Google has announced that they are getting rid of their popular music app, Google Play Music. According to Google, users can continue using it until its service is terminated. The app will start shutting down from September in New Zealand and South Africa and by October. It will no longer be available to anyone in the global market. The app came out in 2011 and users have been loving it as they can upload their own music to the playlist.
According to a report by The Verge, Google will replace its music app with the Youtube Music one. Google has announced that the company will not accept any payment for their app from September. Users will also not be able to upload/download music from Google Play Music through Music Manager. And so, they should secure all their data from the app before 1st October.
According to the company, the user can easily transfer their existing Google Play Music library to YouTube Music plus the interface of both apps are quite similar. The company has added a transfer tool to YouTube Music exactly like the one in Google Play Music. This tool will transfer everything, from their likes and dislikes to their playlists. To the user’s YouTube Music account if they choose to use it. You can make the transfer by December 2020 but after that, the app will be shut off completely.
Google has already put up many notices on the app to make its user aware of its impending closure. All users with an Android 10 smartphone will have the Youtube Music app pre-installed instead of Google Play Music.