Microsoft Groove Is Going Away, So Switch to Spotify

Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

"But the app will no longer stream or play Groove Music Pass content after December 31, 2017". You'll still be able to use the app for playback and management of your owned library, but given the proliferation of music streaming services these days, we're guessing a lot of those libraries will be tiny.

If you've prepaid for Groove Music Pass, you'll still be able to use the service until the end of the year, but you'll get a refund for anything after that.

The Groove Music app will be updated this week for Windows Insiders with the ability to move their music to Spotify, and it will be generally available on October 9. First you launch the latest Groove app version from the Windows Store or Xbox One.

Customers that have bought a Music Pass subscription and haven't redeemed it yet can receive a gift card for the Microsoft Store that is worth 120% of its value.

Bowden also questions how, without consumer services, the company expects users to "love Windows". Are you happy to switch over Spotify? If you are a current Groove Music subscriber, it's important to read through the FAQ to see how the closure will affect you. Groove Music Pass is effectively doing the same PlayStation Music did in turning over streaming music to Spotify.

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Microsoft, apparently, once had their own music streaming service called Groove Music Pass. However, Pandora does not truly compete with services like Spotify because the former has still not been able to convert its free users into paying customers.

General Manager of Groove Music, Jerry Johnson said, "The process of moving your music to your Spotify account will take a few minutes".

Those of you who do have a Groove Music Pass will have a couple of months to decide what you want to do. This includes downloaded tracks, music videos, and streaming music.

Microsoft has announced plans to kill its Groove Music service. Editorial playlists also won't transfer over, so you'll have to create a new playlist for those.

Groove Music users on iOS and Android will similarly be disabled from streaming or downloading music beginning December 31, but they'll still be allowed to access music files from OneDrive.

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