Windows 10: Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       02 Oct 2017 #1

    Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers

    Music Pass support in Groove and music purchase in the Windows Store to be discontinued; the Groove Music app will continue to support playback and music management of owned content.

    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 catalog 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.**

    We will continue to invest in and update the Groove Music app on all Windows devices to support playback and management of owned music, but after December 31, 2017, the Groove Music app will no longer offer the option to stream, purchase, and download music.

    Transition your music with just a few clicks

    Beginning this week for Windows Insiders and rolling out broadly next week**, Groove Music Pass subscribers will be able to easily transition existing music collections and playlists to Spotify with a few clicks.

    Here’s how:

    1. Launch the latest Groove app: Log into the latest Groove app version from the Windows Store or Xbox One. Once you’re signed into your account, you’ll see a pop-up window from Spotify with instructions on how to login or create a Spotify account.

    2. Log in to Spotify:

    • If you have an existing Spotify account, you’ll be prompted to input your username and password.
    • If you’re new to Spotify, and on your PC, you’ll be asked a few basic questions to help you create an account, starting with a username.

    3. Move your music: After signing into your Spotify account, we’ll move your music collection and playlists from Groove Music to Spotify.

    4. Play music in Spotify: The process of moving your music to your Spotify account will take a few minutes. After completing step three, you’ll be able to listen to your music library in the Spotify app!

    Spotify is the world’s largest music streaming service

    With Spotify on Windows, music fans will enjoy an incredible music streaming experience with a catalog of more than 30 million songs, popular playlists like Today’s Top Hits, RapCaviar, and Rock. This, plus on-demand access across all your devices (PCs, mobile phones, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles, including the recently launched Spotify on Xbox One, and more).

    Whether you prefer to curate your own playlists or seek inspiration from others, Spotify’s extensive music library offers everything from the classics to classical, pop to hip hop, jazz, country, and the list goes on! Spotify also offers music fans a personalized music experience with playlists like Discover Weekly and Release Radar, so you can always hear your next favorite song.

    Exploring the music collection is as simple as searching keywords, browsing playlists, or discovering new music through tunes picked just for your taste.

    More partner music experiences to choose from

    The Windows Store offers a variety of music services in addition to Spotify, allowing customers to stream or download their favorite tunes wherever they are. Visit the Windows Store for a complete list of music services available.

    Our partners are at the center of delivering great experiences on Windows and enabling them to shine on our platform is a top priority. By collaborating closely with industry leaders like Spotify, we can deliver the music customers want and focus on new and innovative ways to experience music.

    Thanks to our community for your support on this journey. Feel free to check out the FAQs.

    *An update to the Groove Music app including the ability to move music to Spotify, will be available for Windows Insiders beginning this week. The Groove Music app update for Windows 10 and Xbox One devices will roll out broadly the week of October 9, 2017 and will enable Groove Music Pass customers to move existing music collections and playlists to Spotify. Groove Music Pass content will be available to move to Spotify until at least January 31, 2018.

    **To find out whether you may be eligible for a 60-day free trial of Spotify Premium, check out our FAQ.

    Source: Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers - Windows Experience Blog
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  2.    02 Oct 2017 #1

    I was thinking about getting a pass, but I think I'll stick with Spotify.

    Another article here: Microsoft throws in towel against Spotify, drops Groove Music | Windows Central
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  3. BugMeister's Avatar
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    64-bit Win10 Pro Insider Build 18262.1000
       02 Oct 2017 #2

    - love the Groove platform..
    - beautiful interface..
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  4.    02 Oct 2017 #3

    Spotify is overrated. Battery killer, horrible UI and over loud sound quality. Yet another service falls to Spotify.
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       03 Oct 2017 #4

    This is one thing that I really, really hate about Microsoft:

    They start something, and people actually like it, then mothball itClick image for larger version. 

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    I don't use any music streaming service(YouTube is enough for me), but still, Groove is supposed to be safe, and one can trust Microsoft with data and what they send your PC, but, when they outsource to a 3rd party, can you trust them(the 3rd party) with your data, can you trust their security, with said data?
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  6.    03 Oct 2017 #5

    I've been a Spotify subscriber for a couple of years now and I've had no cause for concern.
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  7. Faith's Avatar
    Posts : 539
    Windows 10 Home October 2018 Update 64-bit
       04 Oct 2017 #6

    Well, fudgesickles... Time to backup my purchases then. I swear, everytime Microsoft does something new, it's either going to get revisioned up the butt, or gone altogether. For now on I'm sticking to the OS only.
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  8.    04 Oct 2017 #7

    Never tried Groove other than to briefly peruse locally stored tracks. Spotify is really good though, at least on mobile devices. I use it on iOS and ‘it just works’ unlike Apple Music which I have found to be the buggiest most unpredictable pile of .... I’ve ever seen. You are in good hands with Spotify though as long as MS don’t fudge the transition
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  9. lopedoggie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       04 Oct 2017 #8

    Try Deezer
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10x64 FCU
       04 Oct 2017 #9

    Dopamine can replace Groove music. Dopamine is not a bad player with a lot of different settings. The Dopamine project is developing to this day.

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