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How to Setup GTA 5 Custom Radio Stations

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In the PC version of GTA V, you can set up your own custom radio stations and listen to your own music as you play.

First, find the files for the music you want to add (MP3 files are confirmed to work, though others may not) and copy them.

Next, navigate to your user account folder on your Windows PC, then to "Documents," "Rockstar Games," and "GTA V." There should be an empty folder inside called "User Music." Paste your music files into that folder.

If you're having trouble finding the folder, the full path should resemble this:

C:\Users\Your User Account\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\User Music

Additionally, if you are moving a lot of songs, you may prefer to use shortcuts rather than duplicating the actual files. To create a shortcut to your music, make sure you can see both the folder your music is in and the User Music folder. Then you should highlight all the songs you want, hold down the Alt key, and drag them to the User Music folder.

Finally, start GTA V and go into Settings. Select "Audio" and tell it to either "Perform Quick Scan for Music or "Perform Full Scan for Music." Once the scan is complete, your custom radio station will be accessible in the game.

If you want to change the order of the music on your custom station, you can do so from "Self Radio Mode" under the same settings. Skipping or going back to songs is also easy, just press "=" or "-" on your keyboard.


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Matt Gibbs

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Matt first came across the Grand Theft Auto series when he rented GTA III from his local video store, and it's been an obsession since. After playing through every GTA game since then, he decided to start GTA BOOM (initially in preparation for the launch of GTA V and as a way to document the hype, news and rumors about the then upcoming game. When Matt isn’t editing the content on BOOM, you’ll find him working on the server or making other improvements to the site, helping to update our library of guides and make them more useful for readers.