When Microsoft revealed that it was using renaming its Xbox Music service to Groove, there was a bit of confusion. After all, there was another music app out there with the same name as well.
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Here's a special treat for those using Groove with Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft has issued a major update to this app, adding significant performance improvements and many new features.
Microsoft originally planned to ship two Xbox One consoles, one for gaming, and one for living room-based entertainment. But in dropping the latter device, the software giant has missed out on a huge opportunity. And I think it's time to revisit the notion of a much less expensive Xbox One.
Back in October, Microsoft announced that it had partnered with iHeartRadio so that one could see iHeartRadio radio station links for artists within the Groove app in Windows 10. But how does this really work?
It's a Christmas miracle: The Beatles' entire catalog of 15 studio albums and 4 special collections will soon be available for streaming on Microsoft Groove.
Day 12 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals provides a $50 gift card to Microsoft's content stores when you purchase a one-year Groove Music Pass subscription.
Here are some more tidbits from around the Internets today: Cortana to float, big update for Groove on Windows 10 Mobile, Wal-Mart mobile payments, Tim Cook disses Chromebook.
Choosing a living room set top box can be trying for the Microsoft technology fan, and each of the best devices comes with its own set of pros and cons.
What else is going on in the (tech) world? Microsoft's remaining 12 Days Deals are leaked, Twitter looks back on 2015, and Spotify's free tier rankles some.
Groove received a major update on Windows 10 Mobile last night, adding a handy music sharing feature and some other interesting changes.
There is no truly elegant way to enjoy Microsoft Groove content in the living room unless you invest in an Xbox. But here's an inexpensive workaround.
Happy Saturday. I'll be working on the book for most of the day if possible. But here's what else is happening: George Harrison arrives on Groove, more.
On Thursday, Microsoft started rolling out gapless playback support in Groove, starting first with the Groove mobile app on the Windows 10 Mobile preview.
iHeartRadio will reportedly be the first outside service to be integrated into Microsoft's Groove Music, and will provided a key missing feature: live radio.
Until Microsoft makes its own set-top box or supports Groove and Movies & TV with apps for established solution, your options in the living room are limited
I'm heading to Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event. Here's what (else) is happening today, including some thoughts about getting Groove in the living room.
I received some interesting advice several months back: Instead of just using the services that come with Windows, we should use services that work better.
Sonos added Microsoft Groove support to its line of well-regarded, Wi-Fi-connected smart speakers. This was my cue to see how they work together.
Microsoft announced today that Groove Music is now supported on Sonos. So you can now enjoy your own music on the high-end smart speaker solution.
It's the long-overdue end of an era: This week Microsoft told the remaining few Zune users and Zune Pass subscribers that the ride is finally over.
Microsoft this week released Groove Music—the replacement for Xbox Music—to Android devices, Xbox One and the web. And Sonos announced beta support as well.
Microsoft has issued a major update to the Xbox Music apps for Android and iOS, adding support for OneDrive-based music and other new capabilities.
After some speculation arose yesterday, Microsoft has come clean: it is indeed renaming Xbox Music to Groove, and Xbox Music Pass to Groove Music Pass.
The Phone Companion app in Windows 10 refers to Xbox Music as Groove Music, and to Xbox Music Pass as Groove Music Pass. Is Microsoft rebranding Xbox Music?