Google Play Music will stop working for users in India and many other markets of the world from October, the company has announced. Google Play Music users will still have until December to transfer their content to YouTube Music.
YouTube has announced in a blog post that the Google Play Music service will be replaced by YouTube Music. It has offered a deadline of December 2020, during which Google Play Music customers can transfer their content – such as playlists, music libraries, and personal taste preferences – to YouTube Music. It should be noted that the Google Play Music users’ library will not be available after December 2020.
Additionally, Google has announced that Google Play Music users will not be able to stream or use the Google Play Music app in the coming months. Members of New Zealand and South Africa will no longer be able to use the app from September, and other global markets including India will not be able to use the app from October.
“Starting in late August, users will no longer be able to purchase or pre-order or download and download music from Google Play Music through the Music Manager,” Google said in a blog post.
How to transfer content from Google Play Music to YouTube Music?
To transfer your data from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, customers can follow either of the two options. First go to music.youtube.com/transfer and click on Transfer. The other way is through the transfer tool on the app. Tap on your profile picture> Settings > Transfer and then transfer data from Google Play Music.
Google says that it will transfer the full Google Play music library which includes uploaded and purchased songs, playlists, stations, albums, songs, like and dislike songs, as well as subscription billing information. The company will convert Google Play Music subscription to YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium equivalent level.