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4 stars out of 5
· 2/12/2016
Works but needs a few tweeks

I like the little box that comes up when you change volume showing the song and controls. This should also pop up for 5 seconds or so when the song changes like most media players do, including windows media player. I would like the option to add to current playlist (queue) from the context menu and not just override every time. I would also like an easy way to select all songs and play the entire collection from inside the app.

1 stars out of 5
· 2/12/2016

Completely useless. Can't clear now playing list. Can't queue single songs. Loses music and playlists. Now requires a Groove Music pass subscription to play your own music on your own device. I recommend humming to yourself instead of trying to use this worthless piece of cr&p!

3 stars out of 5
· 2/12/2016
Needs to be... more

I try to use this app as a music library player, in a similar fashion to Media Player. While it certainly allows access to my music, it is very awkward to use consistently. Lack of desktop skins, a poorly implemented playlist system, and difficult library management leads to a 3-star. Yeah, I know, this isn't Groove's intended space, but why does it have to be so ugly for these use cases?

3 stars out of 5
· 2/12/2016
Still not as good as Zune or Windows 8

The old Zune Pass subscriptions which included 10 free songs monthly are going away and being converted to the Groove Music Pass which doesn't offer the free songs. The big splash with Xbox Music on the Windows 8 launch was ad-supported free streaming. It seems this is gone now as well. A new brand name and keeping graphics artists busy by changing artwork is not the way to get me excited, especially when there are bugs or when functionality which was available years ago is no longer available.

3 stars out of 5
· 2/12/2016
Ok but could be better

Like that I can pick an artist and here all their songs. I wish I could customize the radio station. I can only put in one artist unlike other music apps where I can select multiple artist. Then rate the songs when they play, building on as I listen. Most of these stations are only 15 songs and then when I revisit the artist I only get the same 15 songs.

2 stars out of 5
· 2/13/2016
So buggy

I don't understand how this app is public. Tracks go missing, the touch interface is slow, buggy, and full of visual artifacts, I can't sort or copy playlists, half of my songs stop working in the playlist or I can't remove them. This doesn't even seem like beta software.

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

easy to make playlists easy import

2 stars out of 5
· 2/12/2016
Needs an awful lot of work.

Tag detection takes forever, glitches out and puts fully-tagged music into unorganizable (because you can't mess with tags or album art in Groove) "unknown artist" folders. I have a large music collection and importing it was awful. I had to move my entire music collection around between folders and put artists in one by one for it to detect them. Fix all of that to make it more like Zune, and improve the voice control, allow us to tell it to read songs on specific albums, and I'll give it a five.

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
· 2/11/2016
Works well

Easy to move music from other sources like iTunes and other downloading services, easy and enjoyable to use. No dislikes yet from this guy!

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