For years, Google Play Music has been Google’s main rival for Spotify when it comes to streaming musicc, although it has not been very successful. For several years, this service has coexisted with YouTube Music, a more recent service that in a few months will be the only option in Google’s catalogue.

A few weeks ago, Google added a tool to migrate our music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, also adding the long-awaited feature that allows us to upload up to 10,000 songs to our account. All this transition has an end, and in Google Play Music the closing dates are already planned.

The closure of the platform will be progressive and will not be carried out immediately, but will take several months and will arrive in several phases, starting the first one imminently:

  • End of August: From now on you will not be able to buy or book new music.
  • September: In New Zealand and South Africa you will no longer be able to use streaming music. This process will be extended to the rest of the countries, losing the ability to use Play Music by October.
  • December: Google Play Music closes. From this moment on you will lose your music uploaded to the platform, the one you have bought, your likes and playlists forever.

And what if I don’t want to lose it? Google offers the YouTube Music transfer tool.


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