Groove update rolling out for Windows Insiders with new “Your Groove” feature

Groove update rolling out for Windows Insiders with new “Your Groove” feature

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Microsoft have just pushed out an update for its Groove music app for Windows Insiders to test. The update includes a new feature called “Your Groove” which is a is an area with recently played items, new automatic curated playlists and recommendations. The update looks really interesting and I can’t wait to give it a try. I am a big fan of Groove but found the Android version very basic and not up to the Windows version.

Details from Microsoft:

We just sent an update for Groove on PC, Phone, and HoloLens to the Windows Store. Be on the lookout for version 3.6.2244.0 available for the WIP Fast ring later today. Here’s what’s included:

Introducing Your Groove, the place for music that is centered around you, what you like, and your listening habits. This is where you’ll not only find your recently played items, but also brand new automatically curated recommended playlists built just for your taste. They update often to always give you fresh recommendations, but you can save a copy any time to edit, download or just save to listen to later. For more information on this new feature, check out the post here.

For our subscribers, we also updated Explore to include featured playlists curated by our partners. They are grouped by things like moods and activities. Check them out!

We also fixed a bunch of bugs:

o   Files opened in Groove from other applications (e.g. email) now continue playing in the background.

o   The app now skips queuing up unplayable tracks when playing album/artist so your now playing queue is clean and tidy.

o   We fixed the keyboard shortcut to support ESC to exit full screen now playing.

o   We addressed a perf issue when playing a large playlist.

o   We now attempt to recover from situations where playback appears “stuck”.

o   We added even more telemetry around playback as we continue to improve quality.

o   We made some changes to improve the playback reliability for Groove Music Pass content in offline scenarios.

As always, thank you for using Groove. We can’t wait to hear your feedback on Your Groove!

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