Google has to step out due to the tough competition.
Google Play Music is now shut down as it couldn’t keep up with the tough competition in the Music market along with Spotify and YouTube. The company then redirects users to YouTube Music when this feature is about to be used by Google services users.
How Google Play Music started?
The feature started as an alternative to Apple’s iTunes. This then because as the centralized place for Android users to purchase individual songs and albums in MP3 format. This then became a music box for users who would love to upload their own music creation for free.
They have Pandora-style streaming music stations and podcast functionality after years. The premium tiers offering ad-free listening just like Spotify.
The shutdown of this app has been long decided as the company keeps on notifying users of a shutdown of its services.
P2P App Is Coming To Google Store
P2P or the Peer-to-peer app sharing could be finally be downloaded from the Google Play store. With this availability, a user can access the Nearby Share to transfer files like videos and images on Android smartphones. However, this would be exclusive only between friends to share apps between phones, which may be a superb choice for some.
You may go to my Apps section on the Play Store could send apps offline via peer-to-peer sharing in the Google Play Store app.
According to the publication, here’s what you must do to share apps once the capability launches:
- You may select an app to share
- Then, choose a friend’s nearby device to share the app to
- Both users must open the Play Store and connect to each other
- The app will then be sent over from one phone to the other using Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi.
Paid apps are unlikely to be included in the capability, the report noted. And Google didn’t give their comments yet on this one.
However, the company is currently removing features and apps that won’t survive in play store, just like the Google Play Music.