Microsoft has been working pretty hard lately on improving its Groove music app on Windows 10, but many users of the app on other platforms have felt that the company has left plenty of room for improvement there for far too long.
But an update rolling out today attempts to address some of those concerns, taking a step in the right direction to offer a better experience for those using Groove outside of Windows 10.
Microsoft's Ellen Kilbourne announced today's release of Groove version 3.6.60707 for Android, and 3.6.60708 for iOS, which include:
- Significant improvements to product and playback reliability.
- An Explore view to learn about the most popular songs and new releases from top artists.
- Faster download of albums and songs so you can play them offline. The app still needs to be in the foreground to download music, background download coming in a future update.
- Screen resolution improvements to support today’s larger screen mobile phones.
- New sorting options when viewing your collection of music.
- Much faster sign-in to the app using your Microsoft account.
And she had even more good news to share for iOS and Android users, adding that Microsoft is "committed to keeping the Groove app updated more regularly going forward".