A useful helper for all users who want to manage their music collection and play their favorite songs stored on the PC, in iTunes, or in OneDrive.
- Groove Music
- Version : 10.17054.15411.0
- License :Freeware
- OS :Windows All
- Publisher :Microsoft
Groove Music Description
Ever since Windows 8 arrived and brought about some important changes in many respects for Microsoft’s proprietary operating system, all eyes were on the newly born apps and their Store, especially since a handful of those applications came with the OS.
Windows evolved to 8.1 and later on, Windows 10, and many of the utilities did the same, particularly those developed by the Redmond-based corporation. Among them, one of the more popular apps, Groove Music Store App, formerly known as Xbox Music, is trying to deliver its users all the content they need when it comes to songs, albums and performing artists.
Listen to locally stored music
The interactive app aims to serve as both a music player and a content manager, combining both in an attractive interface. Groove Music can collect automatically all the tracks stored in the default Music folders, and it allows you to specify custom locations as well.
The player is intuitive and, no matter the section you are browsing, it doesn’t disappear from the lower side of the interface. As such, you can always get a glimpse at the song name, pause it, jump to the next or the previous track, activate shuffling or playlist repeat, and control the volume.
Create playlists and organize your music
The software comes with support for playlists, including those generated in iTunes, so if you want to add your music this way, simply use the ‘Import playlists’ function. Just as well you can save the currently playing tunes into a new list and have it displayed in the left pane for quick access.
Organizing your music collection requires nothing more than you adding the music in the playlists. Groove Music Store App automatically extracts information regarding albums, artists, and song names, placing the titles in the designated areas.
An overall good, but limited music player
With a few of the old features of Xbox Music gone and new features in the spotlight, Groove Music Store App is, on the whole, a good music player with simple playback control, and a reliable audio collection manager. Nevertheless, the rather limited set of features it carries makes it more suitable for basic tasks.