Google Play Music is officially dead from December and now the time has come to transfer or download your music library.
This is because, as has been widely reported, all this data will be gone from tomorrow. The search giant is now sending its latest email to users of the old Google music service with details about it.
What does this mean to you and do you still have time?
The email Google sent to subscribers didn’t give too much detail about the reasons for the shutdown. Indeed, it informs users that from February 24, 2021, it will delete their Play Music data. And then, it provides links to transfer data or, at the very least, download the data.
For those who have already transferred their data but still use the app, Google has more tips. Namely, any inadvertent changes made to playlists, owned music, etc. will not have been automatically made to YouTube Music. Users will therefore have to start the entire transfer process again. But only if they have made such changes in Google Play Music.
Are there any good alternatives to Google Play Music?
Now this app’s near death has been a long time coming and there are already a lot of recommended alternatives.
The least of all is YouTube Music, to which the email mentioned above prompts users to transfer their data. It’s actually Google’s replacement, with the company moving all of that media under the YouTube brand. But users will want this done quickly if they plan to do it.
As stated above, Google will delete all associated Google Play Music data tomorrow. So, anyone who hasn’t, will want to go to the app or their email for further instructions today.