1. jdballard's Avatar
    I finally dumped Groove music for Amazon music.

    I had to buy the Amazon music storage because of their ridiculously low 250 song upload limit, but so far I’m happy with the Amazon Music client on Android and Windows. Even with having to pay the $24/year for storage, the annual cost works out the same for me since as a Prime member I only pay $8/month whereas Groove was $10/month. Adding in the storage, it's the same annual price.

    Reasons why:

    1. Searching when using the Android client didn't include my OneDrive music in the results. This was a big one.
    2. After applying a filter, the drop down doesn't close. Minor annoyance, but it does show the lack of attention to detail. It's the little things and part of a death by a 1000 cuts.
    3. Can't specify to store offline files on the SD card. Having a collection with approx. 8K songs, that's important to me.
    4. Microsoft just doesn't seem committed to consumer. They're moving to cloud based stuff with a business focus. (They've always focused on business, but it's even more apparent now.) Amazon is definitely consumer focused.
    5. The glacial pace at which the Android client was updated and almost never adding new features were too slow for me. We're not talking rocket science here and would it have killed them to make the client nice.


    I will miss the Groove client on Windows; it really is a good UWP app. I love the OneDrive integration. But just too many negatives when trying to run it on Android which is where I use it a lot.
    Last edited by jdballard; 08-09-2017 at 09:51 AM.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-08-2017 11:52 AM
  2. offroad73's Avatar
    I finally dumped Groove music for Amazon music.[*]Microsoft just doesn't seem committed to consumer. They're moving to cloud based stuff with a business focus. (They've always focused on business, but it's even more apparent now.) Amazon is definitely consumer focused.
    Considering the latest announcement, talk about foretelling...
    10-17-2017 04:50 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-03-2017, 08:21 AM
  2. Anybody else get unexpected Microsoft Band 2 in mail from Microsoft
    By David Goldwasser in forum Microsoft Band & Band 2
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-08-2017, 11:26 AM
  3. Win 8.1 is using boot files from USB when booting Windows
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-07-2017, 11:57 PM
  4. You'll be able to download Spotify for Xbox One from here very soon
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-06-2017, 09:08 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD