Google Play Music will be one of the dead Google products, joining the growing list by the end of 2020. For those people who were able to use one of the best features of the service, which allows the users to store music, they’ll have to back up their music files or to transfer all their songs as soon as possible since they’ll lose all of them in several months’ time.
You can still use the app for a few more weeks. However, Google will start removing the features soon. According to Lifehacker‘s latest report, Google confirmed its blog timeline that users could no longer purchase new music from the Google Play Music starting in late August. The report stated that the app would stop working altogether by October, or September for users in New Zealand and South Africa.
The purchases, uploads, and other data of the users will still be saved in the cloud and available for transfer until December 2020. If the users cannot download their data or transfer it, they’ll lose access to everything one the service completely shuts off. To help you transfer all the files you have in Google Play Music, here’s a simple guide you can follow for an easy workaround.
Here’s How To Back Up Or Transfer Your Google Play Music Data And Library
Here are some of the choices a user can choose from.
One of the alternatives you can do is download and save your personal music data and file from Google Play Music in other cloud storage. You can also save your uploads and downloads to YouTube Music manually. Since Google Play Music and YouTube Music use the same servers and data, and Google provides simple tools on both mobile and desktop, uses can quickly transfer their data. If you can use the in-app-method, it will only take a few minutes for the entire Google Music Library to transfer to YouTube Music.
Transferring Your Google Play Music Library To Your Device
You can use this method to download your music files from Google Play Music as MP3s. It can also transfer radio stations and playlists as “.CSV files,” and metadata for tracks. The files which will be downloaded and connected will be converted into compressed files, archives, and “.Zip files.”
Here are the steps you need;
1) Users must visit “takeout.google.com” using their desktop browser.
2) The next step would be signing in using your Google Account.
3) After the second step, you’ll be able to choose which file you want to export. If you only want to transfer your Google Play Music library, you can choose “Deselect All’ to remove other files and then “Re-Select” Google Play Music.
4) The next step would be scrolling down and then clicking the “Next” button option.
5) The fifth step would be tapping on the “Export Once” option.
6) Once you have done the 5th step, you need to choose which file type or size limits you will be using to export your library.
7) The last one will require you to tap on the “Create Export” option, and then let the download process finish. Download time will depend on the size of the Google Play Music library.