Microsoft Is Moving Groove Music Users To Spotify

Microsoft Is Moving Groove Music Users To Spotify

Users of the music streaming service will no longer be able to use it starting on December 31. "We will continue to update the app to support playback and management of owned music..." wrote GM of Microsoft Groove Jerry Johnson in a blog post Monday.

It quoth: "Groove Music is excited to announce that we're partnering with Spotify to bring you the world's largest music streaming service".

The ability to move your music over to Spotify hasn't gone live just yet, but it'll be available to Windows Insiders this week and will go into wider roll out next week.

Microsoft plans to roll out the capability to all Groove Music Pass subscribers the week of october 9. It's unlikely to be missed by many Windows 10 users. Will you miss this service or are you glad to switch to Spotify? Groove Music itself was rebranded from Xbox Music two years ago.

Microsoft's Groove Music Pass subscription streaming service hasn't made a big impact since its launch in 2012 as Xbox Music, including its rebrand to Groove Music in 2015.

More specifically, those who used to invest in Groove Music will now be shown the door to Microsoft's "expanding" partnership with Spotify through January 31, 2018. Microsoft offered a four-month trial of Groove in February, extended the same promotion in April, and then upped the stakes in July by offering six months for free when buying one month of service.

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Windows users have no shortage of alternative music streaming options.

Groove Music Pass content remains available in the Groove Music application until December 31, 2017.

How to Transfer Music to Spotify?

The fact that the FAQ includes the question "What is Groove Music Pass content?" tells you all you could ever need to know. Same is the case with Groove, a lot of people might be hearing its name for the first time. You can add Groove Music to that list alongside devices like the Zune MP3 Player and Windows Phone devices (granted the latter are still around but are all but forgotten).

It will not, however, be migrating playlists, so you'll probably be wanting to think about how you're going to recreate those.

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