Windows 10 Tip: Pin Favorite Music Playlists to Start Menu

We showed you how to transfer iTunes playlists to Groove Music, and now we’ll take a look at pinning your favorite playlists to the Windows 10 Start menu.

Windows 10 brings back the Start menu which provides the familiarity of Windows 7, and the live tiles in Windows 8.1. It’s also highly customizable so you can make it work how you like.

One thing you’ll notice once you start getting acclimated to Windows 10, is the fact you can pin virtually any location or item to the Start menu. On top of being renamed, Microsoft’s Groove Music has a new design and improved features in Windows 10.

We showed you how to transfer your iTunes playlists to Groove Music, and now we’ll take a look at pinning your favorite playlists to the Start menu.

One note to bring up right away is, you have to use the Groove Music app for this to work.

Note: It’s important to remember that Microsoft killed Groove Music Pass. You can still do this, but only with your local music collection playlists.

Pin Windows 10 Groove Music Playlists to Start

First, you will need to create a playlist in Groove Music. To do that, launch the app and select the New Playlist button from the menu in the left column, give it a name, and click Save.

name playlist

Then to add songs to the playlist, you can drag and drop them. Or, right-click the song and go to More > Add to and then select the playlist you created.

add to playlist

Now, if you have one you want to access easily from the Start menu, open the playlist and click the more actions button. Then click the Pin to start option from the menu.

pin to Start

It’s worth noting that you can pin individual songs or full albums to the Start menu, too. Just right-click an individual song and select More > Pin to Start. Or, you can also select multiple songs by holding the Shift or Ctrl key and clicking the songs you want.

That will bring up a menu bar at the bottom. Select the Add to button and then the playlist, or at any point, you also have the option to create a new playlist, too.


Now when you launch the Start menu, you’ll need to scroll down to find the playlist tile. Then you can move it where you want it. In the example below I moved some songs and a playlist to a category I made called multimedia.

Start Menu Windows 10

When you want to play a song or playlist, just select the tile and it will, of course, start playing in Groove Music. What is your opinion of Groove Music in Windows 10? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.



  1. asd

    August 6, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Groove simply sucks. It doesn’t let you to create a playlist from a specific set of selected files from the files explorer.

    Useless piece of software.

  2. Zora

    November 20, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I would like to be able to add all the songs i want on a playlist at a time. Doing it individually takes to long

  3. RR

    January 13, 2018 at 3:57 am


  4. Did not like Groove Music

    April 22, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve been having difficulty in adding songs to the existing playlist. It only allows me to add after I put a song on to a playlist by itself. So if I have 10 songs and I have to create 10 playlist before i can add to my existing playlist.

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