The migration came, but now the official Google Play Music users in South Africa and New Zealand will no longer be able to stream or use the app from September.
The rest of the world will follow suit in October. Youtube Music announced the news in a statement, assuring that the switch between the two platforms will be seamless.
What will happen to my library?
Playlists, uploads, purchases, likes and more will be available through December. Until then, those who want to transfer their music libraries must do so. After that, the transfer option is no longer available.
YouTube Music is also planning changes to the Google Play Store and music manager.
How the transfer works
Until the end of August, Google Play Music users will not be able to pre-order, purchase, upload, or download music through Music Manager. The transfer tool seamlessly helps move purchases from Google to YouTube Music. Google Takeout can also be used to export data and reunite with purchased or uploaded music.
When the Music Store is no longer available, users can upload music purchases elsewhere to YouTube Music.
Google Play listeners have to move their music to avoid losing everything. Users can also completely delete their Google Play Music data.
YouTube Music has ensured that users are notified before they lose access to their Google Play libraries.