Microsoft has posted a support document outlining its plans to retire streaming music from OneDrive in the Groove Music app for Windows 10. It's already retired for iOS and Android.
Microsoft posted a support document today to announce that it will be killing off its Groove Music apps for iOS and Android in December. The apps will still work on Windows 10 and Xbox One.
Microsoft released an update for its Groove Music app in the Release Preview ring today, adding an equalizer, along with some other minor new features. It should be generally available soon.
Microsoft has released a new update for the Groove Music app, bumping it to version 10.18011.12711.0. The update adds some more Fluent Design features to the native music playback app on Windows 10.
As Microsoft promised three months ago, the company will be shutting down its Groove Music Pass today. Customers can no longer stream their libraries or download music purchased from the Store.
On December 31, Microsoft will discontinue its Groove Music service, meaning that subscribers and purchasers have just a few days left to manage their content before it disappears.
Another indication foreshadowing the end of Microsoft's music streaming service has appeared in the Groove Music app for Windows 10 Mobile and PC, prompting users to get Spotify ahead of the shutdown.
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Today, Microsoft announced that it is discontinuing its Groove Music Pass service, although the Groove Music app will still work for playing music that's stored locally or in OneDrive.
For the next week, Microsoft is offering new subscribers of Groove Music Pass six free months of service when they sign up and pay for their first month, as part of its Labor Day deals.
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Microsoft confirmed in May that visualizations, an equalizer, and other features, were in development for its Groove Music app. Now, images and details of some of those features have been revealed.
Microsoft Rewards members can usually claim a three-month Groove Music Pass in exchange for 28,000 points - but the company is now offering a three-month subscription for just 200 points.
Microsoft is offering new Groove Music Pass subscribers six months of free service when they pay for just one month, priced at $9.99 - but you'll have to be quick if you want to grab this deal.
Microsoft is testing a new Insider build of its Groove Music app that will feature a mini view mode. It's still uncertain when the feature will be generally available to Windows 10 users.
The newest update for Groove Music on the non-Insider builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile brings the signature translucent look of Fluent Design, as well as automatic playlists.
Microsoft is giving away a free gift card for apps, games, music, movies and TV shows from its online store to those who purchase a one-year Groove Music Pass subscription in one of four countries.
Those of you who are fans of Linkin Park will be able to stream the band's One More Light album via Groove Music. There's also a playlist curated by the band, containing songs that inspired the LP.
An update to the Cortana app on Android has confirmed that Harman Kardon's new Invoke speaker - which will use voice controls powered by the digital assistant - will support a range of music services.
For the third time since November, Microsoft is once again offering four months of free service to new subscribers who sign up to its Groove Music Pass before the beginning of July.
After adding the ability to share playlists from its Groove music app on Windows 10 and iOS devices in the last couple of weeks, Microsoft has now added that feature to the Android version of the app.
For the second time since November, Microsoft is again offering new subscribers to its Groove Music Pass a free four-month trial of the service before they decide if they want to buy a subscription.
While Microsoft recently updated Groove on Xbox One to support music videos, the company is now rolling out an update for Windows 10 PCs and phones on the Fast ring with the same feature.
Support for music videos disappeared from Groove on the Xbox One when Microsoft launched the UWP version of the app. That feature has now returned, but the implementation isn't exactly perfect.
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Microsoft is giving away nine festive albums from the Windows Store to Groove Music Pass subscribers - but even if you don't have a Music Pass, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.
Microsoft is hoping to entice more people to buy its music subscriptions. In addition to a free 30-day trial, it's offering new Groove Music Pass subscribers a further three months of service free.
If you're a Windows Insider on the Fast ring, Microsoft has a Groove Music update waiting for you. It includes a few minor new features, such as making it easier to find offline music.
Microsoft today updated its universal Groove Music app with a number of new features, such as voice controls on Xbox One. The update also contains fixes and improvements for Windows and Xbox.
Microsoft has updated its Groove app on the Xbox One, enabling support for background music playback for all users. Until now, that feature was only available for Groove users on the Xbox One Preview.
Less than two weeks after its last update for Windows Insiders, Microsoft is rolling out a new version of the Groove music app to PCs, phones and HoloLens in the Fast ring, with various new features.
Following last month's release of a major update to its Groove music app on iOS, Microsoft is now rolling out a further update, which includes a range of improvements and fixes for various issues.
Microsoft has released a significant update to its Groove music app - now available for Insiders in the Fast ring - with the ability to edit metadata in the app, feedback for playlists, and more.
Microsoft has updated Groove on iOS and Android, promising "significant improvements" to reliability, a new Explore view "to learn about the most popular songs and new releases", and more.
Microsoft has released an update to Groove for all Windows 10 users, bringing new music discovery features for the app's 40 million songs, including playlists curated "by a team of expert providers".
After introducing its new music playlists feature to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring a few weeks ago, Microsoft is now making it available to those in the Slow and Release Preview rings too.
Microsoft is rolling out the latest update to its Groove music app for Windows 10 PC, phone and HoloLens users in the Windows Insider Fast ring, with a splash of color, and a range of improvements.
Microsoft is currently offering up a good deal for those interested in its Groove music service. If you sign-up for one month of Music Pass, you get three extra months at no additional cost.
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Insiders on the Fast ring will be able to enjoy new "automatically generated playlists curated to your tastes" in the Groove music app, including new music recommendations for Music Pass subscribers.