Solved: Google Play Music Temporarily Unavailable error

Google Play Music temporarily unavailable is one of the common errors on Android devices. There are several reasons behind this error and the solutions differ accordingly. Sometimes it is hard to ascertain the exact reason behind this error. In that scenario, you have to try different solutions suggested resolving the error.

Google Play Music temporarily unavailable
Google Play Music temporarily unavailable

Clear Google Play Music Cache

The app stores data about your recent downloaded songs, favorites, and playlists in its cache. Sometimes the cache of the app gets corrupted due to some reason which leads to error like Music temporarily unavailable. Here the steps to resolve the issue

  • Launch Settings app on your Android device
  • Select the section that says Apps
  • In the app list, look for Google Play Music and tap on it
  • Tap Force Stop

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    Tap Force Stop
  • You will get a notification saying “this app may stop working properly if you force stop it”. Tap Force Stop option
  • Now, tap on Storage option

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    Tap Clear Cache and Tap Clear Data
  • Tap Clear Cache
  • Tap Clear Data
  • Reboot your phone

In most cases, the problem should be solved now and you can access Google Play Music content from your Android device. If you are still unable to play any songs in Google play music, try clearing the cache of the Google Play Store as well. Here are the steps to follow.

Clear Google Play Store Cache

  • Open Settings app on your Android device
  • Tap on Apps
  • Tap Google Play Store
  • Tap Storage
  • Tap Clear Cache and then Tap Clear Data

If deleting the cache does not work for you, try the next solution in the post.

Check the number of authorized devices in Google Play Music

Very few people know you can use Google Play Music on a limited number of devices. As per updated Google usage policies, you can use Google Play Music on a maximum of 10 devices which can include a computer, android smartphone, and other supported devices. You need to ensure the error “Google Play Music temporarily unavailable” is not due to exceeding the number of authorized devices. Here are the steps to follow. You cannot perform these steps on your smartphone or computer.

Steps to perform on the computer

  • Open a browser and go to https://play.google.com/music/listen#/accountsettings
  • If you have not logged in your Google account on your computer, you will be prompted for login detail before you can access Google Play Music settings on your computer
  • Scroll down the page and go to My Devices section
  • You will see the list of authorized devices using Google Play Music. If you see more than 8 or 10 devices in the list, you need to de-authorize few devices to resolve the ‘Music Temporarily unavailable’ on your desired Android device
  • To deauthorize any device from the list, click De-authorize button adjacent to the device listing
  • You will see a confirmation dialog pop-up to confirm your actions, click Deauthorize

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    Click Deauthorize
  • Close the browser
  • Try accessing the Google Play Music on your Android device now.

Steps you can perform on Android Device

  • Open Google Play Music app
  • Tap the three horizontal  lines menu button on the left-hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down and tap Settings
  • Tap Manage your devices

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    Tap Manage your devices
  • Press on “X” to remove any device from the list

Conclusion

The “Google Play Music temporarily unavailable” error could occur due to weak Internet connection. Also, the Google Play Music app connects to the server to download songs and you might be getting this error because the Google Play Music app is in the downloading process. You need to be patient and try the solutions given above to resolve the error.