Probably one of the biggest frustrations within Microsoft is not getting an online music service that gets the impact like Spotify or Apple Music. In the year 2006 they released the software of Zune in which they could acquire songs, later in the year 2012 they changed the name of its musical service to Xbox Music.
The first months of life of Xbox Music were really interesting for users, as it offered almost the same thing as Spotify for free, but there were still limitations. This clearly could not last long so they eventually introduced limitations on free play time.
Finally we reached the year 2015, when together with the presentation of Windows 10, Microsoft announced that Xbox Music would change its name to Groove Music, offering a new UWP universal application made from scratch. The Xbox Music app received a lot of criticism from Windows Phone users.
Little by little they have been improving Groove Music in both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile and today is a very competent app that works quite well. But Microsoft is in continuous process of improvement and today with the passage of the version 10.16102.1034.0 to the 10.16122.1027.0 we have small changes in the interface.
As you can see in the image above, it goes back to the previous presentation of the playlists in Windows 10 Mobile. Clearly the blurred rectangle was very strange in the design.
Also in Windows 10 Mobile we have a change in the position of the repeat and shuffle buttons. And finally we find that they have removed the button to get music in the store Windows 10.
These are not very shocking changes, but it’s good to see that Microsoft is constantly in the process of improving Groove.