Google Play Music will be shut down shortly, forcing its users completely to either YouTube Music or move to another provider. For some weeks, portions of Play Music have been shutdown, and now Google Assistant speakers are losing support.
With just a voice command, assistant speakers like Google’s Nest Mini and Audio have long been able to stream your favorite tunes from Play Music and other services. YouTube Music was added to the list pretty early on, but now the only one Google provides is that newer service.
The people over at Android Police today found that when attempting to set a default music service, Google Play Music is no longer available as an option. Beyond that, however, if that was your pick previously, it is no longer respected. Instead, asking for music would go to YouTube Music. So, if you haven’t moved your playlists and tracks from Play Music to YouTube Music at this stage, they won’t be available on Google Assistant speakers anymore.
This move seems to be rolling out very slowly, but it’s certainly not just a test, as Google is set to basically shutdown its former service any day now.