Google takes steps to kill Google Play Music, shifting to YouTube Music

For all of the normal cell phone users out there, who use Spotify or Wynk or other such streaming apps, this might not be the article, but for the selected users, who use Google Play Music, this latest news spells doom. The company has taken the first major step towards this transition today by removing the music store option on Google Play.

The Google Play Music is to be deleted and shut down in December 2020, for forever, and along with goes your downloaded music. The latest blog post from Google states that the residents of New Zealand or South Africa, you won’t be able to stream your favorite music since September, while others in the world are to be hit in October.

Shutting down this long-running app, Google plans to shift ops to YouTube Music, where you can transfer all of your music and your playlists from Google Play Music. As such, the process to transfer is there in your mailbox, but to make the process easier for you, all you have to do is download the Youtube Music app and hit the Transfer button in there.

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As such, any purchases that you made will not be affected and will be carried to Youtube, so will the subscriptions and the playlists that you made for yourselves, and for your loved ones. At the moment, you can use any of the two services, but it is advisable to shift as soon as possible, to prevent a last-moment panic.

As such, the transition can be difficult, but the advantages of YouTube are way too many and make the deal very sweet for you. YouTube has more songs, somewhere about 20 million more! Also, the YouTube recommendation system is much sweeter than the earlier app, and it’s much more efficient too. Also, if you’re already a massive YouTube user, Google offers a subscription that combines ad-free YouTube and YouTube Music Premium for you at just $11.99 (£11.99, AU$14.99) per month, which has offline listening too!

Here are the steps for making the transfer

Step 1. Download the YouTube Music app (iOS/Android).

Step 2. Click on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner. 

Step 3. Click on Settings.

Step 4. Select Transfer from Google Play Music.

Step 5. And bingo! Your updated recommendations will appear immediately on the YouTube Music home screen, and Google will let you know when your music library transfer is complete, and you can stream again!

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