Google is finally taking one of the biggest steps toward permanently phasing out Google Play Music in favor of the company’s newer YouTube Music service. From now onwards, you can transfer your entire Google Play Music library including artists, albums, songs, playlists, purchased music, personal uploads, and recommendations on YouTube Music with just a few taps.
This is one of the features that many Google Play Music subscribers have been waiting for long. This is one of the steps taken from the tech giant in order to completely shut down Google Play Music later this year. Google isn’t specifying exactly when that will occur, but it says customers will receive plenty of warning ahead of time.
If you don’t see the option yet, it’s because Google is doing a gradual rollout of this feature, so check back over the next few days. The entire transfer happens in the background, and you will be able to continue using YouTube Music like normal. Even after you’ve migrated your playlists and uploads over to YouTube Music, you can keep accessing Google Play Music just as you always until and unless it will be shut down permanently by Google. The tech giant has already started shipping YouTube Music on Android 10 bundle instead of Google Play Music.
Aside from the updates to ease transfers, Google has announced that Google Play Music Unlimited subscribers will be automatically granted an equivalent tier of the YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium depending upon your subscription. The company has already started recommending new users to start their journey with the YouTube service over Google Play Music.
Interestingly, Google Play Music and YouTube Music have the same pricing for the ad-free experience that is Rs. 99 a month. Users can also pick YouTube Premium that includes ad-free music and video subscription at Rs. 129 a month. Even, you can use the platform for free with ad-supported contents.