It was reported back in May 2018 that Google Play music was being killed off so it could be replaced by a YouTube superior. And, for those who love the former thanks to it being a simple way to listen to songs while walking about, the sad news is that its day of mourning is quickly approaching. And this means you’ll need to know how to transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Music on iOS and Android so you don’t lose your entire library of songs.

There’s an official blog post about how to transfer your Google Play Music to YouTube Music and it’s all said to be incredibly easy which is true. The first thing you’ll obviously need is the YouTube Music app which can be downloaded from either the Google Play or iOS store, and then it’s as simple as just pressing a few buttons.

You may need some patience when waiting for the transfer to be completed depending on how extensive your library of songs is, but below you’ll discover how to start the procedure on your iOS and Android.

How to transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Music on iOS and Android

You transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Music on iOS and Android by following the below steps:

  • Ensure the YouTube Music app is updated to the latest version
  • Open YouTube Music and select Let’s Go underneath the Transfer Your Play Music Library banner on the home screen
  • Confirm that you want to Transfer and all your songs and other purchases should begin moving over to the YouTube music app
  • The estimated transfer time will obviously differ depending on how extensive your music library is

If you can’t find the Transfer Your Play Music Library banner on YouTube Music, it’s possibly because your account hasn’t been given the luxury as of yet.

YouTube’s blog notes that users will get an email when the ability to transfer becomes available for them.

How to transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Music on browser

You can also transfer Google Play Music to YouTube music on a web browser by visiting the website music.youtube.com/transfer.

Once there, all you need to do is click Transfer and all your Google Play Music should begin moving to YouTube music.

If you can’t transfer your library of songs, the website does say that you’ll be notified “when it’s your turn to transfer your Google Play Music account”.

Although some won’t be too upset by the disappearance of Google Play, a lot of people will be as it was a simple service that worked for everyone.

You could walk about with your locked phone in your pocket and listen to music without having to pay a monthly fee.