We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Fans of the streaming service Google Play Music may soon want to hold a moment of silence. Google has announced that the app will be shut down and replaced by the YouTube Music app, which has been available for a few years. You can also download your files if you want to take them elsewhere. But in any case, you need take action soon. Users will lose access to Google Play Music permanently "between October and the end of this year," according to an email sent to subscribers. Right now you can still use both services, and Google promises to notify users before the app shuts down for good.
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But Google this week has given users a deadline on making the switch. Though December is the final deadline for being able to export from the Google Play Music app, your ability to stream from the Google Play Music app will end before then. The rest of the world will lose their access in October. However, Google will continue to make your content available for export through December. Through the transfer tool released in May , Google Play Music users will be able to export their playlists, uploads, purchases, likes and more to YouTube Music. Users also can use the Google Takeout service to export their data and download their purchased and uploaded music. Starting this month, users will no longer be able to make purchases or pre-order music from Google Play Music through Music Manager, nor will they be able to upload and download music.
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Google Play Music is shutting down in December. But don't worry, Google now has an easy way to move your music library, playlists and preferences over to YouTube's music-streaming service. But YouTube Music recently unveiled a tool to help you transfer your entire library, profile and playlists from Google's streaming service into YouTube's revamped one with just one tap. YouTube Music is also getting some new features that may make it a bigger competitor to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. At this point, you've still got time to access Google Play Music, move your music over and get used to the YouTube Music interface. But you can no longer purchase, preorder, upload or download music from Google Play Music through Music Manager. In the US and other areas globally, that will happen sometime this month. You'll still find your playlists, uploads, purchases and likes in Google Play Music until December, so you can make your transfer to YouTube Music.
Learn more here. Earlier this year, we announced our plan to sunset the Google Play Music experience. We know that you have questions about how and when this will happen - please visit this page for the latest updates. Any data e. We will not be able to retrieve this information so we encourage you to transfer your account to YouTube Music or download your existing library and data using Google Takeout. You can also delete your Google Play Music recommendations, history, and music library at any point by following the steps here. Your specific Google Play Music access end date will fall on the last day of your billing cycle. Starting September , users will begin losing access to Google Play Music. This means you will no longer be able to listen to your music using Google Play Music. However, your music library will remain intact and can still be transferred to YouTube Music - you will have a minimum of 30 days after losing access to Google Play Music to complete your transfer.