There is very little left for Google Play Music definitively close: all services are moved to YouTube Music. Although there was one that remained active until now, the music store, an option that has disappeared: now only the acquired music can be downloaded or transferred to YouTube Music, do not buy more.
Although Google is an expert in keeping identical services active, with a special predilection for messaging and video calls, it was strange that until very recently keep up its two music streaming services: Play Music and YouTube Music. Finally he decided to finish off the first in favor of the second. And Google has been migrating services allowing users also migrate all their musical content. And the final nail in the coffin of Google Play Music is already in: it just ran out of the music store.
Download purchased music or move it to YouTube Music
It’s official: Google Play Music store has closed, so that It is no longer possible to acquire songs and albums to have them as property. This was one of three ways to listen to music that Play Music offered other than upload your own songs to your cloud and the streaming of the catalog under subscription. In this way YouTube Music will monopolize the music services of the company, although without having a music store where you can buy the songs.
Once the store has definitively closed its services, the question arises: what happens to all the music that the user has acquired? As confirmed by Google, it is associated with the account, so can be downloaded to listen to anywhere and can also be transferred to YouTube Music to add it to your personal library. The processes are as follows:
- Download the music using Google Takeout. You can download all the songs you have purchased using Google’s data download feature. For it Log in into your account, click on ‘Unmark all’, go down to ‘Google Play Music’, mark this download and complete the process by clicking on ‘Next step’. Google will send you a link after a while with all the information it has about you related to Play music, songs included. These will be downloaded in MP3.
- Move songs to YouTube Music. With the tool to move all the content from Play Music to YouTube Music you can migrate the lists, favorites and, of course, all the purchased songs. Just keep going this tutorial.
The most recommended thing is that you move all your purchased music as soon as possible. In principle it should not disappear since it is stored in Google Takeout, but you never know: it is better to have it downloaded or, at least, to have moved it completely to YouTube Music.
Via | Android Police
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