This month, Google will finally take the final step in replacing Play Music with YouTube Music: It deletes all user data in its previous music service.
“On February 24, 2021, we will delete all your data from Google Play Music,” reads an email to Google Play Music users. “This includes your music library with any uploads, purchases and anything you have added from Google Play Music. After this date, there will be no way to restore it. ”
For this data, but you can still download the Google Play Music Library and other data via Google Takeout. And of course, you can transfer your library to YouTube Music. A Google support document has the details.
As you may remember, Google has been planning to move away from Google Play Music since it launched YouTube Music in 2018. Since then, there have been many notifications to customers about the switch, and Google replaced the Play Music app with YouTube Music in Android 10 at the end of 2019 and Google stopped selling music at the end of 2020.
I made the transition to YouTube Music in August 2020 and prefer it over Google Play Music, but for one flaw: the ability to control Sonos speakers directly from the app.