If you install Android 10 on your device and you’re wondering where the Play Music app has gone, it turns out that Google has announced that with Android 10, they have decided to replace the Play Music app as the preinstalled music app with YouTube Music, so don’t be surprised if you find it in place of Play Music.
According to a post on the YouTube Blog, “YouTube Music is your personal guide through the complete world of music—whether it’s a hot new song, hard to find gem, or an unmissable music video. Music fans on Android phones can now easily unlock the magic of YouTube Music, which will come installed on all new devices launching with Android 10 (and Android 9), including the Pixel series.”
That being said, it does not mean that Google has done away with Play Music. In fact, users who want to install Play Music back on their devices in favor of YouTube Music will be able to do so. All you need to do is go to the Play Store and search for the app and you can redownload it once again.
We’re not sure why Google has replaced Play Music with YouTube Music, perhaps it could be in a bid to help boost subscribers to the service. While the app might lack certain features of Play Music, hopefully Google will get around to updating it in the future to bring it on par with Play Music.