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.
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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.
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.
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.
The new update makes searching and watching music videos on Groove Music easier and more convenient than ever before as the artist pages now feature a new section dedicated to music videos.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
After sad news this month that the MixRadio streaming service has shut down, Microsoft hopes to lure former MixRadio customers with an extended trial of its Groove Music service.
For its 11th day of offering discounts for the holiday season, Microsoft is offering a $50 Windows gift code upon purchase of a 12-month Groove Music Pass, all for only $99.90.