YouTube Music Gets Library Transfer Feature as Google Preps for the Death of Google Play Music

Photograph: GoogleYouTube Music was imagined to be the successor to Google Play Music, when it launched in 2018, however it lacked a variety of core options, together with the power to switch your music library over from Google’s earlier music streaming app. Now, forward of Google Play Music’s impending loss of life someday later this yr, Google has lastly created a switch software to assist Google Play Music customers import their songs into YouTube Music. In a publish on the official YouTube Music weblog, Google introduced that YouTube Music’s new switch course of will start rolling out to customers this week through an replace to the YouTube Music app. The advantage of importing your songs (or podcasts) to YouTube Music is that it permits customers to stream music they’ve purchased or acquired all through the years over the web in case your gadget doesn’t have sufficient native storage to carry all of your tunes. Beforehand, YouTube Music had a system for importing new music to Google’s servers, however not for transferring songs over from Google Play Music. With uploaded libraries on Google Play Music having a restrict of 50,000 songs, doing it manually may very well be a really tedious or generally not possible course of. However with YouTube Music’s new switch function, transferring songs over from Google Play Music is so simple as opening YouTube Music on a cellular gadget and hitting the brand new Switch button on the backside of the app. Moreover, Google says it should start sending emails out to present Google Play Music customers to alert them of the brand new course of. That is essential as a result of, whereas Google hasn’t set a particular sundown date, in its weblog publish the corporate mentioned that it needs to “present loads of discover forward of customers not accessing Google Play Music later this yr.” Meaning anybody who depends on Google Play Music’s cloud storage must discover their alternate options earlier than probably dropping entry to their on-line library someday earlier than the top of 2020. Graphic: GoogleOn the intense aspect, Google can also be upgrading YouTube Music with a number of new options, together with a bigger 100,000-track restrict on private uploads (up from 50,000 in Google Play Music), an Discover tab to assist folks discover new releases, elevated playlist measurement from 1,000 to five,000 songs, help for lyrics, and extra. Pricing for YouTube Music will stay the identical, with a free ad-supported model and an ad-free paid subscription of $10 a month. For paid Google Play Music customers who’ve been gaining access to each providers, Google says their subscriptions will probably be routinely transformed into an equal YouTube Music or YouTube Premium (which incorporates help for background listening and offline playback) for a similar worth. So whereas YouTube Music may not be everybody’s ideally suited substitute for Google Play Music, it’s good to see that on the very least it’s lastly doable to simply switch your library within the cloud from one service to a different. The replace to YouTube Music will step by step roll out to customers over the subsequent few weeks, so should you haven’t acquired the brand new switch function but, it’s possible you’ll simply have to take a seat tight till the replace hits your gadget.