Microsoft today announced that streaming service Groove Music will close its doors at the end of 2017. Two years ago, the tech giant tried to get a larger share of the streaming market for the existing Xbox Music service to be renamed Groove Music. However, the new platform was never a success.

Microsoft will soon stop selling Groove Music subscriptions to its customers, and will discontinue the platform as a streaming service as of December 31, 2017. The Groove Music app will only be used to play music that the user has on his or her PC or on Microsoft's cloud service OneDrive. From now on, Microsoft will redirect users to Spotify for streaming music. It will also be possible for users to transfer existing Groove playlists to Spotify.

Naturally, Groove Music will soon also no longer be available as a choice within our distribution package. Fortunately, there are still enough platforms left to offer your music. You can find an up-to-date overview here.

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