We’ve known for a long time that Google wants to stop using Google Play Music later this year and now the search giant has reached the final steps of its plan and started sending final reminders for users who have not moved.
More specifically, Google is currently reaching out to users who are still running Google Play Music, on mobile phones or on apps like Android Auto, warning that the service is about to run into trouble.
“You will soon lose access to Google Play Music,The subject of the email reads.
“We noticed that you haven’t transferred your members to YouTube Music yet. Over the next few weeks, we will cancel your Google Play Music membership and benefits. We will send you a confirmation once completed. To keep your membership and benefits at their existing rates, switch to YouTube Music now,“Google explained.
Indeed, Google hopes that Google Play Music customers will turn to YouTube Music, and the company has even released specialized tools that can assist with data migration between the two services.
It̵7;s clear, however, that YouTube Music isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and as concerned Android Auto users, the new service is far from becoming a worthy replacement for Google Play Music.
One of the original issues on YouTube Music and was recently resolved by Google, involves content purchased on Google Play Music. Ownership songs cannot be heard without purchasing a YouTube Music subscription on Android Auto, so Google added a tier of free implementation specifically for this purpose.
Others complained that YouTube Music is slower than Google Play Music, while some people who have made the switch claim that the integration with Android Auto is still far from what they would expect when transferring their data. .
For now, however, it’s clear that the number of days for Google Play Music has been numbered, and the service is expected to stop working after just a month.