At the end of the last year, i.e. on December 31, 2017, Microsoft decided to stop Groove Music and opted for Spotify. The Groove Music Pass streaming service was discontinued, while the Groove Music Pass music is no longer available. However, this does not mean that the subscription of Groove Music is wasted. Microsoft made sure that the subscriptions of Groove Music shifted to Spotify and users continued to enjoy the music as before. However, many users are still not aware of how to move from Groove Music to Spotify. If you are a Windows 10 user and also wondering the same, then here is the complete guide on how to shift from Groove Music to Spotify.
What is Spotify?
This is rather the first thing any Groove Music Pass user would like to know. Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives users access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world. If you simply want to play music on Spotify, then it’s totally free. However, for updated features, you will need to upgrade to Spotify Premium.
Features of Spotify:
- Choose what you want to listen to with Browse and Search.
- Get recommendations from personalized features, such as Discover Weekly, Release Radar, and Daily Mix.
- Build collections of music.
- See what friends, artists, and celebrities listen to.
- Create your own Radio stations.
With Premium membership, you can get advanced features such as:
- Download music
- Enjoy nonstop music with no ads to interrupt
- Play any song irrespective of what device you are using
- Unlimited skips
To know more about how to use Spotify, read the Getting Started manual.
Groove Music Pass
Groove Music Pass was a paid subscription service by Microsoft, where users could listen to the subscribed music. Users could use any device to install the service. Last year, on October 2, 2017, Microsoft announced that the Groove Music Pass service will be discontinued effective December 31, 2017. Around the same time, Microsoft started promoting Spotify as an alternative to the Groove Music Pass, where saved playlists can be migrated from Groove Music to Spotify.
How to shift saved playlists from Groove Music to Spotify
It is quite easy to shift your playlists from Groom Music to Spotify. Microsoft started this migration process from October 9, 2017.
If you have Groove Music app on your Windows 10 device, first check if it is an updated version of Groove Music. If not, download the updated version of the app from Microsoft Store.
Launch the app on your Windows 10 machine.
Since you have a subscription to Groove Music, your Playlist will be visible in the app.
At the bottom of the left-hand side menu bar, you will find the tab that leads to Spotify. Clicking on this tab ‘Get Spotify, you will be taken to the window where you can download Spotify.
After launching Spotify, you need to sign up with Spotify. Follow the on-screen steps to create a Spotify Free account or log in to an existing Spotify account.
Then transfer your music to it.
If you are creating the Spotify account for the first time, you will be eligible for the Spotify Free service. Once you’ve transferred your Groove Music collection to Spotify, you’ll automatically receive a 60-day free trial for Spotify Premium when you upgrade.
Users must remember that Groove Music Pass subscription won’t automatically transfer over to Spotify. To convert a monthly Groove Music Pass subscription to a Spotify Premium subscription, users first need to transfer their Groove Music collection to a new or existing Spotify account.
I hope this article helps you in shifting your collection on Groove Music to Spotify seamlessly. If you have any queries, please drop a comment below this article.