We knew this was coming but that doesn’t make it any easier. Google Play Music has been in the gun for quite a while and the full shutdown is now imminent, especially when you consider that now they have lost functionality, something that is a basic feature you would suspect — playing music on Assistant-powered speakers.
For those that have been hanging on to their Google Play Music as long as they could their use will now be limited. The option to have your Google Play Music account linked to your Assistant has now been removed. Although not all countries are seeing this disappearance it has been confirmed in many — including here.
The kicker is that not only can’t you see the option but you cannot tell your Assistant to play any music from Google Play Music. You can still Cast to your Assistant speaker though which is a work around for now.
The writing is on the wall though. It is only a matter of time before more functionality is removed and the service is entirely shuttered. If you’ve been hanging onto Google Play Music this long it is finally time to let it go and move on — either to YouTube Music or another streaming music service.