Microsoft's new Your Groove and Explore are live to all Groove users on Windows 10

For those who do not like to risk the Release Preview, Slow, or Fast Rings Microsoft has good news for you tonight. The new Your Groove curated playlist feature, and Explore is now live on your PC and Windows 10 Mobile phone.

Version 3.6.2304 of the Groove music app is now live in the Store. This is the same version available to the Insider Rings, who won't see an update tonight as all builds are now equal for Groove.

With the tonight's update for non-Insiders there are numerous new features, including:

  • With this update, Groove introduces major new personalization and discovery features – new ways to find and enjoy music you love
  • Get personalized playlists based on your music! They'll appear automatically in Your Groove when you add music using Groove Music Pass or OneDrive
  • Music Pass subscribers: Explorer is now loaded with playlists from expert music editors crafted for every mood and activity
  • Based on your OS settings, Groove will keep downloading music over cellular when you're not longer on Wi-Fi

Besides Your Groove, Microsoft's Ellen Kilbourne took to the community forums to give more detail on Explore, excerpted below:

Here at Groove, we've listened to your feedback telling us you want more discovery features in the app, and we've tried to make it a lot easier to find music you love by bringing you access to hundreds of curated playlists, hand-picked by our team of experts. You can browse them by activity, mood, or genre, and can play or save them offline for later when you don't have a connection available.The playlists will be curated by our own Groove editorial team, and by a team of expert providers that will help make sure you always have something to play that's right at your fingertips no matter what you do or how you're feeling. The feature will be rolling out first to everybody in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France on Windows 10. Tell us you love this feature and we'll bring it to more devices later this year.

Many Insiders, including ourselves, have been enjoying Your Groove and Explore, so it's very exciting to see it hit all devices tonight. Head to the Store and get the latest update.

Need more? Read our new guide "What's New in Groove: How to use Explore and Your Groove in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update" to learn more!

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