An advertising-supported streaming tier was previously available, but discontinued effective December 1, 2014.

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On October 2, 2017, Microsoft announced the discontinuation of the Groove Music Pass service effective December 31, 2017.

Existing subscribers will be refunded, and Microsoft has begun promoting Spotify as an alternative by allowing saved playlists to be migrated to the service.

Microsoft plans to release an update for Groove Music that includes the option to move music to Spotify.

The company plans to release that update to Windows Insiders this week, and make the update available to stable builds of Windows 10 and Xbox One in the week of October 9, 2017.

The Zune Music Marketplace included 11 million tracks.

The line of Zune players and Zune music store were somewhat unsuccessful, and the brand was largely discontinued at the beginning of the 2010s, although it continued to exist on different devices and the Zune Music Pass offered unlimited access to songs for US.99 per month.

Groove Music (formerly Xbox Music and Zune Music, and also known as Microsoft Groove) was a digital music streaming service developed by Microsoft that offered music streaming through subscription or purchase through the Windows Store.

Microsoft had previously ventured into music services with its Zune brand.

Groove Music Pass (formerly Xbox Music Pass and Zune Music Pass) is a discontinued pay subscription service that allowed users to listen to their subscription music on any device with the service installed.

The pricing in US includes monthly and annual subscriptions.

It decided to introduce a new music service to build upon these existing features.