Microsoft Groove getting another Insider Preview update, fixes on tap for the Fast Ring

Mark Coppock


One of the few applications taking part in Microsoft Windows Insider program is the Groove client, which has been pushing early looks at the music app’s newest features and fixes to Insiders for a few months now. Today, Microsoft is releasing another update to fix up some issues introduced with the last preview update.

Here’s the changelog:

  • [FIXED] You might not be able to play music via your Groove Music Pass (error 0x8004C029). Thank you for your patience since this was introduced in OS build 14328! We realize how impactful it was and apologize for the inconvenience.
  • [FIXED] After signing up for a Groove Music Pass trial, you might have to restart Groove to get the app to recognize your new subscription status.
  • [FIXED] On some devices, you may find the text on an artist’s details page being cutoff.
  • [FIXED] When using narrator, the “Now Playing” list is positioned in an unexpected place when navigating in item mode.

Of course, this is a beta app, so, there are issues to contend with. Here’s a list of the known issues with this update:

  • Hovering over tracks in Now Playing on PC won’t show the usual controls – you’ll have to right-click on the track to complete those actions.
  • Playing music in Groove within 2 minutes after logging into your PC will result in 0xc10100ae playback errors. If you wait more than 2 minutes after logging in to play music in Groove Music you will avoid this issue.

If you’re on a Windows Insider machine, head to the Windows Store and hit that update button. Then, give the new Groove app a try and let us know in the comments what you think of the changes.