Google is in the last phases of shutting down its longstanding Google Play Music app and service for YouTube Music. The service will be disappearing for acceptable in December 2020 and with, everything your music on the off chance that you don’t transfer it over.
The shutdown will begin in September in Australia and New Zealand, while the app will quit working in October for the rest of the world. By then, you won’t have the option to stream from the Google Play Music app by any means; streaming on the web will stop at that point too.
While Google Play Music will quit working at some point in October, previous clients will have until December of this current year to transfer all their music and information out of the service. That implies you can either port everything to YouTube Music or recover your uploaded and purchased music as well as client information through Google’s Takeout tool.
Google has offered a transfer tool to go from Google Play Music to YouTube Music since May, and it’ll continue working after Play Music has stopped streaming. That tool brings over all that you’ve uploaded to Play Music, anything you purchased from Google Play Music, playlists you’ve made, streaming songs you’ve saved to your library, and information about your listening propensities. After December, that information will be cleansed, so you’ll want to ensure you’ve gotten everything before at that point.
Fortunately, you’ll have the option to take all your uploads, buys, included songs and albums, personal and subscribed playlists, likes and dislikes, curated stations, and individual taste preferences alongside you in the change, and there’s no distinction in cost between the services.
For the time being, you’ll despite everything have the option to use the two services, yet Google is advising individuals to begin making the change ahead of schedule to keep away from a frenzy when Play Music closes down in the not so distant future.
How to save your Google Play Music songs to YouTube Music
As indicated by Google, Play Music subscribers ought to have fundamentally no issues transitioning to the new service and have given steps to moving over the entirety of your songs, playlists, and preferences:
- Download the YouTube Music application (iOS/Android).
- Click on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner.
- Click on Settings.
- Select Transfer from Google Play Music.
- That is it. Your updated proposals will show up promptly on the YouTube Music home screen, and Google will advise you when your music library transfer is finished.
Are there any advantages to YouTube Music?
On the off chance that you’ve been using Google Play Music for years, it tends to be intense abandoning it. You’ve presumably become acclimated to how things work inside the app and are quite suspicious changing to a service that hosts a billion cat videos.
In any case, truly, YouTube Music has some immense advantages over Play Music.
First off, YouTube Music has a bigger song library – someplace in the ballpark of 50 million songs contrasted with the 30 million you might’ve had on Google Play Music.
For another, you’ll get YouTube’s highly advanced recommendation engine by utilizing YouTube Music, which should make finding new songs simpler and faster.
Last but not least, in case you’re now a heavy YouTube client, Google is offering a subscription that consolidates ad-free YouTube and YouTube Music Premium for $11.99 (£11.99, AU$14.99) every month that offers offline listening, as well.
There are additionally some beforehand unannounced changes going to Google’s music products. Notwithstanding closing down the Play Music streaming service, Google is likewise removing music from the Play Store. That implies Google won’t have a spot to purchase music inside and out, similar to Apple does with the long-running iTunes Store and Amazon does with its platform. In case you’re an individual who despite everything likes to own music instead of stream it, you won’t have the option to get it from Google. You can buy it from different services and upload it to YouTube Music, however. The music store shutdown will occur in “late August.”
Shockingly, Google hasn’t given us accurate dates for any of these changes, however, the composing is plainly on the wall. On the off chance that you’ve been using Google Play Music, it’s an ideal opportunity to back up your information now — either to transfer it to YouTube Music or simply ensure it isn’t lost toward the year’s end. That is especially obvious if you’ve been using Google Play Music’s upload feature to store music you’ve procured throughout the years. An opportunity to download it is present, in case you lose it until the end of time.