Google Play Music

Music streaming from the Google Play Music service is supported on both free and paid tiers. In both cases, credentials are required to be input via command-line or configuration file.

CONFIGURATION

The Tizonia configuration file contains a block under the [tizonia] section like the one pictured below (see also Configuration File).

Warning

When user names and passwords are stored in your local tizonia.conf, please ensure that this file has the correct file system permissions to prevent other users from accessing your credentials.

E.g.: $ chmod og-rwx $HOME/.config/tizonia/tizonia.conf

# Google Play Music configuration
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# To avoid passing this information on the command line, uncomment and
# configure here.
#
# gmusic.user       = user@gmail.com
# gmusic.password   = pass (account password or app-specific password for
#                          2-factor users)
# gmusic.device_id  = deviceid (16 hex digits, e.g. '1234567890abcdef')
# gmusic.buffer_seconds = size of the audio buffer (in seconds) to use while
#                         downloading streams. Default: 720. Increase in
#                         case of cuts.
gmusic.user

The Google Play Music account username, e.g. ‘user@gmail.com’ or just ‘user’.

gmusic.password

Account password or app-specific password for 2-factor users

gmusic.device_id

An Android device id associated to your account. This is usually a 16-digit hexadecimal number, e.g. ‘1234567890abcdef’. There are step-by-step tutorials on the Internet that may help with finding the device id on Android or iOS devices. There are also some apps in the Google Play store that may help with that, e.g. Device ID. If you are a Google Play Music subscriber, you may also try to input a random device id. When using a random device id with a subscriber account, the software will return a list of real device ids associated to the account.

gmusic.buffer_seconds

This is the minimum size of the audio buffer (in seconds) that Tizonia will use while downloading the audio streams. It may be increased in case of cuts, but usually not required. Default: 720.

OPTIONS

Note

Command-line options that contain unlimited represent those that require a ‘Premium’ subscription to operate.

--gmusic-user arg

Google Play Music user name (not required if provided via config file).

--gmusic-password arg

Google Play Music user’s password (not required if provided via config file).

--gmusic-device-id arg

Google Play Music device id (not required if provided via config file).

--gmusic-additional-keywords arg

Additional search keywords (this is optional: use in conjunction with–gmusic-unlimited-activity).

--gmusic-library

Play all tracks from the user’s library.

--gmusic-tracks arg

Play tracks from the user’s library by track name.

--gmusic-artist arg

Play tracks from the user’s library by artist.

--gmusic-album arg

Play an album from the user’s library.

--gmusic-playlist arg

A playlist from the user’s library.

--gmusic-podcast arg

Search and play Google Play Music podcasts (only available in the US and Canada).

--gmusic-station arg

Search and play Google Play Music free stations.

--gmusic-unlimited-station arg

Search and play Google Play Music Unlimited stations found in the user’s library.

--gmusic-unlimited-album arg

Search and play Google Play Music Unlimited tracks by album (best match only).

--gmusic-unlimited-artist arg

Search and play Google Play Music Unlimited tracks by artist (best match only).

--gmusic-unlimited-tracks arg

Search and play Google Play Music Unlimited tracks by name (50 first matches only).

--gmusic-unlimited-playlist arg

Search and play Google Play Music Unlimited playlists by name.

--gmusic-unlimited-genre arg

Search and play Google Play Music Unlimited tracks by genre.

--gmusic-unlimited-activity arg

Search and play Google Play Music Unlimited tracks by activity.

--gmusic-unlimited-feeling-lucky-station

Play the user’s Google Play Music Unlimited ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ station.

--gmusic-unlimited-promoted-tracks

Play Google Play Music Unlimited promoted tracks.

EXAMPLES

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-album 'the division bell'

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-feeling-lucky-station

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-genre "alt metal"

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-playlist 'new metal'

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-promoted-tracks

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-station "top christmas songs"

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-tracks 'gun word up'

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-activity "working out" --gmusic-additional-keywords 'chart'

$ tizonia --gmusic-unlimited-activity "working out" --gmusic-additional-keywords 'chart'