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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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    Patrick20862Patrick20862 shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Josh MorganJosh Morgan shared a merged idea: Music in the Background  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Xbox music streaming without Snap  ·   · 
    Chimp eyesChimp eyes shared a merged idea: Play music while gaming  ·   · 
    nilsTiberius nilsTiberius shared a merged idea: xbox music plays in Background  ·   · 
    Ben BeckerBen Becker shared a merged idea: Multitasking with Xbox Music  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Play my playlist when I game  ·   · 
    AndreAndre shared a merged idea: Play Xbox Music on Xbox One Unsnapped  ·   · 
    TribleDukerTribleDuker shared a merged idea: Get Rid of Snap!  ·   · 
    JoeJoe shared a merged idea: Snapped apps  ·   · 
    TobyToby shared a merged idea: Must be able to play Xbox Music whilst playing games.  ·   · 
    Mike MasonMike Mason shared a merged idea: Keep playing  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Music Streaming  ·   · 
    B1NOB1NO shared a merged idea: Xbox One music streaming lacks necessary functionality  ·   · 
    Aaron BabbAaron Babb shared a merged idea: Xbox Music should be playable while gaming on 360  ·   · 
    Marcus AnderssonMarcus Andersson shared a merged idea: I wish Xbox Music could run in the background while browsing the dashboard or Explorer  ·   · 


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      • RickRick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys PLEASE !! There is NO reason, that we can't play music in the background while enjoying the game in full screen. I would buy a music pass if this would be possible but this makes me wait.

      • ozze232ozze232 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another great feature would be the ability to insert a song to "Play Next". I'll often be listening to a song which reminds me of something i really want to hear next, but the only way to do it is to disrupt the whole playlist and play the song individually. It would be great if there was a way to just insert the song into the playlist to play after the current song. Please vote for it here.

      • biggreencolabiggreencola commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just saw there is an update being sent out to consoles today, and it does not include an update for this. Frankly, I don't understand the motivation behind not allowing music to play in the background while playing games. What's the point of having a nice big HDTV to play games on if I am losing a good percentage of my view-able in game real estate to see something that I am only trying to listen to? Sure, this may make sense for snapping TV, but makes absolutely no sense for music. If I wanted to see the album artwork, I would make it full screen. Guys, this is a no brainer and an easy fix. Please roll out soon?

      • xGARBAGExxGARBAGEx commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a way to play custom soundtracks but it's very specific. I use my Turtle Beach X12's hooked up to my 360's sound and play music on there, meanwhile I'm using the Stereo Headset Adapter on my Xbox One which sends the game sound and chat through the headset's chat channel, and it does this since the Xbox One headsets put all of the sound into one channel now and the adapter is pretty much just a volume mixer. The headset still works for chat, it's just that since I'm playing Xbox One with a 360 headset it's not using the game volume for anything, so that's where the music is coming from instead of nothing. The music still has bass and everything, but the one thing I don't like is that since all of the Xbox One sound is sent through the chat channel none of the game sound has bass.

      • Elias BarnesElias Barnes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please guys this needs to be accomplished I can guarantee if the music interface were like the 360 or if not BETTER! The Xbox one would have little to no flaws. Other players to include myself should be able to play music in the background without sacrificing our true gaming experiences.

      • TylerTyler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is my biggest disappointment with the xbox one. Please add the capability to stream without snapping. Also it would be nice to be able to control playback with smartglass and the media remote without leaving your game.

      • OscarOscar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still not fixed? Definitely canceling my account after the free trial. Not worth paying if I have to snap all the time.

      • Tom NelsonTom Nelson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow us to use DLNA or any music through the back round like we could on 360! that would be very appreciated because i dont always like to have a snapped screen

      • RicardoRicardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be there from the beginning, it was very easy to do in the 360

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah. This feature existed on Xbox 360 from day one and was even partly implemented on the original Xbox. Yet Xbox One background music is still a mystery.

        Having music snapped (which is an audio experience (not a visual one) is so silly and a waste of screen real estate.

        Also, you should be able to skip songs from the Xbox one Media Remote or from Smartglass without having to open or snap the Xbox Music app on the console. On the Xbox 360 you could skip tracks playing in the background using the remote so similar functionality on Xbox One would be good.

      • StefanStefan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is the most important must have. Really missing that. Or was missing that in the short time when xbox music was running on my xbox one (just for 1-2 weeks). But this is because of the country settings, my xbox live profile ist from switzerland and the xbox one is set to germany, because switzerland has not yet xbox one release. This is following by an error message, that prevents further use of xbox music. But that bad issue i will take to the support forum ;)

      • Luther GlassLuther Glass commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        you know what i would want it to do while playing music i could just say xbox next without pressing the button to get there or i could say xbox music and while im playing the game it can just run a song in the background
        nuff said microsoft do this and enable custom music

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's amazing how Microsoft do things like this from time to time. They have the resources, the brand recognition and on the verge of doing great things and then you see things like this and it just makes you face palm. As another person stated, whoever came up with this as the default behaviour should be fired, and anyone who manages to actually get this fixed before Xbox Three deserves a promotion.

        Combine this with the fact that I can't download music for offline listening now on my Android phone and Microsoft are literally forcing me to leave their ecosystem.

      • DugDug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I got xbox one on launch day hooked it up and went to play cod then found out music has to be snapped to listen to it while playing a game! so i put the xbox one back in its box and went back to my 360. I love playing multiplayer games while listening to music and i know a lot of other gamers out there feel the same way. Its 6 months since the xbox one came out and the 360 is still superior. What a joke! microsoft needs to fix this! Music needs to play in the background! Snapping it and losing 25 percent of my screen makes Absolutely no sense! Fix it! Dont force me to go over to ps4!

      • BhutankamBhutankam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lets`play Music in Background, and let us to browse our own Music via the XBMusic App without subscribe an ABO.!!

      • hectorhector commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great, great, GReAT! Improve, i love the games music but i'd Like use my own lists in my xbox music pass while playing, without using SNAP because reduces the space in my screen. Pleeeeeeaaaaaaseeeeee! Make it possible!

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