How to Integrate Last.fm With Google Music

Ashish Mundhra

Google-Music-LogoWeeks back, I bypassed the Spotify country restriction and started using it, but there were many restrictions imposed on a free account. Spotify can really nudge you or even irritate in some cases to buy the premium service. To be frank, I really wished to buy the premium service, but then my credit card was of an Indian bank. End of story!

For these reasons, I switched back to Google Music. However, I was already hooked to Spotify and one of its features I missed the most in Google Music was integration of Last.fm. Last.fm scrobbler can recommend some great music after having access to the tracks you play frequently.

If you are too would like to integrate Last.fm scrobbler with Google Music, here’s how it’s done.

Last.fm on Google Music

Step 1: Download and install Google Music Player Last.fm user script on your browser. Firefox users will have to Install Greasemonkey to manage the scripts. Chrome users do not require any special tool to install the script, but due to recent changes in security settings, you will have to force install it. We have already covered an article on how to install a third-party extension on Chrome to help you out.

drop to install

Step 2: After you install the script, restart your browser and open Google Music. If the script was installed successfully, you will see a link Last.fm Requires Authentication on the top-tight corner of Google Bar. Click on the link to open Last.fm control panel for Google Music and provide your Last.fm login credentials.

lastfm require authentication

Step 3: After you have successfully logged in to Last.fm, you can configure the scrobbling settings and save them. You can disable Last.fm scrobbling from the script itself without disabling the script altogether.

authenticated

That’s all, now enjoy all your music on the clouds and scrobble them to Last.fm to get nice recommendations. The script states that there’s a secret and helpful settings hidden from users but can be unlocked on payment of $1. It’s totally your wish to make the payment and unlock the super-secret settings. However, don’t forget to share what the secret settings were.

google music scrobbled tracks

Conclusion

The extension does what it claims without any faults and errors. Information of all the music tracks were submitted to the server in real-time. There was an option to like a track and favorite it which is not found on many custom Last.fm scrobblers. If you know a better alternative to scrobble Google Music tracks to Last.fm, let us know.

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Ashish Mundhra

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Ashish Mundhra

Ashish is a staff writer and video editor at Guiding Tech. He loves all things tech and has a soft corner for Android. Apart from contributing articles here, he also takes care of our YouTube Channel.