1. IFixRJs's Avatar
    Does anyone have a suggestion for a viable program for using Google Music on the surface go? I've used Google Music Desktop Player for years, however on surface go it's performance really struggles, it regularly uses 30-50% cpu and Im worried this will crush the already lackluster battery life on the Go.

    I really wish Google would stop being dicks and release proper apps for all their services. I really feel like being a paying customer of Google Music they really should offer a proper client for us windows users.
    10-28-2018 02:15 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Is there a Google Music web player that you could use on Edge or maybe Firefox?
    10-29-2018 08:54 AM
  3. IFixRJs's Avatar
    Well yeah, you can use edge, but web browsers as an audio player are not great. Media keys dont work, accidental closing of browsers is never fun.
    10-29-2018 10:40 AM
  4. garak0410's Avatar
    This is a great program:

    https://www.googleplaymusicdesktopplayer.com/

    It used to be in the Windows Store but I guess it has been pulled by Google.

    You can also use Chrome and save the page as a "Windowed" progressive web app...works great too and works with media keyboards.
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    10-29-2018 10:50 AM
  5. IFixRJs's Avatar
    GMDP for some reason kills battery on my GO. CPU usage on it is over 30%, a similar tab on edge is only 1-2% cpu usage. I really dont want to install chrome either, I've heard it also kills the GO's battery life.
    10-29-2018 03:08 PM
  6. garak0410's Avatar
    GMDP for some reason kills battery on my GO. CPU usage on it is over 30%, a similar tab on edge is only 1-2% cpu usage. I really dont want to install chrome either, I've heard it also kills the GO's battery life.
    Totally get that. I do wish there were Google "apps." I prefer Google Play Music/YouTube Music over the other offerings. And I miss GROOVE!
    10-29-2018 03:55 PM
  7. Iain_S's Avatar
    you can play your library direct from the play music website in a browser, if you install chrome there is also a mini player available.
    10-29-2018 09:23 PM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    you can play your library direct from the play music website in a browser, if you install chrome there is also a mini player available.
    Can you turn off the screen while using it and have the music continue to play?
    10-29-2018 09:49 PM

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