Google Play Music is going to be discontinued and it will be replaced by Youtube Music. In a recent email sent by Google to all its users stating that “Google Play Music is going away soon” and said that Google play music will be replaced by youtube music and it will be permanently deleted later this year.
Google also informed the users to download their Google Play Music data or delete them. There is a transfer option also available by which the user can transfer the data from Google Play Music to Youtube Music.
YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music
Here is what Google said in their email.
YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music as your new destination for music listening and discovery. Between October and the end of this year, access to Google Play Music will be removed permanently. We know that you’ve spent time building your Google Play Music library, so we’ve made it easy to transfer your music library to YouTube Music with just one click, including playlists, uploads, and recommendations.
If you haven’t tried YouTube Music yet, you’ll notice that it looks a bit different from Google Play Music, but know that it was built by the same team with the same passion. It also offers more than 65 million official songs, albums, and playlists, as well as many features you love and expect from Google Play Music.
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 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.
Both Google Play Music and YouTube Music have their Subscription plan, YouTube music have subscription paid plan starting at $99 which ad free, However Youtube music also have free plan with ads. it has all the video music and other songs in Youtube Music.
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