Ever since the brand name change, Microsoft has made a point of improving its music streaming service, Groove Music, well beyond its former Xbox Music self. Groove is now one of your best choices for music-on-demand, and a new feature announced on Microsoft’s Community page is making it even better.
Specifically, Groove Music is getting a much-requested addition to help users discovery music they may like: curated playlists. “Your Groove” has been in preview and available only to Windows Insiders, but it’s now being rolled out to non-Insiders.
More than 40 millions songs in Microsoft’s repository will now be combed through by the “Groove editorial team” and by “a team of experts”, to arrange them into different playlists divided by activity, mood, and genre. Playing and saving offline, of course, works with these playlists as well.
As of the current date, only Groove users with Music Pass subscription, on Windows 10 in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France, will get to experience this new feature. Microsoft, however, has promised to bring it to “more devices” later this year, seemingly provided that it is well-received; those of you who wants to have curated playlists on iOS or Android, for example, should get working with your positive feedback (provided you truly like it). The addition is bringing Groove Music up to par with competing services, and it will be interesting to see how it will further improve in the future.