[Chrome] How to stream your Google Drive Mp3 files online

Whether it’s your vacation pictures, important office documents or your music collection, majority of data-savvy people are storing all of their precious data on cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.net and many more in order to access them anytime and anywhere while keeping them safe.

What if you wanted to play/stream mp3’s stored in your Google Drive? Sure, Google Drive has its own music player but it’s very limited in terms of features. You can only play individual files and not multiple tracks. I stumbled upon a Google Chrome extension called “Music Player for Google Drive” that gives you the ability to open music files directly from Google Drive or from its own interface.

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With Music Player for Google Drive, you can play songs stored in your Google Drive directly. It also lets you create multiple songs playlists and comes with basic playback controls including play, stop, pause, repeat etc.

After you’ve installed the app, you need to give it access to your Google Drive account. As soon you do, you’ll be taken to its own interface which is pretty straightforward and simple. From there, you need to add songs stored in your Google Drive in order to play them.

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Music Player for Google Drive features:

  • Playback of MP3 files, MP4, AAC (iTune’s .m4a files), OGG (Audio only), WAV (Chrome only), webm (Audio).
  • Support for ID3 tags v1 and v2as well as AAC file Tags.
  • Automatic display of Album covers.
  • Playlist support (beta!).
  • Shuffle, repeat.
  • Handles users signed-in multiple Google account elegantly.
  • Open Audio files directly from the Google Drive UI.

One thing you should remember though is that it doesn’t work when you’re offline. You would require an internet connection that can stream audio files which is normal nowadays. All in all, Music Player for Google Drive is a very decent extension and does what it says without giving users any hassle.

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  1. I’m please to find out that after I installed this player as a Chrome extension on the Chrome app on my Windows desktop computer, it subsequently appeared as a music app on my Android device (HP Slatebook)– I had been searching for an equivalent app to stream directly from my Google Drive on the Android tablet (without having to download each MP3 file first, which every other Android music app seems to require), not realizing that the Music Player For Google Drive extension would actually show up on my tablet as well! Highly recommended! When I hit the “play” icon directly from within my Google Drive music folder (shown at left of each music file) on my tablet, the popup list that appears shows the Music Player For Google Drive as a player choice, and opens a new Chrome browser tab to let you know it is using the cloud drive as the music source. Very cool!

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