Google that began shutting down its legacy streaming service Play in October has announced that it is now officially dead for all users. Visiting music.google.com or the Android and iOS app will direct a user to a "Google Play Music is no longer available" page.
The main option is to "transfer your account and library, including playlists and uploads" to YouTube Music. "October and the end of this year, access to Google Play Music will be removed permanently," the company had said earlier.
"We know that you've spent time building your Google Play Music library, so we've made it easy to transfer your music library to YouTube Music with just one click, including playlists, uploads and recommendations".
YouTube Music currently offers over 50 million official tracks, albums and high-quality audio, as well as deep cuts, B-sides, live performances and remixes.
Users will be able to listen to their uploaded and purchased music from Google Play Music after the transfer or add up to 100,000 personal tracks to their library in YouTube Music, an increase of more than 50,000 compared to Google Play Music.
Paying members can download any song, playlist, music video, or let smart downloads (Android only for now) do it for you so you always have something to listen to, even when you don't have service.
The pricing will remain the same for YouTube Music. Fans can stream the ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, or enjoy YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives listeners background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for Rs 99 a month.