From next year 2018, Microsoft announces it is to discontinue its Groove music streaming services and move its subscribers to the Spotify service.
After the end of December 2017 it will no longer be possible to or stream music from Groove. It will continue to play your purchased music but nothing more. The Groove App will continue life as a player on Microsoft computers and devices but not for purchases.
Partnering with Spotify allows Microsoft the opportunity to get out of the issue of having to offer so much music which is what customers demand. Groove has always been a poor service in comparison to its competitors so it’s no big loss to the majority of serious music streamers.
One good thing about this change is that Microsoft will allow its subscribers to transfer their playlists and music collections to Spotify so if it goes as promised, there should be no loss of music listening pleasure.
A few simple clicks will guide you through the process even if you are not registered with Spotify at first. More info on the Microsoft blog.