We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
Xbox Music is EASILY the WORST music app I've ever used...
and it got even worse on WP8.1 -No live tile -why the hell does more effort go into promoting crap I won't ever buy much less listen to than to making the app pleasant to look at and easier to navigate. Being forced advertising for the phones, xbox, PCs,etc
we bought is a huge turn-off -can't download some of my purchases from the marketplace -too much album art won't sync at all or syncs with something totally wrong -organization of certain options just plain stinks -between an ecosystem that MS is pushing for
unification of Windows, WP, Surface, 360 , & Xbox One why the hell for it's price, can Xbox Music only sync music between 2 devices per month?
Well, I share SOME of your frustration. I have seen what was a very good phone/player solution (Zune) devolve into a mess with Xbox Music. The concept of cloud music collection is interesting, but has been full of issues. A huge part of my collection still
does not "match"---despite taking a lot of time to try to manually match stuff. The Windows Phone 8 (and 8.1--I use that, too) implementation is terrible. Songs cannot be copied to your phone (talking about the ones you "rent" using music pass). The DRM does
not transfer with the song, requiring you to allow the phone to sync (via internet) and, at some indeterminate time, download the DRM so the songs play on the phone. This is very poor. Album art, as you say, has been another issue. I don't know why so many
albums now show the generic "gray" cover, when the art appears in all other software. The live tile does not exist in the WP8.1 version, as you say---just the green tile. You do get 4 devices, not 2 with Xbox Music---plus Xbox which does not count against
that total (but only streams---no downloads). 2 computers and 2 phones/Zunes at a time. Not sure how iPhones or Androids count against this total, as I have neither. I don't know of a music service that allows DOWNLOADS to more devices than this for this price.
Rhapsody was one (1) device---had that for years. Spotify is one, I think. iTunes is zero---all streaming, as far as I know. On the positive side, they seem to be updating all the Xbox Music apps at a very fast rate. Every couple weeks, it seems. They are
getting there, but I agree there is a lot *** up with it at the moment.
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