We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Fans of the streaming service Google Play Music may soon want to hold a moment of silence. Google has announced that the app will be shut down and replaced by the YouTube Music app, which has been available for a few years.
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Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service and online music locker operated by Google , part of its Google Play line of services. The service was announced on May 10, ; after a six-month, invitation-only beta period, it was publicly launched on November 16, In the second half of , Google is shutting it down, with YouTube Music as its replacement. Users with standard accounts can upload and listen to up to 50, songs from their personal libraries at no cost. Users in several territories also have access to YouTube Premium. Users can purchase additional tracks for their library through the music store section of Google Play. In addition to offering music streaming for Internet-connected devices, the Google Play Music mobile apps allow music to be stored and listened to offline. Google Play Music offers all users storage of up to 50, files for free. Songs purchased through the Google Play Store do not count against the 50,song upload limit. Non-MP3 uploads will be converted to MP3.
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