Google Play Music failed to attract as many subscribers as rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music, despite being pre-installed as the default music app on millions of Android phones. YouTube Music will offer more than 60 million songs to stream, but will not have a download store to buy music. The messaging was very confused," said Joseph Evans, head of tech at Enders Analysis.
How to transfer your playlist to YouTube Music
Enhancements to your new home for music: YouTube Music
Google Play Music, one app Android users have been using for a better part of the decade has started shutting down for some users around the globe. If you are an Android user, you must have noticed a prompt when you open the Google Play Music which advises you to migrate your music playlists to YouTube music. As per reports, some people have not been able to access their content through the app or its web portals. It is not like Google Play Music surprised its users with the removal. YouTube Music has been a hit so far as you can listen to songs, even recordings, or cover versions that are available on YouTube. The music streaming service was launched in March and has recorded over million downloads on Google Play Store. However, the app is still working on OnePlus 5. It is still time for users to save their music library even though you have to move to YouTube Music reluctantly.
December is the last month you'll be able to access Google Play Music. But don't worry, Google now has an easy way to move your music library, playlists and preferences over to YouTube's music-streaming service. This won't come as a surprise -- YouTube announced the change back in August, and over the last few months, Google Play Music users lost the ability to purchase, preorder, upload or download music on the platform, or stream music from the app. But don't worry -- you still have time to transfer your library to YouTube Music before Google Play Music shuts down completely. And YouTube Music has a tool that will help you move your entire library, profile and playlists from Google's streaming service into YouTube's revamped one with just one tap. YouTube Music also recently got some new features that may make it a bigger competitor to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.
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. Once the Music Store is no longer available, users will continue to be able to upload any tracks purchased elsewhere to YouTube Music. Listeners can also choose to delete their Google Play Music data, and we will clearly notify all users before they lose access to their Google Play Music library and data. Assistive Playlist Creation - Quickly and easily create playlists by adding recommended songs based on existing songs in the playlist, as well as personalized signals, such as watch history and likes.