Google Play Music Shutting Down, YouTube Music Gets New Features

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Google has officially discontinued its old and popular music service Play Music app. Now users will not be able to use this app to listen to music. Rather, Google has suggested users to use YouTube Music instead.

Recently, there was news that Google is planning to discontinue its popular Play Music app. At the same time, there is disappointing news for the users using this app that the company has officially discontinued the Play Music app. That is, now users will not be able to use this app. The special thing is that instead of the Google Play Music app, the company is now advising users to use the YouTube Music app.

Google Play Music Shutting Down

Google Play-Music has been shut down and upon opening this app, a notification is given which clearly states that you can now use Youtube Music instead. The company says that Google Play Music users have been shifted to Youtube Music. Here you will find all the content of Google Play Music and your playlist.

After being on Youtube Music, users will easily find a library and playlist created on Google Play Music in this app. If you also use Google Play Music, then let us know that you do not have to worry about the content in it. The company has transferred your content to Youtube Music. The company will shift its users to Youtube Music by December 2020.

Notably, Google Play Music was launched in 2011 and for some time it was made available in beta version only. However, in November this year, the company introduced the final version of this service. Now after 8 years, this service has stopped and it was guessed during the launch of Youtube Music. This service was launched in India two months ago. You can use it for free for a month. But after a month you will have to take a subscription for this.

Google Play Music Shutting Down

Google Play Music on Web is no longer available, and the site explicitly says so. It adds that users can transfer their account and library, including playlists and uploads, within a certain period of time. It has easy transfer process, with a ‘Transfer to YouTube Music’ button right in the centre of the page. On clicking this, you will automatically be led to a page where you music transfer process can begin, if your account is linked.

The page also has options for users wanting 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 delete it, Google says that the music and data will automatically be deleted once the shutdown of Google Play Music is complete.

While the app still seems to be functioning on some phones including our own, some reports and users have said that the application leads to the same page as the web version of Google Play Music. As heard earlier, the Music Store on Google Play Music has officially also shut down as well. It seems to be only a matter of days that Play Music will close down for all users, worldwide. Google had announced that it would be closing Google Play Music in order to focus on one music streaming app only – YouTube Music.

Google Play Music Shutting Down

The YouTube Music app on Android Auto, on the other hand, is introducing new features. Free tier users can now browse their library of uploading songs, and use Google Assistant commands for the music, as per an online report. Earlier, this feature was limited to YouTube Music Premium users only.

YouTube Music’s playback screen will now have the addition of queuing songs as well, as pointed out by some users. Music streaming apps like Spotify already have this feature, and YouTube including it too may lead to more Google Play Music users transferring to YouTube Music. The app has been introducing a bunch of new features in the recent past.

Lingraj Sahu
Lingraj is one of the youngest members of PhoneTalk, and a recent tech geek convert. When he's not churning out articles, you’ll find him watching sports, exploring new places, and listening to music.