I'm currently shopping for a music streaming service because I'm currently unsatisfied with Spotify, my current service of choice.

Lured in by the three month free trial, I'm enjoying Google Play Music for a series of reasons, but now that I finally moved my library of music from Spotify to GPM, I'm curious about what will happen if I ever decide to unsubscribe.

Will GPM delete all the songs I added? Or, should I ever want to renew my subscription, will I find them all where I "left" them? I know I won't be able to play the songs while on the free level, obviously, but what I'm wondering is if Google will keep all the songs and albums I added, tied to my Google account or, what I'm afraid of, deletes everything forcing me to readd everything once I decide to pay again?

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When the end of the billing period is over and your subscription is canceled, you won't be able to access music you downloaded to your device, or playlists you created.

If you subscribe again, you'll get access to your radio stations and also the playlists and music you uploaded.

  • Thanks, I searched but couldn't find anything! Apr 27, 2016 at 18:52
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    I can verify that this answer is correct through experience. Even playlist access through the web-page is shutdown. Cancelling your paid subscription won't just result in adds being played thereafter... ALL your playlists go bye-bye because... evil reasons?
    – Ph0t0n
    Oct 15, 2018 at 17:58

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