Google Drops Play Store Option for all Android Users

Google Drops Play Store Option for all Android Users and Starts Deleting Your Data
Google Drops Play Store Option for all Android Users and Starts Deleting Your Data

If you still have digital purchases saved in Google Play Music, you must rush to download or transfer tracks, playlists, and albums as quickly as possible. If not, Google will start removing your purchases right away. 

Google has shut down Play Music for Android users all over the globe. For those who don’t know, this competitor iTunes existed in the Play Store and enabled Android users to buy individual songs and albums. Curiously, it also enabled Android users to import tracks from other retailers; such as iTunes and Amazon, and be able to stream them from the cloud anywhere else in the world. Simply put, it was a solid choice for those with more mysterious music tracks that could not be used via a catalog of some 60 million tracks accessible on Spotify and other sharing options.

What has Google done?

Nevertheless, Google has now migrated to a Spotify-like model. Dubbed YouTube Music, this latest option charges £9.99 a month and provides ad-free streaming, selected playlists of common songs, and the opportunity to stream music for offline playback. 

Although Apple Music provides unique albums and its 24/7 radio channel as its biggest differentiator, Spotify depends on its gigantic podcast catalog and nearly universal applications for all smart speakers, set-top boxes, and more. YouTube Music, on the other hand, boasts unmatched access to live shows; including gigs posted to YouTube that can be streamed ad-free. Also, there are covers and remixes – two more common video groups on YouTube. 

And for those who depended on Google Play Music to listen to their favorite tracks? 

Google has also given consumers the ability to move their entire catalog to YouTube Music free of charge. Even so, the deadline for completion of this process was set at 31 December 2020; with the new year marking the conclusion of Google Play Music.

Is the deadline the end?

However, considering the deadline that is now squarely in the rearview mirror, Express.co.uk has only been able to use the free conversion service that can be downloaded at music.youtube.com/transfer. We’ll update this article if we learn something new from Google. So if you haven’t already moved your music from Play Music, you can rush to use this online platform as soon as possible. 

You would need to sign-in to the Google Account that you used to buy or upload your Play Music Collection to complete the move to the new streaming option. 

With some luck, Google has postponed the deadline by a few days to encourage those who have forgotten the shutdown to pick up their digital purchases.

However, Play Music consumers have had a good time to download or import their music. Google first announced that Play Music will be shutting its digital doors in August 2020. Sharing thoughts at the time of the decision, Google said, “Over the last few months, we’ve invited Google Play Music listeners to YouTube Music as they seamlessly move their music collections, personal tastes, and playlists to YouTube Music.”

Summary: Google has shut down Play Music for Android users all over the globe. If you already have digital purchases stored in Google Play Music, you must hurry to download or transfer songs, playlists, and albums. If you don’t, Google may start deleting your purchases right away. Google has already switched to a Spotify-like model. Dubbed YouTube Music, this new alternative costs £9.99 a month. It offers ad-free listening, curated playlists for popular tracks, and offline replay.

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