Less than a month ago, Microsoft shut down its Groove Music Pass service. However, as was originally announced, the company is still investing in the music playback app, albeit on a limited basis. Today, the latest update for Groove Music has been made available for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. This update bumps the app to version 10.18011.12711.0, bringing some new Fluent Design features.
For readers who are unaware, the ''Fluent Design System'' is a new visual language that was announced by the tech giant in May last year. Since then, a number of Windows 10 apps, such as Microsoft Messaging and Skype, have received different elements of the new design. Interestingly, users got their first look at major Fluent Design implementations in Groove Music back in June.
Users of the app will possibly note the considerably changed playback bar, which has been markedly refashioned to include more elements of Fluent Design. To be specific, the ''reveal'' effect has been added, along with a different style for the buttons. Moreover, the bar is now positioned much higher up.
The update also includes the usual bug fixes and improvements, and will possibly be rolled out to regular Windows 10 users in the coming weeks. However, if you're part of the Windows Insider program, head on over to the Microsoft Store to receive the latest design changes for Groove Music.