Microsoft killing off the Groove Music apps for iOS and Android

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Microsoft is retiring its Groove Music apps for iOS and Android on December 1.

The cross-platform music apps mislaid a lot of their purpose when Microsoft closed its Groove music rely on and subscription service last year. They still retained some value, howsoever, as they could play music stored and synchronized on OneDrive. That determination end on the retirement date, with Microsoft saying that not only thinks fitting the application cease to be available to install but also that existing investitures will stop working.

When it shut down its store, Microsoft proposed that users turn to Spotify as an alternative. This time about, the company is pointing users at Google Play Music and iTunes Counterpart. The OneDrive app itself also has some limited music playback potentials of its own. Overall, however, the net effect of this change is that there’s now teeny-weeny point in using OneDrive for music storage, as the best playback attention for OneDrive-stored music is being discontinued.

Groove Music will persist in to be supported and developed on Microsoft’s own platforms, where it’s the default in-box music with application.

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