04-10-2014 09:58 PM
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  1. fiveaces01's Avatar
    So tell me if I have this wrong:1. Now I must pay to use the Xbox Music that came with my phone, even when listening to music I own (local files).
    2. No Live Tile depicting the artist now playing.
    3. No way to continue using MPATool to improve on the album and artist art that MS only gets right when you buy it from them and store it bin the cloud.
    4. Incur huge data bills while listening to that music stored in the cloud...even if they are my files.

    Well if Music and it's visual presentation is what draws you to a phone then I see why my friends have iPhones and use iTunes

    First they kill a great Zune program and now that the Xbox music hub is working we lose it too. Hmm...both of those were free programs right? Anyone else see a TREND??
    04-04-2014 08:38 AM
  2. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    So tell me if I have this wrong:1. Now I must pay to use the Xbox Music that came with my phone, even when listening to music I own (local files).
    2. No Live Tile depicting the artist now playing.
    3. No way to continue using MPATool to improve on the album and artist art that MS only gets right when you buy it from them and store it bin the cloud.
    4. Incur huge data bills while listening to that music stored in the cloud...even if they are my files.

    Well if Music and it's visual presentation is what draws you to a phone then I see why my friends have iPhones and use iTunes

    First they kill a great Zune program and now that the Xbox music hub is working we lose it too. Hmm...both of those were free programs right? Anyone else see a TREND??
    Yup, MS are making us pay to use files we own... *mutter*
    04-04-2014 10:15 AM
  3. shadownjoke's Avatar
    This is a joke right? There's no native music player that can play the files that we own?!?!? (obviously without any payment)
    04-04-2014 10:25 AM
  4. AliNSiddiqui's Avatar
    I can still listen to local music stored on storage without these problems right?
    04-04-2014 10:26 AM
  5. fiveaces01's Avatar
    don't know what music player you will use...and you will lose any background art you have put with files that are now played with xbox music hub. It is my understanding that this will be gone. Technically they are telling us that they can do ota updates for the music and video apps easier that way. Considering that we have only had 2 updates in the whole last year of wp8 I couldn't are less about updates...just let me keep what I have!!!!!!
    04-04-2014 11:02 AM
  6. dby2011's Avatar
    Would be nice if someone who has WP8.1 can show us if any changes are made to the music interface. Will 8.1 still have a native music player for local files like currently or rely on the Xbox Music app? I have 12,000 mp3s on a 64gb sdcard and the native music player works pretty well. The Xbox music app crashes for me when trying to play my local music. If they can improve the app and make it play local files while making it easy to create playlists that would be fantastic.
    04-04-2014 11:04 AM
  7. fiveaces01's Avatar
    you have to buy an Xbox music pass to use the app. And to keep the files straight they need to be stored in the cloud,,,see where all this is going? $$$$
    04-04-2014 11:11 AM
  8. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Just press the back button when it asks you to sign in
    04-04-2014 11:13 AM
  9. fiveaces01's Avatar
    do you really think that is going to fly when the update takes effect??
    04-04-2014 11:15 AM
  10. AliNSiddiqui's Avatar
    There's no way that Microsoft will charge to listen to music that's stored locally, that would be insane, perhaps they put the ability to press back when asked to sign in on purpose? I don't think they will get rid of that when the update comes out.
    04-04-2014 11:32 AM
  11. dby2011's Avatar
    Just press the back button when it asks you to sign in
    Yep, that is all I did to get to my music collection. The native app is fine for the most part. I think you are making a bigger deal about this than it actually is.
    04-04-2014 11:35 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    The limitation is only there on the WP8 version of Xbox Music and will be removed on WP8.1, they would have to since it's the only music app installed as the Music+Videos hub has been removed.
    04-04-2014 11:47 AM
  13. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Is this really true? if I have to pay just to use music I'm transferring to the phone that would turn me off to WP8 right there. Seriously Xbox Music has to be the worst music service offered.
    04-04-2014 12:25 PM
  14. jhoff80's Avatar
    No, not at all true.
    04-04-2014 12:31 PM
  15. inteller's Avatar
    stop the BS, you don't have to have a pass to listen to local music today, and you won't in the future.
    04-04-2014 12:31 PM
  16. jwort93's Avatar
    Okay guys, let's clear up some confusion. The music app included with windows phone 8.1 is functionally identical to the preview app that is currently available in the app store. That being said, it removes the requirement to sign in to xbox music. A subscription is NOT REQUIRED to use the version included in 8.1, local support will work just fine. Furthermore, it seems to be much faster and more stable than the preview version in the app store right now, in fact despite the fact it is functionally equivalent, I think the core has been rewritten as it is listed as a universal app in the store, so it now uses WinRT instead of silverlight.
    04-04-2014 12:43 PM
  17. Neo Nuke's Avatar
    Lotta BS here but seriously, has anyone seen the new 8.1 Xbox Music live tile. I want to know if it has lost the ability to show what's playing and its movement/animation since it is is disjointed from the system ?
    04-04-2014 12:44 PM
  18. abhishake620's Avatar
    Lotta BS here but seriously, has anyone seen the new 8.1 Xbox Music live tile. I want to know if it has lost the ability to show what's playing and its movement/animation since it is is disjointed from the system ?
    I can confirm that both lockscreen and live tile support for now playing is not there but only app backgound is there, sdk is the source .... And yes its a step backwards...
    04-04-2014 12:46 PM
  19. neo158's Avatar
    stop the BS, you don't have to have a pass to listen to local music today, and you won't in the future.
    You do if you use the Xbox Music app on WP8 but it's easily bypassed.
    Pete The Penguin likes this.
    04-04-2014 12:50 PM
  20. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    I never understood why you need to pay $10 a month if you already pay for a gold membership, I mean really.
    A895, Carkid367, dgr_874 and 2 others like this.
    04-04-2014 01:00 PM
  21. Nimdock's Avatar
    FUD all around!!!
    04-04-2014 01:04 PM
  22. A895's Avatar
    I never understood why you need to pay $10 a month if you already pay for a gold membership, I mean really.
    I actually agree with this. Though I'm guessing because they are two completely different services. $10 for Xbox Live each month and $10 for Xbox Music Pass, and that's not mentioning any other subscriptions you may have like Evernote Premium or even paying for movies and TV shows on Xbox Video, and any other purchases you make on Xbox Live. Having nice stuff hurts the wallet but its worth it. With Microsoft's ecosystem now, everything will be on your tablet, laptop, desktop, and your Xbox.

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    04-04-2014 01:05 PM
  23. hopmedic's Avatar
    I have this bridge I've been trying to get rid of....
    04-04-2014 01:30 PM
  24. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    I never understood why you need to pay $10 a month if you already pay for a gold membership, I mean really.
    Xbox Live Gold = free Xbox Music. Right? Wrong.
    04-04-2014 01:50 PM
  25. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    I actually agree with this. Though I'm guessing because they are two completely different services. $10 for Xbox Live each month and $10 for Xbox Music Pass, and that's not mentioning any other subscriptions you may have like Evernote Premium or even paying for movies and TV shows on Xbox Video, and any other purchases you make on Xbox Live. Having nice stuff hurts the wallet but its worth it. With Microsoft's ecosystem now, everything will be on your tablet, laptop, desktop, and your Xbox.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    Don't forget the $30-$70 a month in internet access just to be able to use the Xbox
    A895 and Sagar Limaye like this.
    04-04-2014 05:10 PM
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