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Transfer Your Music From Google Play Music to YouTube Music

Dave Parrack 12-05-2020

Google Play Music isn’t long for this world, with Google planning to kill the service at sometime in 2020. However, all is not lost, as Google has a ready-made replacement in YouTube Music. And now you can transfer your music from one to the other.

YouTube Music Is Replacing Google Play Music

While Google is one of the most innovative tech companies in existence, the company has a habit of killing its products and services. And so it has come to pass for Google Play Music, which is set to be shuttered in 2020 to make way for YouTube Music.

However, with the end now in sight, Google is actively encouraging you to transfer your music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music. And, as detailed in a post on the Official YouTube Blog, it has launched a quick and simple way to do so.

How to Transfer Your Music From Google Play Music to YouTube Music

You can transfer your artists, albums, songs, playlists, uploads, purchased music, and recommendations across from Google Play Music to YouTube Music. You can also transfer your podcasts to Google Podcasts by visiting this webpage.

To transfer your music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, either visit music.youtube.com/transfer or follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the YouTube Music app for Android or iOS.
  2. Open the Settings menu and click Transfer from Google Play Music.
  3. You’ll see a list of everything you’re going to transfer.
  4. If you agree to the terms of service, click Transfer to start the process.
  5. When it’s complete, you’ll get a notification and an email letting you know.

If you can’t yet see the option to transfer your music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, be patient, as Google is rolling this out gradually over the next few weeks.

Other Music Streaming Services Do Exist

Once you have made the switch from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, you have a number of options open to you. You can listen for free using the ad-supported version, or pay the standard $9.99/month to upgrade to YouTube Music Premium.

As keen as Google is to get everyone using YouTube Music, it’s far from the only streaming music service. So, with that in mind, here’s how to pick the best music streaming service for you How to Pick the Best Music Streaming Service for You Do you use a music streaming service? If so, how do you know you're using the best one for you personally? Read More , and how to move to a new music streaming service How to Move to a New Music Streaming Service Are you considering switching to a new music streaming service? Unfortunately, doing so is fraught with difficulties. However, using these tricks can make your migration a lot easier. Read More .

Related topics: Google, Google Play Music, Streaming Music, YouTube, YouTube Music.

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  1. Michael Tobias
    May 13, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Download the YouTube Music app for Android or iOS.
    Open the Settings menu and click Transfer from Google Play Music.

    Did this. Second step is not available. Nowhere in my settings app is there anywhere to click on anything that remotely looks like "Transfer from Google Play Music."

    • Dave Parrack
      May 13, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      I refer you to this paragraph: "If you can’t yet see the option to transfer your music from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, be patient, as Google is rolling this out gradually over the next few weeks."

      Also, I assume you've signed into YouTube Music with the same email address as you use on Google Play Music.