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Kocrachon

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May 18, 2011
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Title says it all. Is there any way to use Google Play Music on my fire TV? I at first tried with various "casting" or "mirroring" apps from my Phone, but none of them seem to work. Ive thought about rooting so I could actually install the google services stuff, but I would like to avoid that if possible.

I have the Fire TV 2.

EDIT: And I see this is a no question area... So if a mod could move it to the appropriate area...
 
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Moose2000

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Sep 15, 2015
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Its Pretty Straight forward. Google search the following.

Google Login Service apk
Google Music Leanback apk
Google Play Store Leanback apk
Google Play Services apk

Install all apks
Go to Play store, log in. Should take you through set up questions and then fail to load the store. Then click on Play Music and your library should load. Just done it this afternoon and seems to run quite well
 

Moose2000

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dr150

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Sep 17, 2010
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Its Pretty Straight forward. Google search the following.

Google Login Service apk
Google Music Leanback apk
Google Play Store Leanback apk
Google Play Services apk

Install all apks
Go to Play store, log in. Should take you through set up questions and then fail to load the store. Then click on Play Music and your library should load. Just done it this afternoon and seems to run quite well

In what order should I install these?

Do you have a link to the instruction set?.....

Will this have Google Play installed as well?.....

---------- Post added at 02:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:37 PM ----------

Install Kodi, then use download the plugin.audio.googlemusic.exp-1.7.2.zip and install it. After you have set up your password it work great.

https://app.box.com/s/hchh3jdrocgdgcug9vs8rv8uwqlihqk9

Do you have a link to an instruction set on how to install this within KODI?....
 

sviper

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Jan 27, 2009
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Its Pretty Straight forward. Google search the following.

Google Login Service apk
Google Music Leanback apk
Google Play Store Leanback apk
Google Play Services apk

Install all apks
Go to Play store, log in. Should take you through set up questions and then fail to load the store. Then click on Play Music and your library should load. Just done it this afternoon and seems to run quite well

Thanks for this info. It worked well for me without any issues.
 

djwyman

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Oct 28, 2010
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Lake Charles LA
I used this method to get Google play music running on both my fire TV stick and my first gen fire TV. But even better I got it to work for Google play movies on the stick. It didn't work on the regular fire TV for some reason though. Everytime I tried to watch a movie all you got was sound. But installing the YouTube app for Android TV on said fire TV I am able to play my play movies under the purchases section. So anyone wanting play movies on their fire TV using the above method for the music also works on the YouTube app for sure and may or may not work for play movies
 

rcrh

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Jun 21, 2011
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Has anyone had any luck getting the search to work? It appears to be a voice search only and doesn't work on the FTV.
Additionally, I can't find a way to browse "stations". It recommends a few for me but they seem to be based on my personally uploaded library.
 

davejc

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Jun 4, 2012
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Philadelphia, PA
Its Pretty Straight forward. Google search the following.

Google Login Service apk
Google Music Leanback apk
Google Play Store Leanback apk
Google Play Services apk

Install all apks
Go to Play store, log in. Should take you through set up questions and then fail to load the store. Then click on Play Music and your library should load. Just done it this afternoon and seems to run quite well

Followed the steps and was able to get Google Music installed. I have 2 followup questions tho.

1. Is there a way to get the newer version of Google Music? I use Stations more than I individual artists. I tried installing the latest version from APKMirror, but it won't actually connect to anything.

2. I keep getting notifications that I need to update Play services. Is there a newer apk I should be using?

For what it's worth, I'm on Fire OS 5.2.4.0
 

rcrh

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Jun 21, 2011
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Followed the steps and was able to get Google Music installed. I have 2 followup questions tho.

1. Is there a way to get the newer version of Google Music? I use Stations more than I individual artists. I tried installing the latest version from APKMirror, but it won't actually connect to anything.

2. I keep getting notifications that I need to update Play services. Is there a newer apk I should be using?

For what it's worth, I'm on Fire OS 5.2.4.0

The google play music app won't work. You need to find the "leanback" version.
I haven't been able to find one newer then the one in this thread. Maybe someone with a nexus player or shield can help us.
 
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rcrh

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Jun 21, 2011
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I'm still new to the terminology with the TV systems.... "leanback" is the qualifier for Android TV Apps??
"leanback" is what Google calls their versions that are made to work with a remote (& do not require a touch screen).

---------- Post added at 12:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:06 PM ----------

Funny that we are all looking for the same thing. Has to exist right?

I've got a friend with a Nexus Player, let me check with him.
That would be a christmas miracle! ;):good:
 
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    Its Pretty Straight forward. Google search the following.

    Google Login Service apk
    Google Music Leanback apk
    Google Play Store Leanback apk
    Google Play Services apk

    Install all apks
    Go to Play store, log in. Should take you through set up questions and then fail to load the store. Then click on Play Music and your library should load. Just done it this afternoon and seems to run quite well
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    i sent the link to davejc

    the version from the Nvidia Shield is: Google Play Music_5.9.1863R.3304973

    cheera
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    Install Kodi, then use download the plugin.audio.googlemusic.exp-1.7.2.zip and install it. After you have set up your password it work great.

    https://app.box.com/s/hchh3jdrocgdgcug9vs8rv8uwqlihqk9
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    Followed the steps and was able to get Google Music installed. I have 2 followup questions tho.

    1. Is there a way to get the newer version of Google Music? I use Stations more than I individual artists. I tried installing the latest version from APKMirror, but it won't actually connect to anything.

    2. I keep getting notifications that I need to update Play services. Is there a newer apk I should be using?

    For what it's worth, I'm on Fire OS 5.2.4.0

    The google play music app won't work. You need to find the "leanback" version.
    I haven't been able to find one newer then the one in this thread. Maybe someone with a nexus player or shield can help us.
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    I'm still new to the terminology with the TV systems.... "leanback" is the qualifier for Android TV Apps??
    "leanback" is what Google calls their versions that are made to work with a remote (& do not require a touch screen).

    ---------- Post added at 12:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:06 PM ----------

    Funny that we are all looking for the same thing. Has to exist right?

    I've got a friend with a Nexus Player, let me check with him.
    That would be a christmas miracle! ;):good: