The Easiest Way to Find Free Music on the Google Play Music Store

Google Play Music offers hundreds of free songs and albums

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Although most of the music found on Google Play is not free, a surprisingly large amount of it is just that—free for download. You just have to know where to look for it. You are required to have an account with a credit or debit card or PayPal information to download free music, even though there is no charge. 

How to Find Free Music on Google Play

There aren't any complicated steps involved in finding the free music from Google:

  1. Go to the Google Play Music website. 
  2. Type Free Music in the search bar next to Google Play.
  3. On the next screen, you'll see thumbnails for a selection of songs and albums that are available as free downloads. Each entry displays the song or album name, artist, a star rating, and the word FREE. The music is categorized by Artists, Albums, and Songs.
  4. Click the See more tab in any of the categories to see hundreds more free options.
  5. Click on a thumbnail to open the information screen about a specific song or album. If you choose an album, each song is listed separately and each one has a FREE button. You can download the entire album at once or just a few songs on the album, one at a time. Click the arrow next to any song to listen to a preview of it.
  6. Click FREE on the song or album you want to download.
  7. If you haven't already entered a credit or debit card or your PayPal information, you are prompted to do so before you can proceed.

    To check that the free song has been added to your music library, look for it under My music in the left panel of Google Play.

    Things to Remember

    • Before downloading free songs from Google Play Music, you can stream them for 90 seconds. To play a song straight from your computer or mobile device, just click on its title.
    • After you've added a song to your music library, you can immediately share it via Google+, Facebook, or Twitter by clicking the Share button.
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