With the launch of Windows 10 just around the corner, Microsoft is making some last minute changes to some of its big features, notably to Xbox Music which has now adopted a brand new name… “Groove”, that’s right… Groove.
Microsoft has announced this week, a number of changes to its Entertainment on Windows 10. The first being the name change. Previously titled Xbox Music, apparently fans wanted something faster, and an easier way to find their music. So Microsoft has introduced Groove. The reason behind name? It’s because “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,” Microsoft revealed.
Elsewhere in the Entertainment sector is Xbox Video, which has now changed to simply Movies & TV, making content “more identifiable” for a more broader use.
These changes will be coming first to Windows 10 PC’s before rolling out to other devices in the coming months, presumably when they adopt Windows 10.
“We’ve kept a keen eye on our existing entertainment fans to make sure the experiences which they enjoy and subscribe to today, will continue without any interruptions,” Microsoft concluded.
Now Microsoft has killed off the free music streaming with Xbox Music, Groove is hoping that those with big MP3 collections will make the most of the free streaming for those who add their libraries to OneDrive. Similar to how Google Play Music allows you to upload your music library to be streamed for free. Subscriptions will of course still be there, like in Xbox Music, with $9.99 a month, or $99 a year, providing users access to stream and download music from the Windows Store.