How to move your music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music
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But Google this week has given users a deadline on making the switch. Though December is the final deadline for being able to export from the Google Play Music app, your ability to stream from the Google Play Music app will end before then. The rest of the world will lose their access in October. However, Google will continue to make your content available for export through December. Through the transfer tool released in May , Google Play Music users will be able to export their playlists, uploads, purchases, likes and more to YouTube Music. Users also can use the Google Takeout service to export their data and download their purchased and uploaded music. Starting this month, users will no longer be able to make purchases or pre-order music from Google Play Music through Music Manager, nor will they be able to upload and download music. The company has been preparing YouTube Music in advance of this shift to address complaints Google Play Music users had with earlier versions of the service. This year, Google increased playlist length from 1, to 5, songs and added support for uploads up to , tracks — 50, more than on Google Play Music. It has also rolled out offline listening, lyrics and an Explore tab for discovery, and a tool for transferring podcast subscriptions and episode progress to Google Podcasts.
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Today we're announcing two important updates. Users will have the opportunity to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music in that timeframe. Second, in the coming months, Google Play Music users will no longer be able to stream from or use the Google Play Music app. Additionally, we are making changes to the Google Play store and Music Manager. Starting in September in New Zealand and South Africa — and in October for all other global markets — users will no longer be able to stream from or use the Google Play Music app. Users who wish to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, can do so through December , after which their Google Play Music libraries will no longer be available.
Google Play Music failed to attract as many subscribers as rivals such as Spotify and Apple Music, despite being pre-installed as the default music app on millions of Android phones. YouTube Music will offer more than 60 million songs to stream, but will not have a download store to buy music. The messaging was very confused," said Joseph Evans, head of tech at Enders Analysis. Google Music was launched in