Groove Music is getting Visualizations, Equalizer, and More

Groove Music is one of the built-in apps in Windows 10. It is a music streaming app created using the Universal Windows Apps platform. Microsoft is actively working on this app. Soon, it will be updated with a set of new features, including Music Visualizations, Equalizer, Recommended Spotlight, Playlist Personalization, and more.

Updated Groove Music App

Let's see these features in detail.

Music Visualizations

This feature is familiar to all Windows Media Player users (and users of other music player apps like Winamp, Foobar2000 etc). It shows colorful animations based on the amplitudes of frequencies from the current music.

As of this writing, there are two types of visualizations, Ribbons and Dots, each with its own set of color schemes. They can be configured to show during the entire play session or alternate after each song.

Here are some examples. Ribbons:

Groove Vis Ribbons3 Groove Vis Ribbons2 Groove Vis Ribbons1


Groove Vis Dots3 Groove Vis Dots2 Groove Vis Dots1


Groove Muisc Equalizer

This is a 5 band graphic equalizer ranging from low to high frequencies. The level adjustment for each band is between -12 and +12 decibels. It also includes a number of presets.

Recommended Spotlight

Groove Spotlight Playlist

Groove Music will comes with two spotlight playlists on the Recommended page. These playlists, named "Fresh on Friday" and "Today's Picks", will be created automatically depending on the music you like and listen to.

Playlist Personalization

Groove Personalize Playlist

The app will allow the user to change the appearance of the playlist. The user can change the title, add a short description, and change the cover art before sharing with others. It will be possible to capture a photo and mix it with an existing image to create a special collage.

Automatic Playlist Creation

Groove Auto Playlist Create

The app will soon allow creating mixes based on the parameters you specified, e.g. genre, artist, pace, and even era. After that, Groove will create a new playlist with suggested tracks.

For sure, these changes look very interesting. We will be able to try them out very soon.

So, what is your opinion about these changes? Which feature do you like more? Or do you find the feature set ordinary compared to full-featured rich desktop media players? Share your opinion in the comments.


3 thoughts on “Groove Music is getting Visualizations, Equalizer, and More

  1. Sargon

    CD Playback & Ripping when?

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It is not known yet.

    2. MDJ

      My laptop doesn’t even have built in space for putting discs in .


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