When comparing Google Play Music vs Joey for Reddit, the Slant community recommends Joey for Reddit for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design apps?” Joey for Reddit is ranked 16th while Google Play Music is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose Joey for Reddit is:
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
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Pro Upload library through browser
Google has added the option of uploading songs through the browser with the help of a Chrome extension download as well as directly through the desktop Chrome app.
Pro Instant mixes
Google Play Music can make smart recommendations for playlist by the user just picking an artist or song they want recommendations formed from.
Pro Free no advertisements
Google Play Music is a free service for storing and streaming ones library that has zero advertisements in the interface as well as the playing music.
Pro Also offers streaming service
GPM can be used as a normal music player but also as a streaming service like Spotify.
Pro Fast and fluid
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
Pro Streams all GIFs
No waiting for download of entire GIF. Streams instantly
Pro Read AMA in magazine style Q/A format
AMAs are available in magazine style Q/A formatting. works for multi author AMAs too.
Pro See all the ancestors of a comment
You can see not only parent of a comment, but parent's parent and so on of a comment with single tap.
Pro Streams comments
Streams match threads.
Pro Reader view
Read web articles without the clutter.
Pro Most powerful text editor
One of the few mobile apps that has support for inserting tables, codes, headings.
Pro Swipe to close
Swipe to close is available for everything
Pro Lets you filter posts by flair
You can filter posts from r/science, r/LifeProTips, r/IAmA, r/askscience by flair.
Pro Supports TTS
Only client which reads out content to you.
Pro Amoled Night theme available
Power saving with Amoled night theme. Normal night theme also present.
Pro It has the fastest gif loading speed
This is the faster reddit app, when it comes to loading gif files.
Pro Has screen lock feature
This is the only app with a screen lock feature.
Pro Supports live threads
Full support for Reddit live threads.
Pro Can collapse the comment thread from anywhere
You can collapse the comment thread from anywhere inside the comment tree.
Pro You can add upcoming AMAs to your calendar
Upcoming AMAs can be added to calendar, so you never miss an AMA.
Pro Easy to view albums and read image descriptions
It has vertical cards for albums, so swiping for next image and reading description is in same direction.
Pro 16 million colors for customization
Both primary color and accent color have 16 million options.
Pro Auto theme change
Change themes automatically.
Collapse comments at any level of your choice.
Pro Omni Subreddit Finder
Searches your subscriptions and the web simultaneously. http://i.imgur.com/5eJrjwD.png
Pro Shows which AMAs are going on
It shows live AMAs going on currently, so you can participate in them.
Pro Beautiful animations
Has very beautiful and smooth animations. For example when upvoting or downvoting stuff.
Pro Color coded usernames
Highlights users who have participated earlier in the comment chain. http://i.imgur.com/XsrxbXN.png
Pro Real trophy case for reddit trophies
This is the only app that has got the Reddit trophies correctly.
Pro Doesn't put strain on eyes
The sepia theme is very easy on the eyes.
Pro Beautiful error screens
Even the error screens have cute animals.
Con Status bar not sensitive nor customizable
There is no way to go easily go back a specific amount of time (for example: Audible has a button that allows you to go back 30 seconds).
The status bar could be more time specific. If you want to go back to a particular segment of listening, there is no way to know exactly where you will land. You have to do some kind of guessing and it is annoying. Lot of time wasted in searching in a blind manner.
Con Quality only as high as 320kbps MP3s
There is no option to listen to lossless music, even if that is what the user has uploaded. The highest quality is 320kbps MP3s. If a lossless track has been uploaded and the user then downloads the track at a later date the file will also only be a 320kbps MP3.
Con No way to start the app in ones library
The app offers no way to actually start up in ones library, either in the desktop Chrome app or the Android app. For those that only use this app for listening to their purchased or uploaded music this is pretty annoying as there s no real need for the front page of recommendations and activity. This doe snot necessarily need to be some social platform but just a way to listen to ones music, really the user should have the choice, especially if they are paying for this service through purchased music or their streaming service.