Google Play Music has closed for many users. The music streaming service’s site, and in some cases even the Android app, states that “Google Play Music is no longer available”, and recommends that users transfer their music to YouTube Music, or download / delete their data. While the app on the phone is still working for some users (including us), reports say that it has also started shutting down for some users. YouTube Music, meanwhile, is getting some upgrades on Android Auto, including increasing functionality for free users.
Google Play Music is no longer available on the web, and the site explicitly says so. It adds that users can move their account and library, including playlists and uploads, within a set amount of time. There is an easy process of transfer, with the YouTube Music button on the right side in the center of the page. On clicking it, you will automatically be taken to a page where you can start the music transfer process, if your account is linked.
The page also has options for users to download or delete their music. Users can choose to export their music library, delete their recommendation history, or delete their entire music library. If you do not remove it, Google says that music and data will be automatically deleted after Google Play Music is turned off.
Although the app is still working on some phones, including our own, some reports on Reddit and users have stated that the application takes to the same page as the web version of Google Play Music. The music store on Google Play Music has also officially closed, as stated earlier. It seems that in just a few days, Play Music will be closed to all users around the world. Google had announced that it would discontinue Google Play Music to focus on only one music streaming app – YouTube Music.
On the other hand, the YouTube music app on Android Auto is introducing new features. According to an Android Police report, free tier users can now browse their library to upload songs and use the Google Assistant command for music. Earlier, this feature was limited to YouTube Music Premium users only.