We have recognized for much more than a 12 months that Google Play Music’s days ended up numbered. Its loss of life experienced even been officially declared, but it can be now really serious. Google has just sunset the GPM app on Android and net, offering the knock-out blow to what has been a fairly brief match.
Open up the Android app now and you will be greeted by a white splash display screen with a Enjoy Songs brand that morphs into a YouTube Tunes one particular. Bold textual content tells you GPM is no longer obtainable and points out that you can transfer your total library to YTM. Two buttons are furnished underneath that, a single to kickstart the transfer system and yet another to deal with your information. The latter will take you to the GPM web site where by you can download and delete your total library, and delete your suggestion background. After you’re accomplished, the app’s widget ought to disappear by by itself from your homescreen if you had included it there.
It really is a clinical irreversible death. For those of you wondering no matter whether manually altering your phone’s date would revert the last blow, let me preserve you some time: I tried, it failed to work.
What Google failed to feel of is an straightforward way to regulate your locally-saved information on your cellphone. If you have downloaded new music for offline listening, you won’t be able to do that everywhere inside the app now, and that info will nonetheless consider up area on your cellular phone. So you’ll both have to uninstall the app, or if your gadget won’t permit you to do that, you need to tap and maintain on the app’s icon in the drawer, go to Application Facts, and then pick out Storage. There, you really should be ready to obvious the GPM’s cache and offline music.
The world-wide-web client at new music.google.com is long gone way too. Now, it just presents the identical alternatives we noticed over.
RIP, Google Engage in Songs (2011-2020)