Tip: Download Your Purchased Groove Music Now

Tip: Download Your Purchased Groove Music Now

Tip: Download Your Purchased Groove Music Now

Microsoft announced that its own subscription streaming service, Groove, will be mothballed, and that it's arranged a partnership to move you Groove-lovers into a safe zone with all your tunes.

The Groove app will continue as the default music player in Windows for local content, but streaming will now be taken care of by Spotify.

Microsoft wrote, "An update to the Groove Music app including the ability to move music to Spotify, will be available for Windows Insiders beginning this week".

Once you are signed in, you may select the "move music" button in a popup to start the moving of your music collection and playlists from Groove Music to Spotify. However, Pandora does not truly compete with services like Spotify because the former has still not been able to convert its free users into paying customers. Interestingly, it partnered with competitor Spotify to port former Groove users over to the popular platform. The Groove app will continue to be compatible with downloaded purchases and various other locally-stored music, notes Engadget. Forza Horizon 3, a Microsoft exclusive game, included an integrated Groove Music radio station for users to play their playlists from within the game.

If you're a current Groove Music Pass subscriber, firstly hello. Groove Music Pass allows customers to download or stream millions of songs and upload their own music collections to the OneDrive cloud.

Except the changed name, Groove has always been like the Zune era's vestige at the Microsoft or something like what the users had been unaware of. But Microsoft is telling people that they should consider migrating to Spotify, and a transition process will kick in soon. Groove Music has been languishing for quite some time, as evidenced by regular and aggressive promotions meant to grow the service. The music streaming service doesn't have any built-in function for this goal, and it also doesn't let you connect third-party cloud storage services for this. It is important that users download and back up all their purchased music, as they won't be able to download it after December 31, 2017 anymore. You'll need a Windows 10 machine or an Xbox One to do this.

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