Groove Pass Retiring As A Windows 10 Streaming Service

The Groove Music service is something on Windows 10, that Microsoft has been trying to make work for its users. Unfortunately, Microsoft has given up on Groove, and partnering with Spotify instead.

Microsoft made the announcement on its blog, and announceed that they will be not selling Groove Music Passes any further. This makes a sad end to a great Windows 10 music service from Microsoft.

Microsoft To End Grove Music Pass On Windows December 31st

Groove Pass Details

Microsoft made the announcement that they won’t be selling Groove Music Passes, and ending their Groove Music Service on December 31st. It will then end the features of streaming music or purchasing songs.

The next moves for the service include making their playlists compatible on Spotify, and making an updated Groove Music app available for Windows 10 users. This will make the transition easier for many users.

Microsoft Partners With Spotify For Groove Music Streaming Services

Music App Not Dead

While the Groove Music streaming service will go away at the end of the year, Microsoft wants to keep the music app updated. Microsoft will keep updating the music app, and keeping users happy with future updates.

The music app will work for accessing MP3 files on their computers, OneDrive services, and across mobile devices. This will just allow for straight playback though, leaving the streaming to the Spotify updated service.

Groove Music Streaming was nice but Microsoft never really got it to compete. The new updated apps will arrive soon, and Windows 10 users can try it out and see if they like the updated service.

Published: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 Last Modified: October 3, 2017

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