Microsoft Adds New Media Playback Features
For the most part, media playback on PCs has been a bit lacking. The default media player has always run a bit slower than third-party counterparts and, in general, it felt inferior to the media features found on Apple’s computers. However, it looks like Microsoft is hoping to change that by adding some new features to the Groove Music and the Film & TV apps.
The changes to Groove have already gone live on Windows 10 PCs and offer several new features. One of the biggest features is the ability to share your playlist with other Groove users via email or social media sites. Your friends will need to be running the current version of the software in order to use this feature.
In an attempt to grow the platform’s subscriber base, Microsoft will now allow potental users to sample snippets of songs before they sign up for the platform. Additonally, users will be able to send texts with a link to install Groove on your Android or Apple smartphone
Flim & TV:
The changes to the Flim & TV app have are currently only avaiable for users previewing the Creators Update, but they should provide several welcome features when the update goes live. For starters, several new types of video files and formats will be supported on the app. However, the biggest additon is that the app will feature picture-in-picture mode or as Microsoft calls it “compact overlay.” In short, you’ll be able to watch a video in a smaller screen while working in another app.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.