Microsoft no longer lets users upload and stream their music on Windows 10 with Groove, instead killing the service for all users. While Microsoft users can still store their music on OneDrive and stream it via Groove Music on PCs, the firm has now killed the Groove Music app for Android and iPhone, leaving no recourse for users who want to carry their own music libraries around in the cloud with them. Microsoft isn’t the only one who’s done this, Amazon is also removing this feature – albeit it wants to shift to music streaming on Prime Music.
Google is the only one which still offers a free music uploading app for Windows PC users. With Google Play Music, an average user can upload up to 50, 000 songs free and stream it back on any device which has a Google Play Music app available.
The firm doesn’t have a desktop app available, but users can make use of either the web-app or a third party app player which offers integration with Windows services like the media overlay and lockscreen.
How to upload your music library to Google Play Music.
- Create a Google account and navigate to Google Play Music’s Manager download page.
- Download and install the Music Manager app.
- Launch Music manager and sign in with your Google account.
- Select your music folder, if your folder is stored in C:/mainuser/Music, select that folder with the Preferences option if it’s stored in Downloads because – er- legal reasons, select that folder as well.
- The app will now upload your local music to Google’s cloud, you can store up to 50, 000 songs free and it doesn’t count against your music storage service.