Groove Music may soon feature curated playlists on the web


Microsoft’s Groove Music service is one of Microsoft’s most curious services. It has a bevy of clients and features, but not a single app that encompasses the full features of Groove.

Recommendations for Music is one feature Groove users have been asking for a while now, and while Microsoft’s Groove web app has offered that feature for over a year, neither of the Windows 10 Clients for Groove offer that feature. Now it seems another related feature to Microsoft’s Groove Music recommendations has finally surfaced on the Groove Music – albeit on the web side exclusively.

Groove playlists

Users will notice that Microsoft’s Groove Music now recommends some playlists on the web in the explore tab. The recommendations may vary by region, but they are curated playlists available to Groove Music users to save and play on their devices.

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Eagle eyed readers will notice that the Groove team introduced a similar feature in the Store app a while ago in the form of music collections. Indeed it is these same music collections that are now being converted to playlists for easier consumption on the web.

The only difference is while the Store app suggests albums to you, the Groove web-app features songs from that album arranged in a playlist.

Unfortunately, there is no user accessible way to either search for playlists, nor is there a way to convert the store collections from the store app to playlists.  The only hope users have is for Microsoft’s music team to bring the playlist functionality to the client side apps on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and perhaps iOS and Android in future updates.

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