Windows 10 will have the groove. Xbox Music becomes Groove Music and will compete with Apple Music.
Microsoft revealed today changes in the entertainment features of Windows 10. Microsoft introduces the evolution of the Xbox Music experience, now titled Groove, with new features. Microsoft says that Groove Music describes what people feel and do with music, and is more intuitive for our Windows 10 customers on what they’ll find with the app.
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And along with Groove, users will also find Xbox Video has also been renamed to Movies & TV, making the content in the app more identifiable for our broad customer base. For both of these apps, customers will see the changes come through first on Windows 10 PC’s before rolling out to other devices in the coming months.
Microsoft's Groove Music provides an improved experience for listening to and managing your music in Windows 10. Getting into music is faster than ever with easy-to-use menus and navigation controls that work well with both mouse/keyboard, and with familiar touch gestures on touch-screen devices. With built-in OneDrive integration making users' favorite songs only a few clicks away. Users can upload all their MP3’s to OneDrive, even songs purchased from iTunes, and access them all for free with the Groove app on your Windows devices, Xbox, the web and even on your Android phones and iPhones at some point in the future.
The Groove Music Pass subscription is a premium ad-free listening experience with no interruptions. it costs $9.99/month or $99/year gets consumers the complete access to stream and download music from the Windows Store offering a music catalog with over 40 million tracks. Subscribers can also create custom radio stations based on their favorite songs, albums and artists. This means consumers have yet another choice of a music streaming service. Microsoft Groove directly competes with Apple Music.
Microsoft has setup a Groove Music site with all the details.