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Google Music has a daily streaming limit

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Google Music has a daily streaming limit
Droid-Life reports that one of its regular readers has run into a previously unrecognized limitation in Google Music...we mean "Google Play Music". He apparently streamed more than his daily allotment. The customer in question was presumably streaming a lot of music, when he encountered an error that read “Streaming Limit Exceeded”.

A quick search shows the error message was not covered in any official help page, and there doesn’t appear to be much mention of it on the interwebs at all (well, before today). An official response has since clarified that there is indeed a limit to how much bandwidth you can stream in one day from your Google (Play) Music account.

In case you were wondering, there was no mention of what that streaming limit is. Given that the problem appears to be quite rare, we expect that it’s fairly high. And if you’re an inveterate music streamer concerned about getting locked out of your favorite Adele mix track, remember that you can always have the Play Music app cache your favorite tunes to your mobile device. That way you’ll have access regardless of any streaming errors, connectivity issues, or when you have to switch your phone to airplane mode.

Google Music has a daily streaming limit

source: Droid-Life

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posted on 21 Mar 2012, 15:58 6

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


If its a daily limit why does it say try again later and not tomorrow?

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 16:41 3

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


could be a bug, anyways wonder how he got it.... Play Music store is supposed to cache your most played tunes, and I always pre-fetch my faves

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 16:01 3

2. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I guess you can't "Play" much now.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 16:34 9

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


^Troll.....^ ignore

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 17:36 1

12. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


u mad, bro?

#pipebomb

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 19:38

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Cool story bro

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 23:11

20. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


*slowclap*

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 18:55

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6249; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


like how you play with yourself

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 23:10

19. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


What you choose to do with your sister is your business.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 16:39 5

4. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Textbook example of 'First World Problems'.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 16:43 1

6. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Dang how much does he stream. I usually reach about 2GB of steaming a month on my phone and I've never seen this lol. I also have a playlist of about 300 songs that I pinned to make it available online, so I could still use that if I ever run into this problem I guess.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 16:51 3

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dunno. i stream google music probably 4 days a week on my phone/tablet and have had over 15 gigs of usage for the month and have never hit this wall. this guy must be playing g-music 24/7.. lol

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 16:53

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Is an interesting debate, I personaly dont have over 5000 tunes but I know people that reached 15-20K tunes, I think the limit should be around 20 hours of playback a day (wild guess.......) but will be good to know

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 17:00 4

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


just thinking about it, i have an idea about how he hit it. since u can run g-music on up to 10 devices at any given time, I bet he and his friends/gf were running it on multiple devices through the day at the same time, on high fidelity 320k streaming, and ran into the wall.

oh, itunes sticks you with low fidelity 128k? and only music bought from itunes? and only on 1 or 2 devices? how sad for you, mizzy. :)

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 17:05

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


my account belongs to me, ever since chrome allows multiple users signed in everyone has its stuff with their accounts(no one couches ma STUFF), even tho its an issue when you want people to listen to all the tunes you bought without buying again and you give them your account info

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 17:12 2

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lolz. Im not so peculiar. I allow others i trust to listen. You can control which devices have access through the settings menu on the web page. Until I hit a wall, i see no reason to care.. its just like borrowing CDs from friends.. just digitally. One of the many things I love about the service.

Of course, those constant sales on good music sure are helping too. I've never bought a single track off of services like itunes/gmusic until now.. now my wife keeps yelling at me because ill see a song i love on sale for like 50 cents or the entire album for like 5 bux.. so .. hey why not :)

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 17:37 1

13. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


That's nice remixfa, but at least I can listen to my music whenever I want to and not worry about Froogle not wanting me to "Play" anymore. Must be so nice to dip all of your eggs into one basket, Google.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 19:40 1

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That's A lie, you can listen to your music wherever you want to, its only on your computer or your idevice your poor argument falls short again nice try tho

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 23:11

21. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


No it's not a lie.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 07:45

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


No itunes = no music dare to prove me wrong?

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 10:01 1

23. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


with google music I can listen to high fidelity music that I bought from them or anywhere else and upload it to my account and listen to it on ANY device with a browser and download every song I want to listen offline in triple the bitrate as iTunes.. with zero DRM or conversion issues... and I can listen on 10 devices at the same time.. on and the music is constantly on sale, unlike iTunes..

so I get it cheaper, better quality, online or offline, DRM free, no proprietary files to convert , and I can use it anywhere on just about anything with a browser with out needing to download any additional software...

man freedom is awesome . enjoy your iChains. keep convincing yourself that chains are better than freedom if it helps u sleep at night.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 17:51 1

14. jsoliz1985 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Does anyone else notice the grammatical errors in this article?

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