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Microsoft throws in towel against Spotify, drops Groove Music



Microsoft is throwing in the towel against Spotify and ending its Groove Music Pass. The Groove app for Windows and Xbox will remain, but only for local and OneDrive-stored music.

Microsoft is announcing that its Groove Music Pass is coming to an end, with sales in the Store for music and its pass ending December 31. The streaming portion of Groove Music will continue to function until December 31, after which the service will be turned off for good. Refunds will be issued in a pro-rated fashion from the December 31 date.

To make the transition easier, Microsoft is partnering with Spotify, which will let users import their current Groove playlists to the popular streaming service.

Jerry Johnson, general manager of Microsoft Groove, detailed the change in a blog post today:

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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. 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 catalogue of music, and a variety of subscriptions is top of the list.

Which is why we're excited to announce that we're expanding our partnership with Spotify to bring the world's largest music streaming service to our Groove Music Pass customers.Beginning this week*, Groove Music Pass customers can easily move all their curated playlists and collections directly into Spotify. Plus, you may be eligible for a 60-day free trial of Spotify Premium.


Source and more: https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-surrenders-spotify-kills-groove

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Re: Microsoft throws in towel against Spotify, drops Groove Music
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 03:07 »
So when are they're gonna kill Bing?

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Re: Microsoft throws in towel against Spotify, drops Groove Music
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 03:37 »
So when are they're gonna kill Bing?
Actually Bing is not that bad for images and video.
Hell, in the US you can even earn money by "binging"

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Re: Microsoft throws in towel against Spotify, drops Groove Music
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 09:17 »
Hell, in the US you can even earn money by "binging"


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Re: Microsoft throws in towel against Spotify, drops Groove Music
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 11:32 »
I suggest we move to the US and Bing all day long.