1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I had a Windows 7 phone via ATT. I've now bought an HTC One M8 with Windows 8.1 and switched to Verizon. Everything's fine except music! It used to be simple and easy to find and download songs and albums. Now, three weeks on, I still can't figure out how! All this Xbox business is unuseable--and I'm not willing to pay yet another monthly fee for the privilege of buying music--and there no longer seems to be an option to buy music via the Windows phone store. WTF!?! All I want is to buy a song or two ...
    11-12-2014 05:27 PM
  2. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    He has Windows 7. I could be wrong but I don't think they have an xbox music app for windows 7. You have to either use the website

    Browser Requirements - Xbox Music

    or upgrade to windows 8.1. I'd just upgrade as the Windows 10 upgrade is going to b very cheap it not free.
  3. realwarder's Avatar
    I have to say I read this and thought 'what? that's easy', and then I went and tried it.

    It appears you can only purchase albums - click on the price and it purchases. Can't see how to buy a track, but maybe someone else has worked that out. Clearly they don't want tracks purchased.

    Ironically the search was useless for me too. I entered my song name, pressed enter and Nothing came up. Tried a few other songs. Nothing. Finally noticed this silly little line under the box saying something about searching the collection. Changed to the store and then songs showed. That should be easier... should always simply list local then store results.

    So, sorry, you're right, I can't help you buy a song or two. Which should be easy!

    (Mix Radio does it right, but that doesn't work on an HTC).
    11-12-2014 08:15 PM
  4. deadwrong03's Avatar
    U can use the wptorrent app, datpiff app for hip hop mixtapes and there's plenty of other apps to download music. U can also download thru the web browser
    11-12-2014 09:37 PM
  5. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    U can use the wptorrent app, datpiff app for hip hop mixtapes and there's plenty of other apps to download music. U can also download thru the web browser
    They're talking about buying music... not piracy.
    11-12-2014 10:04 PM
  6. SammyD97's Avatar
    They're talking about buying music... not piracy.
    Lol
    11-12-2014 10:17 PM
  7. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Huh, you guys are confusing me. I've bought plenty of tracks, not albums, in Xbox music. How can it be difficult?! Just search for song, If the album pops up, click on the name and it will load the tracks of that album. Buy whichever one you want. Am I missing something here?
    11-12-2014 10:20 PM
  8. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    He has Windows 7. I could be wrong but I don't think they have an xbox music app for windows 7. You have to either use the website

    Browser Requirements - Xbox Music

    or upgrade to windows 8.1. I'd just upgrade as the Windows 10 upgrade is going to b very cheap it not free.
    11-12-2014 11:08 PM
  9. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    They're talking about buying music... not piracy.

    Correction: It's only piracy if you sell it and claim its yours.
    11-13-2014 06:12 PM
  10. manus31's Avatar
    Download music➕ on the store.you can get any song u want free to download to your sd card.can also create playlists.i discovered it a couple weeks back.great app.was 99 cent to get rid of the adds
    11-13-2014 06:17 PM
  11. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I had a Windows 7 phone via ATT. I've now bought an HTC One M8 with Windows 8.1 and switched to Verizon. Everything's fine except music! It used to be simple and easy to find and download songs and albums. Now, three weeks on, I still can't figure out how! All this Xbox business is unuseable--and I'm not willing to pay yet another monthly fee for the privilege of buying music--and there no longer seems to be an option to buy music via the Windows phone store. WTF!?! All I want is to buy a song or two ...
    To load music from your computer you can drag and drop from file manager or use the app(forwindows 7) or Xbox music (windows 8). You might try buying individual songs on Xbox music for the desktop them synching it if you are having trouble doing so on the phone. You can buy music from any source on your desktop then just sync it to your phone.
    11-13-2014 06:23 PM
  12. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Correction: It's only piracy if you sell it and claim its yours.
    Not true. Downloading for consumption or public use without purchasing the music is illegal. At least in the US
    11-13-2014 06:25 PM
  13. grandmaster1618's Avatar
    11-16-2014 07:09 PM

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