5 Easy Ways to Download Google Music as MP3 Files on Your Phone

Valyn Hua

Dec 21, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Valyn Hua

Google Play Music is a cloud-based music store released by Google. You can access Google Play Music app on Android, iOS and web browsers. Well, some songs are free and ads-contained in Google Play Music. If you want to listen to unlimited Google music, you need to subscribe to Google Play Music All Access service for $9.99 per month.

However, there is no direct way to upload or download music from Google Play Music app. If you want to download music to Your phone for offline playback, you need to do as the following paragraphs tell.

1. 4 Traditional Ways to Download Google Music to Your Android Phone

Google Play Music offers the free cloud storage service. You can download no more than 50,000 songs in the cloud. Each Google music file size should be less than 300MB. Want to know how to download music from Google play to your phone? Just read and learn.

Way 1: Download Songs on Android from Google Play Music APP

Run Google Play Music app on your Android phone.

Open the album or playlist you need.

Tap the Download icon to download Google music entirely. 

Note: You can use Google Play Music Manager app to upload and download Google music on your Windows or Mac computer.

Way 2: Download Subscription Albums, Playlists and Radio Stations

Open Google Play Music app.

Locate the album, playlist or radio station you want to download.

Find and tap the three-dot icon. 

Choose Download to save for offline listening.

Note: You can listen to the downloaded Google music within the subscription. In another word, those songs are unavailable when the subscription expires. 

Way 3: Download Google Play Music While Listening Automatically

Tap the three-line icon on the top right corner of Google Play Music app.

Choose Settings in the left panel.

Turn on Cache music while streaming.

download google music automatically

Note: Next time you can listen to those Google songs quickly. There is no need to connect to Wi-Fi or cellular network.

Way 4: Download Google Music on Chrome

Sign into Chrome with the same Google account for Google Play Music.

Visit Google Play Music web player.

Choose Add to Chrome.

Click the three-dot icon next to the Google song or album.

Choose Download to download music with Google Play Music desktop site.

download music with google play music web player

Note: You can upload music to the Google Music list from your computer as well. Sadly, many users complain about Google Play Music Chrome add-on in recent days.

2. Easiest Way to Download Google Music as MP3 Format in High Quality

Actually, you can get a safe and reliable way to download Google music with no quality loss. FoneLab Screen Recorder can record live streaming video and audio files. Thus, you can even download music to phone from YouTube and other sites. It’s OK if you want to extract the certain audio clip instead of the entire song. There is no need to trim the audio track. You can pause and resume audio recording to merge recorded audio smartly.

Main Features of the Google Music Recorder

  1. Record live streaming videos from YouTube, Twitch and other online sites.
  2. Record system sound, online audio and microphone voice simultaneously or separately.
  3. Use hotkeys to start or stop recording Google music.
  4. Change the output audio format, audio quality and other preferences before recording.
  5. Set a timer or task schedule to record lengthy video and audio.
  6. No time limit.

How to Record Google Music in Original Quality without Downloading

Free download, install and run the audio recorder.


Choose Audio Recorder. Turn on System Sound and adjust the input volume.

turn on system sound

Click More settings. Locate the Output section. Change “Audio format” from MP3 to WMA and other compatible formats. Adjust “Audio quality” from High, Medium and Low. Choose OK to save the change. (optional)

change audio format

Click REC to start recording streaming Google music.

Pause, resume or stop recording audio based on your need.

Choose Save followed by Next to download Google music as MP3.

save the google music recording


  1. If you want to record your voice together with Google music, you can turn on System Sound and Microphone options together.
  2. After saving the Google music, you can share the recorded song to social media platforms within Fonelab too.

By using FoneLab audio recorder, you can download Google music to phone without noise easily. Just transfer the recorded audio tracks to your phone as ringtones or offline playback. Of course, you can also mirror the Android screen to your computer for larger display. FoneLab can record all Android activities without lag. In a word, if you want to download music from Google play to your phone, you can free download FoneLab and have a try right now.

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