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4 stars out of 5
· 2/4/2016
easy listening

easy to make playlists easy import

2 stars out of 5
· 2/3/2016
Limited control

I like that the app works in both mode, tablet and laptop. Also, easy to change music when on other apps. However, it is very inconvenient when adding music or editing music. Very low control within the app. the design and trial adverts divert from the main control panel and makes it difficult and annoying to use. You can't drag'n'drop any music as it will not add them to playlist. Overall, very disappointed about the app. Hope to see massive changes to this music player - a nice combination of conventional mp3 player and online player such as Spotify would make it the perfect app.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/2/2016
Love it

Great app, just add pre-maid playlists by professional. I'm not very familiar with different artists and songs.

3 stars out of 5
· 2/4/2016
I have had a few issues lately

Overall I am enjoying it. There are a few artists that are missing, namely Garth Brooks, which is important to me since he was a big influence growing up. Other than missing artists it is pretty similar to the rest of the options out there. Update: 2/3/16 I have dropped a star because I have had quite a few issues with streaming. It will start playing and then the song will stop. Either the song will start over or nothing will happen and it will remain silent. Downloaded songs haven't had any issues that I am aware of.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/1/2016
Easy to use

It has a nice interface and is easy to use and manage my music.

3 stars out of 5
· 2/3/2016
Was Great At First But...

I thought it was great to have at first, finally something other than iTunes that won't slow my computer down, but now I am realizing the pain. It doesn't find local songs too well for one, but what I'm hating is how every time I put music into the OneDrive to stream to other devices, all the songs are doubled up on the albums so I have two of each song that play. Very annoying. The other thing is that when there are albums with multiple artist, they are separated into multiple different of the same album. I want to play the album without having to click each song individually, and I don't want to have to create a playlist just for that. I shouldn't have tot create a playlist just for that. For something that Microsoft created, I'm a little disappointed with it's functionality. There's still too many problems in need of fixing.

4 stars out of 5
· 2/4/2016
Good music app

It's easy to play my favourite song but it crashes few times

3 stars out of 5
· 2/1/2016
Makes rearranging playlists unintuitive

I haven't used this app very much, trying to transition from Windows Media Player and I mostly use Google Play for my music needs. However as I can't play lossless off Google Play sometimes local play is good. So in my relatively few times using this app I've encountered the problem where I cannot rearrange my now playing if I just play a selection of files off my PC. So I want tracks to play in A>B>C>D order but upon opening Groove puts them in B>C>A>D order and does not make it intuitive at all to rearrange them to the proper order.

3 stars out of 5
· 1/31/2016
Waiting for it to catch up to the past

Still use Zune desktop player. Seems like Microsoft has been rebuilding their apps, instead of improving them. Features like auto playlists have been gone since Zune. X-Box Music, and now Groove, both miss this feature. The focus is just to subscribe to their service, and ignore your own music (even IF purchased through the store). Note: The removal of a feature is NEVER considered an upgrade by your customers. If what you are releasing is missing established features, it is NOT ready to be released. Upgrading to a newer version should NOT result in loss of functionality. I use either the Zune desktop app and/or iTunes to play my music, and that is a shame.

1 stars out of 5
· 2/1/2016

This app is horrible. Doesn't support podcasts, doesn't sync with my windows phone (or any other phone), UI sucks and isn't very responsive. Bring back Zune!! I used to love my Zune music pass, now I don't even listen to music anymore unless it on my desktop via Zune desktop application. LAME!

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  • Make and edit playlists of your favorite songs
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