It has been coming for a while but it seems that the end is nigh for Google Play Music. Users on Reddit are seeing that their smart home devices are telling them that their default music service has changed.
By the way, YouTube Music is now your default music provider.
This change is signalling that Google is ready to shut down Play Music and although users were able to reselect Google Play Music as their default music source within the Google Home app. With Google Play Music set to be shuttered later this month it is no surprise to see Google reminding people of this and migrating them over forcefully to the new service.
I also get this everytime I open Play Music. pic.twitter.com/h5eIBLyJdb
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) September 10, 2020
Many users are still unhappy with YouTube Music, its interface and its featureset but we doubt Google will introduce too many more (if any) features before the end of Play Music. It feels set at where Google are happy with it and are ready to make it their only music service.
For those unhappy it is time to decide whether to make the shift over to YouTube Music or find another music service. Hopefully we can learn to love YouTube Music just how many of us loved Play Music — afterall it did take a while for Play Music to gain all of those features that we so loved, surely they will all come to YouTube Music one day.