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The End of Groove Music
« on: October 02, 2017, 09:37:54 PM »
Microsoft to shutter its Groove Music service and migrate users to Spotify | ZDNet:
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Groove Music Pass -- the Microsoft streaming music service formerly known as Zune Music and later Xbox Music before being rebranded to "Groove Music" in 2015, is one of Microsoft's few purely consumer-focused cloud services.

Microsoft will continue to run Groove Music Pass until the end of calendar 2017. After that point, those users with any remaining months of paid subscription to the service will be reimbursed. Starting this week, Microsoft will be encouraging those using Groove Music to migrate their playlists and music to Spotify.

Microsoft will continue to update the Groove Music application on all Windows devices, however, allowing those who have music stored in OneDrive to continue to play and manage their music through that app. But after December 31, 2017, the Groove Music app will no longer allow users to stream, purchase or download music.

Also see:  Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog and Groove Music and Spotify: FAQ.

Most importantly, note:  Music will not be available for purchase or download from Groove after December 31, 2017.


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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 05:15:07 AM »
And I thought groovy music ended in the '70s. Shows what I know! Hey! ... where did I put my "Slinky"?  :D

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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 11:25:01 AM »
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Groove Music Pass -- the Microsoft streaming music service formerly known as Zune Music and later Xbox Music before being rebranded to "Groove Music" in 2015, is one of Microsoft's few purely consumer-focused cloud services.

Microsoft will continue to run Groove Music Pass until the end of calendar 2017. After that point, those users with any remaining months of paid subscription to the service will be reimbursed. Starting this week, Microsoft will be encouraging those using Groove Music to migrate their playlists and music to Spotify.

Microsoft will continue to update the Groove Music application on all Windows devices, however, allowing those who have music stored in OneDrive to continue to play and manage their music through that app. But after December 31, 2017, the Groove Music app will no longer allow users to stream, purchase or download music.
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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 01:52:08 PM »
The key takeaway here is if you bought anything using Groove Music, make sure everything's been downloaded before the service is shut down.

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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 01:56:30 PM »
I installed the Spotify app yesterday.  It doesn't seem as user-friendly as Groove.


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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 03:04:24 PM »
I really like the Groove Music Service. It's easy to use and it's cheeper to buy albums there! I'll miss it alot! :'(
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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 11:22:26 AM »
I installed the Spotify app yesterday.  It doesn't seem as user-friendly as Groove.

Nah, Then Google Play is better and actually does the same as Groove. Groove is just better and it's cheaper to buy and download the albums for offline listening there.
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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 12:22:18 PM »
This is why MS has problems breaking into new areas. People are distrustful, of purchasing new software, services or gadgets, from MS.

MS has many times abandoned hardware and software leaving users with a bad experiences. One for example is the Zune players. There are many other devices that were quickly abandoned. They would have had trouble with there phone sales, if they had stayed the course.

The MS Surface was really slow to take off initially, because of distrust that it wouldn't be supported, or abandoned in a short period. I don't know that there sales have gained a very large support. There mainstay software has been around.

The most recent in memory was One Drive. We are going to give you basically 15 GB of storage. Then not to much time later we are changing it and you you will only have 5 GB now. If you already have it we are reducing it.

It's a business killer to an extent. MS really needs to decide if there going to support other than mainstay products long term. There business reputation hurts them, in this area. It just makes it almost impossible to gain grounds in new areas.

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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 12:23:15 PM »
Wouldn't know about Google Play since I have only Windows devices.


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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 12:45:22 PM »
I used Groove mainly as a player, for music. It was a good way to help catalog my personal music. I guess iTunes player is fine as well, and is already cataloged.

I don't want to use Google Play. I abandoned Android Phones because Play is pushed and you have no way to choose what you want to turn on or off.

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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 02:45:41 PM »
Wouldn't know about Google Play since I have only Windows devices.

Google Play does also work with Windows devices :) . I don't know Spotify so I would like to know if I can buy the album there and download them for offline listening. I'm using Musicbee as player.
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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 03:17:05 PM »
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Google Play does also work with Windows devices :) . I don't know Spotify so I would like to know if I can buy the album there and download them for offline listening. I'm using Musicbee as player.

I use Spotify Free, for almost a year.

You can pay a monthly subscription to download as many playlists you want (Premium), download them and listen to them offline.
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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 08:55:33 AM »
Wouldn't know about Google Play since I have only Windows devices.


Same here Corrine tho I starting to wonder about my Phone!

Bill Gates switches to Android phone

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41399823


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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 12:50:44 PM »


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Re: The End of Groove Music
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 12:28:34 PM »
Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41551546




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