All iPads Sharing audio on Google Drive not working

Glennster

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Original poster
Apr 30, 2014
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I saved an audio file on my Google Drive account, thinking I could listen to it on the iPad, using the Google Drive app. Doesn't work.

How do you share audio files using Google drive to listen to on iPad?
 

cruisin

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Apr 1, 2014
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You need a 3rd party app that plays mp3s (or the format you choose) and get Drive to open the file in the other app and play it there. Drive doesn't have a media player of any kind. On the computer it uses the included media players.

Phone Drive (for example) opens music imported from Drive. A search of the app store should show a bunch of file managers that play video/audio and then you use the "open in..." function.
 

cruisin

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Apr 1, 2014
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Canada
If you get the Google Play Music app, you can store up to 20,000 songs in Google's music cloud and then play it back. It's free.