DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Google Updates Play Music Device Policy, Limits Device Swapping

  1. Senior Droid
    Edognights's Avatar
    Member #
    246643
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Merica!
    Posts
    105
    Liked
    20 times
    Phone
    Moto Droid Razr
    Premium Member
    #1

    Google Updates Play Music Device Policy, Limits Device Swapping











    Yesterday Google made some changes to their Play Music device policy that did not sit well with some of their customers. In a nutshell, the new policy limits the number of linked devices you may deauthorize from your account in any given year to four. Google's policy allows for up to 10 devices to be authorized on your account at any given time, but once you exhaust all 10 slots you are limited to 4 deauthorizations per year. The updated policy immediately came under fire, not only from users who switch devices often, but also from modders who frequently switch ROMs. The latter can sometimes fool the Play Market into thinking you have a new device. In response, Google stated that "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" and that "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". For now it seems that Google has lifted the limit while they work on implementing a compromise. We'll keep you updated.

    Source: Phandroid
    Last edited by Edognights; 05-17-2012 at 02:02 AM.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Master Droid
    Dark Lazer's Avatar
    Member #
    62916
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    517
    Liked
    24 times
    Phone
    Nexus 5
    #2
    That sucks. I hope they figure out a solution because I did run into this problem about a month ago since I was constantly flashing roms, and just deactivated the other accounts when I realized what was happening.
  4. Master Droid
    JRParsons's Avatar
    Member #
    198145
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    435
    Liked
    37 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #3
    I believe Google has removed the limit for now, until they can rework their policies regarding multiple devices.
  5. Droid Sensei
    tjk629's Avatar
    Member #
    24029
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3,046
    Liked
    198 times
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    #4
    I'm sure this is the work of the industry.
  6. Beta Team
    sbenson's Avatar
    Member #
    162628
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Posts
    2,372
    Liked
    450 times
    Phone
    The GALAXY NEXUS
    #5
    I had a feeling this wouldn't last long, but one day? Kudos to Google for removing this until they figure out a way to identify devices better. The way they do it now is unacceptable.

    Serial number or MEID should work just fine. This will make the record labels happy and us custom modders happy as well.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-14-2011, 01:00 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-16-2011, 05:31 PM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-03-2011, 11:05 PM
  4. Transferring data from device to device
    By fitchick1961 in forum Motorola Droid 2
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-03-2011, 11:30 AM
  5. Couple questions about return policy and device freezing
    By akj27 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-22-2009, 06:31 PM

Search tags for this page

music device policy

,

pacman

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+