YouTube Music and Google Podcasts can now import your songs and podcasts from Google Play Music
The transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music has been a long road. The big push to YouTube Music started almost exactly two years ago. In that time, Google has slowly added more features to bring it up to speed with Play Music, including local uploads. Starting today, Google is making it easier to fully transition to YouTube Music with some new transfer tools.
Google is releasing a transfer tool to bring your music library from Play Music to YouTube Music. It also has a tool for transferring your podcasts from Play Music to Google Podcasts. The transfer process includes all your uploads, purchases, added songs and albums, personal and subscribed playlists, likes and dislikes, curated stations, and taste preferences.
Google has made the transfer process pretty painless. You can either go to the transfer tool webpage or do it from the YouTube Music app. All you have to do is tap the transfer button to get started. For podcast listeners, there’s a separate transfer tool webpage to bring all your subscriptions and episode progress to Google Podcasts. Check out the video below to see a walkthrough of the process.
Users will still have access to both platforms for now. Google still isn’t giving an end date for Play Music support, but it does sound like it’s coming soon. When that decision is made, Google says it will provide “plenty of notice” for users to make the transition.