Microsoft updates Groove Music so not all features are available in all markets

Microsoft updates Groove Music so not all features are available in all markets
Since Microsoft replaced Zune with Groove Music, the latter has been often updated with new features and improvements. If not monthly, at least once per two months Groove Music still receives updates on Windows Phone devices.

The latest update for Groove Music improves the experience for those who are listening to the music while offline. Also, it disables some features in some countries, or at least that's what the official changelog mentions.

According to Microsoft, “not all features are available in all markets,” so if you previously had some issues with a particular feature that did not work as intended or not at all, then this might be one of the reasons.

Some Groove Music features seem to be limited to some markets and may not work correctly or not at all in other regions. The latest update is meant to highlight this fact for those who couldn't take advantage of some of the app's features.

Another important change included in the update makes it easier to see what's playable when you are offline. The developers also mention that when you are connected again, online pages are automatically refreshed.

These are all the improvements announced for the newest Groove Music update for Windows Phone devices, but expect new features in future updates.

source: Windows Store via NokiaPoweruser

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8 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I wonder if anyone uses Groove.

2. Harambe unregistered

It's the default music player on windows 10.

7. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 970; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Exactly. That's why I'm wondering if anyone actually uses it.

8. Harambe unregistered

I don't have time to download another one. So yes, I use it along with many others. Plus it looks good and has all the features I need in a music player.

6. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I have since the Zune days. It's frequently discounted, with an excellent UI. Apple should let MS do the UI for Apple Music, it might not be so awful to use.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I barely ever open iTunes any more, Groove does most of the the media playback I want. Only use iTunes when I want to add new content to my library, as it automatically organizes the file system according to the detail I put into each track info, allows customizing the album artwork, and it allows creating a high bit-rate AAC version of the media, keeping all my media formats the same (m4a). Also, the idevice drivers it provides are needed for iFunbox to function during those moments when I want to retrieve media from some colleagues' phones that are too dumb to share media over Bluetooth.

3. metalicblue

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

meh i stopped using all local music players on android, windows and linux after switching to local music streaming service.

4. metalicblue

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

and groove streaming service is not available

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