Hello, Windows Insiders! You saw some of these changes to Groove Music in the app update we released to people in the Xbox Preview program earlier this week. Now the same newness plus one additional, long-awaited feature is available on Windows devices (PC, phone, and HoloLens) for people on the Windows Insider Fast ring. Enjoy!
You can now edit the metadata for music saved locally! Right-click on an album or song and choose Edit Info. BAM!
Check out the new focus on genres in Explore. You can now see curated playlists, new releases, best new songs, top albums, and top artists...all by GENRE!! It’s available in US, UK, FR, CA, and DE. We’re so proud of the work we’ve done in Explore we want you all to see it! We made a change so that it’s the first thing you see when you launch the app after this update – don’t worry, it’s a one-time thing and we’ll go back to showing the pivot you last used when you launch the app in the future.
Radio stations show up in Recent Plays in Your Groove.
You can check out which artists are included in a playlist in Explore more easily now because they are highlighted when you click on a playlist.
You can give feedback on playlists in Your Groove with a thumbs up or thumbs down. You can also mute specific songs in a Your Groove playlist if you don’t want to hear them anymore. Muted songs will be excluded when you play that playlist later or save a copy to your collection.
We also introduced landmarks in Groove to reduce tabs when using Narrator.
Thanks for your support. We look forward to reading your feedback!
The Groove Music Team
[08/18/16] We released an update to this payload to fix the issue that caused Groove Music to randomly play music and the issue that prevented the app from producing audio in some cases. Look for 3.6.2397.0 in the Store for Windows devices - PC, phone, and HoloLens.