It was good while it lasted. Google Play Music is coming to an end soon, and it’s best to transfer any music you might have before it’s too late. Google makes the transfer process easy since you already have things to worry about, right?
Keep reading to find out what the transfer process includes and the steps to follow to quickly transfer your playlists to YouTube Music. It might feel a little weird using another music app if you’ve been using Google Play Music for years, but it’s time to move on.
Things to Keep in Mind Before Transferring Music to YouTube Music
There are some things you’ll need to keep in mind before you start the transfer process. Knowing these things can be a real time-saver, so you’re not trying to transfer your music and then find out you should have done something vital before.
Some of the things you’ll need to remember are that the transfer process is not supported in countries such as Belarus and Venezuela. There’s a possibility that you’ll need to make a YouTube channel (if you don’t already have one) to transfer your music.
The transfer process won’t work if you’re transferring from a Google Play Music account to a YouTube Brand account. You can only complete the transfer process if you switch accounts. The account eligibility is not the same in YouTube Music as they are in Google Play Music. If you share the account with anyone, make you share your account with are eligible. When the transfer process is done, you’ll get an email confirmation.
If you’re going to continue to use Google Play Music until it’s no longer available, keep in mind that you can transfer music as many times as you need to until it’s closed. Don’t be surprised if some songs are not moved; this is due to licensing issues or rights. If you notice that the music disappears, it could appear in YouTube Music.
What’s Included in the Google Play Music Transfer
It’s logical to want to know what’s included in the transfer of your playlists to YouTube Music since you don’t want to leave anything behind. The music transfer includes:
- The music you’ve uploaded and purchased
- Songs and albums
- Playlists and many stations
- Songs you’ve given thumbs up and down
- All your billing information
- Your Google Play Music subscription will turn into YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium. It’s all going to depend on the benefits your current subscription has.
- Updated music profile so you can get personalized recommendations
How to Transfer Your Google Play Music to YouTube Music
To move all your Google Play Music playlists to YouTube Music, go to https://music.youtube.com/transfer and click on the white transfer button at the bottom. After that, you’ll see a message saying that the transfer process may take a few hours, but the total time will depend on how much music needs to be transferred.
How to Find Your Transferred Music in YouTube Music
You’ve completed the transfer, good for you. But, how can you access your newly transferred music on YouTube Music? Open the YouTube Music app and tap on the Library icon that has the shape of a musical note. Tap on the Playlist option at the top, followed by the Your Likes playlist.
View Purchases and Uploads in YouTube Music
To check that the songs you’ve purchased are there, open the YouTube app and tap on the Library icon at the bottom right. Select the Artists, Albums, or Songs option, followed by the Uploads tab.
If you’re accessing YouTube Music on your computer, go to:
- Albums, Songs, or Artists
- Click on the YouTube Music dropdown menu
- Choose Uploads
Even if the music app you’re using is better than the previous one, it always feels a little weird at first. But, in time you start to get used to it and enjoy everything the new app has to offer. How long have you been using Google Play Music?