Google is killing off its Google Play Music in and transitioning existing customers to its other music service, YouTube Music. Today the company is rolling out tools to begin transferring playlists, personal taste preferences and music libraries from Google Play to YouTube. Google made a strategic decision in to put its marketing emphasis on YouTube Music instead of Google Play, since YouTube reaches billions of viewers daily who come there to watch and listen to music.
How to move your music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music
Google Play Music gives you millions of songs and thousands of playlists for any situation. But you can transfer your library to YouTube Music now. Download the YouTube Music app to switch over today. Keeping it short and sweet, the app works pretty well overall. The only issue I run into is with CarPlay and this app. While the music works fine, you can access all your playlists, etc. When I click on it sometimes it just sits there at the same screen and freezes, never going to now playing. Then, it stops the voice input thing and goes right back to the song that was playing. The moment you leave the app and go into, say, Apple Music or something else it works fine.
Today we're announcing two important updates. Users will have the opportunity to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music in that timeframe. Second, in the coming months, Google Play Music users will no longer be able to stream from or use the Google Play Music app. Additionally, we are making changes to the Google Play store and Music Manager. Starting in September in New Zealand and South Africa — and in October for all other global markets — users will no longer be able to stream from or use the Google Play Music app. Users who wish to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, can do so through December , after which their Google Play Music libraries will no longer be available. Starting in late August, users will no longer be able to purchase and pre-order music or upload and download music from Google Play Music through Music Manager.
Google Play Music was a music and podcast streaming service and online music locker operated by Google , part of its Google Play line of services. The service was announced on May 10, ; after a six-month, invitation-only beta period, it was publicly launched on November 16, In August , Google announced that the service would start gradually shutting down in September. Users with standard accounts could store up to 50, songs from their personal libraries at no cost. Also, users could purchase additional tracks from the music store section of Google Play. Google Play Music mobile apps also supported offline playback of tracks stored on the device. Google Play Music offers all users storage of up to 50, files for free.