We’ve been waiting for Google Play Music to shut down as soon as YouTube Music is announced. Now, the end is in sight for Google Play Music as it will shut down completely at the end of 2020. However, it should be quite easy to transfer content from Google Play Music to your YouTube Music app. Here’s how to transfer your songs, albums, playlists, and preferences to YouTube Music.
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How to transfer content from Google Play Music to YouTube Music
Google claims that you only need to press a button in the YouTube Music app to transfer content from Google Play Music to the app.
If you haven’t already, download the YouTube Music app from the Google Play Store.
Open the YouTube Music app on your Android device. You should see the option “Transfer music playback library”. Press the “Let’s go” button to continue.” You should then see the “Transfer your latest additions from Google Play Music” selection, along with “Not now” and “Transfer” radio buttons at the bottom. Hit the “Transfer” button to start the process.
That should be all you need to do to transfer Google Play Music songs, albums, and most other content to the YouTube Music app. If you don’t have the transfer tool yet, don’t worry: Google is rolling it out to users starting today, May 12.
Google has yet to specifically announce when Google Play Music will officially shut down. With the company finally allowing users to transfer content to YouTube Music, it likely won’t be long before the old music service shuts down. We will update this article when that information is finally revealed.
In the meantime, are you sad that Google Play Music is ending in the near future? Are you excited at the prospect of using YouTube Music as its replacement?