For long Microsoft has operated its music and video services under the Xbox branding but recently the company decided to rebrand primarily because it was causing confusion among people as some of them thought an Xbox console was required to use these services when that wasn’t the case at all. The Xbox Music service is now called Groove and while Sonos didn’t support that service, today it gets support for Groove. That’s just groovy, isn’t it?
Groove is now officially supported by Sonos which means that your speaker setup is now capable of playing music from Microsoft’s service. It’s available right now in beta from the Sonos controller and lets you stream music to compatible speakers.
Groove isn’t all that different from the plethora of other music streaming services that are available such as Google Play Music, Spotify and Apple Music. Subscribers get access to millions of songs and they are also able to upload their MP3 collection to the cloud for on-demand streaming anywhere and through any device.
Sonos is rolling out support for Groove in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the U.S. will additional markets being added down the line.
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