It looks like Google is listening to its users and are working on finding a better solution to the 4-per-year device deauthorization limit that was previously set on Google Music. Earlier today, news broke out that Google was limiting the number of devices that could be deauthorized to a maximum of 4 per year, leaving many who habitually flash new ROMS on their devices SOL.
For now, Google has removed the 4-device per year deauthorization limit. The limit, which was implemented yesterday, was done at the request of some of the Google Music partners. We’re not sure what Google is going to do to work out the situation with people who constantly flash their phones, but they’re working on it and will not impose any limits until something that is fair to users and the industry is available.
In a statement on the Google Music help site, Google had this to say about the device deauthorization limit:
Yesterday we made a change to our device policy for music on Google Play. Any user can associate up to 10 devices to his or her account. Once you have connected 10 devices, you may add a new device only by deauthorizing an existing one from your account, and you may do this up to four times per year.
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. 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.
We apologize for any inconvenience and will update this page as new changes are made.