1. chobo2's Avatar
    Hi

    I am wondering what is the best music player for WP 8.1? I see there is xbox music and nokia media.

    I am looking to put my songs on my phone, not sure which of these apps or if there is another app I should be using?
    10-02-2014 11:27 PM
  2. Bobvfr's Avatar
    You will find people on here who have had bad experiences of Xbox Music, all I can say is it works for me, I took the trouble to understand it and sort my self out before loading my local collection on (MP3's), since then I have taken out an music pass, and the whole lot sits together and it works, not just on my phone but also on my Surface, laptop and Xbox One.




    Bob
  3. D M C's Avatar
    Didn't you see the rating of Xbox music.
    It's the best, fastest and most fluid music player.
    You can compare it with Android and iOS music player and you will find that they are slowpoke compare to Xbox music.

    Xbox music is the best player that MS can provide. It's the best in whole industry.

    You seriously can't think of other music player
    10-02-2014 11:51 PM
  4. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I haven't got to use it since the most recent update last night. I use playlists I make from my own collection I put on the phone. My problem is Xbox would only shuffle through the same 40-50 or so songs over and over again (with a 1500 song playlist). I use musictastic and will until this is fixed because the shuffle is truly random and goes through my whole collection, it displays album art directly, reads playlist I put on the phone using windows media player (my desktop runs windows 7 so no xbox app), and has a simple good UI.
    10-03-2014 12:07 AM
  5. chobo2's Avatar
    Didn't you see the rating of Xbox music.
    It's the best, fastest and most fluid music player.
    You can compare it with Android and iOS music player and you will find that they are slowpoke compare to Xbox music.

    Xbox music is the best player that MS can provide. It's the best in whole industry.

    You seriously can't think of other music player
    I think it was pre installed on my lumia 1020, I don't remembering downloading it. It seems to have a rating of 3/5?
    10-03-2014 01:28 AM
  6. Karthick Notnotseven's Avatar
    Didn't you see the rating of Xbox music.
    It's the best, fastest and most fluid music player.
    You can compare it with Android and iOS music player and you will find that they are slowpoke compare to Xbox music.

    Xbox music is the best player that MS can provide. It's the best in whole industry.

    You seriously can't think of other music player
    Lol.
    10-03-2014 09:46 AM
  7. jmshub's Avatar
    XBox music player is the media player that you would use to play MP3 files on the phone. The above comments were due to some quality issues when the Xbox music app was launched a few months back, although frequent updates have helped considerably.
    10-03-2014 10:16 AM
  8. prasath1234's Avatar
    Try airplayer it is a good for playing local music in your device without much loading and resuming.
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    10-03-2014 10:48 AM
  9. chobo2's Avatar
    XBox music player is the media player that you would use to play MP3 files on the phone. The above comments were due to some quality issues when the Xbox music app was launched a few months back, although frequent updates have helped considerably.
    So it's not very good?
    10-03-2014 04:45 PM
  10. JamesPTao's Avatar
    XBox music player is the media player that you would use to play MP3 files on the phone. The above comments were due to some quality issues when the Xbox music app was launched a few months back, although frequent updates have helped considerably.
    Updates have helped considerably but my comment was accurate up till last update. By Monday ill now if its fixed.
    10-03-2014 04:59 PM
  11. Bobvfr's Avatar
    You will find people on here who have had bad experiences of Xbox Music, all I can say is it works for me, I took the trouble to understand it and sort my self out before loading my local collection on (MP3's), since then I have taken out an music pass, and the whole lot sits together and it works, not just on my phone but also on my Surface, laptop and Xbox One.




    Bob
    10-03-2014 05:39 PM
  12. etphoto's Avatar
    Listening to music right now (as I go through all the post) and using Xbox music. Works just fine for me.

    Sent from my DX4860 using Tapatalk
    10-03-2014 05:40 PM
  13. ams963's Avatar
    Moliplayer is the best.
    10-04-2014 09:50 AM
  14. prasath1234's Avatar
    Air player for playing songs you have downloaded it is fast and smooth.
    10-04-2014 10:23 AM
  15. lancorp's Avatar
    The whole Microsoft system is poorly planned and implemented. The problem is that it's a hodgepodge of services and some have been around since the beginning and some new, and MS tries to make them all work. As an IT guy, I find myself CONSTANTLY battling with Microsoft's need to have everything tied to your MS account -- XBOX, XBOX Music, OneDrive, Office365, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, Zune, Skype, you name it...if you want them to work seamlessly, you need to use the SAME email address for all of them. The problem? The email address I used a decade ago when I setup my gamertag on the home XBOX isn't the one I use now for Office 365 and my Windows Phone. How easy is it just to change the email address assigned to my Xbox gamertag (which, in case no one knows, is the identifier for Xbox music subscription (formerly Zune Pass), not your email address)? Impossible if that the email address you want to change to is also used for ANY MS subscription product, like Office 365. So, for me, I'm stuck. All my music is under email address #1 (tied to my gamertag) and I can't assign email address #2 to my gamertag because email address #2 is what I use for Office 365.

    Anyone who has had to deal with MS and their online/cloud subscriptions knows what I am talking about.

    But, with regards to the XBOX Music app itself, it's horrible. It's ugly, doesn't use phone "real estate" wisely, rarely syncs my music that I load onto a SD card correctly...anyone who says XBOX Music is the greatest obviously hasn't used much else. BRING BACK THE ZUNE software!! :)
    JamesPTao likes this.
    10-04-2014 11:35 AM
  16. lancorp's Avatar
    Listening to music right now (as I go through all the post) and using Xbox music. Works just fine for me.

    Sent from my DX4860 using Tapatalk
    Any player can PLAY music. It's how the app presents the users music (visually), and the features to make accessing it easy and convenient that separates a music player from a great music app.
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    10-04-2014 11:40 AM
  17. chobo2's Avatar
    I haven't got to use it since the most recent update last night. I use playlists I make from my own collection I put on the phone. My problem is Xbox would only shuffle through the same 40-50 or so songs over and over again (with a 1500 song playlist). I use musictastic and will until this is fixed because the shuffle is truly random and goes through my whole collection, it displays album art directly, reads playlist I put on the phone using windows media player (my desktop runs windows 7 so no xbox app), and has a simple good UI.
    I am finding this as well with the shuffling. I switched to mixradio and seems better. I just wish mixradio was like spotify, where I could choose what songs I want to play from the streaming service instead of random songs. I looked at the pay versions and I don't think it is possible with it as well.

    This way I could listen to new songs I like and keep my old ones.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    10-08-2014 02:31 AM
  18. WP1020's Avatar
    I read somewhere that Spotify was gonna be free for WP, but every time I log on to Spotify, they ask if I want to go premium. I've tried un-install and re-installing it, but it still doesnt seem to work. Any ideas why this is?
    10-08-2014 10:06 PM
  19. amitnahar's Avatar
    Zbox is my favourite.
    10-09-2014 01:00 AM
  20. Dk92's Avatar
    Onemusic
    10-09-2014 01:11 AM
  21. zeemoh's Avatar
    ModernMusic is the best
    10-09-2014 01:19 AM
  22. chobo2's Avatar
    I read somewhere that Spotify was gonna be free for WP, but every time I log on to Spotify, they ask if I want to go premium. I've tried un-install and re-installing it, but it still doesnt seem to work. Any ideas why this is?
    They probably mean that there is a free version, like when I login I can listen to music in a shuffle mode and every hour or so I hear some ad. If I try to play a song on demand or try to make a playlist it tells me I have to to go to premium.
    10-09-2014 05:59 PM
  23. Force2Reckon's Avatar
    I haven't got to use it since the most recent update last night. I use playlists I make from my own collection I put on the phone. My problem is Xbox would only shuffle through the same 40-50 or so songs over and over again (with a 1500 song playlist). I use musictastic and will until this is fixed because the shuffle is truly random and goes through my whole collection, it displays album art directly, reads playlist I put on the phone using windows media player (my desktop runs windows 7 so no xbox app), and has a simple good UI.
    so thats the reason why i keep hearing the same musics over and over again even if my setting is set on shuffle, lolz

    thanks for the tip (musictastic) !
    10-10-2014 08:50 AM
  24. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Check out "ModernMusic" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...d-7491ca55604a
    D M C likes this.
    10-10-2014 09:44 AM

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