Back in August, Google officially announced that by the end of the year, it has planned to shut down the Google Play Music service. Last week, the company already deprecated Google Play Music Store, the official Google Play Music app on Android, iOS. It has already stopped working in several regions.
Now, the landing page of Google Play Music web reads “Google Play Music is no longer available. You can transfer your account and library, including playlists and uploads, for a limited time.”
The best thing is, so far, if you are an active Google Play Music user, you will be able to download or transfer your music library. Once the service is totally shut, Google will automatically delete all the remaining music and data.
Currently, it seems that the service is locked for most devices. However, some devices still have access to the app.
Android Police reported that as of now, there seems to be a workaround to keep using Google Play Music. One such way is uninstalling the current version of the app from your device and moving to an old version. However, the report mentions that this won’t last long.
For peoples like us, this is a good time to switch from Google Play Music to some better alternatives. Note that, Google itself has another music service under the brand of Youtube which is dubbed as YouTube Music. It can be a good choice for users who are currently using the Google Play Music service.
Similarly, someone can also consider Spotify as a good option. iPhone users on the other hand can try out Apple Music.