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  1. HappyBuddhaman's Avatar
    I spent more time trying to FIX Groove than listening to actual music. Groove is a disaster that MS is completely ignoring. I went Android and now use Media Monkey with a subscription to Google music (here's an idea MS, ever hear of a FAMILY PLAN?!?!). I buy little digital music though, as a CD ripped in FLAC sounds better than anything downloaded.

    I'll never go back, there is only so much a consumer can take before they call it quits.
    Last edited by HappyBuddhaman; 05-26-2016 at 12:54 PM.
    05-26-2016 11:00 AM
  2. markears's Avatar
    I like a lot about Groove but after getting a 650 with WP10 I'm giving up and getting an iPhone and not renewing - all due to one bug. I play an LP and it stops at the end of each track. So it's not safe to use when I drive, it's disruptive when I work and just not a good experience.
    Funny that I wanted to go to WP10 to get gapless playback and instead I get this one track then stop bug.
    Last edited by markears; 05-26-2016 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Typos
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    05-26-2016 02:38 PM
  3. andrew bainbridge's Avatar
    Windows just can't seem to execute a polished product. Like the roads and motorways of England, there's always roadwork's and potholes - nothing's ever finished or complete. It's like Windows are lazy and don't care...its not about winning the race all the time, but just staying in it with a polished and stable product, reliable and a pleasure to use.
    05-26-2016 03:48 PM
  4. goldzweig's Avatar
    xbox music was so much better
    groove sucks, its always been a problem since I installed W10 for the first time.
    05-26-2016 05:43 PM
  5. sonus's Avatar
    I spent more time trying to FIX Groove than listening to actual music. Groove is a disaster that MS is completely ignoring. I went Android and now use Media Monkey with a subscription to Google music (here's an idea MS, ever hear of a FAMILY PLAN?!?!). I buy little digital music though, as a CD ripped in FLAC sounds better than anything downloaded.

    I'll never go back, there is only so much a consumer can take before they call it quits.
    On Android try using Cloud Music Player. It works amazingly with Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox etc. and it does not require borked licensing nor does it require a subscription.
    05-26-2016 10:57 PM
  6. unsterblich's Avatar
    Groove would be SOOOOOOOOO much better if they listened to not only the Windows Feedback ideas but decided to take a VERY worthy card out of their pocket which is the fluidity of the Zune interface. Even with Windows 10 I still use Zune software because it is the Microsoft end-all-be-all music (tag) editing/listening software. If they were to ACTUALLY LISTEN to their USERS they would realize a return to Zune features could be a HUGE boost in numbers. Seriously. WHY THE HELL can't Groove Music rip CD's? If I wanted a sub-par music experience, I'll stick to WMP. But to taint Groove? I love you Microsoft, but GET A GRIP. FFS.
    Last edited by unsterblich; 05-28-2016 at 09:03 PM.
    05-27-2016 02:19 AM
  7. Bobvfr's Avatar
    xbox music was so much better
    groove sucks, its always been a problem since I installed W10 for the first time.
    As far as I am aware Groove is Xbox Music with another name and the only changes apart from the name have been updates.

    If you have a problem it is more likely to be database issues or a W10/setup issue although as stated my 1520 on 10 works well as does my lads 930 and my wife's 830 all using Groove on 10.

    The only issues I have ever had with Groove/Xbox music was, I made a mistake when I first set it up on a PC and had a circular reference to where music (On a network) was stored and then when I tried to "Dump" too much music onto it in one go and the database went wobbly.

    And when I went Redstone builds (So I got out of Insiders).

    I would say that like doing a hard reset on a phone, the best way to cure Groove music issues is to consider doing a fresh "Install" of your music across all devices using the web site as your reference and take it easy, make sure it works at each step, so put in your local files, then OneDrive, then your Groove pass stuff.
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    05-27-2016 03:55 AM
  8. DougB541#CB's Avatar
    To note as some said it...Xbox Music windows app is actually pretty good...xbox app as well. But majority of music listening is on my phone and the android app just wasn't up to snuff. I'm sure they'll get there but I am not going to keep handing over money while they figure it out.
    05-27-2016 12:45 PM
  9. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Well, I formatted my SD card to see if it made any difference since my OP and it still did not fix groove. It's still not showing over 1k songs in my library.
    05-28-2016 09:48 AM
  10. onlysublime's Avatar
    There's a new Groove app. I just loaded it today and it had to rebuild the library. Seems more mouse-friendly. And they polished the UI. They keep improving it.

    They finally added the ability to repeat an individual track. Can't believe that was taken away when Groove debuted on Windows 10. But it's back now. Before, you had to right-click on a song and choose play in order to play just the single track.

    I can't think of a better way to get music for $30/year for almost unlimited music. Yeah, I got it on a sale. But even at full price, it's cheaper than the alternatives.

    I do wish that it was 5 devices instead of 4. I've run into that problem.
    06-02-2016 04:54 PM
  11. sikurunana's Avatar
    Had a Groove update on W10M today, and I updated it.

    In the action menu, when changing songs, the artist is not shown anymore. Only the song name, and its still buggy. What are they doing? >_<
    06-03-2016 05:40 AM
  12. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    There's no way people use Windows Phones over at Microsoft. I just can't believe under any circum stance that they were actively using these phones with these types of bugs present.
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    06-07-2016 10:43 AM
  13. david1alp's Avatar
    I was mowing the lawn today, listening to an album with my headphones on... Twice the music stopped FOR NO REASON??? I had to stop the mower; get the device out of my pocket, take off my gloves, put in my password; try and read the screen in glaring sunlight; figure out the problem; fix the problem; (although in both cases, the album had just stopped for no reason) get the mower going again; and then it would get to the end of another song; and STOP again!!

    I am getting BORED of this sodding device!!!! I'm sorry to say this -- but i never had any of these problems when I used to listen to my Apple iPod...
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    06-07-2016 06:42 PM
  14. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Microsoft need to headhunt from Spotify like their business depended on it if they're going to get groove into a good place. Between the awful user interface and seemingly endless bugginess it's the worst steaming service by far. It makes Apple Maps look genius by comparison
    06-28-2016 02:26 AM
  15. Lagur's Avatar
    I used groove app and subscriber for 4 months and so far my experience is good and it's getting better with the continuous updates. What I really hate is that I'm tired of waiting of Family Plan to show up... so here I am using Spotify.

    (I feel like MS is going to read my post and already seriously considering Family Plan)

    My experience in Spotify is.... ok so far. I like the UI of Groove better because of robust and simpler design. There are also 2 albums that are region locked in my country but I can live that as I have my backup mp3 albums and Family Plan is the main reason I'm trying out Spotify.

    My questions are...
    - how do I play my mp3 files to Spotify app in Win10Mobile?
    - Is there a workaround to region locked albums?
    07-04-2016 04:25 AM
  16. joaopaulo016's Avatar
    I bought it here and it appeared good.
    Artist link: goo.gl/hGW52U
    11-08-2016 03:43 PM
  17. Arch Stanton2's Avatar
    I highly recommend that people just uninstall Groove until Microsoft listens to user requests.
    Until then they only have one goal and that's to sell you things you don't need or already have.

    Just Google WinAero and use the 10 Apps Manager to remove every bloatware package thrown in your face by Microsoft.
    I've removed just about everything that either tracks you and/or DRM's you.
    Groove and the Video player is a waste of time and can be easily removed as well as One Note, People and the rest.
    They are useless and do more to sell you garbage than actually play your own music and video.

    Microsoft used to be about user experience then they have become a sterile looking platform that tries to sell refrigerators to Eskimo's

    I also have found zero reason to switch from FireFox to Edge or use any app that refuses to block ads.
    And you have to have a MS account just to get the ad blocker for edge that does a terrible job.
    Even Cortana needs a MS account to be functional.

    At this point, all I use Windows 10 for is to launch my games and everything is 3rd party because I refused to be DRM'd and Tracked just so Microsoft can make a few more dollars to fire Americans and hire Indians on H1B Visas in order to preserve CEO's lavish pay and lifestyle.
    12-16-2016 04:50 AM
  18. Arch Stanton2's Avatar
    If you can put 30,000 songs on a 32 gig sd card on your phone then why would you need a service.
    12-16-2016 05:03 AM
  19. JoeyIsACoolKid's Avatar
    I dunno, I really like Groove and feel like it's getting better constantly. I just feel like I have to go back to Spotify for certain playlists, Running playlists, Student Discount, and for (hopefully Groove gets someday) Last.fm integration.
    03-17-2017 01:01 AM
  20. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    I don't get it, I only use Groove on my 1520 and 950XL. And I only use it for music I load onto my SD card. I do not use Groove Music Pass or download anything. Yet, I have Artist's and their CD's showing up in my Groove app that I did not add and have never owned or heard of. Yet there they are, under my Artist list. What the hell is that about. Not only that, Groove will take an artist folder and move some of those CD's to other areas. Drives me nuts.
    03-21-2017 06:40 PM
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