Google Play Music disappears. Google’s first music service will be shut down by December 2020. To keep your data, you’ll need to switch to or download YouTube Music. Here is what you need to know.

When does Google Play Music disappear?

Google has announcement that “YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music by December 2020.” YouTube Music replaces Google Play Music. It appears to have the same large library of streaming music, but the interface is changing – and the app you’ll use to stream is changing as well. Google has added Google Play Music features to YouTube Music, including the ability to download and stream your own songs.

You will no longer be able to use the Google Play Music app to stream music from October 2020. (The deadline is September 2020 in New Zealand and South Africa.) If you are currently paying for a Google Play subscription. Music and don’t. t transfer your account, Google will cancel your subscription at the end of your billing cycle in October (or September in New Zealand and South Africa.)

However, you will be able to transfer everything you have in Google Play Music (your playlists, music downloads, purchases, and likes) to YouTube Music. The transfer service will be available until the end of December 2020.

After December 2020, Google will delete your Google Play Music data from its servers.

How to switch to YouTube Music

You can transfer your Google Play Music account using Google’s YouTube Music Transfer Tool. This is a one-time transfer process that will transfer all of your Google Play Music data to YouTube Music. Visit the web page and click on “Start Transfer”.

Whether you subscribe to the Google Play Music streaming library or have uploaded some of your own songs and use Google Play Music to listen to them, or both, you can continue to use YouTube Music for play your music after the change.

Transfer a Google Play Music account to YouTube Music

If you are already a subscriber, you will now be billed through YouTube, but your monthly subscription price and benefits will remain the same (“unless you are in a country with fluctuating currency”, according to google.) Even though YouTube now charges additional fees for the perks you pay for, you’ll keep any discounts you have.

After switching, go to the YouTube Music website and use the YouTube Music apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad to stream your music.

How to download your music

If you are done with Google music services, you can also download any downloaded music and take it with you.

Until the end of August 2020, you can still use the Google Play Music Manager app to download your music files downloaded from Google Play Music.

You can also use Google Takeout to download your Google Play Music data and take it with you. Make sure “Google Play Music” is checked to download everything, from a list of all the songs you’ve added to your library to all the music files you’ve uploaded. Google Takeout is expected to work until the shutdown of Google Play Music at the end of December 2020.

Downloading Google Play Music data from Google Takeout

You are not a fan of YouTube Music? To try Spotify Where Apple Music instead of.