The Little Bug That's Ruining Google Music

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The key to Google Music's growing adoption is its deep integration with Android. It's hard to complain about a storage locker that'll let you store 20,000 songs for free, but there's a simple bug that's basically hamstringing it.

The bug goes like this:
-you pick an artist or album that you want to play
-you hit play, and it starts playing as you'd expect
-after the first track, it just stops.
-from there you have to start playing the album again, and then skip the first track, and then the rest of the album will usually play all right.


Sound like a minor gripe? Not if you're driving it isn't. It means five minutes after you've pulled away from the curb you've either got to pull over to restart your music or drive in stony, merciless silence. Even if you're not driving, it's just really annoying that you have to deal with it.

It doesn't happen every single time, but it happens more often than not. There are user reports of it happening all over the internet, including in Google's own forums, but Google has yet to respond.

Google Music is primed to go very big considering it's the default music player in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Honeycomb too, but who cares?), but it definitely still needs some work. Have you been experiencing this problem or others? Tell us about them in the comments, and maybe we can make a list of fixes for the big G.

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I'd love a free iphone app cause i've got 14k songs in google music and a brand new iphone 4s that's not going anywhere. hopefully it will come soon as i'm not gonna be on android anytime soon. But i agree with the tenor of this post about these little things. often they make the service but don't worry enough about the small details of how these things work in real life. like i used to have a pre and it originally launched without a scrobbler like nobody is ever gonna want to fast forward. And things like when it would sort it would place The Beatles under the letter "t" which is really annoying when you're trying to find stuff. Or "A Tribe called Quest" was under the letter "A." Oh and a great one was if if you had the same artist tagged spelled exactly the same but with one capitalized and one not it listed them as two seperate artists. so you got two entries for Jay-z and jay-z. Makes your music list a mess. Oh and then the full album would skip a song because it thought that was a different artists. So yeah the devil is in the details.