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What is Groove Music Pass and what does it have to do with Xbox Music?

What is Groove Music Pass and what does it have to do with Xbox Music?

Windows 10 certainly marks a lot of big shifts for Microsoft when it launches later in July. Whether it is the upgrade model, new features, or Universal Windows Apps, the Windows of 2015 is a very different beast from the past. The branding behind Xbox Music has been speculated as shifting with...
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With Apple waving goodbye to Beats Music, here are some alternatives for Windows Phone owners

Alas, Beats Music, we hardly knew ye. The music subscription service that did support Windows Phone has been canned by Apple to be replaced by one that does not. As of June 30, Beats goes away. It's not a total blackout for Windows users since the (often terrible) desktop version of iTunes will...
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You can now to rock out to AC/DC on Xbox Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer

Australian rock band AC/DC has made several albums available on streaming services, including Xbox Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer. Although AC/DC is one of the best-known bands in the world — having sold more than 200 million albums globally — band members were reticent to make their records...

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What is a Groove Music Pass and how do you get one?

You don't need a Groove Music Pass to use the app on Windows 10 but having one opens up a much wider world of music for your PC or smartphone. Here we're taking a look at what exactly it is, what you get for it and how you go about getting one. What is a Groove Music Pass? In its simplest...
Xbox Music, Video experience outages

Xbox Music, Video, and Xbox One matchmaking experience outages [Update: They're back!]

It looks like some Xbox services are currently down across numerous devices. According to the Xbox service status page, both Xbox Video and Xbox Music stores are down for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC users. Additionally, Xbox Live is experiencing issues with matchmaking. From Microsoft: "...
Groove Music is here for Windows 10 and MSN Weather ditches ads

Groove Music is here for Windows 10 and MSN Weather ditches ads

Late tonight, some new app updates have rolled through for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The big change is in regards to the Music apps, which now grabs the new branding of Groove Music announced earlier this week. Everything from the new Live Tile (which reveals now playing info) to the app...
Poll – Do you like the name Groove as a replacement for Xbox Music?

Poll – Do you like the name Groove as a replacement for Xbox Music?

Today we have gone from speculation to confirmation about the name change for Xbox Music. Long rumored to be a consideration, Xbox Music is now just Groove (not Groove Music, as originally reported). The word 'groove' has many meanings, but one of the most frequent ones is about music. From...
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Here's why Microsoft chose 'Groove' as the new name for Xbox Music

Earlier today, Microsoft made the surprise announcement that it would rename its Xbox Music service and app to "Groove" for the launch of Windows 10 later in July. But why was the Groove name itself chosen? We now have that information thanks to a Microsoft spokesperson Windows Central...
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Good-bye Xbox Music and Xbox Video; Hello Groove and Movies & TV for Windows 10

Update: Microsoft is apparently just calling their new music service "Groove" and not "Groove Music", despite the screenshot in the announcement blog post clearly showing the "Groove Music" name . Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc stated on his Twitter account that the company is "working to fix" the...
What is Groove Music Pass and what does it have to do with Xbox Music?

What is Groove Music Pass and what does it have to do with Xbox Music?

Windows 10 certainly marks a lot of big shifts for Microsoft when it launches later in July. Whether it is the upgrade model, new features, or Universal Windows Apps, the Windows of 2015 is a very different beast from the past. The branding behind Xbox Music has been speculated as shifting with...
AC/DC

You can now to rock out to AC/DC on Xbox Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer

Australian rock band AC/DC has made several albums available on streaming services, including Xbox Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer. Although AC/DC is one of the best-known bands in the world — having sold more than 200 million albums globally — band members were reticent to make their records...
Music on Windows 10 Mobile

Artists now appear in circles for Music on Windows 10 Mobile

Last week, the Music app for Windows 10 desktop picked up an update. With it came the 'artists in circles' feature where images of bands shifted from the square design to a circle-based one. The change was first spotted back in May and it is now becoming a reality.For some, the move is unwelcome...
Beats Music

With Apple waving goodbye to Beats Music, here are some alternatives for Windows Phone owners

Alas, Beats Music, we hardly knew ye. The music subscription service that did support Windows Phone has been canned by Apple to be replaced by one that does not. As of June 30, Beats goes away. It's not a total blackout for Windows users since the (often terrible) desktop version of iTunes will...

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