GMusicFS allows access to Google Play Music files on third-party media players

by: Ankit BanerjeeMarch 11, 2013

Google Play Music

Google Play Music offers a great service by letting you store all your music files in the cloud, giving you access to them across devices, and on-the-go, while also saving treasured storage space. With devices like mine that don’t have microSD slots (HTC One X+ and the Nexus 7, in case you were wondering), this is a huge boon. Of course there’s a catch. In this case, you can play these files using only the Google Music app, which means that if you’re a fan of third-party players like DoubleTwist, Winamp, and the numerous others available on the Google Play Store, there’s nothing you can do. Until now, that is.

Senior XDA Member bubbleguuum has come up with GMusicFS, an app that gives you a way to access all your Google Music files using third-party media players. The app accesses your Google account, imports track information, and then mounts the cloud drive as local storage, allowing all other players to open these files as if they were stored on your phone. The app is very easy to use, but offers functionality that a lot of users have been looking forward to.


It’s important to note that this is only a beta release of the app, and is not without its issues. GMusicFS will also work only on a device with root access, which is required to mount the cloud drive as internal storage. For the full list of requirements and progress updates, check out the original XDA thread here.

What are your thoughts? Were looking forward to an app that features the functionality that GMusicFS has? If you’ve tried out this app, share your experiences in the comments section below.


  • Grahaman27

    just wish the gmusic app was better

  • 1) an app with track#s; 2) an app that works with inline earbud remote

  • David Foster

    I just want to access the music that is pinned on my phone. Not so worried about the cloud drive.

  • Christopher Cotton

    this is insanely amazing…LOVE this dev

  • Antoine Spann

    The concept of it is great. I use it with Poweramp and with the equalizer effects on Poweramp, the sound quality is a bit better as well. The only thing that I have against this particular app right now is that it keeps losing it’s mount, for whatever reason, and I have to rescan my libraries constantly. I’m also noticing that it’s pretty much killing my battery. Can’t wait till they get this fixed though. Or if Google just goes ahead and adopt the concept themselves. Seems like a no brainer.