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Sunsetting Google Play Music

Google:

YouTube Music is the new home for your music. Starting in September, we will close the Music store on Google Play.

Starting in October, users will begin losing access to the Google Play Music app.

To keep your Play Music library, including your purchases, you can transfer to YouTube Music or download any music that you’ve purchased via Google Takeout.

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After the Play Music app goes away, the transfer tool will be available for a minimum of 30 days

Previously:

5 Comments

I had around a thousand songs in Google Play Music. To Google's credit, the process for downloading all of the music using Google Takeout was quick and painless. I've never been shy about criticizing Google, but they do seem better than most when it comes to providing tools for saving and exporting personal files and data.

Could someone please tell me another app which will play on-device music and continue playing exactly where I left off like Google Play Music does, paid or free?

@Chris, the standard iOS Music app does this. If you're looking for something a little different, you could try Cs Music which also plays on-device music and continues playing from where you leave off.
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/cs-classic-music-player/id924491991?uo=4&at=11l6hc&app=itunes&ct=fnd

Thanks @Jolin. The Music App will work occasionally, but not consistently at least on my old iPhone 7. I'll check out Cs Music, thanks for the link!

@stu "I've never been shy about criticizing Google, but they do seem better than most when it comes to providing tools for saving and exporting personal files and data."

Not too surprising when you consider that Google has decades of experience when it comes to shuttering services. They're the industry leader!

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