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How to transfer Google Play Music library to YouTube Music

You can transfer content from Google Play Music to YouTube Music with the press of a button. Here's how.

Published onMarch 5, 2021

Google Play Music has finally reached its end, and YouTube Music is ready for its time in the sun. The Play Music app has been removed from the Google Play Store and from web browsers. Unfortunately, those of you who have procrastinated to this point will no longer be able to transfer your content from Google Play Music to YouTube Music.

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The old service is officially gone now, ending in late February 2021. For a quick reminder, here’s how the steps would have worked if you could still move your library:

How to transfer Google Play Music content to YouTube Music

Google claims it only takes one press of a button in the YouTube Music app to transfer content over to the newer service. Here’s how to do it:

  1. If you have not already done so, go ahead and download the YouTube Music app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the YouTube Music app on your Android device. You should see a “Transfer your Play Music library” option. Press the “Let’s Go” button to continue.
  3. You should then see the “Transfer your latest Google Play Music additions” selection, along with “Not Now” and “Transfer” options at the bottom of the screen. Press the “Transfer” button to start the process.

That’s how to move Google Play Music content to YouTube Music. If you haven’t done so already, then your library is probably gone. Google gave February 24 as its final day to move your Play Music content. On the chance that you didn’t move your library over, there’s no known way to recover it.

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