How to play music with the Groove Music app for Windows 10

Groove Music is a basic music player introduced with Windows 10. While in Windows 8.1 we had the well-known Xbox Music app, Groove Music is more than just a redesigned version of its predecessor . The Groove Music app can play music, stream content or even download it, so that you will be able to listen to your music even when you are offline. You can get yourself a Groove Music Pass or you can import songs from your computer or even a cloud storage service. This app is perfect if you don't want something very complicated and its features are more than enough for most users. In this article we will share how to use the Groove Music app so you can take advantage of all the features it has to offer.

Where to find the Groove Music app in Windows 10

To open the Groove Music app, go to the Start Menu and press All apps.

Scroll down the list of apps and click or tap the Groove Music shortcut.

However, there are some faster ways to open Groove Music using Cortana . You can type "Groove" in Cortana 's search box and press the first result.

And you can also ask Cortana to open the Groove Music app by saying "Open Groove Music" .

Once the Groove Music app is opened, you should see something similar to the screenshot below.

How to add music to the Groove Music app in Windows 10

The are several ways to add music to the Groove Music app:

Add music with a Groove Music Pass

One way to add music is to get a Groove Music Pass, which gives you access to an online music catalog, from which you can stream or download music to play offline. You need to be logged in with your Microsoft account and you'll also have to pay for this service. The prices vary depending on the region you live in. To get a Groove Music Pass, press the Show Menu button and go to Settings.

In the Settings window, press Get a Groove Music Pass.

The Store app will open and you will have to supply your billing info and other information. Follow the instructions and you will get a Groove Music Pass.

Add music from your Windows 10 device

Another way to add music is to import it from your PC. In the same Settings window, press " Choose where to look for music".

Next, to add a new folder, press the "+" button.