You better take advantage of Google Play Music as much as possible because the service will be off the radar for good pretty soon. The music app was announced by Google in 2011, and it’s available for Android, iOS, Android TV, and web browsers.
A Google Play Music subscriber gets access to unlimited radio and over 40 million songs. He can also add up to 50,000 songs from his collection to Google Play for free.
Complete shut down in October
In October, Google Play Music will completely disappear into nothingness. The shut down will begin slowly, as users from South Africa and New Zealand will notice the disappearance of the app in September. Furthermore, starting later this month, purchases of music will no longer be accepted by Google within the Play Store.
Google can surely afford to make this radical move of purging its Play Music service, considering that YouTube Music is there and ready to satisfy the users’ musical tastes as much as possible. One of the descriptions for Google Play Music says the following about the app:
Google Play Music gives you millions of songs and thousands of playlists for any situation. Powered by Google, we serve up music based on where you are and why you’re listening, getting smarter and more assistive as we get to know your tastes. Subscribe to create playlists, listen offline, and get ad-free YouTube Music with YouTube Music Premium (where available).
YouTube Music looks like a worthy candidate for replacing the Play Music service. YouTube Music is available in 95 countries; mostly in the Americas, but also in Europe, Oceania, and in some parts of Africa and Asia.
However, if you are deeply in love with Google Play Music, feel free to use it while you still can. No disrespect for Google’s app, but there are plenty of alternatives out there into the vast world of the internet.
James is passionate about mobile gadgets, and he likes to keep himself up-to-date with the latest releases in the field of smartphones, tablets, and so on. He has ten-year experience in writing content and reviewing tech products. For Meedios, James will cover news regarding mobile devices, mobile operating systems, and more.