We all know that on Google Play Music, time is slowly running out as Google sees a transition to YouTube Music in the next few years— or possibly much earlier. In a strange quirk, there are reports that people can not find the Google Play Music app in the Google Play Store.
The complaints come from Reddit, where a poster named /u / Nickkel71 confirmed that the music streaming app can not be located through the standard search integrated into the Google Play Store. If you occur to have it already installed — as it is standard on any devices running Android builds officially licensed— it should appear in the search results.
The original poster says that the music streaming app was mysteriously absent even though they searched on their Pixel 2 XL. They were able to access the dedicated Play Store listing when using the direct URL. We attempted unsuccessfully to reproduce the results, seeing the front and middle app in our searches.
Other thread posters also verified the absence of the app from their own searches, but automatic updates do not appear to be affected. It’s uncertain at this point whether this is just an mistake or whether it’s preparing to move away from Play Music to YouTube Music— which we realize is coming.
If you haven’t already known, for the first moment, Android 10 comes with pre-installed YouTube Music, replacing Google Play Music. This may be a first step towards sunsetting the pretty famous streaming music platform.
YouTube Music has a lengthy way to go to match GPM’s functionality, but this may be an early warning signal that Google wants us to move to its latest streaming music platform. If you can’t locate the Google Play Music app in your searches on your Play Store, please let us know in the comments section below.