Xbox Music on iPhone becomes Groove

Last week Microsoft rebranded the Android and Xbox One version of the Xbox Music apps to Groove and today the iOS version has been updated with the new branding. The app now called just Groove has a new dark look to it but it is still iPhone only and you have to use the x2 button on an iPad.

With the last update you can use the app without a Groove Music pass so you can upload all your music to OneDrive and then listen to it on your iOS, Android or Windows device. You can find the updated app in the iTunes Store. I wonder when the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone versions will be updated?

What’s New in Version 3.3

• You no longer need Groove Music Pass to use the app! (Certain features still require it)
• New app name and design
• Music in your OneDrive music folder now appears as part of your collection
• In addition to playlists, you can now download individual songs and albums for offline use
• Filter your music to see just what’s available offline
• Various bug fixes

About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.

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