Say bye to Xbox Music and embrace Groove in Windows 10

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Microsoft has changed the name of the music service from Xbox Music to Groove. The change should take effect starting from Windows 10. There isn’t many changes here, except for a different brand name. In a blog post yesterday, Blandon from Microsoft said:

Groove describes what people feel and do with music, and is more intuitive for our Windows 10 customers on what they’ll find with the app.

Groove screen

Groove comes with a new look and feel, with an improved experience for listening to and managing your music in Windows 10. Your favorite songs are a click away with built-in OneDrive integration.


Xbox Video has also been revamped simply to Movies & TV with renewed interface and direct access to Windows Store. The new feature will be rolled out to Windows 10 PC’s before reaching other devices.

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  1. Microsoft and their historic branding/naming problems.
    Funny enough:

    1. there’s already an cpp in the Windows/Windows Phone Store named Groove Music Player, by a totally different company.

    2. “Groove” was the name of another Microsoft product. Remember Microsoft Office Groove 2007?

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