Say goodbye to Google Play Music, the service might be going away for good in December 2020 and with it, all of your music should you do not switch it over.
In keeping with a brand new weblog put up from Google, you may not be capable of entry the service to stream your favourite music beginning in September should you live in New Zealand or South Africa, and everybody else will get cutoff from streaming in October of this year.
As Google prepares to shut down its long-running Play Music streaming service, the corporate has enabled a brand new switch perform contained in the YouTube Music app to deliver your music, playlists and preferences to their new dwelling on YouTube.
In keeping with Google, all Google Play Music subscribers ought to have acquired an electronic mail with detailed directions on how the migration works, however primarily it’s so simple as downloading the YouTube Music app and clicking the switch button.
The excellent news is that you simply’ll be capable of take all of your uploads, purchases, added songs and albums, private and subscribed playlists, likes and dislikes, curated stations and private style preferences together with you within the transition, and there’s no distinction in worth between the providers.
For now you’ll nonetheless be capable of use each providers, however Google is telling folks to start out making the transition early to keep away from a panic when Play Music shuts down later this year.
How to save your Google Play Music songs to YouTube Music
In keeping with Google, Play Music subscribers ought to have principally no points transitioning to the brand new service and have offered three steps to shifting over all of your songs, playlists and preferences:
Step 1. Download the YouTube Music app (iOS/Android).
Step 2. Click in your profile image in the top right-hand corner.
Step 3. Touch Settings.
Step 4. Select Transfer from Google Play Music.
Step 5. That’s it. Your updated suggestions will seem instantly on the YouTube Music dwelling display, and Google will notify you when your music library switch is complete.
Are there any advantages to YouTube Music?
For those who’ve been utilizing Google Play Music for years, it may be powerful leaving it behind. You have most likely gotten used to how issues work contained in the app and are greater than a bit leery transitioning to a service that hosts a billion cat movies.
However actually, YouTube Music does have some big benefits over Play Music.
For starters, YouTube Music has a bigger music library – someplace within the ballpark of 50 million songs in comparison with the 30 million you would possibly have on Google Play Music.
For one more, you may get YouTube’s extremely superior recommendation engine through the use of YouTube Music, which ought to make discovering new songs simpler and sooner.
Final however not least, should you’re already a heavy YouTube consumer, Google is providing a subscription that mixes ad-free YouTube and YouTube Music Premium for $11.99 (£11.99, AU$14.99) per month that provides offline listening, too.