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Microsoft retires Groove Music service
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Oct 2,2017
Microsoft rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music two years ago, in a bid to make its music streaming service more relevant to consumers. Despite the name change, Groove always felt like a vestige of the Zune era at Microsoft and something that consumers were unaware of. Microsoft is now giving up on Groove Music today, and partnering with Spotify instead.
Microsoft will stop selling Groove Music passes soon (to stream music), and any customers subscribed to the service will be refunded pro-rata once Groove Music Pass is discontinued on December 31st. After December 31st, Microsoft’s Groove Music app will no longer support streaming music or the ability to purchase and download songs.
Microsoft is partnering with Spotify to make it easy for Groove Music subscribers to move their playlists over to the rival music streaming service. An update to the Groove Music app will be available for Windows 10 users next week, and Windows Insiders will get early access this week. Microsoft and Spotify have been working together on a Windows 10 app and a separate app for the Xbox One, so it’s not a surprise to see Microsoft pick Spotify as its preferred partner for Groove Music subscribers.


Full story:https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/2/16401...fy-partner

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i'd not even heard of Groove Music???
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(04-10-2017, 02:36)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote: i'd not even heard of Groove Music???

It works the same way as Google Play but it's a bit cheaper to buy albums over at Microsoft. I have bought hundres of albums there over the last past 3 years.

About Groove Music: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groove_Music
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thanks Frands, but LOL, I don't know what Google Play is neither.

thanksfor the Wiki page link, I read it.
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(05-10-2017, 02:29)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote: thanks Frands, but LOL, I don't know what Google Play is neither.

thanksfor the Wiki page link, I read it.

Google Play:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Play

https://play.google.com/store
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