Microsoft has finally partnered with Spotify to help Groove Music Pass subscribers transfer everything they’d saved, downloaded and any playlists they’d created over to the world’s biggest streaming platform as Microsoft ramps up to what appears to be a full-fledged shutdown.
Groove Music would remain functional and would continue to house downloads that had been made through the Windows store, but that support for the service would cease at the end of 2017, so listeners have some time to make the switch. To sweeten the deal, Microsoft also suggested that some fans might be eligible for two free months of Spotify.
Transition your music with just a few clicks
Groove Music Pass subscribers will be able to easily transition existing music collections and playlists to Spotify with a few clicks.
1. Launch the latest Groove app: Log into the latest Groove app version from the Windows Store or Xbox One. Once you’re signed into your account, you’ll see a pop-up window from Spotify with instructions on how to login or create a Spotify account.
2. Log in to Spotify:
● If you have an existing Spotify account, you’ll be prompted to input your username and password.
● If you are new to Spotify, and on your PC, you’ll be asked a few basic questions to help you create an account, starting with a username.
3. Move your collection: After signing into your Spotify account, Groove Music will move your music collection and playlists to Spotify.
4. Play music in Spotify: The process of moving your music from Groove Music to Spotify account will take a few minutes. After completing step three, you’ll be able to listen to your music library in the Spotify app!