Groove Music for Windows 10 Mobile adds album art option for Now Playing screen
Groove Music for Windows 10 Mobile is receiving a rather big update, bringing the ability to toggle between artist and album art on the Now Playing screen, along with a number of tweaks to how your tracks are displayed and more.
Here's the full breakdown of what's new and changed in this rather massive update:
- We made a significant improvement to the way we find your local music and sync your cloud music collection that makes this process much faster. This will cause a one-time rebuild of your collection when you first launch the app after this update.
- We also simplified our logic for hiding duplicates so managing your collection is easier. We'll no longer match local MP3s to similar ones in OneDrive or your Music Pass collection.
- To make it more clear where your music is coming from, songs are now labeled as OneDrive, Purchased, Music Pass, or Local Only. We show you these in Select Mode (long-press, then Select) to catch you when you need them most.
- We also added the ability for you to see the full set of details on any track with long-press, then Properties.
- We brought back autosuggest when searching in the app and the ability to see everything you've searched for since you launched the app.
- We heard your feedback about the ability to see album art in Now Playing so we added a toggle in Now Playing to allow you to choose either album art or artist art.
- We added the ability to sort albums by release year.
- We made playlist editing easier - you can now select multiple items in a playlist and drag them to another spot in the playlist.
- We added better scaling so that images look better on larger devices.
- We added the explicit tag to the list of songs in Now Playing so that it's easier to see when a song in your queue isn't playable because it's explicit.
- We also updated a few things so that the app works better on Continuum:
- Playback will continue even if the screen locks when using Continuum.
- We've continued to improve layouts of Groove at high resolution (ex: Explore Galleries & Search Results) We fixed a number of reliability issues – including the one that temporarily required us to disable 'sticky pivots'. With this release we will once again remember what you were doing last and bring you back to the right place the next time you launch Groove.
To get in on all of the new features tagging along in the latest update to Groove Music on Windows 10 Mobile, be sure to grab the update from the Windows Store at the link below. Also be sure to let us know what your favorite new feature is in the comments!
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