Groove is Microsoft's premier music service rising out of the ashes of Xbox Music. The service available via applications for the Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS as well as web service. Groove Music has a massive music library with over 40 million songs, more than Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Google Play Music. Bitrate quality is not explicitly stated by Microsoft, but music is reported to be streamed at 192kbps WMA which is lower than Spotify or Tidal.
The biggest drawback for Microsoft Groove is its lack of third party support for devices. Groove is amazing on the Xbox, Windows 10 and on Mobile Apps but outside of that realm there is no support for other products. Where is no application for Windows 7. If you want to download the music for offline listening, all files will be protected by DRM. For those who want to enjoy its music on a standard CD player in your car or home, one shortcoming is that Groove Music doesn't support burning to CD. What follows is a step-by-step guide to recording Groove Music to MP3 using Streaming Audio Recorder and burning it to CD using Audio CD Burner.
1 Record Groove Music to MP3
- Download and Install Streaming Audio Recorder from the link above
- Change the settings in your preferable way
- Stream the music you like on Groove
- Click the Record button to start recording
- Once recording finished click the Stop button
That's all, you have DRM-free music from Groove on your hard drive.
2 Burn Groove Music to CD
- Download and Install Audio CD Burner from the link above
- Click the "Add" button on toolbar to add MP3 files from Groove Music
- After adding audio tracks you can change the track order by clicking Up and Down buttons
- Insert blank CD to your computer
- Click the "Burn!" button to begin the burning process
Thanks to these two programs, burning Groove Music to CD is easy for music lovers everywhere to save their favorite music for playing on standard CD players.