Xbox Groove app receives sync-fixing update

Kareem Anderson


Microsoft’s promise of similar experiences across devices with its Universal Windows Platform is slowly making itself a reality on PCs and the few Windows 10 Mobile handsets people own. Unfortunately, it’s taking time for UWP apps to also bolster the Xbox One’s cross-platform experience.

While Microsoft’s first party entertainment apps on the Xbox One have yet to receive their full UWP makeover, the Groove Music team has released an update today to help better sync the app with its PC and mobile counterparts.

According to Ellen Kilbourne of the Microsoft Groove Music team, a new update has been pushed out to finally address syncing issues in the app. The app update for the Xbox One comes as a response to the feedback the Groove team has received regarding how the app fails to sync properly with purchases or listens on other devices.

For Groove account holders who use their Xbox Ones to listen to music, Kilbourne mentions that the update should be out sometime “later today.” As for Xbox One owners on in the Preview Program, their participation shouldn’t presumably interfere with receiving the update.

It’ll be interesting to see what becomes of the Xbox One version of the Groove app if and when the Xbox and Windows Stores eventually merge.