In the latest announcement from Microsoft, it is confirmed that Groove Music app is set to retire from iOS & Android m platforms on and from 1st Dec 2018. The company initially retired it’s Groove Music Pass in late 2017. After 1st Dec 2018, iOS & Android Users would be no longer able to use Grove Music App on their respective devices, and the app should be uninstalled as Microsoft itself had recommended and issued advisory on its blog.
IOS and Android users, personal music would be restored to their respective Ondrive account, and users will still be able to access their playlist from the other devices where the app is installed and will be live, including Windows 10.
Microsoft explains, “On December 1, 2018, the Groove Music iOS & Android apps will be retired. Your personal music files will continue to be available in OneDrive. You can keep listening to those files, and your playlists, with the Windows 10 Groove Music apps on PC, Xbox, or Windows Phone,”
Platforms, where Groove Music would still be live.
iOS & Android device users can access their personal music files, which will be available and stored to their OneDrive account. They can access their Music files using the built-in apps in Windows 10 or desktop version of Onedrive or by simply accessing their Onedrive account using web browsers. Those who are using Groove Music on their Windows 10, Xbox or Windows phone, can still play and access their Music and playlist using the app on the above devices.
As we know that Windows phone OS is no longer in focus for the company, it’s hard to believe why Microsoft mentioned the availability of Groove Music service on their Windows Phone devices. However, it is more obvious that Windows 10 users would be able to access their personal music files and playlist using their laptop or desktop, but they had many other options to choose from.
This situation was already expected to incur, in late 2017 when Microsft announced to retire Grove Music Pass service and Groove Music on iOS & Android platform enjoyed very limited success. As there are so many alternative Music services on iOS & Android Mobile platform, there is a great chance that nobody is going to miss the non-availability of Groove Music app on these mobile platforms.
How to play Music on iOS & Android devices using Onedrive Music after 1st Dec 2018?
- Download your OneDrive music to your PC. Get more info about Groove and OneDrive.
- Play your music through the OneDrive app. Get more info about Groove and OneDrive.
- Play your OneDrive music with another streaming app. Get apps from Microsoft Store.
- Play your music with Google Play Music or iTunes Match.