27 Days Until Microsoft Exits Streaming Music for Good

Reminder: Microst’s Groove Music will shut down at the end this month.

Two months ago, Microst ficially called it quits in the music streaming arena.

In mid-2015, to re-energize their efforts in the music streaming market, Microst rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music.  The music store and streaming platform would have successfully tied-in with the launch Windows 10.  Groove Music never took f, however, as users failed to line up behind the service.

Microst announced in October that it would close its Groove Music Pass streaming service.

At the end the year, users would no longer be able to purchase tracks and albums in the Windows Store.  Instead, Groove Music users could “easily move all their curated playlists and collections directly into Spotify.”  Some users may also qualify for a free, 60-day trial Spotify Premium.

The company explained,

Microst provided instructions on how to transition your favorite streaming music content into Spotify.

First, you’ll have to launch the latest Groove app from the Windows Store.  Users can also access their library on the Xbox One.

Second, you’ll have to log in to your existing Spotify account.  If you don’t have an account with the streaming platform, Microst will help you quickly create a new one.

Third, once you’ve signed in, simply select the option to move your music.  This may take up to a few minutes.

Finally, once the transition has completed, head to the Spotify app on your favorite device (mobile, tablets, Xbox One, Windows, Mac).  You should now see your entire Groove Music library.



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