The music service “Google Play Music” finally ceased to be supported at the end of 2020. Until March of this year, users could transfer their library to YouTube Music or upload it so as not to lose their favorite songs. Now Google has released a special update for Google Play Music to completely remove the app from your smartphone.
In version 8.29.9112-1.W, the “Free up space” section appeared on the launch screen: not only a notification about the unavailability of “Google Play Music” with a link to the description of YouTube Music is displayed, but also buttons to hide the application from the operating system and delete its local data. The update is intended to allow users to free up memory and remove the icon from the desktop and menu, since the service was previously pre-installed by default on all Android smartphones.
Before the official way from Google to remove “Google Play Music” at the system level, there was only one way – using the “Disable” function on the “About the application” page in the settings, which is not entirely obvious to most users. Currently, the 8.29.9112-1.W update is already available on Google Play, so everyone can install it.