[sc:mobile-category ]I’ve been running Windows 10 Mobile for a while now and with it comes Groove Music. Windows WP8.1 I’d been using Modern Music as my music player as the WP Music app had been so buggy to start with.
With Windows 10 Mobile I decided to give Groove music a go and see how it was.
As a universal app it runs the same core as Windows on the desktop and the design is similarly very nice.
However, unlike the desktop version, the mobile version has significant issues. Most notably around restarting payback after being paused for a while. This comes to the forefront when you’re connecting to a car AV deck.
With WP8.1, it was seamless, get in my car, start it up and a few moments later music would start playing.
With Groove Music it just doesn’t work. Most of the time I have to wait for the phone to connect, then force close Groove Music, restart it at least once (sometimes twice). Then sometimes it will pick up my playlist, other times it looses the playlist and I have to reselect it.
It’s so bad it’s virtually unusable.
I’ve gone back to Modern Music which works much better, though still has a slight pause sometimes after connecting and before starting playback. But at least it works 90% of the time, grove NEVER work.
Hopefully Microsoft will spend some time working on Groove before the official launch, but they’re running out of time real fast now.