Google sent an email to users about YouTube Music replacing Google Play Music between October or the end of this year to become a destination for music listening. Google Play Music will be removed permanently, according to an email sent by Google.
In an email, Google also said that you can transfer your music library to YouTube Music with just one click, including playlists. Uploads, and recommendations. YouTube Music will offer more than 65 million official songs, albums, and playlists, as well as many features you love and expect from Google Play Music. If you’re using Google Play Music you can transfer it to YouTube Music from here.
Here’s important notice Google sent in email about YouTube Music and Google Play Music:
With all that said, here are a few more things you should know:
Google Play Music library and data
In addition to transferring your library to YouTube Music, you have the option to download any music that you’ve purchased or uploaded to Google Play Music, as well as a list of the tracks, playlists, and radio stations in your library. We’ll notify you before you’ll lose access to your Google Play Music library and data. You can also delete your Google Play Music data.
Music Manager and uploads
Uploading and downloading music with the Music Manager will be discontinued starting in 30 days. But don’t worry – you can always upload your personal music collection to YouTube Music or download your existing tracks via Google Takeout.
Music store on Google Play
Starting in 30 days, the Music store on Google Play will go away. It won’t be possible to purchase music on Google Play anymore, and all pre-orders will be canceled. Once you transfer, your purchases will move with you to YouTube Music.
Radio and background play
Background play is only available to paid users of YouTube Music. However, the free version of the music app allows background play for your uploaded or purchased songs.
You can read more about Google Play Music from support resource.
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