Microsoft has launched that it is winding down a couple of of the efficiency of its Groove Music service, pushing customers over to Spotify as a substitute.
You most likely haven’t thought-about Groove Music since you laughed on the determine when it was rebranded from Xbox Music two years prior to now. Although it will proceed to reside on as a result of the Groove Music app – which Microsoft says it will “continue to invest in and update” – the company is discontinuing the Groove Music Pass streaming service and as well as music receive product sales by the use of the Windows Store.
“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”, says Microsoft in an announcement. “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”.
Groove Music Pass customers shall be prepared to switch their playlists over to Spotify, and likewise will receive a 60 trial of Spotify Premium. The Groove Music app will lose the facility to stream, purchase and acquire music after 31 Dec, leaving it as an app to merely play and deal with music already owned by the patron.