Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it would end its Groove Music Pass subscription service at the end of the year, inviting customers to switch to Spotify along the way. This announcement was quite a disappointment for subscribers, especially since the Groove Music Pass subscription also came with 100 GB of additional OneDrive storage.
According to the official FAQ, the bonus OneDrive storage included in your Groove Music Pass subscription will disappear on December 31, 2017, “unless you are contacted by Microsoft.” As it turns out, German website WindowsUnited is reporting today that some Groove Music Pass subscribers are being told by email that they’ll be able to enjoy their additional free storage through December 31, 2018 (via Windows Central). You can read the email below:
As you may have heard, we are partnering with Spotify and discontinuing the Groove Music Pass service. You received additional OneDrive storage as part of your subscription. To be sure your cloud storage needs are taken care of during this transition, you will have your 100 GB of OneDrive bonus storage for free until December 31st, 2018.
After December 31, 2018, your storage limit will be reduced to the standard free storage plan. Check out our OneDrive paid storage plans if you need additional storage. For more details on Groove Music subscription, cancellation, and refunds, read our FAQ.
It remains to be seen if Microsoft will extend this offer to all subscribers. As a reminder, the Groove Music service provides a neat integration with OneDrive, letting you play all your personal music stored on Microsoft’s cloud storage service. If you’re a Groove Music Pass subscriber, have you received this email recently? If not, do you think it would be a nice compensation following the sunsetting of the music streaming service? Let us know below.Further reading: Groove Music, groove Music Pass, Microsoft, OneDrive