Microsoft Zune is dead, long live Groove

Thomas Wellburn
November 17, 2015

Microsoft has discontinued the Zune music service, ending support and access.

The company officially retired the service November 15th, with customers no longer able to access content from the Zune marketplace. While it was never a huge success, the Zune did at least captivate a few fans with its experience. Existing Zune users who were subscribed to the service (there’s probably some out there), will now be migrated to the newer Groove Music service. It’s worth noting that some DRM embedded tracks may not play unless your service is renewed.

Groove Music is Microsoft’s latest attempt at developing a music ecosystem for the Windows platform, with a revamped minimal UI and design. The company has chose to release it on all major platforms including iOS and Android. It replaces the previous Xbox Music app, which has also been retired.

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