Google is known for running multiple overlapping services simultaneously. Handling an abundance of messaging services is kind of a joke in the tech news. Another example is Google Play Music, launched in 201
After years of uncertainty and cross-promotions, Google is finally preparing to permanently transfer users from Play Music to YouTube Music. In the coming weeks, Play Music users will receive emails and in-app prompts to transfer their libraries to YouTube Music. This transfer process includes all major features of Play Music including:
- Purchased songs and albums
- Uploaded personal music (upload limit is upgraded to 100,000 songs)
- Saved playlists
- Podcast subscriptions (19659004) now alive the Google Podcasts app)
Users do not need to start the transfer for the time being, and free users do not have to pay any fees for new services. Those who subscribe to Google Play Music for premium features like ad-free radio streams can pay for the same features with YouTube Music Premium – they're both $ 10 a month for individual accounts.
Not all Google users with a Play Music account will see the transfer notifications or emails immediately. But at some point in the near but unspecified future, Google Play Music will shut down seriously.