For Android Auto users, Google Play Music has long been one of the top choices when it comes to media apps, simply because it had everything they needed and worked exactly as it was supposed to. This is how Google Play Music has become a very popular app on Android Auto. So when Google decided to remove it, many users just wanted to stick with it until the very last second.
The most recent update that brings Android Auto to version 6.4 would remove the last reference to Google Play Music, making this service a thing of the past once and for all.
In other words, Google has completed the demise of Google Play Music on Android Auto, so its original music service is officially a relic in the car as well.
Needless to say, Google Play Music is no longer working and users are recommended to switch to YouTube Music. But on the other hand, it’s no secret that for Android Auto users, YouTube Music is not necessarily the best solution as it still lacks some of the features that originally came with Google Play. Music and is often painfully slow, especially when having to load large bookcases into the car.
This means that some Google Play Music ended up migrating to other services like Spotify and Deezer, both of which also offer support for Android Auto.
So, in the end, Google Play Music removal on Android Auto is now complete and users have to accept that sticking with YouTube Music, Spotify or other music services is the only option in the long run.