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YouTube Music Adds Option to Transfer Content From Google Play Music Ahead of its Shutdown

YouTube Music Adds Option to Transfer Content From Google Play Music
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Google is well known for shutting down a number of its existing products and services. It has shut a large number of its successful products including Google Plus and Google URL Shortener (Goo.gl). Now Google is about to shut down its another service, Google Play Music this year. It is making a shift from Google Play Music to YouTube Music. The transition may take a while to complete fully, but it has now made it easier for users to transfer their content from Google Play Music. Now Google Play Music users can make the switch to the company’s now preferred music app, YouTube Music very easily.

YouTube Music now has a dedicated option that lets users transfer content such as uploads, purchases, added songs, albums, and playlists from Google Play Music. Google has also created a webpage for transferring podcasts from Google Play Music to Google Podcasts, Google’s own podcast app.

As per Google, Google Play Music as service will be terminated sometime later this year. In this transition, it would be a challenge for Google Play users to retain their content from Play Music. It all included their personalization preferences, library, and playlists from Google Play Music. Now this is where the new “transfer” option comes into play.

How to Transfer Your Content From Google Play Music to YouTube Music

YouTube Music Adds Option to Transfer Content From Google Play Music

On the YouTube Music app, users can now click on a “transfer” button on both iOS and Android to start the transfer of their content. Users will be able to transfer uploads, purchases, personal and subscribed playlists, added songs, and albums, likes and dislikes, and personal preferences. After the successful transfer, users will immediately see an updated YouTube Music home screen. Users will also receive an email when the transfer is complete and their music has been fully-added to the in-app “Library” tab.

Google has not provided an exact date to shut down the Google Play Music. The company said that for now, users will continue to have access to both of their services. They want to ensure that everyone has time to transfer their content and get used to YouTube Music. Company also said they’ll provide plenty of notice ahead of users no longer having access to Google Play Music later this year.”

This step from Google is a good relief for Google Play Music users otherwise they would lose their existing content in this transition.

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