How to Record and Download Google Play Music Losslessly

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 10, 2018 16:15:30 PM.

Q: I'm a totally amazing music addict. A few years ago, I usually use iTunes store to explore my music trip. But from my friends' recommendation, I turn to Google Play Music to enjoy my digital music entertainment, since this Google Play Music mobile application is available for both Android and iOS operating system, with which I can listen to music at anywhere and anytime. To be honest, it's one of the most convenient online music streaming services, just like Apple's iTunes and Amazon's MP3. But the one thing confused me is that Google Play Music allows users to download purchased music files twice for offline listening. So is there any solution to slip this leash and enjoy Google Play Music without any limitation?

With the intention for using Google Play Music to explore music world easier and more convenient, I'll introduce the solution on how to download Google Play Music for offline listening and how to record Play Music with zero quality loss to get rid of the 2 downloads limitation.

What is Google Play Music

Every barber knows that Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service. Google Play users with a standard account can upload and listen to up to 50,000 various types of popular songs for free. The supported audio formats for upload include MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, Ogg, and ALAC. If you own a paid subscription sold in combination with YouTube Red with $9.99 per month, you can get on-demand access to 40 millions of songs and download anything to listen even when you are not connected.

How to Download Google Play Music on Mobile and Computer

There will be divided into two different methods for downloading Play Music according to devices, the computer and the mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets. Because of on computer, music can be listened via the Google Play website, while Google Play Music app is available for Android and iOS devices.

Download Play Music on Mobile Devices

If you have a standard account, you can follow the simple steps to download Google songs to your mobile devices: Launch the Google Play Music software on your devices -> Tap an album or playlist that you want to download -> Click the Download icon. Then this app will automatically download Play Music. If you need to stop this process, please tap the Download option again. If you have a premium account, things will be easier. Only if you are on the subscription date, you can download subscription album, playlists and radio stations by tapping one of them, clicking the three-dot menu to get the download button and simply touching it.

Download Play Music on Computer

When you are downloading Google Music on the computer, you should take care of the web player. When you choose Safari, Internet Explorer, or firebox, you are limited to download the Google songs two times. So here, there are two effective methods for you to download Google Music to your computer, respectively Google Play Music for Chrome and Music Manager. Here, I'll introduce the tutorial of using Music Manager to download music tracks.

Step 1. Go to the Music Manager download page to install Music Manager.

Step 2. Open and sing in Music Manager with Google account.

Step 3. Click the Download tab, it will pop up a new Window, in which you can click Download my library or Download free and purchased according to your needs.

How to Download Music from Google Play by Recording Losslessly

If you would like to get Google Music playable on any device and release your free and purchased Play Music library from the limitations of 2 downloads, the most reliable and recommendable approach is to record and capture Google Play Music for enjoying freely. Here, we can meet the one of the most professional audio recording applications, TunesKit Audio Capture. It helps you record and download any playing Google audio tracks to MP3, AAC, M4A, MAV, and other popular audio formats. It supports almost all browsers, web players, and windows player, like Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, iTunes store, and so on. With the excellent built-in editing function, you can cut and trim Google Music tracks to your favorite segments so that you can play recorded Google Play Music without commercial advertisement.

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Tutorial to Record and Download Google Music with TunesKit Audio Capture

Now, you can download and install the trail version of TunesKit audio recording software on your computer. Once installed, you can record and convert Google Play audios for many times only if you need.

Step 1Launch TunesKit Google Play Music Capture

set capture preferences

Double click to open TunesKit software from your desktop, and you will see there is a list of your installed programs and see whether your target browser is in the line of it. If not, you can click the "+" button to add any other program. Then you can click the "Format" tab to set the output format for recorded Google Play Music, like MP3.

set output format

Step 2Start to record and download Google Music

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Please open the program that you use to play Google Play Music, sing in the Google account, and play the Google Play songs, playlist, and radio stations you want to download. Once you start to play Google Music, TuensKit software will launch the recording process automatically. Since this smart audio capture supports multi-track audio recording, you can play multiple tracks in different tabs at the same time, with which you can save lots of time.

Step 3Cut and trim unwanted audio tracks from recorded Google Music

edit audio

Once one song has been recorded, you can click the "Edit" button to cut and trim the unwanted segments so that you can enjoy the charming audio files only.

Step 4Stop and save recorded music from Google Play

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If you want to stop the downloading process, you can close the playing Google Music or quit the browser directly. And then you will see the Cancel tab will switch to Save button. Right now, you can find out all recorded Google Music on the history folder.

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Online Free Audio Streaming Recorder to Record Google Play Music

If you don't think installed an extra application on your computer is a trouble thing, TunesKit Audio Capture must be the perfect Google Music downloader to record and save Google free and purchased audio files for playback even when you are not connected with Internet. But if you feel inconvenient to download the software, you can have a try of Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder. No need of any software download and installation, it can download Google Play songs via recording function.

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You just need to go to the web page of Apowersoft software, find out the Apowersoft audio streaming application, and enter to this software page. You will see a "Start Recording" menu at the main website page, and please click this to choose the System Sound. Then the only thing you should do is to enter to the Google Play Music page, sing in your Google account, and play any audio files from Google Music. Now it’s time to record Google Play Music by touching the "Start" button. Once all Google Play songs have been recorded and downloaded, you can find out them in the recorded folder, where you can play and rename the recorded Google Music.


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