A month ago Google announced that there finally had a tool to transfer your Google Play Music data — playlists, likes, library etc — over to YouTube Music. They actually demonstrated it to us and told us that it would be arriving the next day. Unfortunately very few people have actually seen it — and I hazard to guess no Australians.
DroidLife is reporting that many users in the US are now finally seeing the notification telling them that their transfer tool is ready for us. It has appeared for at least two of their writers and many of their readers. If like me you have been checking nearly every day for it you probably already know your status for today — negative for me.
Those who do receive the notification can easily click the notification and can then choose what they would like to transfer over (hopefully I can remove the Hannah Montana and One-D albums that my daughter listened to all those years ago before the advent of family accounts). The transfer then takes approximately 15 minutes.
Some users have reported that they did not receive the notification within the app but when they went to the transfer website they were given the option to start transferring. We urge you to check it out not just in the phone apps (it is meant to arrive in both GPM and YTM) but also the transfer website: music.youtube.com/transfer.
We do not know just how Google is rolling out this transfer tool and it could be US first followed by another country and it will proceed country by country — or it could just be random. Unfortunately I haven’t seen it yet. Go and have a look in your three locations and let us know if you see it. Jump into the transfer tool and give it a go.