Groove Music on Windows 10 Mobile

A while ago Microsoft rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music and the company hoped that the music service would become more relevant to consumers. Groove always felt like something that consumers were unaware of, and Microsoft finally retired Groove Music service last year.

It appears that the software giant used to have big plans for the discontinued music service. The report suggests that Microsoft worked on Groove Music Session, back in 2016, which could have allowed the users to create a DJ-like session.

Groove Music on Windows 10

The DJ-like session feature in Groove Music was supposed to launch on both Windows 10-powered PCs and Phones. The DJ-like session could have allowed users to create a radio station, create own private radio session and share music with their friends.

Microsoft also worked on a feature called radio-chat, which could have allowed users to participate in the radio session to communicate with each other. In the chat room, Microsoft could have allowed users to listen to music, share emotions together, and as well as provide feedback to the tracks.

While Microsoft is still supporting the Groove Music as a music app for Windows 10, the company has abandoned all the big plans.

Microsoft has discontinued Groove Music on all platforms

Microsoft last year discontinued the Groove Music service, and while you can still use the app as a music player on Windows 10, the Groove Music iOS and Android apps will completely stop working on December 1, 2018.

Microsoft also partnered with Spotify to make it easy for Groove Music subscribers to move their playlists over to the rival music streaming service.

Microsoft is no longer developing any new music service for Windows 10, and you are now supposed to download the alternatives such as Spotify.

  • JohnW

    Given even Spotify has yet to make a profit I suspect MS were right to abandon Groove.

    • WPJ

      Spotify hasn’t been making any money since its inception, it’s well known. Why would Microsoft even start a business then?

      • JohnW

        Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

        • WPJ

          What hindsight?

          • JohnW

            Realising that it was never going to make money.

      • WTF are you John anf WPJ talking about?
        It is not about making money with the ecosystem apps

        • M Rankin

          Before with the music pass it was.