Plus, you may be eligible for a day free trial of Spotify Premium. We will continue to invest in and update the Groove Music app on all Windows devices to support playback and management of owned music, but after December 31, , the Groove Music app will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, and download music. Play music in Spotify: The process of moving your music to your Spotify account will take a few minutes. This, plus on-demand access across all your devices PCs, mobile phones, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles, including the recently launched Spotify on Xbox One, and more. Spotify also offers music fans a personalized music experience with playlists like Discover Weekly and Release Radar, so you can always hear your next favorite song. Exploring the music collection is as simple as searching keywords, browsing playlists, or discovering new music through tunes picked just for your taste.
First published on October 2, We know that access to the best streaming experience, the largest catalog of music, and a variety of subscriptions are top of your list. On January 1, , the Groove Music Pass streaming service was discontinued. If your Pass subscription went beyond December 31, , we will give you or already gave you a prorated refund or a Microsoft gift card see timing details below. What happened to the Groove Music Pass? The Groove Music Pass streaming service was discontinued on January 1, What's happening to the Groove Music app? On December 31, , the option to stream, purchase, and download music from Groove Music was discontinued. What was Groove Music Pass content?
Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue Groove Music and is helping users transition to Spotify. From 31st December the Groove Music app will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, and download music. However, users will still be able to use Microsoft's app to playback and manage owned music across devices. In its blog post announcing the changes Microsoft talks up the quality and quantity of music offered by Spotify. It informs us that Spotify on Windows provides a range of popular genre playlists, and personalised music experiences, across a very wide range of devices, with a music catalogue of over 30 million songs. Starting this week Windows Insiders will be able to transition their music collections and playlists to Spotify "with just a few clicks". The same transitional feature will roll out to non-Insiders on Windows 10 or Xbox One platforms next week.
Acknowledging that more customers prefer Spotify, Microsoft said it would discontinue its four-year-old Groove Music Pass service by the end of the year and shift its customers over to Spotify. At that time, Groove Music will no longer stream from its Music Pass service. Instead, Microsoft will ask users to connect its Groove Music service to a Spotify Premium account, which consumers will have to sign up for.