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Travis · 8/30/2015
Simple and clean

It does everything I need it to. I tell it which folders to scan, it organizes music in a clean, coherent fashion, and I can do all of the basic stuff I'd expect out of any music player such as shuffle, repeat, playlist, etc. Nothing special, but it looks very clean and fits right into the Windows 10 ecosystem.

sean · 8/30/2015
Three steps backwards

No link to music pass so I can't download anything. New UI is not really at all intuitive. Crashes fairly often.

Chunyin · 8/30/2015
Sync issues

It's decent, but there are many flaws and nuisance to iron out. Sync issues is the most frustrating shortcoming. My playlists won't even sync. And, multi-disc albums doesn't work properly, even from Microsoft's own store (for example, Quadrophenia by The Who)

Jacob · 8/31/2015
Bring back Xbox music

I will call to demand a refund for the rest of the year 30 sec previews on all songs pc or phone and unable to download music from the store. I have a pass and it is worthless now.

Josh · 8/27/2015
Newest update killed my collection and playlists

My collection is now loading, among with my playlists - but not completely, and playlists are full of broken links to songs. ..... Can't see streaming collection. Can't see playlists. Not connecting to my paid subscription to Xbox Music or whatever it's called now.

Brian · 8/26/2015
Plays Small Collections Passably

In 2015, even the most basic free players offer expansive library capabilities and sound control. Groove Music stands out from the pack by adding support for a laughably small number of locally stored songs in its library and offering absolutely no controls for volume, pitch or effects. It is, however, still free. And overpriced, at that.

Philip · 8/28/2015
If it ain't broke don't fix it

Should have let windows media player alone it worked this doesn't. Won't play songs from any folder including my music; it will play a single track but no functions like repeat or shuffle work. It's really a 1.5 star program but you can't rate it there. I'm not willing to spend $$ to see if the paid version is any better. Lousy app in a very poor store.

steve · 8/29/2015
Bring Back ZUNE

search does not allow you to filter by artist, currently won't let me download on a PC that is a registered device, clunky interface making it hard to manage and organize music. Please restore the Zune music app. It was 1000% better than this thing.

Omar · 8/25/2015
You can't fix what's not broken

1) I use Bluetooth to stream music in my car. I can't rewind or fast-forward through tracks - only skip entire tracks. I have to press play. It used to automatically connect and play where it left off last time I was on the car. 2) Also Bluetooth-related, song data is missing - no longer shows album title and genre. 3) I liked the artist in the background, behind the album art. Now you have an option: artist photo OR album art. 4) My playlists disappear after I sync the phone with my PC. I wish I knew where the phone saved playlists so I could create backups. 5) The very thing I disliked about iTunes the Groove Music app now does. The same song could play twice in a row or multiple times before other songs even had a chance to play. In the Music app, once a song has played, it moved to the next, like process of elimination. 6) No more live tile art. I wish the tile had Play, FF, and Rew buttons.

Juan · 8/26/2015
Could not get worse even if I prayed for it...

I am a LOYAL Music pass subscriber, paying $9.99 per month since I purchased my Zune Music pass back in 2011. But this makes me really re-think where I'm putting my hard earned money. The app is atrocious. Everything does not "just work". The search bar always freezes the app, the "store" is awful, making playlists keeps getting harder and harder to make. I keep having to re-start the app since playing any playlist over 2 hours long freezes the app. Oh and best part of all, I can't even use the app while on tablet mode since NOTHING works. Can't swipe to select, can't press and hold to add, remove, set. Can't search, can't do NOTHING. If I can't have my old Xbox (Zune) music's flawless experience back, I'll be forced to look elsewhere to enjoy my music. It's not about the money, it's about what I get for it. And lately, it's been less and less.



  • 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 • Pin your favorite albums, artists, and playlists to Start for easy access • Pin the app itself, and the tile will show you art and info for the current song whenever you go to Start • Filter your playlists to see the songs that are streaming only or are only on your currently device

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