Google continues active preparations for the closure of the service Play Music. She recently announced that the platform will stop its work in September in Australia and New Zealand. For the rest of the world the work of the service and mobile apps Play Music will stop in October. From this point users can no longer stream music through the app and through the web version of the service.
Despite the closure of the service in October, the company gives users the opportunity to transfer all your music collection in YouTube Music until December of this year.
For a smooth transition to the new platform the company introduced a special tool is Google Takeout back in may of this year. It will work even after the official termination of the service Play Music and corresponding mobile app. If a user for some reason decides not to transfer your music collection to a new platform, then after December this year, the whole content will no longer be available to them, and all previously purchased songs will be permanently lost. Therefore, the company urges to hasten the migration to the new service.
In addition to the closure of the service Play Music, Google also announced upcoming changes related to the purchase of music in the online store Play Market. Very soon Google is going to remove from the store all the music, so buy it there no longer work. At the same time appear users the opportunity to purchase it through third party sales channels, and then add to your collection in YouTube Music. The exact date of the closure of the music store in the Google Play store does not mention, but says that it will happen “at the end of August.”