Google Play Music to shut down globally in October
Google Play Music shutdown process will start from September onwards and all support will be ended by December.
Google Play Music will finally meet its end starting September this year as it’s replaced by YouTube Music. By December, all support for Google Play Music will be ended.
Google had already confirmed it will kill Play Music and replace it with YouTube Music. The process is already in tow with Google Play Music features coming on YouTube Music. It also introduced a process for Google Play Music to transfer their library on YouTube Music. In a blog post, YouTube announced Google Play Music will stop working for users in New Zealand and South Africa this September.
In October, Google Play Music will stop working globally. This means that existing users will not be able to stream from or use the app at all. It will also stop allowing users to purchase, pre-order music, upload or download music on Google Play Music from late August.
There’s still a buffer time until December 2020 for users to transfer their Google Play Music playlists, uploads, purchases, and likes to YouTube Music. But post that users won’t have access to any of their content on Google Play Music. Google Play Music users who haven’t started transferring their content should start doing so since the platform will meet its inevitable end.
There’s YouTube Music’s transfer tool that lets users migrate any purchases to the platform. Another way is to use Google Takeout to export data and download purchased and uploaded music on YouTube Music. Google has been adding new features to YouTube Music like assistive playlist creation, collaborative playlists, new explore tab, redesigning the player page on Android and more.