Just like what happened to the Windows Phone, the same is happening to the Microsoft Groove. There just wasn’t enough traction!
The big difference with Groove is Microsoft is not even going to pretend to be putting efforts on that front, like what we see with the Windows Phone. The company is pulling the plug on Groove and sending it to its grave on December 31, 2017.
So all you Grove Music app and Groove Music Pass users, all few of you, you are hereby notified to make the shift to your alternative music app of choice promptly. Then does it mean Microsoft is washing its hands completely off music streaming service?
Quite the opposite! Microsoft is partnering up with Spotify and is ‘highly’ encouraging current Groove Music app users to move over to that platform. To make the transition smoother, Microsoft says it will guarantee you that you will not lose your current Grove Music playlists and start building your music library from scratch.
Export your Groove playlist to Spotify
You having to switch from Groove to Microsoft new recommended Spotify is certainly an inconvenience, but the company says it will support you through the switch. You will need the latest version of the Groove app, which will walk you through the transition. Microsoft says the app will handle the actual transfer for you; making sure your playlists and saved songs migrate with you to Spotify.
The move can be made whether you have an existing Spotify account or not. The transition from Groove to Spotify will happen smoothly according to Microsoft. However, if you would also like to include your playlist from the Groove Explore, you will have to make copies of them to your Spotify account manually.