We have recognized for greater than a 12 months that Google Play Music’s days had been numbered. Its loss of life had even been officially announced, nevertheless it’s now actually actual. Google has simply sundown the GPM app on Android and internet, offering the knock-out blow to what has been a rather short match.
Open the Android app now and you will be greeted by a white splash display screen with a Play Music brand that morphs right into a YouTube Music one. Daring textual content tells you GPM is now not accessible and explains that you would be able to transfer your whole library to YTM. Two buttons are supplied under that, one to kickstart the switch course of and one other to handle your information. The latter takes you to the GPM web site the place you’ll be able to obtain and delete your full library, and delete your suggestion historical past. When you’re finished, the app’s widget ought to disappear by itself out of your homescreen if you happen to had added it there.
It is a scientific irreversible loss of life. For these of you questioning whether or not manually altering your cellphone’s date would revert the ultimate blow, let me prevent a while: I attempted, it did not work.
What Google did not consider is a straightforward technique to handle your locally-stored information in your cellphone. In case you’ve downloaded music for offline listening, you’ll be able to’t try this anyplace inside the app now, and that information will nonetheless take up area in your cellphone. So you will both must uninstall the app, or in case your system would not let you try this, it is advisable faucet and maintain on the app’s icon within the drawer, go to App Information, after which choose Storage. There, you must be capable of clear the GPM’s cache and offline music.
The net shopper at music.google.com is gone too. Now, it simply provides the identical choices we noticed above.
RIP, Google Play Music (2011-2020)