Google asked users of its Play Music store to transfer data to YouTube Music before the company closed its app. Finally, the Google Play Music store webpage shows “The music store on Google Play is no longer available”. You can now access your Play Music library by transferring it to YouTube Music. Google claims that users can download data via Google Takeout or delete data via Play Music account settings.
Google, in an attempt to move its music streaming services to YouTube Music, warns that users will lose access to the Google Play Music app by the end of the year. If a user does not transfer or download their data, it will eventually be deleted.
Meanwhile YouTube Music continues to attract the attention of users. With the YouTube Music app, users can “find millions of songs, playlists, official videos and more” and “discover new music with personalized recommendations” and can also “upload up to 100,000 tracks to YouTube Music at music.youtube.com “
Additionally, YouTube Music has announced a couple of new features to expand the music experience on smart TVs. In a post on the official YouTube blog, the company said, “Since the launch of YouTube Music in the YouTube app on TV last July, we have been eagerly listening to your feedback and continue to work hard to provide the best experience possible. A starting today, we are excited to announce several new features, available on all smart TVs. “
For the YouTube Music app on TV running Android TV, the company has added features like “Access your uploads: Upload songs to your YouTube Music collection from your computer and access them on the big screen.”
Other features include “Listen and watch on TV: a new playback interface now includes information such as the song and artist name and a progress bar when playing music”. Plus, “Explore Songs on the Home Screen: On devices with the Android TV Home screen, you’ll see a whole new line of YouTube Music to help you find your next song, from old classics to new hits.”
The YouTube blog post also noted: “In the coming months, YouTube Music Premium users will be able to continue playing music in the background after exiting the app, similar to YouTube Music on mobile devices, so stay tuned!”
YouTube Music continues to grab the attention of users as it has announced a couple of new features to expand the music experience on smart TVs.
- “The music store on Google Play is no longer available,” says the company’s web page.
- Meanwhile YouTube Music adds new features to grab the attention of users.
- In the coming months, YouTube Music Premium users will receive more features.