How to Play Music on a Chromebook

Introduction

With Chromebook, you can stream or play music that's available locally or from a streaming service.

? What do you want to do?

  1. Play music saved on my Chromebook
  2. Play music from external drive I have connected
  3. Stream music over the Internet

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With Chromebook, you can stream or play music that's available locally or from a streaming service.
  1. Select the Apps ⚪ menu in the bottom-left corner.
    apps menu
  2. Select the up arrow ^ to show all your apps.
    App drawer with show all highlighted
  3. Select Files 🗀.
    App drawer with file app highlighted
  4. Use the folder browser area on the left to browse to your file, then double click the file to play it.
    folder browser with music file highlighted
  5. Your music will start playing, and the controls will pop up in the bottom corner.
    music player pop-up

To stream music, you'll need to use one of the many web streaming services available.

  1. Your Chromebook comes with the Google Chrome browser. The icon is on the bottom, near the left.
    chrome icon

  2. Type in the address of the service you'd like to use at the top.
    Chrome Address bar.
    Examples:
    • Google Play Music
      https://music.google.com/

      Free, ad-supported custom stations. Paid-for premium access to thousands of albums.
    • Spotify
      https://www.spotify.com/

      Free, and paid-for premium listening options.
    • Pandora
      https://www.pandora.com/

      Free, and paid-for premium listening options.
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