After just a little over two years of (in)motion, Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Groove Music streaming service, acknowledging that its prospects really need Spotify.
In a post on the company’s blog, it was introduced that from December 31, 2017, you’ll now not be capable to stream, buy or obtain music from the Groove Music app. Whereas the app will nonetheless operate for Windows 10 units, will probably be restricted to enjoying and managing native and bought music.
For these caught within the groove of a redundant subscription, Microsoft is providing pro-rata refunds for any portion of the subscription that falls after the deadline (December 31, 2017).
Spotify within the highlight
The sugar-coating on the in any other case bitter information for Groove followers is that Microsoft is “increasing its partnership with Spotify” by offering a easy resolution to port any present Groove playlists onto the Spotify service.
To cap it off, Groove Music Cross customers migrating to a brand new Spotify service will obtain 60 days of free Spotify Premium, offered they aren’t already utilizing an present promotion for the service and do not have an present Premium account.