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  1. Gapless playback

    Currently, there's a sub-second gap that pretty much ruins the listening experience of albums that are non-stop mixes (example: In Search of Sunrise 11 - Las Vegas). There are other instances of songs that continue into the next track.

    Many music players (hardware and software) have been able to do this for a long time now. Gapless playback needs to be a part of the WP8.1 Music app.

    3,415 votes
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      77 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  RebeccaRebecca responded

      Great suggestion! We realize many of you are passionate about gapless playback and we are working on it. There is currently no ETA but keep checking back for status.

    • Show song info on Live Tile

      Show now playing song on Live Tile, like Nokia MixRadio and while not playing, shuffle between last played album covers like the People tile or the old nokia music app.

      3,171 votes
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        under review  ·  29 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Entire personal music collection should be available on Windows Phone 8 without requiring a Music Pass

        In an effort to attract people to your ecosystem, you need to offer things which are exclusive to that ecosystem. Why not allow Windows Phone 8 users full access to their entire music collection (as per the new Xbox Music website) without first requiring them to own a Music Pass. IOS and Android users could still be forced to pay for a Music Pass to do this, but for once Windows Phone users will benefit from a cohesive ecosystem. It makes no sense to prevent this on Windows Phones and Xbox 360, yet provide the service as a website.

        2,950 votes
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          under review  ·  39 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve performance on Windows Phone 8 app

          When I unlock the device, it keep saying resuming for 5 to 10 secondes before actually loading the app. And when I select a song, sometimes I have to wait 5 secondes before I can actually see the now playing page. It's really weird since in Windows phone 7, it didn't do that !

          2,661 votes
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            under review  ·  61 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Notification center... (aka Action Center)

            Music app controls in the notification center...

            2,403 votes
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              45 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  RebeccaRebecca responded

              Thanks for the feedback, we’ll take this one back to our design team to investigate action center integration.

            • Should have Recent Played and Most Played list

              Should have separate Recent Played and Most Played list.
              It will help even if we don't create playlist our default favorites(most played) will be under Most Played list

              1,761 votes
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                under review  ·  27 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I wish my phone, Xbox, and Windows 8 experiences would synchronize.

                I want to listen to, and continue listening to, my music across my devices.

                When I drive to work, I'm listening to music on my phone. When I get to my desk at work, I would like it to have synced my current song, playlist, and position in the current song (my phone pauses when I get out of the car), so that all I have to do is press Play when I log in to my computer and put on my headphones.

                Likewise, I would like to pause my music at the end of the work day, get in…

                1,628 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  under review  ·  RebeccaRebecca responded

                  Thanks for your feedback! Looks like this is going to be a popular request, I’ll send it over to the feature team for review. Thanks for posting.

                • Bring Xbox Music to Sonos

                  Xbox Music needs to be found on other non-MS platforms. The biggest win for me would be having access to Xbox Music on the Sonos wireless system!

                  1,582 votes
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                    80 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Equalizer

                    This is for windows phone and Xbox. Please PLEASE PLEASEEEEEE have an equalizer for the ms music service. How can this be missing? I am dumping ms music/zune until you get one. This is so basic its pathetic and completely irresponsible that after 3-4 years of people asking for a basic equalizer and MS STILL has not delivered!!!!

                    1,465 votes
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                      under review  ·  29 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • METADATA AND ID3 TAGS FIX?!

                      First of all, the main problem people are encountering:

                      The metadata (album art, artist name, album, etc.) is constantly being changed by Xbox Music! I've already deleted my music collection 3 times, to no avail. Fix this so that Xbox Music DOES NOT TOUCH any existing song data. You did it before, why is the problem reappearing?

                      Secondly, the artist picture. We should be able to choose our own artist image, as the pictures selected by Xbox are consistently low-resolution. When I was using the Music+Videos Hub, there was an app that allowed personal addition of artist images. This should…

                      1,409 votes
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                        61 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use Xbox Music Pass in the background on the Xbox One w/out snap

                        Xbox Music should be able stream in the background on your Xbox instead of forcing us to use the snap program to do this. This would probably be best if you allowed us to download the songs to the console so that we don't have to use the bandwith while playing. I won't go into what we lost from the 360 Xbox Music interface.

                        1,117 votes
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                          64 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The ability to upload and playback my music from an online location (the cloud)

                          After using Google Music and experiencing the convenience of having all of my personal music live online, I can't go back to any other service. Here are some of the advantages that I found using Google Music over Xbox Music:

                          1.) All of my songs are available. Because I collect B-Sides and other rare songs for even famous artists, Xbox Music's cloud matching doesn't find a lot of my music.

                          2.) Having my music online is the only solution for devices with limited storage like my phone or on devices such as the Xbox where the built-in Music app doesn't…

                          1,101 votes
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                            39 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            under review  ·  RebeccaRebecca responded

                            Thanks for your feedback! I’ll send this one to our cloud collection team.

                          • Xbox Music Family Plan

                            Please offer a plan which can be shared within a family on a wider array of devices.

                            1,074 votes
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                              38 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              under review  ·  RebeccaRebecca responded

                              Thanks for your feedback, I’ll pass this one on to our business team.

                            • Wireless Synch

                              The same capability that existed for Windows phone 7. Wireless synch phones and Xboxes.

                              1,057 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                under review  ·  RebeccaRebecca responded

                                Thanks for your suggestion, I’ll pass this on to our phone team for consideration.

                              • Delete entire albums via tap&hold, Download entire albums from the cloud

                                I have multiple phone devices and a lot of music; I would love to have an easier life downloading entire albums from my own cloud collection to the phone directly or deleting entire albums or artists at once.
                                Especially the former is a pain when I cannot redownload an album through xbox music store because it is in my cloud collection (but not on the phone)...

                                965 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Last.fm scrobbling support

                                  I'm currently using spotify but i'm a big fan of the windows software ecosystem (I own a windows phone, surface, xbox...) and would LOVE to switch over to an xbox music subscription. However, I want the ability to send my listening data to last.fm, can you tell me when you plan to integrate this scrobbling into the xbox settings?

                                  a potential subscriber awaits!

                                  926 votes
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                                    44 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Gapless playback is sorely missing

                                    Various applications over time have come and gone with this feature, and it's always disappointing when a new platform is introduced that doesn't have it. Makes it very jarring to listen to albums which are supposed to be listened to as a whole.

                                    741 votes
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                                      35 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      under review  ·  RebeccaRebecca responded

                                      Thanks for your feedback! This would be a good feature to add. Keep those ideas and votes coming!

                                    • Desktop Xbox Music Program

                                      Windows 7 and more importantly Windows desktop is going to be around for a long time. Xbox Music needs a decent desktop application. The Xbox Music app on Windows 8 has very poor functionality and is actually not very useful.

                                      So lets have a new Xbox Music App for desktop pcs.

                                      737 votes
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                                        39 comments  ·  Windows app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Xbox Music with lyrics

                                        The Idea of adding Lyrics to Xbox Music would or I think would be a very needed feature.

                                        Done some research, and could only conclude that a lot of users want this.

                                        Example: When you right-click on a song there would be an option to lyrics for that song, and when you listen to a song there could be an button that would load up the lyrics.

                                        728 votes
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                                          23 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give Windows Phone 8 Device Support to Zune

                                          Add Support for our WP 8 Devices to Zune, and we will obtain same ecosystem like iTunes and iPhone

                                          667 votes
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