Google will shut down Play Music by the end of 2020
Back in May of this year, Google announced the upcoming closure of the streaming service Play Music. The company recently confirmed the previous statement and told users in detail about the remaining life of its brainchild - there is not much time left to transfer the music library to YouTube Music.
Users from New Zealand and South Africa will be the first to face the closure of the music service - in these countries, Play Music will stop operating next month. In other regions, Google account holders will receive a grace period until October of this year, while saved music libraries will be available until December. You can export your collection of tracks to YouTube Music using Google Takeout or a dedicated online transfer tool.
Some features will disappear before the specified time. In particular, in August it will become impossible to purchase and pre-order songs, and a paid active subscription will be automatically canceled upon its expiration. As an incentive to move to YouTube Music, the company is offering a number of new features - including a redesigned player page, an Overview tab, easy playlist creation, and integration with Android TV and Google Assistant platforms.