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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.

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      182 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  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.

    • Notification center... (aka Action Center)

      Music app controls in the notification center...

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        55 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.

      • 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 !

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          122 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We have been working to improve the Music app on Windows Phone 8.1 – the latest version is 2.6.186.0. If you’re seeing issues as you upgrade to 8.1, please feel free to post a description of the scenarios that aren’t quite right in that app as suggestions on this site. We would like to track how many people are affected by specific issues using this site’s Vote feature.

          Thank you all for your support and feedback!

        • 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.

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            97 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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!

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              124 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Suggestion: Add ability to easily play Recently Played, Most Played, and Recently Added content

              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

              2,523 votes
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                under review  ·  50 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  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…

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                  103 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I wish my phone, Xbox, and Windows 8 playback 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…

                  2,410 votes
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                    22 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.

                  • Xbox Music Family Plan

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

                    2,355 votes
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                      90 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.

                    • 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!!!!

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                        under review  ·  46 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.

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                          111 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  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!

                          1,580 votes
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                            91 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Wireless Synch

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

                            1,250 votes
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                              13 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)...

                              1,246 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                1,024 votes
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                                  69 comments  ·  Windows 8/8.1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We’ve come a long way folks. That being said, there is much to do in the Music app on both Windows and Windows Phone. Please add suggestions to the site if there are other features that you’d like to see in the app that aren’t well-represented in the list already. And vote for the existing ones if you would like to see them higher in the list.

                                  You mention poor functionality – if you’re seeing issues, please feel free to post a description of the specific scenarios that aren’t quite right as suggestions on this site too.

                                  Thank you all for your support and feedback!

                                  We’ve been focused on our mobile efforts for a bit. We’ll be shifting some of that focus back to the desktop soon…stay tuned.

                                • Xbox Music app landscape mode

                                  I would like for the xbox music app to have some sort of landscape mode. I drive a lot and use my phone as a GPS so my phone is in the landscape orientation often. I have to rotate the phone, which is a great inconvenience, select my playlist, and rotate the phone again.

                                  849 votes
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                                    under review  ·  15 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Auto Playlists

                                    Would LOVE to have auto playlists that sync across all our platforms, or at least support picking up songs on the device and generating the play list based on:

                                    1. Favorite / Starred / Rated (most folks have a lot of songs that have been catalogued sometime ago with WMP etc)
                                    2. Last added / New Songs (customizable between 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 days)
                                    3. Based on a period, eg 1980s or 1990s - have the user set the parameter

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

                                      This sounds like a good feature, I’ll pass it on to the team!

                                    • Xbox Music/Windows Phone Alarm Clock

                                      I would like to see Microsoft work on providing more comprehensive alarm functionality by utilizing Xbox Music, whether that is through a physical hardware solution with an actual alarm clock (iHome?) or by integrating and improving the current alarm app to take advantage of Xbox Music and other music apps.

                                      757 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Songs in multi-disc albums cannot be sorted correctly

                                        In WP 8.1 Preview, when I copied a two-disc album to my phone, and tried to play the songs by album, the songs would go completely out of order.

                                        For example, it was supposed to be sorted like this:

                                        Disc 1 - Track 1
                                        Disc 1 - Track 2
                                        ...
                                        Disc 1 - Track n
                                        Disc 2 - Track 1
                                        Disc 2 - Track 2
                                        ...
                                        Disc 2 - Track n

                                        But in fact the Xbox Music app will sort the songs like this:
                                        Disc 1 - Track 1
                                        Disc 2 - Track 1
                                        Disc 1 - Track 2
                                        Disc…

                                        699 votes
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                                          under review  ·  22 comments  ·  Windows Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Shrink Xbox Music in Windows 10 (mini player)

                                          today I am here to show you request of the windows 10 preview build user as a picture please see my idea please think about my idea

                                          https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=4E4EAC1AB00F04EA!6535

                                          670 votes
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                                            38 comments  ·  Windows 10  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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