Monday, October 2, 2017

Groove Music is dead (For real)

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Two years ago, Microsoft rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music to make it more understandable to consumers. The name change didn't help at all. Now, Microsoft has decided to retire the Groove Music streaming service once for all and has partnered with Spotify to make it easy for all Groove Music subscribers who use the Groove Music app for streaming music to move their playlists and music over to Spotify.

Microsoft will stop selling Groove Music passes to customers soon this year, and any customers who are subscribed to the service will be given refunds once Groove Music Pass is discontinued on December 31st, this year. After December 31st, You can no longer stream music or the ability to purchase and download songs on the Groove Music. Just note that the Groove Music app itself isn't going away, but it's streaming music counterpart is.

An update to the Groove Music app will be arriving for Windows 10 users coming next week, and anyone who using the latest Windows Insider build will get early access this week to the updated Groove Music app. Microsoft and Spotify have been collaborating on the Spotify app for Windows 10 and the Xbox One, so it's no surprise that Microsoft would partner with Spotify.

After the streaming service officially discontinues, you will only be able to play local songs from your computer or from your OneDrive that's stored in the cloud. The iOS and Android  Groove Music app will also be able to continue using music from OneDrive, but keep in mind that the streaming counterpart is gone forever. Microsoft recommends all users who use Groove Music to stream music to migrate to Spotify.

Will you miss the Groove Music streaming service when it goes?

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