Google has made it clear that before the month of February runs out, it will finally take the final step in replacing Google Play Music with it’s YouTube Music: Hence, the company is deleting all its users data in its previous music service.
In a statement report from Google it says that: “On the 24th of February 2021, we will delete all of your Google Play Music data,” an email to Google Play Music users reads. “This includes your music library with any uploads, purchases, and anything you’ve added from Google Play Music. After this date, there will be no way to recover it.”
Furthermore, you can still download your Google Play Music library and other data via Google Takeout. and further transfer your library to YouTube Music. A Google support document has the details.
Google has been plotting the the rolling away of the Google Play Music since it launched the YouTube Music in 2018. Ever since then, there have been several multiple messages to users about the transition.
Meanwhile, Google replaced the Play Music app with YouTube Music in Android 10 late 2019, they stopped selling music in late 2020.
YouTube Music is an amazing app except for one missing feature which is the ability to control Sonos speakers directly from the app, every other thing is great. I enjoy using the app as it is my default music player. If in any case your a fan of Spotify or even Audiomack, then you would love YouTube Music for it wonderful user experience and awesome feature which supersedes any other music player you might try.