Even so, Play Music users had a long time downloading or transferring their music. Google confirmed for the first time that Play Music will close its digital doors as early as August 2020. At the time of making the decision, Google said, “For the past few months we have welcomed Google Play Music listeners to YouTube Music, making it easy to transfer their music libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to YouTube Music.
“Today we announce two important updates. First, YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music by December 2020. Users will have the option to move their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music during this period. Second, Google Play users will be able to use it in the coming months Music will no longer be able to stream or use the Google Play Music app, and we’re making changes to the Google Play Store and Music Manager.
“As of September 2020 in New Zealand and South Africa – and in October for all other global markets – users will no longer be able to stream or use the Google Play Music app. But don’t worry, we will stick with things.” like your playlists, uploads, purchases, likes and more by December 2020 to make your transfer to YouTube Music easier. Users who want to transfer their music libraries from Google Play Music to YouTube Music can do so until December 2020, after which their Google Play Music libraries will no longer be available. “