Microsoft is rolling out an update for its Groove Music app for the iPhone and iPad. It's the first such update for the streaming music app since September 2015.

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Microsoft outlined what will be included in the update, which will also be available for the Android version:

  • Significant improvements to product and playback reliability.
  • An Explore view to learn about the most popular songs and new releases from top artists.
  • Faster download of albums and songs so you can play them offline. The app still needs to be in the foreground to download music, background download coming in a future update.
  • Screen resolution improvements to support today's larger screen mobile phones.
  • New sorting options when viewing your collection of music.
  • Much faster sign-in to the app using your Microsoft account.

Microsoft says it plans to update the app more frequently in the future.