Spotify is set to take over as the Xbox One’s music service, Microsoft has announced. The consoles Groove Music Pass, will shut down at the end of the year.
Spotify finally landed on Xbox One in August, after a spell of exclusivity on the PlayStation. Groove music is taking a similar turn as to that of PlayStation Music, in turning over its service to Spotify. Groove music will be closing down December 31.
Groove Music Pass users will be able to move their playlists and collections from Groove directly into Spotify, from sometime in mid October, and those who hold a Groove Music Pass subscription that extends beyond December 31 will be given a refund or Microsoft gift card equivalent to the remaining value.
The Groove Music app will remain open and updated until December 31, allowing users to continue to play and manage the music they have purchased, however after December 31 all content will be unplayable. Microsoft is advising users to remove make the move before the end date.