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Microsoft has announced a competitor to the Apple Music store for Windows 10

Microsoft has announced the launch of a new streaming service Groove Music. Technology, designed to compete with the Apple Music service will be integrated into Windows 10 and will operate on the same business model as Apple’s project.

The new service is called the result of “evolutionary development” of the Xbox Music service. In addition to the new name, the Groove will have a new interface and menu to simplify navigation using the keyboard/mouse and touch screens. Users, in particular, will be able to drag and drop files into playlists. If you hover the cursor over the icon on the taskbar, you will see buttons to control playback, and pressing the right mouse button will allow you to attach the album to the “start”menu.

Microsoft say they have envisaged a simple to use menu and controls, which are suitable for both keyboard and mouse, and touch screens. The application has both light and dark versions of the interface.

Groove Music will be tightly integrated with the cloud service OneDrive, which will allow subscribers to Xbox Music Pass ($9.99/month or $99/year) listening and download music and sync the content between different devices. Official clients for iOS and Android will be updated in the near future.

The first access to the streaming users will see Windows 10. Owners of other devices will be available “in coming months”.

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