How to Transfer Your Groove Music Playlists to Other Streaming Platforms

As of December 31, 2017, Microsoft’s Groove Music Pass will no longer be active. This means that any music you had in it will be permanently lost unless you transfer your playlists to another service.

Microsoft and Spotify have teamed up to make it easier to move your playlists around, but while it’s probably the biggest alternative platform, it’s not necessarily the best for everyone. There are other services you might prefer to use, like Amazon, Google Play Music, Deezer, and even Apple Music.

We looked for an easy way to get music out of Groove and any other service, and we found Stamp. A single Windows application that will take care of it for you.

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What does Stamp do?

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Simply put, Stamp will connect to a number of music services and allow you to move your playlists between them. In this case, since Groove Music is supported, we use it to transfer playlists from there to other services.

It’s not free, however. You’ll need to spend around $10 to get the desktop package (though the trial is free), or spend a little more and get a plan that includes the ability to use an Android or iOS device to do this.

This may be off-putting to some, but if you have a lot of music in your Groove library, it’s worth saving just on hours of work. Because Stamp works fast.

What services does Stamp support?

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All the big names are there, fortunately. Here is a quick list:

  • Groove Music.
  • Spotify.
  • Amazon Music.
  • Pandora.
  • Deezer.
  • Tide.
  • Google Play Music.
  • Youtube.
  • Apple Music.

Stamp also lets you export your playlists as a CSV file if you want.

How to move your Groove playlists

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Specifically, we’re focusing on moving from Groove Music here for obvious reasons, but the same basic steps apply to any Stamp-supported service.

  1. Select your current service.
  2. Enter your username and password open a session.
  3. Select your destination service.
  4. Enter your username and password open a session.

Stamp will now start moving your playlists between services and will let you know at each step how much time is left. Unless you have a massive library, this shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

Any songs it can’t export, for example, because they’re not in your new service’s library, Stamp will tell you and let you export a list so you know what’s missing.

That’s all we can say about it. Microsoft is making it easy to switch to Spotify, but for a small outlay, Stamp can easily move you to one of the other major music streaming services. You’ll still need to act fast, of course, because once Groove is gone, it’s gone.

If you have any other tips for moving between music services, be sure to drop them in the comments.

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George L. Hernandez