Youtube Music to replace Google Play Music by December 2020
"Users will no longer be able to purchase and pre-order music or upload and download music from Google Play Music through Music Manager."
In a blog post published by Youtube, Youtube Music will replace Google Play Music by December 2020. Over the past couple of months, Youtube have been welcoming Google Play Music listeners to Youtube Music. Now users will have the opportunity to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to Youtube Music in that timeframe.
Secondly, in the coming months, Google play music users will no longer be able to stream from or use the Google Play Music app. Additionally, Youtube are making changes to the Google Play store and Music Manager.
Youtube will be holding onto things like your playlists, uploads, purchases, likes and more until December 2020 to make your transfer to YouTube Music easier. Users who wish to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, can do so through December 2020, after which their Google Play Music libraries will no longer be available.
Simple transfer and additional changes to Music Manager
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.
To ensure users don’t lose any of their content, they’ll need to use the simple transfer tool to migrate any purchases over to YouTube Music or use Google Takeout to export data and download their purchased and uploaded music. Once the Music Store is no longer available, users will continue to be able to upload any tracks purchased elsewhere to YouTube Music.
For Google Play listeners that have not yet started the transfer process over to YouTube Music, now’s the time. Listeners can also choose to delete their Google Play Music data, and Youtube will clearly notify all users before they lose access to their Google Play Music library and data.
Over the last few years, Youtube have worked to build a fantastic fan experience on YouTube Music, merging the very best of Google Play Music with the very best of YouTube. For users who decide not to transfer their Google Play Music account to YouTube music, Youtube will be sure to cancel your subscription at the end of your billing cycle so you aren't paying for a subscription. And, of course, Youtube will be sure to notify all users ahead of subscriptions being cancelled.
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