To say it in ABBA’s words “Thank you for the music” Google Play Music says goodbye. With the rollout of two new transfer functions, Google signals the imminent end of the well-known music player. In this guide, we show you how to transfer purchased content and playlists from Google Play Music.
It was not unpredictable that Google will close the doors of Google Play Music in the near future and throw away the key. The end of the player was announced in 2018. For a long time it was quiet about the abolition of service. Google has now introduced transfer services that users of Google Play Music can use to secure content. The tools are designed to help you transfer the Google Play Music content to Google Podcast and YouTube Music. We show you how to do it.
Transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Music: Here’s how
For music enthusiasts, YouTube Music is available after Google Play Music, which has been more and more adapted to Google Play Music. The change should not be too difficult here.
How to transfer your account to YouTube Music:
- First download the YouTube Music App for iOS or Android.
- Tap on the transfer button within YouTube Music to record your history and the content of Google Play Music.
- Your recommendations (updated) should now be shown to you on the YouTube Music start screen.
Note: You can find out whether any music has really found a new home through Google itself. You will receive an email as soon as the music library has been successfully transferred. For anyone who prefers a visual explanation, Google has uploaded an explanatory video to YouTube.
Note: Even after transferring your YouTube Music account, you will still have access to your Google Play Music account. Until you switch off, you can use both apps in parallel.
What content is broadcast on YouTube Music?
Your Google Play Music account is transferred to YouTube Music via the transfer button. This will update your music profile on YouTube Music, among other things, and adapt it to your listening behavior and your previous ratings.
This data from Google Play Music is also retained:
- Music library: Titles that you bought, your own playlists including some channels, both songs and albums (within the media library)
- Personal ratings: “I like” and “I don’t like” information
- Subscription payment information: Depending on whether you currently have a subscription to Google Play Music
Note: Your previous subscription will be adapted as an equivalent version. Depending on your current subscription, you will be able to access either YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium.
For podcast fans: Everything is ready with one click
If you have used Google Play Music mainly for podcasts or just don’t want to lose the previous podcasts, you can easily transfer them to Google Podcasts. That’s how it’s done:
- Opens the Google Podcasts transfer website to transfer both your podcast subscriptions and playback progress.
- If you use more than one account, the transfer must take place individually for each of the accounts.