Microsoft Groove Music is Now Available on All Mobile Platforms. When Groove Music was released on Windows 10, Microsoft rebranded its Xbox music service with it.
Microsoft Groove Music Now Available on All Mobile Platforms
Microsoft has been rolling and rebranding its music service across mobile device platforms, and recently, the last major mobile platform has been added: iOS, which includes the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
What is the Microsoft Groove Music App?
The Microsoft Groves Music is brand new for Windows 10. It adds your MP3s to OneDrive, and you can make use of the Groove Music app to play your favorite songs on other devices, including PCs, Windows Phones, and Xboxes, for free. Since Windows 10 was launched, Microsoft decided to phase out the Windows Media Player and transition to Groove Music.
Microsoft Groove Music iOS
If your Microsoft Groove Music does not update automatically for apps on your iOS device, you just have to opt for the app store and you will see the update in the app install location. It works in the same way as Xbox Music did, but with some better features. You are allowed to add your music files to your OneDrive.
However, that is a feature Microsoft just added to OneDrive not long ago. Songs will appear as part of your collections, and you don’t need a Groove Music pass to use them. Yes, Microsoft Groove Music is now available on iOS.
Below are the updates according to the iTunes Page:
- You do not need a Groove Music Pass to use the app (certain features still require it).
- A new app name and design.
- Music in your OneDrive music folder now appears as part of your collection.
- You can also download individual songs and albums for offline use in addition to a playlist.
- Filter your music to see just what’s available offline.
- Various bug fixes
Those are the updates you can find, according to the iTunes page.
Groove Music on All Major Mobile Platforms
It does not matter what you think about the name “Groove Music” (I wish it was just Microsoft Music), it has come a long way since the days of Windows 8 and is called Xbox Music. It’s available on all major mobile platforms, including Android, Windows Phone, and now iOS. It also works on Xbox One and 360 and the web.
Simply download the app to your device(s), and your music collection from OneDrive, as well as streaming music (via a Groove Music pass), will be in sync.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Groove Music a Microsoft app?
Yes, Microsoft Groove Music is brand new for Windows 10. Add your MP3s to OneDrive and you can use the Groove Music app to play your songs on other devices, like PCs, Windows Phones, and Xboxes, for free.
Which is better: Groove Music or Windows Media Player?
Groove Music has more features, and the Windows Media Player lacks features and is a bit old-school. Moreover, Windows Media Player can also play video formats, whereas Groove Music is only for audio formats. In the end, it all depends on the interest of the user and how and what they want formats. In the end, it all depends on the interest of the user in which and what to choose from these two applications.
How do I get Groove Music?
To open the Groove Music app in Windows 11, open the Start Menu, click or tap on All apps, then scroll down the list until you find the Groove Music shortcut. Click or tap on the shortcut to open the app.
Why is my Groove Music not working?
When your groove music is not working, there may be some corruption in the system files that is causing the problem, and once you scan them, you will be able to fix the problem. With the help of the Command Prompt and by using the SFC utility, you can fix the problem.
Is Groove Music Now A Media Player?
If you use Groove Music, your library and playlists will move over to the new Media Player. While the new Media Player supports video, Microsoft’s Movies & TV app (known as Films & TV in some regions) will remain available.