Microsoft Groove, the Redmond, Washington company’s music app and service, has a solid update rolling out for Android users. The update is version 11.0925.1507 for those keeping score at home and brings two new features that, frankly, should have already been in the app.
The first new feature is the ability to search your music that you have stored in your OneDrive account and search it only. Previously, the app would only bubble up music tracks that were in the Groove library itself. That’s fine right up until you have that song or album that isn’t in the library. Admittedly, it isn’t often, but that Indie band’s CD you ripped into OneDrive from the bar last weekend? Yeah, that’s probably not there. Now it is no big deal as you can search your own OneDrive library for songs.
Secondly, you can now swipe the Microsoft Groove playing screen left or right to move to the next or previous track in an album you are enjoying. That should make it much easier to move from track-to-track as you are operating the app with one
Along with these two new features, there are the normal flow of bug fixes and performance updates.
Microsoft Groove is a great service and reasonably priced at $9.99 per month for unlimited streaming of music. It is akin to Google Play Music but, unlike Play Music, there is not a family plan with Groove yet. To get more details on the service, head over to the Groove site where you can try it out for 30 days free.