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4 stars out of 5
· 11/23/2015
Solid Music App

Works well for anytime access to music. This works exceptionally well on XBOX One. It also serves as a great medium to explore new artists. There are infrequent issues accessing cloud based streaming options by PC (does not seem to effect XBOX One), in which you select a song and a popup states that it is not available despite having purchased for your collection or having a Groove Pass. To address you usually just have to logout and log back into Groove. The best means to ensure 100% access to your purchased catalog is to backup your downloaded catalog to One Drive. The search feature has improved since launch. My only suggestion is to make it even more encompassing so that you can use the search field and get categories including what is "In Collection" in addition to what it currently returns: "Latest Albums", "Top Songs", "Related Artists" and "Bio." Hopefully Microsoft continues to invest in and improve this app as it is a step forward from Win8's XBOX Music.

3 stars out of 5
· 11/24/2015

I have switched from my Zune Music Pass to Groove Music Pass. I constantly am warned Groove is not available at the time and all of my music doesn't play. And my library isn't uploading from One Drive. Also, my Zune player keeps skipping songs saying my device needs to be refreshed. When will these issues be fixed?

4 stars out of 5
· 11/23/2015
Works for Me

It fulfills all my needs for the most part. I wish it didn't need to log me in every time I launch. This would be useful if, for instance, the service goes down all day; which has happened many times already. Overall, I enjoy the service, it's convenient. I do wish I could have a better synchronization between the various platforms, but perhaps that's coming.

1 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015
A Grave Disappointment

Now I have this problem, subscriptions songs won't play: 0x00d0fcf (0x80070020) Ironically I can use the web player and my phone to play subscription music, but not the actual app! Nearly done with this service. Nothing but problems. Was an original Zune user, and it's been nothing but inconsistent issues, lack of features, and all so many bugs. Essentially, this error makes it so I can't use the service at home. Add to my current problem, still couldn't find a way to create transfer locally owned songs and subscription songs (that were downloaded to my PC) to my phone via playlist. Sure the cloud feature picks up the playlist (most of the time) but there is no way for me to sync it via USB or OTA. I hope MS is not saying I have to use OneDrive to make that happen. I rather not upload my entire 92GB collection, or stream or download via my phone's LTE connection. Do people designing this experience use the service? Anyone remember Zune? I'm nearly ready to move to Spotify.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015
Better than iTunes!

This is modern and organized, though I would like it if I could change my song info in the app. It is truly awesome, so if you have any doubts about it, don't worry. It's way better than iTunes- you actually are able to find your songs. I do wish that they had Genius playlists- that was what I liked about iTunes. More features, please! Otherwise, great!

3 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015
Nice and simple, but maybe too much so.

I like the Cortana integration. HOWEVER, there are some features I have grown accustomed to with other music playing programs. -Needs the ability to have each song have a variable volume level to equal out how loud the sound is. -Needs to play the song when I double click it. Will sometimes, but not every time, when It wont I have to restart the playlist. -When Cortana is directed to play something it should do so in the background, and not minimize my current application. Applications such as games are minimized when I direct a new song to be played, and at that point I might as well have changed it myself. -Right clicking on a song needs to give an option to go to the music location so I can weed out duplicate versions of the song. also have the option to cull songs that are no longer readable or are missing. If these needs are met I will not need any other music player, as I dislike how intrusive iTunes is, so much so that I use this program despite its faults.

4 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015

Should have a option to select single song to play and single repeat. Its design is beautiful and easy to use on touch device different from the traditional WMP. Also, this thing of limiting regions of certain features is ridiculous

4 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015
It Works, its Smooth, just a few minor things missing

It loads quickly, it works at it should, its smooth, Organizations is messy if especially if your collection is big, and a few other things need polish

2 stars out of 5
· 11/23/2015
needs some work.

I've bought music from my WP. Some of it works on PC, others say I need a music pass-for music I bought on the Microsoft store. Please let me listen to my music. Also, if albums aren't recognized, it will mash them into one random "superalbum". Please have the software break the different sources apart at least. It's gone downhill. Edit: even in the new update, all my good music is locked behind a need for a Music pass, even though all my music works on my 8.1 phone. PLEASE fix this.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015
Super Player

Music Library Information well presented and Playlists work well. Thanks.

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  • Browse and manage your personal music collection
  • Make and edit playlists of your favorite songs
  • Add your music to OneDrive, then play it on Xbox, web, and Windows 8.1/10 devices *
  • On PC, get a Groove Music Pass to stream millions of tracks, lose yourself in artist radio, and download on multiple devices *

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On PC • Minor fixes and improvements On phone • Share a link to an album, artist, or song with others

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