Groove Music, or formerly known as Xbox Music, is Microsofts entertainment center when it comes to music. It is generally a music streaming service similar to Spotify which allows you to listen to all of your favorite Bands, Albums and Genres no matter on which device you are. The best experience is granted with the brand new Groove Music universal app for Windows 10.
You can use Groove Music also without the premium model. However, this makes only sense if you have a huge music library. Then you can upload your library to OneDrive and stream it to all of your devices no matter if it’s your phone, your PC or your tablet. Though there are still some features which are premium only an can only be used with a abonnement of Groove Music.
Yesterday, Ellen Kilbourne, responsible for Groove Music at Microsoft announced that there are now two new features available for Groove Music free users. In all regions, like she added in a later tweet, where the Groove Music Pass is available, you can now use the Radio and the Explore feature as a free user in Groove Music.
We made a change to Groove this morning so that more people are able to check out the Radio and Explore features in the app…
— Ellen Kilbourne (@ellenment) July 22, 2016
It is great to see more features coming for free users. Though I am not so sure in which direction Microsoft is heading to with such things. Maybe they are just trying to attract more users to move from Spotify to their music service.
I am not using any of those streaming services, I am still using an iPod Classic in 2016 and will probably stick with it for the next few years. However, for those of you who are thinking about switching to one of those two streaming offers or are planning to start with one, you will get almost the same amount of music with both of them. So you should probably have a look at the features both of the services are offering to help decide.
What do our readers think about the idea making more and more features available for free users as well? Feel free to drop us a comment below with your thoughts on this story and stay tune for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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