Microsoft to close Groove Music Pass and move users to Spotify

Microsoft to close Groove Music Pass and move users to Spotify

Microsoft to close Groove Music Pass and move users to Spotify

In a blog post, the company said that as of December 31, it will cut off the ability to stream, purchase and download music in Groove. 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. Microsoft had to rebrand Xbox Music to Groove to demonstrate that it could be played on other platforms.

For more on Groove Music shutting down and the transition to Spotify, you'll find an exhaustive FAQ here, which should help address any queries you might have on the matter. Once you're signed into your account, you'll see a pop-up window from Spotify with instructions on how to login or create a Spotify account.

User (s) of the service received an "it's not you, it's me" email on Monday instructing them on how to get hold of their downloads before they're liquidated at the end of the year.

Later this year, Microsoft will close down its Groove Music Pass and the company will stop selling music via the Windows Store. What does come as a surprise, though, is that Microsoft has partnered with Spotify to move all its Groove Music Pass customers over to Spotify. Music purchases in the Windows Store will cease, and the Groove Music Pass subscription service is also ending. This will only be available for Groove Music users who'll move their music before January 31, 2018, and the user must not be now subscribed to premium or have been subscribed previously.

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Spotify is the largest streaming media service, with around 140 million customers, but it's wildly unprofitable; in June, it reported losses of $601 million on revenue of $3.3 billion for 2016.

But there's a small trick that you can use to move your music from OneDrive to Spotify. The Groove application will keep on being flawless with downloaded buys and different other privately put away music, notes Engadget.

Bowden likewise addresses how, without purchaser benefits, the organization anticipates that users will opt for Windows. But Spotify is still much better than Groove Music in many different ways, so have a look around the app and you'll find some really nice features.

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