Groove Music and OneDrive FAQ

If you are still using Groove Music after Microsoft pulled the plug on it in March 2019, you must already know that you can no longer stream music from OneDrive. In fact, this is just another step towards retiring Groove Music. But if you are still using the app, take a look at this Groove Music and One Drive FAQ that will help you to continue enjoying your music:

Accessing the tracks saved in One Drive

Not all is lost! All those great songs you had stored in OneDrive will still be there. You just won’t be able to sync OneDrive with Groove and play the music through the app.

But, you can use the web MusicPlayer for OneDrive which will work on your PC, Xbox One, Hololens, surface hubs and mobile devices. You can download the player for free from the Microsoft Store.

Playing those songs using Groove Music

The app is still alive and kicking; it just won’t be able to access Onedrive but it sure can play music that is stored locally. So, here is a look at the two options that you can use to access your Onedrive Files through GrooveMusic.

•Launch the Groove Music app on your Windows 10 PC.

•Go to settings and find the header that reads “Music on this PC”.

•Next, click on the option that says “Choose where we look for music”.

•You should now see a small pop window that allows you to add folders to Groove through File Explorer.

•Add your music folder in OneDrive to Groove Music and the app will search OneDrive when accessing/searching for music.

This option is not as effortless and seamless as what was available in the past, but it is one way to keep enjoying all the music you have stored in OneDrive, without changing the player. Another way is to simply download all your OneDrive media files locally. To do this, you should:

•Open OneDrive on your Windows 10 PC.

•Sign in to the service and then go to files and music.

•Choose the download option, which will save every folder as a zip file.

•Once all files have been downloaded, unzip them and store on your hard drive.

•Add songs from this folder to Groove.

Groove Music and OneDrive FAQ

References:

•https://mspoweruser.com/how-to-use-groove-music-to-stream-music-from-onedrive-in-2019/

•https://www.onmsft.com/news/groove-music-onedrive-streaming-service-to-be-retired-at-the-end-of-the-month

•https://www.windowscentral.com/groove-music-killing-onedrive-track-streaming-march-31

•https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/3080138/groove-and-onedrive-faq

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