We have earlier informed in our previous article that Microsoft will be retiring its Groove Music service at the end of December 2017. The company some time ago added the ability to identify songs through Microsoft’s Digital Assistant, Cortana.
But now some users are reporting that Cortana’s song recognition abilities are no longer available and the digital assistant ability to identify songs has been retired. To enjoy the functionality you would need to press the music icon on Cortana’s interface while playing music. The service then identifies the songs from the Groove library and brings you the results.
This functionality no longer works since the Digital Assistant does not have any library to search after the retirement of the Groove Music service. The news was confirmed by one of Microsoft’s Cortana Team Engineer in reply to one of the users stating: “What you are seeing is expected. Due to the shutdown of the Groove Music service Cortana music recognition has also been retired.”
If you are trying to access the service by tapping on the icon, you will now be greeted with a message stating “Song unrecognized”, “this service is retired”, but “music continues”.
Now with the retirement of Groove Music and unavailability of Shazam app from the Windows Store, the Windows 10 users are currently left with no music recognition app to download and use.