Uninstall Groove Music from Windows 10

Windows 10 by default, ships with certain apps that comes installed automatically. While some may prefer this setting many would not. For instance, in Windows 10 some playlists open with Groove Music even if you want it to open with Windows Media Player. Groove Music app in Windows 10 is brand new app that allows you to play your music collection and lets you make and listen to playlists.

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Normally, you would remove this default app or disable it completely by simply performing a 2-click operation i.e. right-click an app in the All Apps list in the Start menu and select “Uninstall”. Sadly, Microsoft doesn’t allow you to easily uninstall this built-in Groove Music app in the usual way.

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As the last option, you can resort to using a Windows Powershell cmdlet to have this application completely removed.

Read: Groove Music crashes frequently.

Remove or Uninstall Groove Music

Close Groove Music, if it’s running in the background. Click Start Menu, type Windows Powershell and open PowerShell with admin rights.

Next, In the elevated PowerShell prompt, enter the following command and then click Enter key to execute the command:

Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers

When done, look for Zune Music and copy the PackageFullName of ZuneMusic. You can right-click on the menu bar, select Edit > Find.

In my case it is Microsoft.ZuneMusic_3.6.12711.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe. You have to use the name as shown on your PC.

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Now execute the following command to uninstall Groove Music from your Windows 10 computer:

remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic_3.6.12711.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

In the above command, you should use the PackageFullName of Groove Music that you copied in the earlier step.

Finally, press Enter key to execute the command. that’s it!

The command should execute without any errors. When completed, go back to the Start Menu and look for the Groove music app. It will no longer appear there. This is how you can completely remove or uninstall Groove Music app from your Windows 10.

UPDATE: If the above command does not work for you, use the following command as suggested by Marco Paulan below in the comments:

remove-AppxPackage (Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers|Where{$_.PackageFullName -match "ZuneMusic"}).PackageFullName

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.