Nothing special, but totally functional Great for accessing your music anywhere via the OneDrive streaming (which is totally free). Also using the free 30 days music pass (basically Spotify) and that works great too. Also, this pass will work on XBOX, Android, IOS and Windows 10 so it is accessible in any place I'd need it which is pretty handy. Only real issue is if you want to play music files from your device, because unlike Google's own, they just don't show up.
Loving Groove on PC, but not Android This app is missing key features of any music app. I can't skip through part of a song, I can't search for music that is on my OneDrive (instead I only get songs from Groove's service that I don't pay for), and I don't have an option to make my songs in alphabetical order, which most apps do by default? I don't think you guys even use this app...also, Groove tends to stop playing music randomly. It just...stops. If I play it, it will start the song over instead of where it was.
Needs Improvement The one thing I miss since moving from Windows Phone is the Groove Music app. The functionality was so much better and smoother. One of the things I miss is the 'select' feature which allowed me to select multiple items at once, rather than having to individually go through and pick each item. It makes it a lot easier to choose a playlist or to add songs to your collection. Your Groove is also an awesome feature that I hope makes its way over to Android. I enjoy the Groove service, but the app needs work.
Looks a lot more like the Windows 10 mobile app, which I really like! Also I am really glad that I can save songs on my phone (Galaxy S7 Edge) which has been a sore spot for me here for some time. But to get to 5 stars Microsoft needs to add the ability to link to a chromecast. Make that happen and I'll be happy as a pig in poop!
Downhill fast The update looks amazing...now if only it would work. The second I do anything else on my phone or power down the screen while Groove is playing the music stops instantly. Uninstalled and reinstalled but still the same thing. I've had my subscription with you since 07. I don't wanna use another music app but...man...this really frustrating. Fix it.
Sevaral big misses compared to front runners Positives - great variety of music, downloadable playlists, decent sound quality. Negatives - VERY slow initial buffer when streaming on mobile or wifi. Minimal music discovery, only has radio stations to discover similar artists/songs. Would love to see things like community playlists and suggested artists come to this service. I end up using competitors like Spotify and Google to discover and build playlists on Groove to download for my on the go listening.
Introducing Explore, a place to hear top songs and find the latest new releases
Large phones will show a larger, full-resolution app instead of magnifying a smaller app screen
See your most recent music first, sort your album and songs by date added
Faster sign in and downloading
Your artist stations will always be there! Radio now syncs with Groove on Windows 10
Improvements to playback controls and the now playing screen
Various bug fixes
Identify music, TV, get lyrics and discover what your favorite artists Shazam.
Floating pop-up YouTube music video Player: free & nonstop music listening!
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