YouTube has announced in a blog post that Google Play Music service will be replaced by YouTube Music. The Google Play Music users will still get till December to transfer their content to YouTube Music.
Google said that users who want to transfer their music libraries to YouTube Music can still do so until December 2020, after which their libraries will no longer be available. If you fail to move everything during that period, you could lose it all. This means, from October, no matter where you are, you won't be able to use the Google Play Music app at all, let alone streaming music from it.
If you'd rather skip exporting to YouTube Music altogether, you can do that too.
Playlists, libraries, and content won't be erased just yet.
The best thing about this tool is that every song and album found in your library will be transferred to the new platform. Users can also collaborate with other music fans to create shared playlists called Collaborative Playlists. Assistive technology now also make personalized suggestions of what to add when you're building a YouTube Music playlist. And these would include those songs that you have "thumbs-up" and "thumbs-down".
YouTube Music has been revamping its "Now Playing" experience and has added the "Recent activity" carousel as a test in Brazil, according to 9to5Google. It allowed users to upload thousands of songs for free so they stream to other devices.
Unfortunately, users neglected it for many years.
Rather than pay labels and artists sums based on direct purchases, it appears Google is keen to push its streaming model instead - which we don't think is a positive for artists or listeners - which lacks any unique selling point given the volume of already successful premium streaming services out there. That's particularly true if you've been using Google Play Music's upload feature to store music you've acquired over the years. Google first introduced media playback controls within the Maps app in 2018.
The company should note that a video streaming app is not the preferred choice for a music streaming service. It also mixes all your YouTube active history.
In December, the company is deleting all music collections on the platform. Now comes the official confirmation for the integration within both the Google Maps and Waze apps.
I need you to sit down. The other countries, including Brazil, stop using the resource in October.