Google Play Music is one of the top music apps on Android Auto, but not long ago, the Mountain View-based parent company announced a plan adopted with mixed feelings.
Google Play Music should be replaced by YouTube Music, and users have until December 2020 to transfer their music.
The death of Google Play Music came in tragic stages, and while Google tried to push users to YouTube music, many resisted the switch.
It all ends today as Google Play Music officially retires and it is no longer possible to connect to the service. Users who are currently trying to connect to GPM are given a warning message to transfer their music.
“Google Play Music is no longer available. You can still transfer your library for a limited time, including playlists and uploads,The message reads.
Needless to say the “limited time” hint you need to pay attention to is that Google will stop giving you this option at some point, so it is a good idea to export your data unless you want to lose the entire library.
However, the transition to YouTube Music does not necessarily mean a favorite cup of tea for Android auto users, and the new service comes with a series of significant flaws.
Google has already addressed a very important issue because users have found it impossible to listen to music purchased on Google Play Music unless they pay for a subscription on YouTube Music. The search giant has finally introduced a free range for YouTube music, providing free access to an existing library.
It remains to be seen how many people will flock to YouTube Music, but with Google Play Music now fully retired, the clock is taming data that has not yet been exported from the service.