Groove now lets you share playlists, and Movies & TV gets video overlay for Creators Update

#Grove #Update #Microsoft – Groove now lets you share playlists, and Movies & TV gets video overlay for Creators Update : Microsoft is pushing out a few new updates today for its core media apps including Groove music and Movies & TV. The latter’s app update mostly affects those on the Creators Update via the Insider program, but the Groove update is super exciting as it is for everyone. Both updates apply for PC and Mobile and are now live.

What’s new in Groove Music

Starting today with version 10.17012.1030 (up from 10.16122.1027.0) users can now share their personalized and recommended playlists to Facebook, Twitter, email, and more using the universal Share picker (including that new icon, natch). The feature works quite well, and when someone clicks the link, it opens Groove on their PC or phone and populates it with the shared playlist.

Other features with the Groove update include:

  • Not decided on Groove Music Pass? Previews for millions of songs let you hear what you’re missing
  • Text yourself links to install the Groove app on iOS and Android
  • Minor fixes and improvements
  • Please note, not all features are available in all markets

What’s new in Movies & TV

Turning to the Movies & TV app update, which starting hitting users late last night we can see a lot of new features for the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update expected in April. Those on the Insider program running “Redstone 2”, however, can start to use the features today.

New Compact Overlay mode in action with Movies & TV app

Those features, found in version 10.17012.1030, include:

  • Now your videos always stay on top while multitasking with mini mode (Windows 10 Creators Update required)
  • Play a broader range of video formats. For MPEG-2 videos, you’ll be prompted to download an extension containing the codecs you need. (Windows 10 Creators Update required)
  • Minor fixes and improvements

We’ll try to get a video up in a bit demoing the new “mini mode.” The addition of more video codecs is always welcomed too as it lets consumers rely on Movies & TV as their primary video playback app to streamline the media experience in Windows 10.

Download Groove from the Windows Store

Download Movies & TV from the Windows Store

Source : Windows Central

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