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May 12th, 2016, by in Latest news

Like many of its revamped properties, Microsoft’s Groove music app has been a continual work in progress and seemingly far removed from the good old days of Zune. Since the deprecation of the Zune platform many have been aching for the Groove or former Xbox Music products to mimic if not completely ape the aged Zune […]

Dec 11th, 2015, by in Opinion

Earlier this week, Windows software engineer on the Groove Music team, Ellen Kilbourne, alerted her Twitter followers to a rather significant update to the app headed to mobile devices. The new update brought many requested features as well as a handful of neat new additions to the app, unfortunately, for Ellen, her tweet got snagged […]

Sep 16th, 2015, by in Latest news

A new report from TheDomains has brought some interesting details on the branding of Microsoft’s Groove Music app, involving a supposed acquisition by Microsoft of a company called Zikera. Based in Montreal, Canada, Zikera were the owners of an app called “Groove: Smart Music Player”, which had over 1.5 million downloads on the Apple App Store and was also available on the Windows […]

Jul 30th, 2015, by in Latest news

With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has rebranded its Xbox Music service as Groove Music. The new Groove Music universal app was included in yesterday’s Windows 10 launch, and now the rebranded Groove Music service is available both on the Web and in the Google Play store. As spotted by Neowin, users can now […]

Jul 18th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft recently rolled out an update to the Groove Music app for Windows, allowing you to easily import your iTunes playlists. The update also allows you to set your accent color in Windows Settings and have it shown within the app. As you can see in the image above, the app accent color matches the […]

Jul 9th, 2015, by in Latest news

Back in March, Microsoft announced a great feature for Xbox Music and OneDrive allowing you to stream music stored on OneDrive to your Xbox Music app on a Windows device. The integration is ideal for someone who owns a large amount of music they want to stream instead of, or in addition to, a streaming service like Xbox’s Music […]

Jul 6th, 2015, by in Latest news

In the latest Phone Companion app for Windows 10, which shipped last Friday with build 10162 (and seems to be apparently pulled, there are references to Groove Music, and the Groove Music Pass, leading to the obvious speculation that the much maligned Xbox Music service is about to undergo a much needed name change. Paul […]

Jul 1st, 2015, by in Latest news

AC/DC, the veteran rockers from down under, have consistently toured over the last thirty years, keeping the dream alive. In doing so, they have inspired legions of fans, who now (thanks to Microsoft) can get their eager hands on rather a good deal. Currently, more than a dozen AC/DC albums are on sale through the […]

Jun 30th, 2015, by in Latest news

We’ve known for a while now that one of the visual changes coming to Microsoft apps in Windows 10 on PC and mobile would be a redesign of the icons in first-party apps representing people using a circular design while things, places, or events would retain the usual square icons. Like it or not, this […]

Jun 5th, 2015, by in Latest news

It’s no secret that Microsoft is merging several of its digital stores into one convenient hub in Windows 10 with the end goal being one place where users can buy apps, movies, TV shows, games and music all with the same account and minimal navigation required. The new unified Store experience has continued to evolve […]

May 26th, 2015, by in Latest news

Millions of users use devices from different ecosystems. While some users stay within Microsoft, Google, or Apple for every device, it’s very normal for someone to use a Windows PC and an Android or iOS phone. To help users on different platforms have a more full experience, Microsoft outlines three items within Windows 10 to help […]

May 20th, 2015, by in Latest news

At last year’s Build developer conference, Microsoft was exciting the tech world with the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1, an update that promised improvements like Cortana, transparent Live Tiles, and the addition of “shape writing” to the keyboard.  They also debuted a rewritten Xbox Music app that had been decoupled from the core operating system. […]

Apr 28th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft has quietly altered the Work & Play bundle, which groups together several services at a discounted price. The bundle was originally made available in the fall of 2014 for $199, and included a year subscription to each of the following: Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music, Office 365 Home, and Skype Unlimited World.  The catch was […]

Apr 22nd, 2015, by in Latest news

Are you a belieber but don’t want your friends to know about it? Do you have a music listening history worth erasing from existence? Then you’re in luck. The latest update to Xbox Music allows you to do just that. Here’s the full log of the new update. You can now remove an item from […]

Apr 16th, 2015, by in Latest news

For those that did not know, or might have missed the news, Microsoft recently announced that Xbox Music and OneDrive now work together to provide a more immersive and intuitive experience for your digital music. All you have to do is upload your music to your new “Music” folder in OneDrive and it will show up […]

Mar 31st, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft launching the Xbox Music app on Windows 8 caused Zune lovers to collectively sigh in frustration. The Windows App was nowhere near as feature rich as the Zune client was, but thanks to constant updates, Microsoft closed the gap (for the most part) leaving us with an app some have finally grown accustomed to. […]

Mar 25th, 2015, by in Latest news

Last week, Microsoft unveiled an integration between OneDrive and Xbox Music, allowing users to stream their OneDrive music directly from the Xbox Music service. This new integration is free, meaning anybody with a OneDrive account can access their music without needing an Xbox Music Pass. Today, Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Xbox Music app for Windows […]

Mar 19th, 2015, by in Latest news

Yesterday was a busy day, and while Microsoft’s release a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build stole the headlines, the company also held its WinHEC event where it had several Windows 10 announcements. And since that wasn’t enough for the day, the company also officially launched its free OneDrive music streaming service. Users can finally […]

Mar 18th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft has today launched its new OneDrive and Xbox Music integration which allows users to stream their OneDrive music directly from the Xbox Music service. This new integration is free, meaning anybody with a OneDrive account can now access their music without needing an Xbox Music Pass, which is good news for those who don’t […]

Mar 13th, 2015, by in Latest news

Tomorrow is an extra special Pi day because the date in the US is 3.14.15 and to celebrate Microsoft is selling a year of Xbox Music for $31.41 only for one day! A standard year subscription to Xbox Music would cost $99 for a year pass or $10 a month totaling $120 at the end […]

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