Microsoft had been testing out a new UI and feature update for Groove Music for Windows Insiders, now this update is rolling out to production users on both PCs and Mobile devices running Windows 10.
This new update brings a touch of fluent design to the app, which adds transparency to the app’s sidebar with the effect of making it more pleasant. That’s not all that’s been added, you can now view music videos in Groove if you’re a pass subscriber, letting you cut out the YouTube middle man and just watching the videos of your favourite tunes straight from the app.
While Microsoft originally had this as a feature of the Xbox Groove app, it disappeared in the Universal Windows App shuffle, and we’re glad to see it make a return.
It’s also easier to create a playlist based on the music you like, right clicking or tapping and holding on a song now offers you the option to generate a playlist based on that song or artist.
Microsoft is also taking tips from Nokia’s now deceased MixRadio and Apple Music. You can now pick the artists and genres you love so the firm can optimise your auto-generated playlists and recommended albums. Groove will already have an idea of what kind of music you like by parsing your library and learning what you listen to, but you’ll be able to transparently influence the process in a user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing user interface.
These changes are available immediately on your Windows devices and should roll out to Android and the iPhone in the coming months.
You can snag the update from the Windows Store here: