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An update is coming for the Groove app on Windows 10 Mobile / version 3.6.1719.0

Ellen Kilbourne [MSFT] started on

An app update is headed to the Store for the Groove app on Windows 10 Mobile. This release (version 3.6.1719.0) includes the following:

  • We made a significant improvement to the way we find your local music and sync your cloud music collection that makes this process much faster. This will cause a one-time rebuild of your collection when you first launch the app after this update.
  • We also simplified our logic for hiding duplicates so managing your collection is easier. We’ll no longer match local MP3s to similar ones in OneDrive or your Music Pass collection.
  • To make it more clear where your music is coming from, songs are now labeled as OneDrive, Purchased, Music Pass, or Local Only. We show you these in Select Mode (long-press, then Select) to catch you when you need them most.
  • We also added the ability for you to see the full set of details on any track with long-press, then Properties.
  • We brought back autosuggest when searching in the app and the ability to see everything you’ve searched for since you launched the app.
  • We heard your feedback about the ability to see album art in Now Playing so we added a toggle in Now Playing to allow you to choose either album art or artist art.
  • We added the ability to sort albums by release year.
  • We made playlist editing easier - you can now select multiple items in a playlist and drag them to another spot in the playlist.
  • We added better scaling so that images look better on larger devices.
  • We added the explicit tag to the list of songs in Now Playing so that it’s easier to see when a song in your queue isn’t playable because it’s explicit.
  • We also updated a few things so that the app works better on Continuum:
    • Playback will continue even if the screen locks when using Continuum.
    • We've continued to improve layouts of Groove at high resolution (ex: Explore Galleries & Search Results)
  • We fixed a number of reliability issues – including the one that temporarily required us to disable ‘sticky pivots’.  With this release we will once again remember what you were doing last and bring you back to the right place the next time you launch Groove.

Please continue making your feedback known in the Windows Feedback app, in store reviews, and elsewhere on the Internet. We’re listening!

Thank you for your continued support,

The Groove Team

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Aniel121123 replied on
Thanks for the great work!
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Jeremiah415 replied on
But does it scrobble?
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Jeremiah415 replied on

  • We heard your feedback about the ability to see album art in Now Playing so we added a toggle in Now Playing to allow you to choose either album art or artist art.

This seems like a designer at Microsoft insisting the artist art remain a feature when every other app in the world uses the album art. A great product decision is better than a configuration.

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Ellen Kilbourne [MSFT] replied on

Set it to show album art and that's what you'll get. Insiders asked for this, not our designers. :)
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EthanAlvaree replied on

Awesome - great job Groove team!!

Looking forward to FLAC streaming & ability to remote-control Groove on PC with your phone in future updates!

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Vítor Norton replied on

Hey Ellen, if I can ask something for you, is to make an option (for both PC and Mobile) for sharing what song is playing (or artist, or album), and share the link for listen it on groove or/and the album/artist image on my social networks.

It would be great do be able to share. I listen a lot of newer music, so sometimes I want to share what album I'm hearing and share my mood to my friends (Maybe not sharing my mood when I'm listen Adele, but ok).

Moment #ThrowbackFriday: That's quite reminder me an old function on MSN where you can use as your status the music that was playing in the moment. (Any one from the Skype team here? Haha)

Keep doing an amazing job! I love to hear about news updates. :-)

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Vítor Norton replied on

  • We heard your feedback about the ability to see album art in Now Playing so we added a toggle in Now Playing to allow you to choose either album art or artist art.

This seems like a designer at Microsoft insisting the artist art remain a feature when every other app in the world uses the album art. A great product decision is better than a configuration.

I do prefer to see the artist than the cover. Thanks for let me choose what I want! ;)

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karelj replied on

No, it seems like they are giving us a choice.
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MarcosBuccella replied on
Every FLAC on my collection now shows "Unknown Artist" as the artist :(.
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JHoff80 replied on

I'd love a filter in the song list to show only the unavailable songs so that I can clean up / fix my library when necessary (very frequently when album rights change).

Also I'd love the option (like Photos now has) to ignore all folders other than my Music folder, so that I can have other stuff on my SD card without it showing in my library.

Still though, this is a good update.

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