Microsoft Kills OneDrive Music Streaming in Groove Music

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Groove Music, OneDrive with 85 Comments

Microsoft has revealed that it will retire the ability to stream music from OneDrive to the Groove Music app in Windows 10. The bad news? It’s happening in two weeks.

“On March 31, 2019, OneDrive music streaming in Groove Music will be retired,” a Microsoft support document explains. “Your personal music files will continue to be available in OneDrive. You can keep listening to your music using the OneDrive web player or by downloading your files and playing them in the Groove Music app.”

There really isn’t much more to say about that, though the support document includes various Q & As that beat it to death. Suffice to say that this remaining functional retirement effectively makes Groove Music useless to all but the most diehard of users. And it follows previous changes, like the retirement of Groove Music Pass in October 2017.

In related news, this change means that you will no longer be able to stream music from OneDrive to Forza Horizon 3 either. As of March 31, 2019, the in-game OneDrive music feature will be turned off.

Thanks to Neowin for the tip.

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