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Microsoft discontinues Groove Music app for Android and iOS

Microsoft's streaming music service has gone by several names over the years. First it was Zune Music, then it was rebranded to Xbox Music in 2012, and finally it became Groove Music in 2015. The Android application for Xbox Music launched in 2013, and was later updated to match the new Groove branding.

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The Xbox Music Android App Has Found Its Groove, Rebranding Takes Effect In Latest Update

Xbox Music is now Groove. This is news that Microsoft detailed weeks ago, but it's only now—coinciding with the release of Windows 10—that we're seeing the name change on Android.

In the latest version, the rebranding has taken place. Microsoft highlights the ability to upload your music to OneDrive, stream music with a Music Pass subscription ($9.99 a month or $99 a year), and save files for offline use.

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Not wasting any time, Sonos has already announced that it supports Groove. The integration is still in beta, but you're free to try it out right away. Look for it under Add Music Services.

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