Say Goodbye to Microsoft’s Groove Music iOS and Android apps

The Groove Music app will no longer be available on Android and iOS. Users’ personal files however, will still be available in OneDrive.

Last year, Microsoft shut down its Groove Music service. Now, the company has finally decided to retire its Android and iOS apps too.

It was in 2012 when the tech giant introduced the service as Xbox Music. Users were able to stream music through subscription or by purchasing through the Windows Store.

In 2017, the company discontinued the music subscription service. Users however, were still able to play music stored and synchronized on OneDrive. Microsoft also started encouraging users to transfer to Spotify as an alternative. Users were allowed to move their playlists and music collections to the popular streaming app.

Now, in a support page update, Microsoft explains that the Groove apps are going to be retired on December 1. “After that date, the apps won’t work and should be uninstalled.” It will also be no longer available for download.

So what will happen to the personal files?

Microsoft has assured users that they will still be available in OneDrive. “You can access OneDrive online or through the OneDrive app on any supported device.”

Additionally, music and playlists are still playable in Windows 10 Groove Music apps on PC, Xbox, or Windows Phone.

 

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