We have identified for over a 12 months that the times of Google Play Music have been numbered. Its dying was even formally introduced, however now it is actually, actually (actually) actual. Google sunsetted the GPM app on Android and the online in late October, offering a knock-out jolt to a brief match — and now it appears just like the funeral procession has lastly ended its march .
Now open the Android app and you will be greeted by a white splash display with the Play Music brand that modifications to YouTube Music. Daring textual content tells you that GPM is not out there and signifies that you would be able to switch your complete library to YTM. Beneath which might be two buttons, one to kickstart the switch course of and one other to handle your knowledge. The latter takes you to the GPM web site the place you may obtain and delete your complete library, and delete your advice historical past. When you’re finished, the app’s widget ought to mechanically disappear from your house display if you happen to had added it there.
This can be a scientific, irreversible dying. Whereas it did not have an effect on everybody instantly (like a distorted, anti-rollout), GPM seems to be useless for everybody now. For these of you questioning whether or not manually altering your telephone’s date will undo that final blow, let me prevent a while: I attempted it, and it did not work.
Google did not consider a straightforward technique to handle your domestically saved knowledge in your telephone. In the event you’ve downloaded music for offline listening, you may not achieve this wherever inside the app, and that knowledge will nonetheless take up area in your telephone. So you may both must uninstall the app, or in case your system would not permit you to take action, you may have to faucet and maintain on the app’s icon within the drawer, go to App Information, after which choose Storage. There, you need to be capable of clear GPM’s cache and Offline Music.
If GPM was your native music participant of selection, and you do not care a lot about streaming, you may migrate to YouTube Music for that as nicely. However we’ve got additionally put collectively an inventory of 8 finest native music gamers on Android. You must discover a appropriate substitute there.
The net consumer at music.google.com can be gone. It provides the identical choices we noticed above.
RIP, Google Play Music (2011-2020)
UPDATE: 12/03/2020 3:06 pm PST by Caleb Potts
It could be essentially the most drawn-out dying but, however Google Play Music is lastly gone for everybody on all platforms.
Thanks: Tiuri, Moshe