For years, Google Play Music has been Spotify’s main rival to Google when it comes to streaming of music. For several years, this service has coexisted with YouTube Music, a more recent service that in a few months will be the only option in the Google catalog.
A few weeks ago, Google added a tool to migrate our music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, also adding the expected feature that allows us to upload up to 10,000 songs to our account. All this transition has an end, and in Google Play Music the closing dates are already planned.
Google Play Music closes
For some time we knew that this moment would come, and although fortunately it has become longer than expected, everything has an end, and that is that Google is already beginning to evict Google Play Music.
The closure of the platform will be progressive and will not take place immediately, but will take several months and will arrive in several phases, the first of which will begin imminently.
But what are those phases and what will we be losing? And when will the final closure be?
- End of August: From now on you will not be able to buy or reserve new music.
- September: In New Zealand and South Africa music can no longer be used in streaming. This process will be extended to other countries, losing the ability to use Play Music for the month of October.
- December: Definitive closure of Google Play Music. From this moment you will lose your music uploaded to the platform, the one you have purchased, your likes and playlists forever.
And what if I don’t want to lose it? Here Google offers two options, the first of which is the YouTube Music transfer tool.
YouTube Music debuts the best Play Music feature: upload your music
YouTube Music is already starting to deploy the possibility of uploading your own songs to your account, which was the most popular function in Google Play Music.
If YouTube Music does not convince you and you want to save all your music locally, you also have the option of using the Google Takeout tool to download any data from your Google account. Just uncheck everything and check Google Play Music to do it.
Yes, December is still far away, but we already know each other. Do not leave it for later because later we forget and you will lose everything.