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How to Transfer your music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music

Transfer from Google Music to YouTube Music

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Google announced today that they will begin allowing customers of Google Play Music to move their libraries over to YouTube Music. That transition is starting because Google Play Music will be shutdown later this year.

Starting today, you can officially begin inviting Google Play Music listeners to effortlessly transfer their music libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to YouTube Music, their new home for music listening and discovery.

For now, users will continue to have access to both services to ensure everyone has time to transfer their content and get used to YouTube Music, so Google will provide plenty of notice ahead of users no longer having access to Google Play Music later this year.

Google state:

We know many listeners have spent a lot of time creating their perfect music and podcast libraries in Google Play Music, so we’ve made it simple to move both to their new homes. All Google Play Music users will soon receive an email with detailed instructions on how to begin transferring your full Google Play Music history and content, as well as podcasts, to their new homes.

  • Download the YouTube Music app.
  • Click on the transfer button in YouTube Music, and your uploads, purchases, added songs and albums, personal and subscribed playlists, likes and dislikes, curated stations and personal taste preferences will move right over.
  • Your updated recommendations will appear immediately on the YouTube Music home screen, and you will be notified via email and notifications when your music library transfer is complete and your music is in the “Library” tab.

YouTube Music currently costs the same as subscribing to Google Play Music and boasts the following recently added features:

  • Playlist Creation: Increased playlist length from 1,000 to 5,000 songs to make room for even more of your favorites songs.
  • Uploads: You can listen to your uploaded and purchased music from Google Play Music after your transfer, or add up to 100,000 personal tracks to your library in YouTube Music (an increase of more than 50,000 compared to Google Play Music).
  • Offline listening: Paying members can download any song, playlist, music video, or let smart downloads (Android only for now) do it for you so you always have something to listen to, even when you don’t have service.
  • Lyrics: Lyrics offer highly visible access to follow along to tracks.
  • Explore Tab: An all-new Explore tab offering one go-to place to discover new music and YouTube Music’s vast catalog of playlists through New Releases and Moods & Genres sections

if you’re a podcast listener, you can visit this web page and transfer your subscriptions and episode progress to Google Podcasts with a single click. Google Podcasts is Google’s dedicated podcast player available for free on Android and iOS, and accessible from Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Home and more.

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Version: Varies with device
Updated: May 11, 2020
Category: Music & Audio
Requirements: Varies with device
Price: Free
Developer: Google
Contains Ads: Yes
In-App Purchases: Yes