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How to save Google Play Music radio for offline listening
Google Tips and Tricks 2 min read 4 comments

How to save Google Play Music radio for offline listening

Want to bring Google Play Music along with you but not sure if you’ll have a network connection? Good news, the last update to the service now allows you the ability to do some offline listening of custom radio stations, among other features. Check out this quick guide will show you how you can get your radio stations saved to your device for offline listening.

Google Play Music
Listen anywhere....as well as offline!  © Google

As long as you’ve got an All Access subscription, you can follow this guide to get your radio stations saved to your device for offline listening.

In order to save a radio station, you need to first fire up the Google Play Music app and then tap on the station menu of one of your custom stations.  From there, it’s super simple and all you have to do is click the three dots to the side of your custom radio station and click Keep on device. Once the station has been downloaded, you’ll see an orange pin icon below the three dots that shows that it has downloaded successfully.

Saving radio stations for offline listening has never been easier./ © AndroidPIT/CNET

To test this out, if you put your device into airplane mode, you’ll notice the other radio stations are greyed out, but the one you’ve saved to your device is accessible.

In order to get rid of the downloaded station, just repeat the process by clicking on Keep on device again. This will prompt you with a warning letting you know that you are about to remove your downloaded music.

How do you like being able to listen to radio stations offline?


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  • Sorin 11 months ago Link to comment

    Let's PlaY Musique !

  • but even online radio is not available in India, very frustrated from Google,Now' also has limited functions.

  • Vitor Mar 12, 2014 Link to comment

    And how does this offline mode work? Does it just download a set of songs, which you can then listen to. If so how many songs? Enough for 1h offline or a lot more. And once you reached the end of the set, does it start repeating?
    ..ain't questioning, just curious since I've never used it before.

    • Hey Vitor. Unsure myself, but it does seem to be quite a bit. I haven't reached the end of my offline set yet (haven't listened that long) but it does seem to be for quite a bit. Let me know how your tests work out!