Microsoft to Shut Down Groove Music for Android and iOS from December 1

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Microsoft will shut down Groove Music for Android and iOS with effect from December 1, 2018. The company had shut down the service for desktops in October 2017. Although the Music service will be retired from December 1, the personal music files will be available in OneDrive.

According to Microsoft, it is possible to listen to the files and playlists with the help of the Windows 10 Groove Music apps available on PC, Xbox, or Windows Phone. The company revealed that the Groove Music app for Android and iOS won’t work after December 1 and should be uninstalled.

To access the personal music files loaded on Groove Music, you need to access OneDrive on the web or via the OneDrive music app on any supported device. You can continue to work with Music service of Groove using the apps available on PC, Xbox and Windows Phone including OneDrive music app.

Microsoft acquired Groove long time back but the service failed to garner support from the community due to intense competition from players such as Amazon Music, Saavn, Spotify, and Gaana.

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