How Microsoft Lost Its Groove

Oct 4, 2017 by

Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on Groove, ending digital music sales and shuttering its Groove Music Pass streaming service at year’s end. How did we get here, and why is Microsoft even in this business?

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Feel The Groove: Microsoft Rebrands Music Service For Windows 10

Jul 7, 2015 by

As part of the march towards the launch to Windows 10, Microsoft has announced that they are rebranding their Xbox Music service as Groove. The new service plans to take what you already enjoy about Xbox Music and place it on all your devices.

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Entertainment 2.0 #330: It’s Starting to Get Worse

May 28, 2015 by

We take an in-depth look at Xbox Music. Microsoft releases an Xbox One TV tuner. Edge is bringing 7.1 audio to the web browser. Charter is buying Time Warner Cable, and Josh goes off about Windows 10...again!

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Xbox Music to Add OneDrive Streaming to iOS and Android Apps

May 26, 2015 by

Microsoft took to their Windows Blog, to provide insight on how Windows 10 plans to play nice with all devices, including iOS and Android. Users of Xbox Music will find info on OneDrive streaming particularly interesting.

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Xbox Music 101 – A Service Overview

May 22, 2015 by

With a wide variety of music services available, Microsoft has its own entry with the Xbox Music service. Many aren't aware of some of its key features and benefits. Here's a high-level overview of what the service has to offer.

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Save Big on Xbox Music for Pi Day

Mar 14, 2015 by

To celebrate National Pi Day, Microsoft is offering Xbox Music Pass for one of the best prices we've ever seen! Start or extend your subscription today!

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Entertainment 2.0 #307 : A Metric Slew

Dec 11, 2014 by

This week there's good news and bad for Media Center users. Microsoft has 12 days of deals for you. The Xbox One has new media apps, and the future of ebooks on Windows is murky.

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Entertainment 2.0 #306 : Blame the Labels

Dec 4, 2014 by

Microsoft's music deals continue, but get more confusing. There's a fix for RDP issues. Updates are coming to some Windows Phones, but nothing more will come from Huawai. All this and more on episode 306 of Entertainment 2.0.

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Xbox Music Free Streaming to be Discontinued

Oct 26, 2014 by

Microsoft is cutting out the free streaming option from its wide-ranging Xbox Music service. What does that actually mean though, and how does the decision impact how you're using it?

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Entertainment 2.0 #288 : Josh is a Genius!

Aug 1, 2014 by

Dan Skaggs joins Richard this week to discuss the latest Windows platform entertainment news and follow up on his previously ailing HTPC setup. It turns out that Josh was right—it was the network card. And while he was upgrading, Dan threw in an SSD system drive, too, so that doesn't hurt either!

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Entertainment 2.0 #267 : Updating the Xbox

Mar 6, 2014 by

Josh is joined by Corey Lyons to discuss the Xbox One update, Windows 8.1 Update 1 RTM, music video support in the Xbox Music app, Project Spark, and of course the controversial agreement between DISH and Disney.

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Xbox Music for Android and iOS Hands-On

Sep 16, 2013 by

Microsoft made good on their promise to expand their Xbox Music to other platforms by releasing apps for iOS and Android. We go hands on with the new apps to see how they stack up against the competition.

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