YouTube Music can finally import your library and uploads from Google Play Music

May 12th, 2020

Google is taking a big step toward the eventual shutdown of Google Play Music: you can now transfer all of your content over to YouTube Music with a couple of taps.



Google is taking one of its biggest steps yet toward permanently phasing out Google Play Music in favor of the company’s newer YouTube Music service. Beginning today, you can finally transfer your entire Google Play Music library — artists, albums, songs, playlists, purchased music, personal uploads, and recommendations — over to YouTube Music with just a few taps. This is a crucial process that some subscribers of Google Play Music have been waiting for before they’re comfortable making the transition that Google wants to see.


YouTube Music will be your only streaming music option from the company later this year when Google Play Music is fully shut down. Google isn’t specifying exactly when that will occur, but it says customers will receive plenty of warning ahead of time. There’s a lot of hand-holding going on here, with Google saying “we know it will take time to get used to, and we’re here for you” in a new video about the change. Everything is done through the YouTube Music app (or website), and I’ve outlined the process and answered some questions you might have in the linked article below.