Google has moved on from Play Music to YouTube Music, officially retiring the former for the latter, just as promised months ago…
For several months, Google has warned music streamers that it would kill off Play Music and replace it with YouTube Music. (The tech giant has even offered a transfer tool for quite a while now. So, any procrastinators should take immediate action.) Now, there’s no longer a choice between the two services. Google has officially shuttered the Music Store on Google Play with a simple statement, “The Music store on Google Play is no longer available.”
Google Officially Shuts Down Play Music in Favor of YouTube Music
None of this should come as a surprise. Big G has long telegraphed (and explicitly stated), that it would shut down Play Music in favor of YouTube Music. What’s most interesting is the fact that Google has effectively bowed out of the digital music sales business. That leaves competitors Apple and Amazon as the two biggest resources. Meanwhile, Google offers streaming and uploading tracks.
“To continue listening to your Play Music library, transfer your library to YouTube Music. You can also download your data via Google Takeout or delete your data through your Play Music account settings.”