Microsoft is pushing out a new update for Groove Music, including a new feature Your Groove. The new version 3.6.2244.0 will be available for the WIP Fast ring later today. But in the meantime here’s the changelog The most important feature introduced by this update is Your Groove. This feature automatically generates playlists for you based on a variety of factors. Such as top plays, recent adds, information about the world of music around you, and common music-related activities.Your Groove is a welcome development, despite its basic functionality. And while I’m sure the Groove team will never have the influence to get the resources. They really need to move this service beyond also-ran status. Those who have been paying for a Groove Music Pass for years—literally since it was called Zune Music Pass. In my case, almost a decade—are finally seeing some small payback for our loyalty.
Whats New on Your Groove
This is where you can not only quickly get back to things you’ve played recently, but also find recommendations for what to play next. Playlists for you are automatically generated playlists curated to your taste. Based on a variety of factors such as your use of Groove (e.g. top plays, recent adds), musical metadata (e.g. mood, genre, era), information about the world of music around you (e.g. recent releases, who is on tour, critical reception), and common music-related activities (e.g. focusing at work, getting a party started)
They update often to give you fresh recommendations, so save the ones you love to your own playlists so you can listen to them again and again. Saving a copy also gives you the ability to edit the content and download them for offline playback. The more music you add to your collection, the higher quality and variety of Playlists for you we will be able to generate.
For those with a Music Pass, we mix in some recommendations of new songs you may like based on what you already have in your collection. And in the same sense that we should appreciate that Microsoft is keeping Windows phone (in the form of Windows 10 Mobile) in the market despite its astonishing defeat, I likewise appreciate that Groove just keeps on keeping on as well, and it’s actually getting better as we move forward. And this is another nice improvement. Way overdue, yes. But nice.
In addition to providing Your Groove, the newly-released Groove 3.6.2244 fixed a bunch of bugs:
Files opened in Groove from other applications like Mail now continue to play in the background.
Groove now skips queuing up unplayable tracks when playing an album or artist so the Now Playing queue isn’t full of unplayable tracks.
Microsoft fixed Groove to support the ESC the keyboard shortcut to exit the full screen Now Playing experience.
Performance issues when playing large playlists have been fixed.
Groove will now attempt to recover from situations where playback appears to be stuck.
Microsoft added more telemetry around playback in order to improve app quality.
Microsoft made some changes to improve the playback reliability for Groove Music Pass content in offline situations.
Your Groove and other new Groove functionality will publicly debut in the Groove app. In the Upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary update when it ships on or around July 29, 2016.