| Notice to customers| |----- | |Starting Oct 2nd, the onboarding to the Groove Music API is disabled. As part of the partnership, the Groove Music Pass service will be discontinued on December 31, 2017.�� After that date, Groove Music Pass content will not stream or play and our API features will not be accessible. Please check our FAQ on https://aka.ms/groovepartnerfaq . All features of the Music API will be supported until Dec 31st.|

How to use the Groove RESTful Services?

Topics in this section describe how to use the RESTful services of the Groove Service.

In this section

Obtaining a Developer Access Token
       How to register your app and obtain a token for developer authentication. This mechanism is unrelated to User Authentication, an additional authentication layer is used to authenticate Groove users in order to access some features such as collection management and streaming.
Deep Link
      Deep link that opens content on a Groove client.
Image Service
      Direct link to the content's default image
User Authentication
      How a Groove user can be authenticated on the App and the API
Streaming music
      How to access the audio streams.
      Guidelines for using the Groove Service.
      Promoting Groove, including use of the Available on Groove and Play on Groove badges.