Microsoft has decided to close its music service - Groove Music

04 October 2017

Many people have probably heard about the existence of a music service from Microsoft called Groove Music. It seems that the IT giant has decided to abandon the further development of the product. Since the end of this year, to listen to music you will have to use third-party services.

True, the specialists of Microsoft have made the anguish of choosing a new music service minimal. The fact that all owners of subscriptions Groove Music Pass offers to switch to Spotify with preservation of all collections and playlists. If the transfer is made before January 31, 2018, the Swedish service will provide a free premium account for 60 days.

As for Groove Music itself, as of December 31 of this year, the service will lose the ability to stream, download and purchase music tracks. Instead, the official applications of the service will remain as an ordinary player. It is reported that it will be able to work with local music, as well as tracks stored in the cloud storage OneDrive.

The ability to transfer collections to Spotify will be available to subscribers Groove Music from October 9. For those who are not thrilled with the proposed alternative, or those who are just planning to try similar music services, we can recommend paying attention to Apple Music, Google Play Music and Yandex.Music, which are the most popular in our country. By the way, their relevance may increase sharply in the near future, since the social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki have introduced restrictions on listening to music in the background.