Microsoft To Abandon Their Groove Music Service

After trying to stay afloat amidst the likes of Spotify and Apple, Microsoft have recently announced that their music subscription service Groove, is set to be discontinued after this year.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom for Groove subscribers as Microsoft announced that they are joining forces with Spotify themselves and that Groove subscribers can easily transfer their playlists across to Spotify.

The general manager of Microsoft Groove Jerry Johnson, posted some details in a blog regarding the situation.

With the continued advancement of music streaming today, all the world’s music has become easily accessible across a variety of devices, unlocking new ways to discover and experience music. As we continue to listen to what our customers want in their music experience we know that access to the best streaming service, the largest catalogue of music, and a variety of subscriptions is top of the list.

Which is why we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our partnership with Spotify to bring the world’s largest music streaming service to our Groove Music Pass customers. Beginning this week, Groove Music Pass customers can easily move all their curated playlists and collections directly into Spotify. Plus, you may be eligible for a 60-day free trial of Spotify Premium.

Groove subscribers have until 31st January 2018 to transfer their playlists across to Spotify, with the guidance of the Groove app, which will be updated to allow this ability.

You can check out the FAQ page to find out more information regarding this transition and to see how it affects you.

Are you a Microsoft Groove subscriber? How do you feel about the change-over? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.

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