05-19-2013, 01:40 PM #1
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I'm new to WP8, only had mine a week or so but what I really want, more than anything, is a decent, intuitive music app. Nokia Music is not very.. clever.. how it organises your music, and after a couple of minutes paused it will just stop your song. Doesn't sound that great either.
What decent downloadable music apps are there that are actually good? I wanted to use Winamp but no, not allowed here.
- 05-19-2013, 04:14 PM #2
First post and it had to be negative. That's too bad.
WP fortunately has a good many music players. Probably more than any type of other app. You shouldn't have a hard time finding one.Support your third-party developers. There just about all we have...
- 05-19-2013, 06:33 PM #3
05-19-2013, 06:50 PM #4
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If you have a Nokia Lumia handset, there is no reason to not use Nokia Music. Perfect for offline listening of cloud stored music from Nokia, and can certainly manage locally stored tracks well too. If you are on a non-Nokia handset, try Flat Beats, Pandora (not sure if it handles local though), TuneIn Radio (again, not sure that it handles local, more of a radio app) or Audiocloud. There's a lot of good cloud based apps, maybe try them out? I've made the switch to cloud for my mobile devices, and even though I'm strapped for data usage to 1gb a month, I download it for offline play and its fantastic.
Hope this helps!
ChrisKyriacou48 - An Australian Windows Phone enthusiast
Current Smartphone: Nokia Lumia 930 (Green)
Current Tablet: Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB
Device Graveyard: Apple iPhone 5S, Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia Lumia 920, Google Nexus 7 32GB, Samsung Omnia 7
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- 05-19-2013, 11:04 PM #5
this thread and many others. For me this had made Nokia Music and Xbox M+V completely unusable.
I have given up on WP8 for the time being. While the fluidity of the UI is fantastic, functionality lacks in several areas, this being one. I'm currently using my old Sony Xperia S. The Walkman music app on this works extremely well.
05-20-2013, 06:45 AM #7
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I want to have a music app with hardware button support. With the built-in media player, I am stuck using earphones with a button (such as the ones included with the Huawei W1), but I'd rather use my Sennheisers. If such a music player will not be made, I guess I'll just create a hardware adapter with a button myself.
If anyone has used PowerAMP on Android, I'd like button functionality similar to that. The buttons are there on my device, now it's time for Microsoft to expose them.
- 05-20-2013, 07:42 AM #8
I keep seeing new music apps come out and wonder why developers keep making them. Personally, I listen to a lot of music and use Xbox music and have a subscription. I also have Windows 8 and my music collection is synced between my computer and phone. I have about 9000 songs on my computer, but of course, XBox only upload the songs they have in their library. But still, I have a lot of my music on my phone. Now, most of the songs are streaming versions, by you can download the songs/albums, as long as you have Xbox music subscription. You have to download an album at a time. I know some people won't ever be happy with xbox music, and yes, it can be better, but with a subscription, it does pretty good.
- 05-20-2013, 11:14 AM #13
Sorry, I'm new here also, but you must be joking. None of the apps have search or playlist creation. Those are both absolute musts. I'm no android fanboy, but there are at least 20 apps with these functions in android. IOS also allows this since ios5. What is the deal with this? I just bought a lumia 920.
- 05-20-2013, 12:43 PM #14
In Xbox music, the artists, albums, and even songs are listed alphabetically. So yeah, there might be some scrolling involved, but everything is listed. You can make a playlist in xbox by using the Add to Now Playing Option. Some other treads explain this and it's not where it should be, but the option is there, albeit not ideal.
- 05-20-2013, 01:20 PM #15
Thanks for the reply, but I've got thousands of tracks so that is not a solution. Onm the stock jelly bean app, I can search for a song, hold down on the tag, and create a new playlist. All these apps are so limited! How can MS have not included this in the OS?!
05-20-2013, 01:55 PM #17
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05-20-2013, 02:08 PM #18
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[APP BETA]Windows Phone music player - xda-developers
He's trying his best and also explains what's possible and what's not (due to the API limitations) and really achieved a lot in a little amount of time.
- 05-20-2013, 06:38 PM #21
This happens on two phones - a 720 and a 620 - so it's not phone specific. It also happens with different brand SD cards. The only thing I haven't tried is different sized SD cards - I've only used 32G ones. So perhaps it's an SD card size issue. If it is, going to a smaller card is no solution for me as my music collection wouldn't fit. Going to a larger size card is a bit too expensive at the moment to try as an experiment.
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