OneMusic for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available
Last week, I previewed OneMusic from developer Phillipe Maes. The third party, full-featured MP3 app serves as a viable alternative to Xbox Music for those on Windows Phone 8.1. I'm happy to announce that OneMusic is now available to download, with a free 5-day trial, after which users can buy the app for $1.99 if the app meets their needs.
OneMusic is a very clean and minimalist app that can access all of your music, whether it is main memory or on your SD expansion card. Users can create and manage playlists, repeat music and randomize tunes as well, with full album art support.
Since I previewed the app, it has received a few more features to round it off, including alphabetical jumplists and the ability to sort tracks when creating playlists . I'm told by Maes that the next update will focus on adding a Live Tile and tag editing , which should complete the music app for many users.
Perhaps the only limitation of OneMusic for some users is it cannot access Xbox Music DRM protected files, nor work with an Xbox Music Pass, for obvious reasons.Other than that though, OneMusic is a stellar creation, especially for a 1.0 release.
Don't take my word for it though, OneMusic has a free 5-day trial, so that you can decide for yourself. Give the app a spin and let me know what you think in comments! [Note: Upon its initial run, OneMusic will need to scan your library to index your music. This could take some time, depending on your library, though it only needs to do this once.]
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
This is pretty much useless for us users who want to use our music pass, but want a better playing experience... Great performing app, but no deal..
It will be fun they said
But, it'd be nice if the option in the settings to choose the "startup page" was there, because it isn't.
Otherwise, I love it.
WP just seems to forget that I have an SD card installed. pretty annoying; am I the only one with this issue? lumia 1520
Add album art
Shake to skip
Play music by folder
Some kind of rating system 4 favs
Ps. Why I can't use wp smiles here
It's just such a shame that Zune, the best music experience I have ever used was turned into the pile of rubbish that is Xbox Music. Even worse is that MS are being so completely stubborn and arrogant about not bringing back the features they destroyed. It's amazing to think that after all the backlash they have had over the last two years from so many people and places that they just don't seem to understand what they have done. It's like they are in complete denial that Zune ever existed. Unbelievable really.
It needs more polish but it works better than Xbox Music.
Oh..c'mon.. Just listen your music with Xbox Music app if you would not to pay it.
I'm also excited for tag editing!
Now all it needs is the ability to add album art right in the app like MPAtool. Which would make this 100% perfect.
I'll still use Nokia Mix Radio for shuffle music.