from Google Play, Google Music doesn’t give you authority to download Google Play songs to devices unless you have bought them with $9.99 per month to get all features accessed. Then you could download Google Play music with a web player or music manager. And if you want to get the Google Play music for offline playback for free, you need to use the third-party software to finish the task. In this post, we will show you how to download music from Google Play with the web player & Play Music app and how to download Google Play music for free. Read on to know how to do it if you are interested.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to Google Play Music

Google Play Music is a music streaming service and online music locker operated by Google. Users with standard accounts can upload and listen to up to 50,000 songs from their personal libraries at no cost. An “All Access” subscription, sold in combination with YouTube Red for US$9.99 per month, entitles users to on-demand streaming of any song in the Google Play Music catalogue for their geographical region and the ability to create custom radio stations. Users can purchase additional tracks for their library through the music store section of Google Play. In addition to offering music streaming for Internet-connected devices, the Google Play Music mobile app allows music to be stored and listened to offline.


Part 2: How to Download Music from Google Play with the Web Player

Step 1. Go to Google Play Music from Chrome or your preferred web browser and create a playlist that includes all the music you would like to download for offline playback.


Step 2. Select all the music in your playlist by clicking on the first song, holding the shift key and selecting the last song in the playlist. A dark menu bar should appear at the top of the screen with the option to download your music.


Click download button and select your preferred download location from the Download Music window. Select the checkmark to make it the default downloads location. After downloading music from Google Play, you will get the Google Play music on your computer and you could listen to them anywhere anytime.

Part 3: How to Download Music from Google Play using Play Music App

It is also feasible for you to download music from Google Play via Play Music app on your mobile device. To realize this goal, you can refer to the steps shown below to help you.

1. On your mobile phone, you need to run the app of Google Play Music from home screen.
2. Then you need to navigate to the album, playlist or podcasts that you would like to get to your phone for offline listening.
3. After you locate the item, you need to click on the download button to begin to save it for enjoying on the go.


This method is quite easy for you to handle. You can have a try and enjoy the songs you like whenever you want.

Part 4: How to Download Google Play Music for Free with Leawo Music Recorder

If you want to get Google Play Music for free, I want to recommend is Leawo Music Recorder. The professional online audio recorder helps you record audio of any source it could capture and save to MP3 or WAV format. It could record audio and music from computer audio and online music sources like YouTube, AOL Music, Last.fm, etc. What’s more, professional online audio recorder can also add music tags like artist, album, album artwork, song name, and son on to recordings. Just launch the software and click the “Record” button before playing audio, and it will automatically record the audio you are playing. Users can pause or resume capturing process anytime. The following guide will show you how to download Google Play music with the professional online audio recorder. And you can free download it to have a try.

1. Set Audio Source
After kicking it off, click the “Audio Source” icon on the main interface to set audio source firstly. To record online audio and record streaming audio, select “Record Computer Audio” option.


2. Record Music
To start recording, hit the big red “Start” button at the top left corner. Also you can set the timer to record audio. Click the second icon at the bottom left corner to enter the Recording Task Scheduler and set the timer.


3. Edit Music Tags
For music fans the Leawo Music Recorder has a very useful feature. It could automatically search, download and add music tags to your recordings. But you are allowed to edit the music tags manually. In the “Media” section, you can check out all the recordings in the “Library“. And then you can right click a recording, choose “Edit Music Tags” and edit the music tag by yourself.


Extra: Alternatives to Google Play Music for Listening to Music

Google Play Music is really convenient for you to listen to music on computer or on mobile devices. Its service is great, but not everyone is fond of using Google services. Luckily, music listening is not limited to Google. There are many useful alternatives to Google Play Music for you to enjoying songs, both paid and free.
1. Amazon Prime Music


Probably, Prime Music is the best alternative to Google Play Music for you to listen to songs. Similar to Google Play Music, you can buy lots of songs from numerous artists and add them to your music library directly. It also allows you to upload all your music library to this app directly and access it from various devices, such as Android, Amazon devices, iOS, Mac, Linux and Windows. You can upload 250 songs without any payment. With money to be paid to this app, you can upload at most 250,000 songs and you are also able to add a large number of songs from artists with it freely.
2. MediaMonkey


MediaMonkey is one good competitor to Google Play Music, which has lots of features for you to apply, such as the organizational features, source sorting features and etc. There are several categories for you to choose from. You are also capable of using MediaMonkey to sync your music library from PC to your mobile device through Wi-Fi network, which makes it quite unique. Its interface is simple and clean. You can also use its desktop version for enjoying songs as well.
3. Subsonic


If you are bored of signing up for an entire music service, you can choose Subsonic to give it a go. This music service calls for you to pay $1 per month if you desire to get the most out of it. You can not only stream songs but also stream other media forms like videos and podcasts via this Subsonic. This bonus is very nice.
4. Neutron Music Player


Neutron is one music player with the advanced 32/64-bit audio engine. You can enjoy high-resolution audio playback with this app. It also allows you to send audio to the network renderers, which is capable of sourcing songs from device or network sources. It is one reliable app, which is platform independent. Its UI is sophisticated, and you can apply its advanced features to play music.
5. Poweramp Music Player


Poweramp is quite popular among Android users, whose interface is quite sleek with themes that you are able to get from the Google Play Store. This app is powerful and fast, which offers you lost of themes for you to download. You can enjoy its playback features at ease, such as gapless playback, crossfade and so on.
6. BlackPlayer


BlackPlayer operates on a tab structure, which is a quite simple and elegant music player for you to make use of. It allows users to customize the tabs to apply only the ones that you really need. On the top of its interface, you can see an equalizer, widgets, scrobbling, an ID3 tag editor and etc. It is one great option for music lovers. You can try its free version or use the paid version of it to enjoy more features.
7. Musicolet Music Player


Musicolet enables users to enjoy the gorgeous offline experience, simple UI and small APK size, which is one music player app without BS. It is free of charge and ads-free. You can enjoy its features of multiple queues, an equalizer, a tag editor, support for embedded lyrics, widgets, folder browsing, and etc.

With the help of this guidance, you will be able to download songs from Google Play Music without any difficulty. You can also choose one alternative of Google Play Music to listen to songs for amusement in your spare time.