How to Make Music Available Offline on Your Android Tablet
As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection with your Android tablet, you can play the music you’ve stored on Google Play Music on the Internet. When you don’t have a connection, the music doesn’t play. That is, unless you follow these steps:
Locate the song, artist, or album you want to keep stored on the tablet.
Touch the Menu icon to the right of the song, artist, or album.
Choose the Keep on Device command.
Your tablet ensures that the music is transferred to the tablet from the Internet, and therefore is available to play all the time.
A quick way to select multiple songs, albums, or artists for download from the Internet is to touch the Menu icon and choose the command Choose On-Device Music. Touch the Pushpin icon next to the songs you want to keep on the tablet. Touch the Done button (upper left on the screen) when you’re done.
If you want to check which songs are available on the device, touch the Menu icon and choose the On Device Only option. After doing so, only the music copied to your Android tablet appears in the Play Music app. Choose the On Device Only command again to see all your music, stored locally or online.