Google Play Music

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Google Play Music is a music streaming service provided by Google that is expected to be shutdown in 2020 in favor of YouTube Music [1] [2] [3].


  • Unlimited streaming of countless albums and artists
  • Ability to download to device for offline listening
  • Can upload up to 50,000 of your personal collection which then gets blended with the streaming service for your own personal mega-library.

IndieWeb Integration

No API is provided although a couple of unofficial ones have been created. But their current states are unknown.

IndieWeb Examples

David Peach

David Peach has built a small hack on his personal site to scrape a url that is passed over from a bookmarklet. The scraping uses PhantomJS to allow for pulling in of JavaScript-created content.

Article on how this is implemented : Semi-automated PESOS from google play music

  • At the moment the following things are pulled through:
    • Artist
    • Album
    • Basic album info
    • Album art.
  • See an example of the data being used on David's web site.

Tristan Havelick has created a page that contains tracks recently played on Google Play Music. Here's roughly how it works:

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