Groove Music passes away; to be replaced with Spotify

Groove Music passes away; to be replaced with Spotify

We'll continue to update the Groove Music app so you can play and manage the music you've purchased and downloaded to your PC or uploaded to OneDrive or another cloud storage service.

Microsoft said while announcing the Groove Music's closure that, "the customers wanted access to the best streaming service, the largest catalogue of music, and a variety of subscriptions". Thankfully Microsoft has announced that it has teamed up with Spotify to move curated playlists and collections directly into Spotify. This move all follows on from Spotify's debut on the Xbox One, the app is also available on Windows Phone, so it slots right in to Microsoft's Windows ecosystem. Microsoft has put together a rather in-depth FAQ that Groove Music subscribers can check for more information, including how to potentially net a 60-day subscription to Spotify for free.

Effective immediately, Microsoft will cease the sale of Groove Music passes. The feature should then roll out to regular Windows 10 users shortly after. Groove Music has been languishing for quite some time, as evidenced by regular and aggressive promotions meant to grow the service.

Some users might even be eligible for two months of Spotify Premium for free. After completing step three, you'll be able to listen to your music library in the Spotify app!

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has finally chose to shut down its Groove Music service, including streaming, purchases and re-downloads. To be fair, it was a perfectly competent music streaming service, but there was nothing special about it.

Microsoft has also made it easier for its users to move on Spotify.

Groove Music Pass will remain available until December 31 when it completely shuts down.

Groove Music Pass content remains available in the Groove Music application until December 31, 2017. There were sightings past year of a "Groove Music Maker" application, which could be similar to Apple's Garage Band.

It will not, however, be migrating playlists, so you'll probably be wanting to think about how you're going to recreate those. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the Groove Music app will not allow users to buy, stream, or download any music.

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