Microsoft to shutdown Groove Music service then partners with Spotify

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If you’re a Microsoft Groove Music subscriber, you may soon end up being a Spotify users, since Microsoft just announced that they will soon retire their music store and streaming service, Groove Music and then partnered with Spotify to switch Groove Music Pass customers over to Spotify.

In their announcement, Microsoft said the company “will continue to maintain the Groove Music app on all Windows devices to support playback and management of owned music, but after December 31, 2017, the Groove Music app will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, and download music.

In additional, Microsoft promised that all Groove Music Pass customers can easily move their existing music collections and playlists to Spotify.

Microsoft even listed the steps on how to transfer your existing Groove Music music collections and playlists to Spootify.

With more than 30 million songs, Spotify is the world’s largest music streaming service, so its easy to understand why Microsoft partnered with Spotify for its Groove Music Pass customers, however the company did emphasis that Groove Music customers have a choice when it comes to music services and placed a Windows Store link for a complete list of music services available for Groove Music subscribers.

Microsoft added that on October 9, 2017, a Groove Music app update will be available for Windows 10 and Xbox One devices that will enable Groove Music Pass customers to move existing music collections and playlists to Spotify. Groove Music service and its content will still work and will be available for transfer until the end of the 2017.

Last modified: October 3, 2017

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