Google Drive doesn’t forbid you to store music files on its service. However, it has no decent built-in player to enable you play your music files. What you can do with the stored music files you have on Google Drive just preview them.

When you right-click on a certain music file in Google Drive, a popup containing music player will appear. This popup will immediately disappear every time you click anywhere within the Google Drive dashboard. If you want to continuously listen to your music files while working with other files in Google Drive, you can use third party apps.

The number of third party app that allows you play music files from Google Drive is not much. At least, there are two reliable apps you can use to play music files from Google Drive and here is how to use them.

Play music files from Google Drive using DriveTunes

The first app you can use to play the music files you have on Google Drive is DriveTunes. This music player is capable to play most audio formats including MP3. This app has a very simple interface but reliable enough to fulfill your need of playing music files from Google Chrome. Follow these steps to use this app.

  • Login to your Google Drive dashboard and specify a music file you want to play. Right-click on it and select DriveTunes. Or, if you don’t see the “DriveTunes” option you can search for it by clicking the Connect more apps option.

  • You will be asked to make an authorization first before being able to use the app. Just login with your Google account and make the authorization.

  • Once you done with the authorization process you will be brought to the DriveTunes page. Here, you can play the music file you have selected from Google Chrome before.

Play music files from Google Drive using Music Player for Google Drive

Music Player for Google Drive, which has the URL of driveplayer.com, is another reliable app to play music files from Google Drive. This app comes with a richer features than DriveTunes. This app allows you to create playlist just like regular music players. More interestingly, Music Player for Google Drive is released as an open source software under the Apache License. The source code of this app is available on GitHub.

  • Login to your Google Drive dashboard and specify a music file you want to play. Right-click on it and select Music Player for Google Drive. Or, if you don’t see the “Music Player for Google Drive” option you can search for it by clicking the Connect more apps option.

  • Same as DriveTunes, you will also be asked to make an authorization before being able to use the app. Just login with your Google account and make the authorization.

  • Once you done with the authorization process you will be brought to the Music Player for Google Drive page. To start playing a music file, click the Add audio files from Google Drive button. If you have plenty music collections on Google Drive and want to create some playlists, just click the “+” button next to this button.

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  1. Hello, I use Firefox as my web browser on my MacBook Pro. Is there a way to put Music Player for Google Drive in Google drive so that I don’t have to look it up every time?

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