Discord's popular music bot 'Groovy' receives an exclusion notice from Google and decides to end the service

Groovy, a popular music bot that has been installed on more than 16 million Discord servers and has 250 million users, will be terminated on August 30, 2021 after receiving a cease and desist notice from Google. became.

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'Groovy' is a popular music bot used to play YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud music on Discord, installed on more than 16 million Discord servers and has an estimated 250 million users.

According to developer Nik Ammerlaan, Groovy was notified by Google that it would take cease and desist measures due to violations of the terms such as 'change the service' and 'commercial use', and the service will end within 7 days. It was decided that it would end on August 30, 2021 because it was requested. Groovy offers a premium service for $ 5.99 per month.

Groovy used YouTube's API to 'extract' music, bypassing the front end and ads. 98% of the tracks played were from YouTube. Google has commented to the news site The Verge that 'API is for developers.'

Ammerlaan said, 'I don't know why Google decided to send a notification at this time. To be honest, I didn't know about Groovy. The rest is' When (this case) will happen '. It was a problem. '

The music bot 'Rhtym', which is installed on 20 million Discord servers and has an estimated 560 million or more users, has announced to users that 'there are no plans to end the service at this time.' In an interview with The Verge, the Rythm operator did not respond whether he received a notification from Google, and The Verge said, 'Groovy was bad, but I don't think Rythm can continue the service.' Is shown.

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