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  1. mstabes's Avatar
    Wow, only if Groove Music was available in my "geographic region", I might think of giving it a try again. Come on MS, if Google can have Play Music working where I am, surely Groove can do the same. Just another reason my 950XL now languishes in its box in a cupboard somewhere.
    05-24-2016 02:30 AM
  2. Gaurang Rangpadiya's Avatar
    Completely true.
    I am ok with new UI as long as it works properly....
    I have collection of 2000 sound tracks downloaded from Nokia-Music.
    in my Lumia 930 with Windows 8.1 it was working fine but after updating to Windows 10, all the collection became one giant album without artist, album art.... and all the properties are lost when we see in file explorer...
    05-24-2016 04:06 AM
  3. Sedp23's Avatar
    The shuffle seems to be broken for me everyone I shuffle it seems to shuffle the same songs in the same order every time

    Sent from mTalk
    05-24-2016 04:15 AM
  4. NomadMK15c's Avatar
    05-24-2016 05:30 AM
  5. ThePyrobri's Avatar
    I don't really "get" Groove Music, but from what I can tell it's mainly, or perhaps exclusively, a cloud-based service. Is that right? I do keep my music in OneDrive, but I prefer to play music stored locally on the SD card. Groove doesn't appear to do that, or if it does I haven't figured out how. So I downloaded Core for local music playback, and it seems to work fine. If someone knows of a better player for SD-only music, I'd be happy to hear about it.
    No, it's both, I download all the music I want to be available all the time and the rest of my collection I stream on the rare occasions I listen to it.
    You can also add your own tracks to a music folder on OneDrive and then listen to those on any connected device by either streaming or downloading the tracks. This works across PC and Mobile as well as their web player.
    Captain_Eric likes this.
    05-24-2016 05:42 AM
  6. PoohGQ's Avatar
    I have been plagued by that Album Artist issue on Windows devices and can't figure out how to get it fixed automatically. I always have to first do the tags on my PC before I can get a solid album to load correctly in Groove. I also just upload all my music in OneDrive and any purchased items are also stored in OneDrive for easy tag updates. Groove was so annoying last year that I never renewed my subscription at the end of March, however, Microsoft has actually made a huge improvement now. I will still hold off on renewing until they can fix it to work properly on Windows 10 mobile and other devices. iPhone experience is horrible but I only use my Lumia 925 to listen to my own music (can't understand how that Music app on iPhone even works - worse than Groove by miles!).
    05-24-2016 07:07 AM
  7. coeus89's Avatar
    it works but look at the quality difference between groove on android and spotify or google play music.
    05-24-2016 07:51 AM
  8. PBarrette's Avatar
    How about getting it to display properly when streaming via Android in my car? No album image, no timeline. My Windows Phone 8.1 showed both with Xbox Music.

    And why do I have to re-install the app every month or two to get it to work again (after it stops for no reason)?
    05-24-2016 08:14 AM
  9. Shane Richardson1's Avatar
    Why is there no Genre?!!
    05-24-2016 08:15 AM
  10. Dr_8820's Avatar
    My problem has always been with shuffle. If you pick a song (128gb card with years of music ), it will only play songs beginning with the first letter and the next letter up of the song you selected. Countless feedback left, still broken. Equalizer is a joke.
    05-24-2016 08:24 AM
  11. Aanze's Avatar
    The shuffle seems to be broken for me everyone I shuffle it seems to shuffle the same songs in the same order every time

    Sent from mTalk
    Hahah I'm glad you noticed too, thought it was in my head...
    Bottom line, this whole OS is a giant joke..
    05-24-2016 08:25 AM
  12. Xaxxus's Avatar
    can confirm because my car does this as well. It uses artist rather than album artist to display tracks. I have a lot of electronic music on my phone, and each song has "Artist name feat. artist 2". So rather than just seeing the song under "artist name" I see it under "artist name feat. artist 2" when I am searching via artist.

    its incredibly stupid. Music playback software should always use album artist rather than artist.
    05-24-2016 08:42 AM
  13. laserfloyd's Avatar
    They need to get the original ZuneHD team to work on this app. I loved that UI. But since it's now defunct I have to use my phone. It lacks to say the least. Amazing how something that's relatively new can be outdone by something that's older. I guess that's not really amazing. Anyway, yes, it needs work. Badly. I think it's the #1 item on their suggestion page or something.
    05-24-2016 09:10 AM
  14. negative1ne's Avatar
    They need to get the original ZuneHD team to work on this app. I loved that UI. But since it's now defunct I have to use my phone. It lacks to say the least. Amazing how something that's relatively new can be outdone by something that's older. I guess that's not really amazing. Anyway, yes, it needs work. Badly. I think it's the #1 item on their suggestion page or something.
    i had a zune HD for quite a while, before i got a windows phone.
    thats what got me into it.

    now, i actually have 2 of the same phones, and i use one exclusively for music only.

    later
    -1
    05-24-2016 09:26 AM
  15. Xaxxus's Avatar
    The shuffle seems to be broken for me everyone I shuffle it seems to shuffle the same songs in the same order every time

    Sent from mTalk
    its like this on every OS. Apple music does it too. I think it factors in number of times listened to a song when they shuffle it or something. Because I have found that my favorite songs always get clustered together.
    05-24-2016 09:28 AM
  16. ubizmo's Avatar
    No, it's both, I download all the music I want to be available all the time and the rest of my collection I stream on the rare occasions I listen to it.
    You can also add your own tracks to a music folder on OneDrive and then listen to those on any connected device by either streaming or downloading the tracks. This works across PC and Mobile as well as their web player.
    Yeah, I'm finally getting the hang of it. Initially I was puzzled by my inability to find tracks in File Explorer. When I realized that Groove downloads them with its own code name, I got the picture.

    Interestingly, I had already downloaded a number of albums from OneDrive into artist subdirectories I created in my Music folder on my 640xl. Groove on my phone indexed them but left them alone there.

    At the moment, I've done more downloading than actual music playing, so I don't have much experience to share. My needs are fairly simple anyway. I almost never play music on my laptop. When I do, I just play from OneDrive. "My" laptop is a work-owned machine running Windows 7.
    05-24-2016 09:48 AM
  17. mattybsrs's Avatar
    Groove hasn't worked with my SONOS system ever, but works great on the phone itself. I'll still likely switch to another service soon though.
    05-24-2016 09:59 AM
  18. deezus's Avatar
    Hhahahaha, are you really suggesting we give feedback to MS about there garbage music crAPP? We shouldn't have to, they had a perfect music app called Zune that they decided for some dumbass reason to replace with xbox music/groove music. WE DONT NEED TO GIVE THEM FEEDBACK BECAUSE THEY DONT LISTEN. HERE IS ALL THE FEEDBACK THEY NEED, TAKE ZUNE SOFTWARE AND RENAME IT GROOVE MUSIC THEN HIT ENTER. IVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR FIVE YEARS AND THAT WAS WHAT CAUSED ME TO SWITCH TO ANDROID...GOOGLE MUSIC BLOWS AWAY, AND THATS NOT SAYING MUCH, GROOVE IN EVERY WAY, NOT EVEN CLOSE. BTW, IM NOT YELLING AT YOU.....
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    05-24-2016 10:02 AM
  19. Baron164's Avatar
    Yup, Groove is junk, when it was named Xbox Music, it was junk too. I don't understand how the Zune Music app from Windows Phone 7 was dumped in favor of this heaping pile of refuse.

    It's even worse for me on PC, I store all my music on a network share. Groove simply will not add music that is not stored locally so it's completely useless for me. So I'm still using the Zune PC client since it just works.

    For the most part on mobile I've been using Emby to just stream music from my server at home so I don't need to deal with storing music locally. I may try out the Loco Music Player and Core Player and see how I like them though. It be nice to be able to play music locally again.
    05-24-2016 10:41 AM
  20. sweatshopking's Avatar
    purchase music...???? whaaaaaat?
    05-24-2016 10:44 AM
  21. Jonnny4's Avatar
    I'll say it again. At least you can download songs.

    This happens when I try to download on the iPhone.
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    This is what happens when you try to download on my android device. I have no songs in Onedrive and to my knowledge Onedrive is the only thing that has a limit.
    screenshot_20160524-113455.jpg

    I can't wait to go back to Windows Phone.
    05-24-2016 10:48 AM
  22. mdefran65's Avatar
    You should have never left, stop listening to the haters make your own mind up.
    05-24-2016 10:54 AM
  23. RHoudek's Avatar
    I too am over Groove Music, but for a completely different reason. I've dropped my subscription because MS has lost the license to most of my favorite Indie artists.
    05-24-2016 11:10 AM
  24. Jonnny4's Avatar
    You should have never left, stop listening to the haters make your own mind up.
    I had no choice in that. It was work.
    05-24-2016 11:26 AM
  25. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Almost forgot to mention one of the most annoying bugs in Groove. When you've opened an audio file from the file explorer app and it plays in the Groove mobile app just fine. That is, until the screen times out and causes your phone to stop playing the song you were listening to.
    curseoftheninja likes this.
    05-24-2016 11:48 AM
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