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.
Please Please PLEASE make it so that I can play the music via xbox music but let it play in the backround instead of having to have the app snapped all the time!
Could you please look into allowing Xbox music to stream without having it Snap, and take up 1/4 of the screen while playing a game. I think many more people would subscribe to the service if they could stream the music without having their gaming window decreased. With the playlist feature, it is not necessary to have the Xbox music app on the screen all the time. Thank you very much, and I look forward to your response.
The ability to listen to music while gaming just like the 360 as many gamers will proberly agree theres nothing like racing to dupstep or killing zombies while listening to acdc
IT Would be nice if we could play music in background, that means You dont have to snap xbox music. So I like to have my game in fullscreen while listening to xbox music. Pls its a big Problem
I miss the feature that you can hear as the 360 the music of "Xbox Music" in the background. As an example, while the Internet, or playing games. If there is the function I get also the subscription. Sorry for my english. I am German.
Bye and Thank you
I want be able to listen to my playlist from xbox music when I'm gaming instead of game soundtracks
It would be awesome to play Xbox Music while playing games on Xbox One on unsnap mode.
This way, when the user holds the Xbox button on the controller he should be given music control options (pause, forward, volume, etc...), along with the other options already available (turn off system and turn off controller).
The one thing I hate about Xbox One is that 'Snap' feature. It takes up too much of my screen. I can't even listen to my music without Snap
I believe the music should play in the background and then get snapped when you want to change songs then automatically un-snap.
Same thing should go for Audio-player.
Could the ex "back button" be used to hide and view snapped apps? You could snap music and hold this button down for a few seconds to hide the app while it continues to work in the background. You could then hold it down again to bring it back and control it.
I am using the free trial of Xbox Music and unfortunately due to your lack of interest for customer satisfaction, Xbox have removed the feature of listening to music whilst playing games. So really, you've taken a step back with this console. Really really disappointing as I remember the 360 had this feature on release. You've got to change this because it really isn't good enough.
Until this has been updated i'm afraid you won't be getting any money from me with regards to a Xbox Music subscription..
I do like the idea of having your own 'station'. Makes it much more interesting and helps find new music similar to music you already like!
Be able to listen to your xbox music while playing a game
Having spoken to a member of Xbox Support regarding my issues, he has suggested I create a discussion on here for features missing from the Xbox One.
Considering the Xbox One is supposed to be the "One" unit that connects to your TV and does everything, it is missing some basic features that the Xbox 360 had:
The ability to request streamed audio & video from a networked PC. I know there is a way to "play to" the Xbox One from the PC but this involves going to a different part of the house to initiate the stream. the Xbox 360 had the function to browse the PC.
The ability to play custom music/soundtracks whilst playing a game. The Xbox One requires the Music App to be snapped to the side of the screen to do this, limiting the game screen where as the Xbox 360 would play music in the background
The function that showed your friends that were currently online. I know the Xbox One has this function but it defaults to "friends feed" and you have to physically select the "online now" function
I've been told that Xbox Tech trawl these forums looking for suggestions and feedback so I hope this gets noticed as the Xbox One currently feels like it is still in a BETA stage
I am overall very happy with the new Xbox console, with just one major caveat. I am optimistic that this problem gets fixed relatively soon however.
On my 360 console, I absolutely loved the ability to stream music from my PC while playing games. Sometimes, I would choose to have the game music play instead, but I liked being able to have the option to play my own music. The game music would automatically mute itself while streaming my own music, while the dialogue and sounds effects remained intact. So, it was really to toggle between the two. My wife also enjoyed that function as well since she could listed to music in the background while I was gaming on the TV.
I have a Windows 8 PC, so I am able to stream music while gaming via the PlayTo function and the Xbox music app snapped to the TV screen.
There are a few problems I'm having with this option that make it unusable or at least distinctly inferior to the simple music app I always enjoyed using on my 360 since it was released in 2005:
1) I have to lose part of my screen in order to listen to music. That is not cool while I'm trying to enjoy my next-gen graphics.
2) For some reason, there is no option to change the volume. This is the real kicker for me. There is no volume dial on the Xbox One music app and the volume control on my PC's PlayTo interface is broken. No matter what setting to which I have the volume set, the music plays through the console at the same volume. This happens even with the volume set to 0. The music ends up being way louder than the game sounds and drowns out all of the game audio.
3) There appears to be no shuffle option for music. I usually like to throw a bunch of albums in to a list and shuffle them while playing. I can only play albums or songs in the order that they are loaded into the PC PlayTo interface. If I want to skip a song or change the songs, I have to get up and start a new playlist in the exact order I want.
There is one thing that does work better however. That's the ability to use PlayTo to stream .mp4/.aac (itunes) files. This is something that can't be done on the 360 using Windows Media Center since that file format is not supported. However, I had no problem streaming them to the Xbox One. That is helpful, since it means I can probably delete the .mp3 files I have saved on my PC which are just duplicates of my .mp4 files that I created to be able to stream them to my Xbox 360.
I am hopeful that the Xbox Music team is already working on these problems so that I can get back to listening to more music on my console.
There are two reasons I don't currently have an Xbox Music pass: One is that my portable devices are Android and the other, perhaps more important, reason is that Xbox Music can only play while its app occupies the whole console. I've got plenty of bandwidth available, the system player can already handle playing music in the background, so why can't I fire up Borderlands 2 and listen to Neil Diamond streaming via an Xbox Music Pass?
I wish Xbox Music could run in the background so you can browse the dashboard and still be able to listen to music
Thanks for the suggestion! I am passing this on to our console team for review.
This should be there from the beginning, it was very easy to do in the 360
What a joke MS has become.
Hurry up and fix this Xbox!!! What a Joke...
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.
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 Glass commented
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
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.
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!
Lets`play Music in Background, and let us to browse our own Music via the XBMusic App without subscribe an ABO.!!
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!
I read this somewhere but a good idea would be while playing music in background to go to next song just double tap the menu button and to go to the previous song double tap the view button... Think that would be a nice add on top of playing music in background.
Count me in on this too. Don't like a compressed Forza. Text is too small in zoo tycoon. Background audio is a must. Snap is just too much for these things.
joseph travis commented
This shuld be a top priority and shuld have been a launch feature on the verge of selling Xbox one and my 8 year gamer tag un4g0tt3nk1ll3r
THAT is ******* ridiculous. Must. Suppress. Rage. WUHAHAHHAAH
this would definitely be something worthwhile, it was good having custom music whilst playing, on smaller tv's snap is awful when trying to play a game, especially shooters....
Russell Adair commented
Multimedia center that multitasks... can't multitask multimedia.
No brainer. When I'm doing laps on Forza, I'd prefer to be full screen.
Chris Mitchell commented
Any updates here? I like the Xbox one, but can't believe how many features are missing from the Xbox one. Please,please, please bring back the music in the background option. Also, as others have suggested bring back the menu when you press Xbox button. I don't always want to be taken out of what I'm doing to see a notification or send a message. C'mon Microsoft help use out. Don't you guys play? Don't you get annoyed by the same things?
I would like to have background music without snap. Also when in snap i would like to be able to control the volume of each separate window.
Very disappointed with the "One"...I will try to keep this nice. I have had 360 since it's release and since have enjoyed and loved the Xbox experience. This to include playing my own music whenever I want and streaming my own movies whenever I want. Now xbox feels they need to charge us for those features?! My new "One" at this point is nothing more than a dust collector, still using the 360.