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Google responds to Google Music device authorization issues

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 May 2012 21:07

Google responds to Google Music device authorization issues Google has taken time today to respond to the numerous complaints it's been hearing in regards to its new Google Music policy changes.
Changing the policy of their popular Google Music streaming service, Google made it that you can only authorize up to 10 devices to use the service, and if you need more, you will need to deauthorize one of the previous 10. You are also only allowed to do this 4 times per year.

This became a problem for users who like to wipe their devices on a regular basis, or flash custom ROMs, as the 10 device quota can easily be filled in little time.

Google has decided to suspend the limit for the time being.

Here is the response to the complaints:

Yesterday we made a change to our device policy for music on Google Play. Any user can associate up to 10 devices to his or her account. Once you have connected 10 devices, you may add a new device only by deauthorizing an existing one from your account, and you may do this up to four times per year.

We limit the number of times you can swap out new devices at the request of some of our music partners in an effort to limit abuse. We understand this has caused some issues for users who often deauthorize and reauthorize the same device, and we are currently re-implementing the solution in a way that works for our users and music partners.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will update this page as new changes are made.

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