We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Fans of the streaming service Google Play Music may soon want to hold a moment of silence. Google has announced that the app will be shut down and replaced by the YouTube Music app, which has been available for a few years. Right now, you can still use both services. You might not have the file transfer feature yet. Google says it has begun rolling it out and will be gradually providing it to everyone over the next few months. The time it takes to transfer your files will depend on the size of your library.
What's the deal with YouTube Music?
Your New Home For Music: YouTube Music
Subscriber Account active since. Essentially, YouTube is transforming its Hulu-style video service YouTube Red into a music streaming service with a Hulu-style video service upgrade. It's weird. Pretty sweet!
Sharing is Nice
Don't worry, Google now has an easy way to move your music library, playlists and preferences over to YouTube's music streaming service. But YouTube Music recently unveiled a tool to help you transfer your entire library, profile and playlists from Google's streaming service into YouTube's revamped one with just one tap. YouTube Music is also getting some new features that may make it a bigger competitor to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.