Instead, Microsoft is partnering with Spotify, and letting users move select Groove Music content to the streaming service.
KitGuru Says: Groove Music didn’t seem particularly popular, so I’m not too surprised to see Microsoft shut it down. It’s the end of an era for Microsoft, which always played second fiddle to Apple in the space, and later, lost out to streaming services like Spotify.
To successfully export your Groove Music selection, you’ll need to use the latest version of the app.
If you have an active annual subscription, the same refund policy as the monthly subscription’s applies here.
If you’re on a monthly subscription, you can end the subscription or let it automatically renew.
Today, in a quite serious blog post, Microsoft officials annouced that Groove Music Pass and it’s related services will be discountinued starting October 9, 2017.
If you have a Groove Music Pass subscription that extends beyond December 21, 2017, Microsoft will give you a prorated refund for the difference. Customers will be able to move their music up until at least 31 January 2018. 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. The company will no longer sell Groove Music passes, and Microsoft will officially pull the plug on Groove on December 31. The most likely explanation is that the service did not perform as well as Microsoft hoped it would be. And dedicated Microsoft fans are disappointed by the retirement, and perhaps a sign that the company isn’t focused on consumer services.
Microsoft confirmed that the app will be available and users will be able to use it for listening to music from local drive or OneDrive.
It will not, however, be migrating playlists, so you’ll probably be wanting to think about how you’re going to recreate those.
“Not sure why anyone ever used Groove Music”.
Migration is not supported on older devices, e.g.