Tips to Fix Google Play Music Lagging Problem

Tips to Fix Google Play Music Lagging Problem

October 22, 2018 By Xtremerain Editorial Team

    Google play music is considered as one of the biggest competitors of Spotify. Though, It is not close enough to spotify is many cases. The first impression of Play Music may not be good enough to some users. The main reason is its minor lagging problem with its app and web player. While spotify app in all platforms performs pretty awesome, Play music app is not doing fair enough. It is not only happening in low or mid end devices, Many users face similar issue in flagship smartphones like Galaxy S7, Nexus 5 etc. To fix google play music lagging issue, I’ll give you some tips in this article.

    Google Play Music Interface

    Many users are talking about several lagging problems of play music. Slow and laggy scrolling, significant delay in music track changing, pausing etc are the most common issues. Some users also have noticed that it music play still continues for a few seconds even after closing the app completely. Probably, You are also encountering similar problems.

    You may see that there are so many users who are discussing about this problem in various forums. Unfortunately, They have not found any perfect resolution. But, There are some useful things to you can do. It can reduce this lagging issue.

    How to Fix Google Play Music Lagging Problem:

    Google has included play music premium subscription for free with YouTube red. So, It is has become one of a main attractions in music industry. Anyway, If you can completely get rid of lagging or slow performance problem of play music, You will definitely love it.

    Before going through my methods, You should check for updates for both play music and your system. Updates always come with minor performance improvement and bug fixes. So, This may fix your problem. Anyway, Here are some tips that can help.

    1. Clear Cache & Data:

    When you experience extremely slow performance in play music, You can clear its cache and data. This will make its performance much better than before. But, I’m not saying it will completely fix your problem. It will reduce lagging issue. You can clear cache and data by navigating to Settings > Apps > Google Play Music And tapping on clear cache and clear data.

    2. Re-Install:

    This is another thing that can help you. You can simply reinstall this app. In most modern devices, Play Music app comes as one of the pre-installed apps. So, You may not be able to uninstall it. But, You can uninstall the updates and restore it to its factory default version. Then, Try to update it to the latest version. It may reduce or fix lagging issue of google play music.

    3. Tweak Some Other Things:

    You can temporarily disable Auto-Download music feature from play music settings and see what happens. You also should verify when you face lagging issue. Some users encounter it when they listen music using mobile data instead of wi-fi. If, Same thing happens for you, Changing music quality high to normal or low while using mobile data can help. Because, Sometimes, Slow internet connection can be responsible for slow changing track problem.

    4. Fix Google Play Music Lagging Issue in Web Version:

    Like spotify, Play music also has web player to let users stream music from desktop browsers. If you face lagging issue in web version, It may not be a direct issue of play music. You should check from another browser or in incognito mode of current browser. It should fix google play music lagging issue for web player.

    For some users, Lagging problem is very common. Because, They have so many apps installed in their devices. So, Many apps running in background can cause lagging problem. So, You also should check it and optimize android phone to speed up performance. Anyway, I hope, These tips will help you. I also like to know any better method to resolve play music slow performance issue. So, You can share your method in comment box.