All this week, we’ve been exploring the Groove Music App that comes built into Windows 10.

Click here to learn about Groove Music

Click here to learn about Groove Music Settings.

Click here to learn how to adjust playback settings.

To open the app, just type Groove Music into your search box and click on the result.

groove music

The app will automatically add any songs that are in your Music library folder.

open-groove

At the top of the player, you’ll see tabs for Songs, Artists, and Albums. Click the tab to view your music by those categories.

tabs

For Songs and Albums, you can click on Date added to sort them by date.

date-added

Or choose alphabetical, release year, or artist.

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Or click Genre to pick a particular style of music. Artists are sorted alphabetically.

genre

You can also choose to shuffle the music and listen to songs in random order.

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To play a song, just hover over a song or album until you get a play button and click.

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At the bottom of the app, you’ll find simple controls for playing.

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The music playing will display to the left. Basic play/stop controls are in the center. As are forward and back buttons to go to previous or next songs plus a circular repeat button to allow you to listen to the same song over and over.

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To the right is the volume control and an icon for minimizing Groove.

volume-groove

Minimized Groove looks like this and displays album and song art while it plays.

minimized-groove

Tomorrow, in the final part of our series, I’ll show you how to create a playlist.