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Google Play Music Shuts Down

Google’s plan to take out its music platform, Play Music has finally gotten its deadline. Recently in a blog statement published by YouTube, Google solidifies its efforts to migrate Play Music users over to YouTube Music. Over the past few months, Google has been updating YouTube Music with new features and has added the ability to migrate music, tastes, and playlists from Play Music.

The company says YouTube Music will fully replace Google Play Music in December 2020, at which point Google Play Music users will no longer be able to stream from or use the Google Play Music app.

Although the deadline has been fixed for December 2020, the ablility to export and stream from the Google Play Music app, app will end before then.

Users in New Zealand and South Africa will be the first to lose access to stream or use the Google Play Music app around September 2020. Other regions and the rest of the world will follow suit in October.

For those of you who don’t want to be caught off guard the switch with your contents, here’s how to switch:

Download the YouTube music app, for iOS or Android. (or if you prefer from computer, go to, and click transfer).

Click or tap the transfer button at the top of the screen in both Google Play Music and YouTube Music. Tap it from either app, and your uploads, purchases, added songs and albums, personal and subscribed playlists, likes and dislikes, curated stations and personal taste preferences will all start moving from Google Play Music to YouTube Music.

Depending on how much music is in your library, moving them could take up to a few hours. meanwhile you can minimize and open it back to track the progress if you want to. You’ll get a notification and an email when your music library transfer is complete.


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