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The Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music team wants your feedback and suggestions

We recently covered the forthcoming update for Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1. Needless to say, the app is chock full of problems. But it also has a ton of potential. The group behind the app has promised bi-weekly updates, which is probably one of the reasons why they tore it out of the core OS and made it an app. Smart, eh?

This morning, the team has gone one step further and created a forum on User Voice for your suggestions and ideas. Like previous User Voice categories, this one you can make proposals, and users can then up-vote the item. Microsoft isn’t senseless, and more often than not the top suggested items do get put into production.

That means you should participate, instead of just opining about how unhappy you are! To do so, head HERE to User Voice and get started! 

Update: There is also a User Voice for Xbox Video, in general, which can be found here. (Thanks, Zack!)

Via: Joe Belfiore (Twitter)

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

246 Comments
  • Wow, this really is a different Microsoft. Bravo!
  • With biweekly, do they mean 2 updates in a week or 1 update in 2 weeks??
  • Biweekly means once every two weeks
  • No it doesn't. That's fortnightly. Biweekly can be either fortnightly or twice a week. Since fortnightly is specifically 2 weeks, biweekly is usually used when one means twice a week. MS should learn to English :P
  • It can mean both: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/biweekly
  • Only in America. The rest of the 'English Speaking World' actually speaks English, not 'merican.
  • LOL - Guilty as charged!
  • Born in Canada, British Parents, living in US for decades. I'm trilingual :)
  • It can actually mean both. Every 2 weeks or twice a week. Gosh english is such a confusing language. :P
  • In America guy, it means once every 2 weeks
  • Because Americans cannot handle a language with subtleties and nuance. More childlike, but less confusing :D
  • </delete>
  • Thank goodness they didn't say bi-anually...
  • .
  • Typically "semi" means half of that time, Ex: semi monthly (twice a month) bi monthly (every 2 months)
  • Unless you're semi bi. Which something completely different.
  • LOL fortnightly. That's a good one.
  • in the us biweekly is 2 weeks most companies pay biweekly or weekly 
  • Hahajaha.....That's the main reason why I asked this question cuz its kinda confusing to me. If not then I guess we have to wait and see what will happen in a week
  • Biweekly can mean either 'once every two weeks' or 'twice a week'. But in this particular instance, expecting Microsoft to update twice a week is too much so it means once every two weeks.
  • Update every two weeks.
  • I believe "common usage" would put this in the once every two weeks category. Much like a biweekly paycheck.
  •  the prefix bi- applies to the week rather than to the events that occur, therefore giving the sense of “every two weeks”. Since the term is also used in the UK to mean “twice a week”, it is ambiguous there. In British English, for the sake of clarity, it is advisable to use one of the synonyms instead. Synonyms[edit] (occurring once every two weeks): fortnightly (occurring twice a week): twice-weekly, semiweekly
  • Bi-weekly = 26 times/year :)
  • Yeah, MicrUSoft really stepping it up recently
  • Zune!
  • +1
  • Vote for lyrics! http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...
  • I would've normally said this is a useless comment, but seriously. Can we just have Zune back? Dat Z Logo, Tho!
  • It's not so useless. I think putting up a UserVoice site where we're supposed to yell Microsoft how to make a good, or great, Music experience is a joke. They KNOW how to do it, because they've done it before. Can I put a suggestion that says: Can whoever the buck stops at for this experience and hire someone with vision? I mean, really. Just put some talent toward this stuff, set the standards high, and stop throwing away all the good stuff you've already done over and over and over. +1 vote for that, there.
  • Give us all the ZUNE features and more!
  • THIS
  • +8.1
  • +1
  • Yeah give us Zune back, or just music player like it was in Windows phone 8. We don't need an app that will update itself every week or two.
  • thats a boneheaded statement. if we can have an app thats being updated that regularly, we'll have devs constantly listening to us, and improving our experience with the software. I fail to see the advantages of porting software that only gets updated through OS revisions. they're not going to implement every little thing that gets suggested, so we can expect that the devs and designers will have our best interests in mind, as Microsoft as shown a strong refocusing I'm their consumers
  • Right, but, have you seen that work on the Music app on WIndows? It gets updated fairly regularly, but its still not even "good" much less "great." Listening to feedback is important and wonderful, but you also cannot design by committee. There feels like there is no vision for this experience (or Photo) on either platform, anymore. At the very least, they completely threw out on the old vision, and now we have no idea what the new one is. Because so far, its just a jumbled mess.
  • Last I checked this was just released as a preview on Monday...right? Patience is a virtue...no one has them anymore.
  • Fantastic comment and exactly right. Whoever came up and headed Zune had vision. Some kind of lunacy prompted them to kill it and replace it with ridiculously limited alpha bug ridden software not worthy of newbie coders and they have had plenty of time to take it somewhere and while it's much better it's still unfortunately nowhere near the simplistically beautiful Zune in functionality or usability. Suggestions might help us in usability but they need vision to bring it back where it needs to be. I still say everyone connected to it need to be banned from using itunes because I don't believe they actually use it and understand using it.
  • Or even better, the player in Windows Phone 7. I'd rather have that with no updates than this POS with updates. It worked exactly how I wanted a media player to work.
  • +1
  • Yes, give is Zune back! I miss all the features.
  • Yeah, you WP7 guys have it so good. With your Zune music player and wireless syncing, you guys have it so nice. :P lol
  • Please vote for my suggestion on the syncing since Zune:
    http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...
  • I really miss being able to discover/dl music on my PC and have it sync wirelessly to my phone over Wi-Fi. I feel like the cloud is Being shoved down my throat... I don't want to stream all my music, I prefer to waste my data on other things! Also fix for the podcast app its slow and has less features and again I don't want to stream everything so stop looking for podcast I don't have locally on my phone!
  • Yea Man, Podcasts are crap to use on Windows phone, ridiculous that MS just threw away the fantastic podcasting in Zune and still has not replaced it with any thing functional.
  • 3 votes from me.
  • Great suggestion. I voted for it. Zune was one of my major reasons for having a WP. I hate trying to sync music and videos now, it's just so bad.
  • Its too bad a request to FIX the sync problems has to be voted on in a setting that is supposed to be for new features. But, I voted for it.
  • Exactly! What they need to do is: Open Zune HD --> Copy --> Open Xbox Music --> Paste --> Overwrite? --> Hell yes!
  • How i wish that would happen.. But they wont do it because they want something called cloud, and Zune wasn't that good with it. And cloud... Huh.. Wont even think of using it here in India, its useless with the kind of internet we have.
  • I miss Zune....
  • Well here's one for sign in support http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...
  • It's good that they are going to listen but they need to release updates often.
  • Well, they did promise bi-weekly updates, which seems like it'd fit the bill. Since they publicly committed to it, hopefully they'll deliver.
  • Nice. Starting when? Lol
  • April 22. See our previous coverage.
  • I know you don't develop apps Dan but I was wondering how difficult is it to implement all the features from the late ZUNE HD to the Windows Phone APP.
    Is it the size?
    Requires additional hardware?
    It almost seems as easy as copy and paste but they never do it...
    (I'm not a developer)
  • It's not a matter of difficulty, so much as roadmap, vision, and lining things up. Better to have the devs focus on core functionality than waste cycles with easy to add later fluff. I for one would like the ability to choose where my photos sync, but it slams them into pictures/phone name. Same goes for mobile uploads - at least be consistent! I don't camera roll auto upload because it doesn't put it in pictures/phone name. And then it also won't auto-upload saved pics or screenshots. But these are all small fry issues, which are easily changed once core func is solid.
  • Just feels like they keep rewriting the app over & over but never get to adding new features.
  • They want the cloud, which isn't that important for me as a decent player is. Sadly, they want to use a mess with cloud rather than putting back Zune and adding cloud to it.
  • read
  • You should do the same.
  • responding to  "It's good that they are going to listen but they need to release updates often."   understand threads better. bye
  • I think they assigned the XP team to WP. But don't quote me on that.
  • XP Team? Isn't it just a team: Windows?
  • It was just a thought.:)
  • Microsoft has been working double time lately...
  • They have my feedback already! did it many times. http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/5767844-xbox-music-to-stream-uploaded-music-from-onedrive http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/suggestions/4116264-the-ability-to-upload-and-playback-my-music-from-a  
  • I voted for that.
  • This is really what should be at the core of any enhancements MS makes to XBM.  I just don't see its value as a service I would pay for otherwise.
  • I'll vote for that!  What I really want is #*(@! shuffle to work.   If I load up a large playlist and set it to shuffle it shuffles like the first 2 albums.   So dumb.  Also I want to be able to share control of a media PC without remote desktop logging in:
    http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...
  • I'm sure it will be on user voice, but my biggest annoyance is the inability to flick through tracks. I used that alot when driving.
  • Yea same here
  • I actually hated that. I'd end up skip through a song by accident all the time. Like the current design much more.
  • Same here.
  • Well, this feature has the second highest votes on user voice. Maybe when they add it back, they will add the option to turn it off for those who don't like the feature.
  • I hope you are not behind me, in your car, while you are flipping through your tracks.
  • I will assume that you don't understand the reason why people want this feature back for driving. It's so that you don't have to look at your phone in order to change tracks.
  • "This morning, the team has gone one step further and created a forum on User Voice for your suggestions and ideas." I have been using this for ages!! in fact "James shared this idea  ·  Jul 17, 2013  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…Flag idea as inappropriate… "   its been runing for almost a yesr.  
  • Ruining or running?
  • Or runing. PLOT TWIST
  • Runing, to my memory.
  • THIS ^^ Made me burst out laughing.
  • Windows Phone had a User Voice forum. I think this is a new one for Xbox Music.
  • Make it fast and better offline support and OneDrive integration!!!
  • posts your suggestions in the comments section instead of the Uservoice forum Microsoft set up, as previously mentioned in the article you definitely just read
  • I'd like the small tile to show album cover art too, not just the large one.
  • Post this on user voice page if you havent....link in the article
  • Bring back the flick between tracks feature!
  • Yes
  • Diet tracking still takes way too long to load up. Also, not being able to add more than one food at a time makes it painful to use the program as the loading takes ages each time a food is entered.
  • No! I used to slip tracks on accident all the time.
  • Make it optional ;)
  • Yes! but make it flickable only on album art area, not the whole area of the screen :)
  • bring your suggestions to the user voice forum. maybe you've heard of it? or maybe even read about it?
  • What bout the xbox game app..til.now it wont run perfectly
  • It had just been updated. And I think it's a lot faster and more stable than the previous one.
  • Lolwut? It wouldn't even show my installed games. Edit: Eat my words, The app had just been updated..again finally able to show my games.
  • Bring back the music+videos hub! :P
  • No
  • Yes!
  • Yes!
  • Yes. I liked the way it was in WP8.
  • Anyone know how to get a hold of the Xbox Video app guys? That app is actually even worse....Windows 8/RT & Windows Phone. Thanks in advance.
  • Yes I want to be able to download my movies to my SD cards instead of the phone storage
  • Movies that I bought thru Xbox One app don't show on my Xbox video WP app is this normal? The TV shows are there, just not the movies. Is it rights thing or a screw up?
  • Who knows how this stuff is suppose to work anymore. They are all over the map. Features that do work, they remove or break next week.
  • Exactly. Who has the energy to beg and plead for things anymore? They keep throwing the baby out with the bathwater and its pretty exhausting. Especially after they spend years getting you excited about those features, evangelizing them to you and you to everyone you know.
  • No, it works for me. The sole movie I bought shows up everywhere, X1, WP, W8.
  • Ok thanks. I'll have to check with support about yet another issue then. :/
  • http://xboxvideo.uservoice.com/ there you go.
  • Yup, loved the Zune interface
  • Yes i want this
  • +1
  • Everyone did except people that never used it.  I HATE the flack Zune gets even on shows that I like like The Colbert Report!  The players and the service were ahead of it's time.
  • Beautiful and functional. 4 yrs later and they still haven't come close to catching up on Win 8.1, and WP8.1 is getting progressively worse!
  • I personally loved the way the album art would continue to display in windows phone 7 even after finishing listening to a track
  • +920
  • Yep!
  • Vote here: http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/suggestions/5762862-better-live-tile  
  • +1020. But why the heck should people have to vote for that? Does Windows Phone not have a design lead who says: Our experience is about beauty, engagement, and content being the chrome? So, no, don't remove the art? It's like, not an obscure feature request. It's like voting for: "Please do better at your job, especially on the things that are obvious."
  • Please test your music app using people who have not received lobotomies. Thank you.
  • Bring back the windows phone 8 design...
  • Having music/audio related apps in the hub was huge. I don't know why they put podcasts out by itself as a separate app...
  • I know.. I'm glad they separated the music and video. But, I like the older UI
  • I want a dedicated space on the action center bar like Android, it's a pain in the ass to push the volume button for change song when not in the app. Sorry guys, I'm lazy, wrote that for me :P
  • This is great and I'm not one of those always whining, never grateful or satisfied users. Just bring back the Windows Phone 7.5 tile that always displayed the last artist played and add the beautiful wallpaper backgrounds that panned across the app.
  • Vote here: http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/suggestions/5762862-better-live-tile
  • Hopefully the "repeat 1" option STAYING ENABLED when switching tracks using the prev/next buttons isn't a bug, and stays that way. I hated it resetting after switching tracks. I want to listen to the same thing over and over again, then change my mind and listen to something else over and over again. It's not weird. It's the only thing in the current Xbox Music app that I like. (I don't care much for playlists.) Anyway, can't wait for the updates!
  • How about when I download a song it automatically goes into the cloud. I mainly dowload music on my phone not my computer and can never seem to get it to stream onto my desktop or Xbox One without seperately downloading it.....
  • Recent artists
  • While playing music need artist background in hd like in Nokia mix radio and overall performance improvements and bug fixes.
  • Review the Zune experience...
  • Very google-ish taking some core apps out
  • Shuffling songs is terrible...gets stuck on artists and replays them many times in a row...
  • Play more than the first 100 songs from a playlist!!!
  • Nice. What happened to Suggestion Box?
  • LiveTile support like WP7. Artist cover doesn't disappear after playback stop.
  • ^this
  • Yup!  I voted for this guys suggestion: http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/suggestions/5762862-better-live-tile
  • Yup. While I certainly love transparent live tiles,I personally am of the opinion that it looks even nicer when you have a few "normal" tiles mixed in. I think things would look especially snazzy with this guy's suggested live tile (wp7 style, basically) among the other transparent tiles. Voted!!!
  • Folder view pls!!! And also to Xbox Music on W8.1
  • I use Cortana to play my music, 90% much easier than using the Xbox music app and Nokia mix radio
  • Good idea!
  • She gets most of my songs, except for those that have letters and numbers, as per example: I'm a slave 4 u, U + Ur Hand, C'MON, etc
  • I can't get that to work
  • It's quite easy, just say: Play (or "play me") song title. Ex: Play s summertime sadness, and Cortana will reply " here's summertime sadness". Are your songs labeled correctly? If not, that might be the issue.
  • It's very slow just make it to work faster it will be great
  • Honestly, just bring back Zune. Cloud music is extremely convenient but if I had Zune back I really wouldn't mind not having my music in the cloud. Zune just worked.
  • Get rid of the Splash!!  http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/suggestions/5796747-get-rid-of-the-splash-when-launching-the-app    
  • I doubt that that Splash screen is slowing anything down more than a few thousandths of a second.  If they replaced it, it would just be with a longer-lasting "Loading...." or "Resuming...." status.
  • Wow how many comments about Zune, I would really like they get it back and make our dream come true. I mean Zune player had everything, it didn't need any update, it was just perfect!
  • Makes me want to cry just like I did when they would no longer allow purchases on the device anymore! :_(
  • Rename xbox to Zune. Oh please. Let xbox just for games. For video, try another name!
  • Xvid? Oh wait...
  • Xxx? Oh no
  • I like the way people are still posting suggestions here instead of on the Microsoft forums...
  • We're just posting topics of discussion. Some of us will put these in the user voice forum too.
  • Yes. Please vote for ZUNE features. Maybe there should also be a suggestion on User Voice to read ALL the past User Voice suggestions for the ZUNE features.
  • Like this one:
    http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...
  • Slide left or right to change song pls. It's really convenient.   
  • New releases section for songs and albums, direct link to audio (equalizer) settings... Oh, and just to fix the bloody thing would be great.
  • I've applied to work for Xbox music yet nothing but silence for years. Apparently their current employees can handle it..
  • Look at how it worked in WP7 (including speed, which was much better), make it so playlists can be edited/added, fix the sync bug and make the now playing queue easily visible and editable. That's all I ask, really. Mainly the speed, it is much slower now jn WP8.1 than in WP8.
  • I'm glad their doing this and hopefully more of the app development teams participate in this type of feedback. Since it will help improve the overall quality of WP8.1 which sits pretty high already. Also relived someone posted a metadata suggestion already since the app decided my meticulously handled tags were incorrect.
  • I added a suggestion to have an option if you want to have the never dissapearing music control in Volume centre. Please vote if you find this attractive
  • I think they probably already know my requests.
  • I request you to add an equalizer app in the Xbox music area for my Nokia Lumia 520.
  • Zune HD!
  • Maybe built in Google? Yay or nay? I want the Windows 95 music player! Lol just trolling
  • Dear Xbox Music Team:   Zune. That is all.   Warmest regards, sanshiro
  • Please make it native again! Please! It's the only way it'll be as smooth as it used to be
  • Ugh, Flixster. It really is a kick in the teeth that they still can't be bothered letting UK users stream films through the app. =/
  • The playlist isn't updated
    It doesn't have all the songs I used to have
  • I think Xbox video applications should also be updated with Bluetooth sharing
  • The playlist doesn't update.i have lost more than half of my songs
  • The most pressing issue they need to fix is a stand alone application for the PC that allowes you to connect any Microsoft device out the box.  The idea that the PC is dead is a joke.  When a person gets a new device, one of the first things they sync to their device is music from their personal collection. All that other stuff comes later. If you pole the average user no matter if they have a tablet or PC they all have a collection of local music somewhere. I’ve been a music subscriber since the zune days and currently an Xbox Music subscriber. I also buy a lot of independent music from places like Bandcamp. If that syncing experience is bad it sends a bad message about Microsoft and it's products and services. The software should allows the users to edit Metadata ,organize their collection as well as sync and Backup.  Put all the features that was available with Windows Phone 7 using zune software, add more imprivements and features and you'll' have a solid experience. They should also try to introduce more social featuers back. MixView would be a great feature if they aded it the start screen. Playcount was also pretty sweet and the ability to send reccomendations to friends.   Fallow me on Bandcamp: https://bandcamp.com/wetworker
  • Ref: wetworker,
    I agree 100%.
  • Please vote for my Sync like Zune suggestion:
    http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...
  • Voted! 3PTS
  • They need to just make the Zune HD interface and functionality an app. Then it would be perfect. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • When is it rolling out to consumers??  
  • Touch slider, not walkman forward/rewind
  • Zune please!
  • Better playlists managing... That is all.
  • Go vote for autoplaylists
  • Sonos!!!!
  • Should have been tested and fixed before released as "final". It's not been released to the public yet, but it is at RTM stage. And yes, two week updates is much better.
  • Make it easy for people to transfer thier music from iTunes and Goolge play.  I have many friends that this is one of the hurdle to move to WP.  And I believe there are many others out there that would like to move to WP but, they have invested to much money to abandon their music for not reason.  Google did this just recently and if can do it I am 100% sure you can as well. 
  • Ref: Jorge,
    YES. My wife wants me to move her apple music from her Windows 7 laptop to her SurfacePro2 AND her HTC 8X windows phone!
  • MS has to make the transation simple and smooth so people don't feel held back in those OS.  People need a reason to leave iOS and Android and this will make that to happen.  Music, is one of the universal language no matter where you're coming from. Music unite us, makes happy & sad, make us remember & hope so, this power has to be given to those that want to swich to WP by MS.  
  • I hate the way it shuffles now and the fact that I can't flick through songs anymore. And it's a little on the slow side ( I wrote all this with the swipe feature lol )
  • Thank god the progress bar i was dying for can already be seen from the screenshots thanks MS
  • http://xboxvideo.uservoice.com/forums/225596-xbox-video-suggestion-box/c...
  • 150 comments here... and maybe 10 votes on uservoice :) Walk the walk and vote people!
  • There should be a suggestion on User Voice to read the comments here at WPCentral.
  • First of all bring the live tile back ! Secondly i really miss the artist backgrounds.There's this app called Artist info it's still in beta version.Its basically shows what music is playing on the phone.And it has this really cool text animations scrolling across the screen.Something like that integrated to the lock screen.
  • Is there a suggestion box for the games hub?
  • Oh man ! Zune was for the Windows 7.5 ?! I never actually knew.I use Zune on my desktop and I absolutely love it !
  • ZUNE on the desktop is great. Everyone should try it.
  • I'm just going to tell them to bring back all of the features from Zune including wireless sync.
  • They want my opinion? Hint: use PowerAmp on Android.
  • To chime in: Bring back the desktop all-in-one syncing and media management software, i.e. a rebadged Zune, and completely revamp the on-phone local storage media playback experience.   As it is now, it's a completely atrocious experience.  I can't recommend to others, friends or family, to pick up a low spec Windows Phone, and pop in an SD card to use for media playback, because the media player frankly stinks. You want to improve it, look to the Double Twist app on Android.  
  • You know what, it doesn't even need to be on the *desktop*. If a Metro app on the PC had the same functionality as Zune, I'd be happy.
  • So does Xbox Video on WP8.1 finally support HD playback?
  • Is there a way to categorize my songs, so if I just want to listen to gospel. I might just don't know how to do it.
  • I want the live tile feature back
  • Fun Fact: Uservoice does not validate emai addresses. Every time you run out of votes, just 'sign in' with a new made up address.
  • All great suggestions and discussion everyone. Now lets go vote.
  • At this point, I think this may be the only suggestion that fixes Xbox Music: http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...   (shameless plug for my idea...)
  • You wouldn't believe that I was thinking the same thing yesterday. The same exact thing.  I can find all my music on Spotify and I don't want to invest in a subscription because it doesn't integrate well with WP... Yet again, Xbox Music doesn't integrate well either!
  • +It got my vote!
  • This is easy. Keep the branding, scrap the rest. Then go back and dig the Zune experience out of archives and use it. The unlimited downloads and 10 songs per month that you could own was unbeatable and superior to everything else out there. The user interface was functional and beautiful especially when it came to the PC interface. I understand why they killed the Zune brand because it never got traction. But why they killed the whole thing and started over with this mess is beyond my comprehension.
  • It should have free make your own station like Nokia mix radio. Also be able to listen to your own music using the app
  • Just used my votes on some good ideas and added a suggestion of my own. Thanks guys!
  • Greta move MS :)
  • Customisable artist backgrounds with last fm integration! :)
  • Sort the art for music out
  • Anyone else think it would be cool to have the currently playing album cover art be set as the start screen image background?
  • VideoLAN, where are you? mabye smplayer! I need 1 app for music, podcast and video.
  • We need to play songs from homegroup also connecting phone with 8.1 guys please vote here http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/suggestions/5796726-connect-with-homegroup#comments
  • Audiobook support anyone? This includes lectures and stuff too, ofcourse...
  • Fix the live tile, annoying loading and lets have swipe to change track back with a proper now playing screen instead of that annoying embedded one on the scrolling pages. Please.
  • It's nice to see Microsoft getting a bit more Agile with their mobile development.  Most of the important stuff is already suggested, so that's great if they can make it happen.  I really hope they can improve the syncing speed and stability, especially on devices with very large music libraries.
  • Give devs a year subscription to Xbox music and gold membership so we can test thoroughly!
  • Vote for Now Playing music to be put in the Action Center instead of volume controls! Let this be an option! http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/s...
  • I like that one. If I remember correctly I was able to do this with winamp on the android phone I had in 2011. I don't like having to hit volume button to bring up controls.
  • * Hi-speed scurbbing via slider control * gapless playback * add a top-level nav-strip like iOS Music app has
  • Great to see this! Is there also a Xbox Games UserVoice page? Anyway, is Xbox Video and Games also on a 2 weeks release schedule, that would be awesome!
  • The big news here is that they are pulling apps out of the core OS so they can update them more frequently via the store. This is a good move.
  • So my biggest peeves at the moment are the lack of a proper live tile (the hub live tile worked great) and the fact that I cant easily look at new releases. This app blows. I'm waiting a few updates for it to improve before I cancel my music pass that I've been happy with from WP7 up until Monday.
  • To all who ask for patience with Xbox music please go post somewhere else, we, have had lots of patience. Ok I get it the Zune brand is tarnished, all you had to do was rebrand Zune Xbox music and hit the FUCKING ENTER KEY, WHY WAS THAT SO DIFFICULT ?? I understand the preview is a work in progress I have no problems with that but this music app garbage has been going on for 2 plus years! Like I said its obvious whoever made this app doesn't use Xbox music, or they want windows phone to fail, or there incompetent, either way if you want to know how to fix it start using it. Or go and read my posts.
  • Ref: mrdeezus,
    Thank You.
  • Thanks. I agree
  • Address the godddddammn issue with downloading podcasts that has been posted on their forums for over a year
  • I hate that app replace it with old one
  • Another thing, asking us how to fix Xbox music is stupid, as the answer has been there since day one, PUT EVERY FEATURE THAT ZUNE HAD IN XBOX MUSIC AND HIT ENTER!!! Now you won't need to ask every again. How ignorant are you guys? It's as clear as the noise on your face, now I see why Ballmer was yelling about developers, developers, developers!!! Because obviously there isn't any at Xbox music.
  • Give back animated background music on live tile and artist name in live tile.
  • Pls bring all the goodies of zune into the Xbox music....like swipe gesture to change the song....
  • Put every feature that zune had in the Xbox music....then only our music problem can be solved....
  • Please vote for this so we get a stop button to remove the music from the volume controls and its not stuck there when you havened listened to it since months! I currently need to use thirdparty apps to do this. It only has a few votes so far but deserves their attention! http://xboxmusic.uservoice.com/forums/209733-xbox-music-suggestion-box/suggestions/5797422-stop-music-remove-from-volume-bar
  • This is good music & video hub is separate because my private videos shows when i listen music in my cab or any other journey so this is nice thank to make separate.Only one thing is needed touch slide bar like video player or any other OS music player i mean Belle,Android,iOS or Windows media player for pc all these have slide bar for music control for Fast FW & REW.
  • This is great, I will add my suggestion which is to have native last.fm scrobbling and uploading support.  
  • need slide bar for music player like other OS music player.Every Successful OS have touch slide bar for music control like Belle,Android,ios etc..  this is  --------------||-------------------------   touch slide bar is the basic feature for any best music player. =========||============ need touch slide bar for windows phone.
  • Ummm wireless sync. I'll never get Zune back (    ) but this is one of my most missed features from Zune.