Microsoft's Your Groove goes wider to Insider Slow and Release Preview Rings
If you are on one of the lower rings of the Insider program, you should be in for a small treat tonight. Microsoft's Your Groove is now heading to Slow and Release Preview Rings for further testing and evaluation before its big Anniversary Update release.
Build 3.6.2303.0 of the Groove Music app should be live in the Store in the next few hours according to Microsoft's Ellen Kilbourne. With the update comes the new Your Groove playlist feature. Your Groove was announced three weeks ago in mid-June and has the following features:
- Quickly get back to things you've played recently
- 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)
Of course, it is that third option that has Groove users dancing as the curated playlists start to encroach on Spotify territory.
Up until now, only users in the Fast Ring were able to get the Groove Music app with Your Groove, but Microsoft is now letting all other testers in on the action. Once the company feels the service is up to snuff it will go out to all Windows 10 and Mobile users timed with the Anniversary update. Users will need their music stored on OneDrive for analysis or a Groove Music subscription to use the Your Groove feature.
Your Groove has already seen a recent update with improved UI and design changes, and there will likely be others in the future.
As of 9:15 PM ET the update is not yet live. However, it should be available soon. The current Fast Ring build of Groove Music is build 3.6.2301.0 so there is a good chance Fast Ring users will also see an update to match the newer 3.6.2303.0 build. The Groove Music update will apply to PC and Mobile users.
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I can't seem to download anything properly from the internet on my windows 10 computer. All exe files download with a corrupt or invalid signature (that's how Edge puts it) I've tried other browsers and Download managers and I still get the same error. It even affects Chrome installation
Media files (audio and video) download but are intermittently distorted when played.
It's also preventing me from downloading windows updates and updating Windows defender.
I didn't have this problem when I initially upgraded from Windows 7 but then it started suddenly.
I did a clean install because of this but the problem persists.
I ran a troubleshoot on device manager and fixed every problem. Only windows defender is installed.
Yes my date/year is properly set everywhere.
I would love for them to make a discover playlist like Spotify, but genre based. So you could listen to new music based on genres each week. The discover weekly on Spotify is not very good, but the thought is excellent! With I decent algorythm and a wider feature (genre based) this would keep me off Spotify..