List of file formats that Microsoft's Groove Music app supports

Microsoft's Groove Music app built into Windows 10 is easy to overlook if you're not a subscriber to the streaming service. The truth is, though, it's actually a very capable music player with very little fluff.

Just recently, I was pretty surprised to find out that lossless audio FLAC files played without a hitch in the Groove Music app. Gone are the days you when you needed to seek a third-party player to listen to lossless audio. But while there's a lot that the Groove app can play, it won't play everything.

Here's a handy checklist of the audio file formats you can enjoy in the Groove Music app on Windows 10.

More: Everything you need to know about Groove Music on Windows 10

Supported file formats

  • .mp3
  • .flac
  • .aac
  • .m4a
  • .wav
  • .wma
  • .ac3
  • .3gp
  • .3g2
  • .amr

This list doesn't cover everything, but the most common bases are all there. For more information, including details on specific codecs, check out Microsoft's help page where you will find the audio-nerdy answers you seek.

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