Microsoft has announced that it’ll be discontinuing Music Pass support in Groove and music purchase in the Windows Store. The company also announced that Groove Music Pass customers will now be able to access Spotify service via the app.
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The Groove Music app will still support music playback and management of content owned by the user.
Starting October 9, 2017, Groove Music Pass customers using Windows 10 and Xbox One will be able to move all their curated playlists and collections to Spotify. The same feature will be available to Windows Insiders beginning this week.
Unlocking New Ways to Music
“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,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post.
Starting December 31, 2017, the Groove Music app will stop supporting options to stream, purchase and download 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 catalog of music, and a variety of subscriptions is top of the list.”
Microsoft also mentioned that Groove Music Pass customers might be eligible for a 60-day free trial of Spotify Premium, depending on terms and conditions as follows.
“By default, all Spotify users start with a Spotify Free account. If you’re a Groove Music Pass subscriber eligible under Spotify’s terms and move your music to Spotify before January 31, 2018, you’ll receive 60 days of Spotify Premium for free. Spotify will check if you’re eligible for the free 60 days of Spotify Premium,” according to Microsoft website.
How to Transfer Music to Spotify?
Groove Music Pass customers can transfer their music to Spotify via these four easy steps.
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