Microsoft gives up on Groove Music, switches customers to Spotify

Microsoft gives up on Groove Music, switches customers to Spotify

Microsoft is shutting down Groove Music at the end of the year and has partnered with Spotify for its streaming music service.

Beginning Dec. 31, Microsoft will stop offering Groove Music passes, at which point remaining subscribers will be refunded.

However, the Groove Music app will continue to support playback and music management of owned content and Microsoft will be releasing updates to the app every now and then in the future.

If you want new music and streaming you will have to transition to a new service.

An update for the Groove Music app is scheduled for the next Patch Tuesday - to be deployed on October 9 - which prompts paying Groove Music Pass customers to move their music collections over to Spotify accounts.

You can find out more information about how customers will be moved from Groove Music to Spotify at the link below.

Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog
Microsoft is shutting down Groove Music Services, partners with Spotify to move exisiting users

Microsoft gives no reason for the discontinuation of Groove Music Pass. Groove will receive an update on Windows 10 next week which will guide you through the process. If you can't beat the music streaming service juggernaut, join it.

As for Groove Music itself, Microsoft says the actual app won't go away anytime soon. In any case, Pandora does not really contend with administrations like Spotify on the grounds that the previous has still not possessed the capacity to change over its free users into paying ones. Unfortunately, Groove Music didn't quite manage to gain much traction against the might of ubiquitous rival Spotify. In doing so, their music will be transferred automatically into Spotify.

Although Microsoft is removing the streaming and purchasing of music from Groove, the app is not going to be a dead project. While Apple Music and Tidal are still trucking along, Microsoft has chose to throw in the towel, as the company has announced that Groove Music will close down later this year. To be fair, it was a perfectly competent music streaming service, but there was nothing special about it.

Come January 2018, Groove Music will only exist as a regular media player.

From there, select the playlist you just created. It's important for users to download and backup Groove music purchases before the end of the year.

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