Microsoft Groove Music
|Version||10(as of 10/21/2021)|
- Play locally stored music files, such as .MP3, .M4A, and .WAV
- Stream music via Spotify
- Create playlists to organize your music
- Set the playback equalizer and choose between light and dark color schemes
Microsoft Groove Music is the default music player for Windows 11. The application allows you to play various audio file types, organize your music in playlists, and stream music through the Spotify streaming service.
Groove Music is created to be your go-to player for playing music in Windows. The app supports many of the most common audio file types, including .MP3, .M4A, .WMA, .WAV, .FLAC, .AAC, and .3GP, and you can organize locally stored music files in playlists.
The music player originally allowed you to stream music through a Groove Music Pass subscription. However, Microsoft discontinued this service in December 2017, along with the Groove Music mobile apps for Android and iOS. Instead of Groove Music Pass, the app allows you to stream music via Spotify.
Groove Music is a simple music player that does not offer many features beyond simple playlist creation. This may be enough if you are just looking to play supported audio files with the default player. However, if you are a music enthusiast that appreciates advanced features, such as playback and library organization options, you will be disappointed. Overall, Microsoft Groove Music is a simple music player that will play supported audio formats but offers very little beyond that.
Primary File TypeMP3 Audio File
Supported File Types
|.MP3||MP3 Audio File|
|.3G2||3GPP2 Multimedia File|
|.3GP||3GPP Multimedia File|
|.AAC||Advanced Audio Coding File|
|.AC3||Audio Codec 3 File|
|.ADT||ADTS Audio File|
|.ADTS||Audio Data Transport Stream File|
|.AMR||Adaptive Multi-rate Codec File|
|.EC3||Enhanced Audio Codec 3 File|
|.FLAC||Free Lossless Audio Codec File|
|.M3U||M3U Media Playlist|
|.M4A||MPEG-4 Audio File|
|.M4R||iPhone Ringtone File|
|.MKA||Matroska Audio File|
|.MPA||MPEG-2 Audio File|
|.OGA||Ogg Vorbis Audio File|
|.OGG||Ogg Vorbis Audio File|
|.OPUS||Opus Audio File|
|.WAV||WAVE Audio File|
|.WMA||Windows Media Audio File|
|.WPL||Windows Media Player Playlist|