How to Transfer Music from Your Computer to Your Android Tablet’s Google Play Library

By Dan Gookin

Realizing that you probably don’t want to buy yet another copy of the Beatles’ White Album, you can take songs from your computer and transfer them to your Android tablet’s Google Play Music library on the Internet. Here’s how that procedure works:

  1. On your computer, locate the music you want to upload to your Play Music library.

    You can open a music jukebox program, such as Windows Media Player, or just have a folder window open that lists the tunes you want to copy.

  2. Open the computer’s web browser and visit Google Music.

    You see a copy of your Play Music library, including your playlists and any recent songs. You can even listen to your music right there on the computer, but no: You have music to upload.

  3. On the web page, click the Side Menu button.

    It’s located in the upper left corner of the window.

  4. Scroll down the list of commands and choose Upload Music.
  5. Drag music into the web browser window.

Google may prompt you to configure your PC, so work through those gyrations described on the web page. Follow the steps to continue uploading music.

  • You can repeat these steps to upload tens of thousands of songs.
  • The songs you upload are available to your Android tablet, just like any other songs in your music library.