Issues With XBox Music On WP8 - Sorting/Management



  We've created this post to address some issues with sorting and managing music collections on the Windows Phone 8, as compiled by dmmontal in the Master List Of Issues With XBox Music On WP8 thread.  We'll be continue to update this thread with news as we work towards a resolution to these items.


- Device only sorts albums by Name, not Date (WP7 devices sorted albums by date). Can we have an on-device option to choose? Any other sort options (i.e. sort by Album Artist) would also be very useful.


- Cannot delete entire folders on phone at once (i.e. delete an entire Album, Artist, etc.) – can only check off and delete individual songs. WP7 did at least allow for the manual deletion of complete albums, playlists, etc.



Thank You,



On 12/18/13, Xbox released the Xbox Music app, which lets Xbox Music Pass subscribers stream millions of songs and download favorites for offline listening. The app can also manage and play songs from your personal music library.

Other highlights:

  • Create and manage playlists that automatically sync across PC, tablet, Xbox, and the web
  • See artist details with pictures, bios, album lists, and related artists
  • Explore top songs, featured artists, and recommended albums to easily discover new music
  • Use the radio feature to instantly creates playlists based on your favorite artists

More app release details and be viewed at Xbox on Windows Phone 8.1 release details.

Please use the Xbox Music suggestion box to vote on or suggest what new features and changes you would like to see.

Enjoying the music,


Microsoft Surface Team

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Last updated February 23, 2018 Views 1,041 Applies to: