Google kills Play Music Store to finish YouTube Music transition
Oct 17 2020
Google Play Music store's webpage displays a message announcing that the service is no longer available. Google has formally shut down the Play Music Store, a spot for its customers to purchase on-line music. Google will keep Play Music playlists, uploads, purchases, likes, and other data until December to give users a chance to migrate to YouTube Music using the transfer tool. And with Google Takeout, previously purchased music can be downloaded from Google Play Uploaded tracks, music wishlist, and reviews can be downloaded as well as a list of the tracks, playlists and radio stations in your library.
If you're a YouTube Music subscriber, which most get through a YouTube Premium subscription, it is now easier to use across Smart TVs. That leaves on Apple and Amazon as major players in digital music sales. The Play Music library is now accessible by uploading it to YouTube Music.
New features have also been introduced for TVs running the Android TV.
The Apple Watch app, however, does not provide offline access to songs or streaming. If a user does not transfer or download their data, it will eventually be deleted.
And it looks like the search company has finally started focusing more on the Android Auto side of YouTube Music, as it has recently released a new feature for drivers. By the end of the year, users will lose access to the Google Play Music app completely. Starting today, the all-new YouTube Music app is available on the Apple Watch.
It also comes with a complication that Apple Watch users can add to their watch faces, though not all faces support it, and a shortcut that lets users cast a song from a smartphone to a speaker.