We’ve seen the writing on the wall for a while, but now the last bell has been rung for Google Play Music. Google has officially announced that its music streaming and music cloud service will be replaced by YouTube Music by December 2020. This means that users of the former have four months to decide whether to join the latter or just get all of their music purchased and downloaded. . and go somewhere else that is not managed by Google.
December 2020 is the deadline for you to migrate or escape, but over the next few months Google Play Music will already be unusable in some territories. By September 2020, those in New Zealand and South Africa will no longer be able to stream or use the app. This will also happen in other global markets by October 2020. But even if you can no longer access the app, all of your playlists, uploads, purchases, likes and other things will still be saved and you are waiting to be uploaded to YouTube Music or to download and use elsewhere (if you can).
Also at the end of August, you will no longer be able to buy or pre-order music from Google Play Music, nor will you be able to download or download music from there through Music Manager. Users are now encouraged to take advantage of the transfer tool if you decide to just transfer everything to YouTube Music. You can also just use Google Takeout if you want to remove all of your music data from the Google ecosystem.
They also continue to make YouTube Music a better app by continually adding new things to it and transferring the features that Google Play Music users have loved and used. When it comes to playlists, you get support, collaboration, and scheduling options. The player page has also been redesigned to appear more “modern” and the Explore tab is also pushed to allow you to discover new music and artists.
We also previously told you about new app integrations for YouTube Music, like Android TV, Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Waze. However, some of these integrations still need a lot of improvement.
Source: Android Community