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    What is this little symbol? It shows up on a few of my songs and I can't for the life of me figure out what's so special about them.

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    That symbol means the song is streaming.
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    That means you're streaming the track, not playing it locally. Check your data!

    Edit: Ninja'd
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    That's really bizarre, as I haven't signed up for Xbox music and the song is on my phone storage.
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    It may be stored on your phone storage, but somehow it's streaming it. Watch your data! It streams at 192kbps WMA. Which means you're looking at like 150-200MB data (or maybe more) an HOUR being munched. I know this because I am a presenter on a radio station and this is something we have warned about in the past.
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    Is it from a cloud playlist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladinleeds View Post
    I know this because I am a presenter on a radio station and this is something we have warned about in the past.
    Is that like the new politically correct term for a radio DJ? You "present" your listeners with music instead of playing it for them? haha
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    Because I aren't live mixing, but rather presenting a radio show, I don't like to consider myself a radio DJ. Most of the others call themselves DJs though, just I don't call myself it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PG2G View Post
    Is it from a cloud playlist?
    Im willing to bet it is. I had this had to me with music I purchased from Zune. I had created a playlist and added the song to it, but the file was not synced, only the playlist (created on Surface). When i wen to my phone, all my cloud storage songs were appearing as being streamed. Which stinks because i am eating up tons of data driving to and from work.
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    It was part of a Zune playlist, but doesn't show up in my Xbox Music program on my PC. So I don't know why that would sync. Especially since I thought you only got cloud syncing if you had a paid Xbox Music subscription, which I don't. Weeeeirrd.

    Anyway all those songs went away when I turned off the "Xbox Music cloud collection" setting so all's right with the world.
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    That is also the symbol for "Danger: Your music collection is about to be irreparably harmed by Xbox Music." (or on my device: "Who the DO NOT TRY TO BEAT THE CURSE FILTER is Ke$ha and when did I buy her albums?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan_J View Post
    (or on my device: "Who the DO NOT TRY TO BEAT THE CURSE FILTER is Ke$ha and when did I buy her albums?!"
    Someone edited that for him trying to get round the filter. But that just makes it even more amusing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan_J View Post
    That is also the symbol for "Danger: Your music collection is about to be irreparably harmed by Xbox Music." (or on my device: "Who the DO NOT TRY TO BEAT THE CURSE FILTER is Ke$ha and when did I buy her albums?!"
    Hahaha, That was confusing as all get out when I started to read it..."What is he trying to say??? His phone hated the $ in Ke$ha???"
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    If you are concerned about data, or just want those cloud songs on your device, do this:

    1. Go to music+videos -> music -> songs
    2. Click the "select" button at the bottom
    3. Select the songs with that cloud icon next to it that you want on your device
    4. Select "download" from the bottom menu
    5. When it's done, go into music setting and turn off Xbox Music cloud collection



    Of course, being connected to WiFi when you do this would be a good idea...
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    It means the song is available for streaming. If you have a song on your phone and in your collection it will show up as that symbol. If you have it in your collection, but not on your phone it will show a cloud.

    search support dot xbox dot com for music symbols. it won't let me post the link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bundalings View Post
    What is this little symbol? It shows up on a few of my songs and I can't for the life of me figure out what's so special about them.

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