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How To Fix Google Play Music Not Uploading

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If you’re having issues uploading music on your Google Play Music account, there is a valid reason. In 2021 Google discontinued the Google Play Music service, and it has been replaced by its much more popular kin YouTube Music. Today we will help you make the shift from Google Music to YouTube Music so you can upload your favorite music.

Quick Answer

You can no longer upload music on Google Play Music unless you’re using an older version. But don’t worry. Google automatically transfers all the data from your Google Play Music to your YouTube Music. So, any music you were planning to upload using Google Play Music can be uploaded using YouTube Music instead.

That said, let’s move on to uploading music with the help of Youtube Music. However, if you don’t want to use Youtube Music, we will teach you how to download an older version of Google Play Music on your Android.

Method #1: Uploading Music on YouTube Music

To upload your entire music library on YouTube Music is quite simple. All it requires is a few clicks, and you are good to go. Plus, the music you will upload on YouTube Music will be ad-free, and you will be able to access it while your device is offline. That said, here is how you can upload music on YouTube Music.

  1. Go to your YouTube Music app.
  2. Select “Account Settings” and select “Upload Music.”
  3. Choose the music you want to Upload and select “Ok.”

After confirming the upload, the progression bar for the upload will pop up on your screen. Once the progression bar is complete, you will be able to access your uploaded music. 


The first time you upload any music on YouTube Music, Google will prompt you to review their policy. Make sure to read it, as a violation of their policies can cause many problems down the line.

Method #2: Using an APK for Google Play Music

If you aren’t very fond of using YouTube Music and would rather stick with your trusty old Google Play Music, there is a way you can still access your Google Play Music. However, this method can put your device security at risk as it requires you to download a third-party APK.

If you are willing to take that risk, all you need to do is go through the following steps, and you will be good to go.

  1. Download the Google Music APK from your browser.
  2. Before running the package, make sure to allow the untrusted source.
  3. Select install and wait for a few seconds.

Once your APK is installed, you can access it from your home screen. If the app keeps crashing, try installing a different version of Google Play Music.

Uploading Music on Google Play Music 

Uploading music on Google Play Music is way easier than on YouTube Music. To upload music on Google Play Music, you need to ensure that you have the music you want to upload on your device. You can either download the MP3 files from your browser or copy them from your computer.

Once you are sure that your desired music is on your device, go to your Google Play Music > Library. In the Library, you will find your uploaded music which you can play countless times without the stress of any ads popping up.


Uploading music to Google Play Music is no longer officially possible. However, YouTube Music and Google Play Music APKs tend to be good alternatives. We hope that we were able to teach you how to easily fix your music uploading problem in this guide.

If for some reason, Google Play Music APK doesn’t work for your device, it might be a sign for you to switch to YouTube Music as it does everything that Google Play Music does but better.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fix Google Play Music not uploading?

If you are using an APK version of Google Play Music and it’s not showing any music in your Library, you can try clearing the app’s cache and data. To clear your Goggle Play Music app’s cache go to your Android Settings > Apps > Google Play Music, tap “clear data and cache” to fix the issue.

Is Google Play Music no longer available?

Google Play Music was discontinued back in October 2021 globally. Right now, the only way you can install Google Play Music on your device is by downloading an APK. However, don’t worry. Google has provided its users with Youtube Music which is a better alternative.

Is YouTube Music free?

YouTube Music is a streaming service that has both free and paid versions. In the free version, you will have to deal with ads and won’t be able to download music on your device. The paid version will solve both of those problems.

What can I use instead of Google Play Music on Android?

There are countless music streaming services out there that can be used instead of Google Play Music. Spotify, Youtube Music, and Amazon Music are just a few services that you can use instead of Google Play Music. As of right now, Spotify is probably the best alternative due to its enormous Library and flexible rates.

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