Groove Music Gets Gapless Playback … on Windows 10 Mobile Only

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Groove Music, Windows Phones with 0 Comments

Groove Music Gets Gapless Playback ... on Windows 10 Mobile Only

Pink Floyd and live music listeners, rejoice: Microsoft has never offered gapless playback on Xbox Music or Groove … until now. On Thursday, the software giant started rolling out this long-requested feature, starting first with the Groove mobile app on Windows 10 Mobile.

I know. But at least it’s happening.

Word of the feature addition comes courtesy of Microsoft’s Ellen Kilbourne, whomentioned it in roundabout fashion on Twitter.

According to the app update, which brings Groove up to version 3.6.1362, gapless playback—“seamless transitions”—only works with MP3 files, which seems like a curious limitation. (And is possibly a mistake.)


Presumably gapless playback will be making its way to the other Groove Music clients, including Windows 10 for PCs, web, Android, iOS, and Xbox One. Perhaps we’ll hear about those release via smoke signal. 🙂


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