Features

  • 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 *

Additional information


Version Notes

On PC • Personalize your accent color in Windows Settings and we'll use it here, too • Import playlists you made in iTunes (new option in Settings) On phone • Jump lists make it easier to get around your music (in a list, tap any section heading to jump to another) • We've improved the default image for things in your collection with missing artist or album art • For people who use Narrator, using the app is easier than ever


Ratings and reviews

Average customer rating

3.1
385 ratings

Rating snapshot

  1. 5
    33%
    129
  2. 4
    11%
    46
  3. 3
    16%
    62
  4. 2
    10%
    39
  5. 1
    28%
    109
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Catherine · 8/1/2015
Nothing special to the app

There is nothing special about this app. I would rather have the music app that came with windows 8. It not only played music from your library, but played unlimited music from different countries. The Groove app only played music from my library. I could use iTunes or windows media player for that. To play music that's not from my library, the Groove app takes me to the windows store, which has a variety of music from different countries, however, it only lets me preview a song, not listen to it for as long as I please. The Groove interface is nice and I can play music that is already downloaded in my computer, but that's about it. I can't even play some of the songs in my playlist without getting a Groove music pass. This app is just a big disappointment.

Kayla · 8/2/2015
Functions Well

Functions well and for intended use, but despite Windows 10 updates, I still have yet to see this button that is supposed to import music/playlists from iTunes. I dislike iTunes greatly, but I have far too much music on there to just convert it all over manually. If they could fix this, I would begin using this as my main music player.

Rahul · 8/1/2015
lovely app

I love the whole interface and the amazing integration with Cortana. I would like to see generation of smart playlists. So it will be like "hey Cortana! play songs similar to this and Cortana generates a playlist of similar mood/kind of songs! that will be awesome!

Reviewer 4108 · 8/1/2015
Functionality is super limited

I like the look and feel of the app, some Cortana functions are rough (which I reported in Cortana's feedback). Also I imported a few albums that have multiple disks, these got compiled into one album, but instead of renumbering or partitioning the album I have "1. blah blah, 1.blehblah, 2. mehheh, 2.hemhaw" so it plays weird. Of course there is no manual way to split these albums and the find album info, while admitting itself that there are two disks, will either name the album disk one or disk two, without actually splitting it and just saying it can only name such and such tracks and doesn't know what to do with the other. I can't even cut the songs out and paste them as a new album.

Glenn · 8/2/2015
Missing features

Is Microsoft going to give all it's paying members a month or two free. Groove is missing features like radio and being able to download 10 songs for the paid subscription. What am I paying for? To stream the music from my cloud or playlist I have to create?

Samer · 7/31/2015
its ok

basic app with no streaming service and one drive integration unless you are US USER, no artists background unless you signed in and you can't sign in cause your region not supported and it still missing features. this app is more of streaming service for US customers than a real media player for everyone in this world i'll update my rating when you add more features and allow me to use streaming service and one drive integration like the US USERS

Dave · 7/31/2015
Improved Radio feature

Similar feel to Xbox Music under Win 8.1, its Radio feature has a much improved play list. I use Win Phone 8.1 so for me this is my best option for playing streaming and cached music. Definitely worth the cost to have MS Music Pass

Tyler · 7/31/2015
Big step forward, still missing a lot.

>Branding is much improved with this app. Groove just makes since. People will easily recognize what this app does. > Performance is night and day better than the Xbox music app from 8.1. > Still missing social features like on Spotify, Zune, and Beats. > Gapless playback still missing. > music fade for transitions missing (Spotify feature) > Playlists built by DJs and Producers is missing > Playlists based on activities or mood missing. > News on favorite Artist missing

A. · 7/31/2015
Not that great...so far.

Even though I can play music through Groove, I am NOT able to play any of the MP3 file collections that I have on my machine.... what is broken? I have added my folders where the files reside but none show up in the App interface. I can manually go to the song on the file explorer and play from each individual file itself....?!

Nick · 7/31/2015
Great Start

Great start, I hope they continue to add more features. For example, I would like to see smart playlists, detailed artist information, custom groupings, and playback controls on the lock screen.

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