New Groove Music Pass users can get four months for free, again

At the end of November, Microsoft had a promotion for its Groove Music Pass subscription service where new users would get four months of service for free, provided they give out their credit card (as is usual for such promotions). Well, it appears this wasn't just a one-off, because, as of today, Microsoft is doing it again.

To take advantage of the offer, new users need to sign up for the service's one-month trial, after which they'll receive a promo code giving them three bonus months. After the free period ends, subscribers will get charged $9.99 per month, unless they've cancelled their service in time. The offer ends on March 1, and promo codes are redeemable until March 14, but previous subscribers to Zune, Xbox or Groove Music Pass are not eligible for it.

Similarly to other music subscription services, Groove Music Pass allows users to stream and download music from its library, and supports up to ten connected devices. If you're looking for a reason to ditch one of its competitors, such as Spotify, Tidal, or Apple Music, this offer is a great starting point for trying out the service, which is available on Android, iOS, Windows, the Xbox, and on the web.

Source: Microsoft via Neowin



1. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

when nokia mixradio (or mixradio) was shut down mixradio users were given 4 months for free groove was a great service when it was free but i personally found the price tag a bit too high for my liking

2. ushoda

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I loved groove on my old lumia 930, but now on Android I can't stand not being able to play local files :/ That's the deal breaker for me.

3. olavinto

Posts: 1; Member since: May 24, 2013

Are you aware that you can also use OneDrive for your own files and play them that way? This is also free and does not require subscription. There is also a "make available offline" option which can be found with a long press on a song or an album (I don't know how/if this works with tracks from OneDrive). And this is on Android. I would have posted a link, but I can't (because I don't have enough posts). So Search with "Groove and OneDrive FAQ" for more information, if interested.

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