Hello, I'm brand new to tablets. I have a refurb Asus Transformer TF101. On my PC I have the programs I want to use and am not an avid google person. I would like to play the music I have on my microSD card on my tablet without having to use Google Play. I don't want anything to do with Google play. Am I being naive? you are welcome to trash my thoughts. However, I would like to use a different program to play music; I don't want to register with anyone, I don't want anything to do with a program that makes me set up a user/pass just to play music I want to hear (& likely not find on 'Google Play.') I seem to be able to browse the web ok. I do have a Google mail acc't which I use only for 'fun mail.' But the tablet seems to be forcing me to use only Google Services. I recently found a setting to uncheck 'use only Google apps' but every time I try to search for 'apps' I am directed to google Play. For one example, I went to Science.gov to get an android app for their search. Google Play, however, wants me to 'sign in' to install this android App. is that what I have to do for every app I want to use? If this is a 'free app' why does Google force me to sign in? If that is the case I'll dump the tablet. I hate being a slave to Google. I don't mean to talk trash; I really do not want to be beholden to a company that will track every movement i do on a device that is not critical to my life. Thanks for reading this & I look forward to some definitive answers; most importantly thanks for any help from everyone who's much better at these things than I will ever be!