Google’s shared a comprehensive timeline to shut down the famous Google Play Music App.
The users living in New Zealand and South Africa must withdraw their access in September. In October the privilege will be restored for everyone else. After that the service will be shut down entirely by December; users will not be able to transfer their content.
Google would not accept music purchases within the Play Store later this month. YouTube music had been rolled out earlier, acting as a perfect substitute for Google play music. The app enables Google Play Music users to migrate all aspects of their collections to their new service, including playlists, tracks, artists, songs, reviews, content purchased, and uploads. For the first time, moving is as simple as opening the YouTube music app.
Google earlier said the company would send plenty of updates before turning off the service, and it’s doing as it said it would. For now, users can use the app — all mobile devices containing the Android 10 are able to use a pre-installed YouTube music app instead of Google Play Music.
While announcing the shutdown, Google said in a statement: “Over the last few years, we have worked to build a fantastic fan experience on YouTube Music, merging the very best of Google Play Music on the very best of YouTube. For users who decided not to transfer their Google Play Music account to YouTube music, we will be sure to cancel your subscription at the end of your billing cycle so you aren’t paying for a subscription.”