1. Matt174e's Avatar
    What we're they thinking when they switched the Xbox Music hub to an app?? It used to be much smoother, but now it takes forever to load.

    When I had a Zune, the software was always progressing to get better and better. Since using Xbox Music, it only went from bad to worse.

    I loved how the WP7 Zune app would always show the last played artist on the background, even when no music is playing. Xbox music came along and now it only shows while you're actually playing the music. Now they come out with 8.1 (preview, I know)... and it doesn't even show at all!

    I'm so close to giving up on WP, I really miss the Zune days.
    04-21-2014 11:54 AM
  2. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    Since Xbox Music on WP 8.1 a separate "app", it can be upgraded outside of major OS updates. New features and bug fixes will come quickly than ever. Be patient right now.
    The force is strong in this concept.
    04-21-2014 12:31 PM
  3. tk-093's Avatar
    I stopped using the original music+video hub months ago when the dev preview of the XBOX music app came out and I have not looked back. You can actually make playlists on it! Novel concept, I know.

    I don't have any loading issues, but I don't have more then a few hundred songs. Hopefully they will improve the speed.
    04-21-2014 03:48 PM
  4. Matt174e's Avatar
    In all honesty, it could be my phone which is making it load so slowly. The HTC 8S is probally the lowest of the low-end Windows Phone 8's.
    04-21-2014 04:17 PM
  5. 12Danny123's Avatar
    It is 51MB RAM and has a 1GHZ Dual Core processor
    04-21-2014 04:36 PM
  6. Dos101's Avatar
    In all honesty, it could be my phone which is making it load so slowly. The HTC 8S is probally the lowest of the low-end Windows Phone 8's.
    Xbox Music is extremely slow on my Lumia 1520, though I do have 54GB worth of music on the SD card. Still, going from my music loading instantly in the old Music+Videos app to waiting 5 minutes for Xbox Music to "search for music" every single time I open it is frustrating to say the least.
    04-22-2014 11:00 AM
  7. tapehead's Avatar
    Xbox Music is extremely slow on my Lumia 1520, though I do have 54GB worth of music on the SD card. Still, going from my music loading instantly in the old Music+Videos app to waiting 5 minutes for Xbox Music to "search for music" every single time I open it is frustrating to say the least.
    Download Listen. You won't regret it. Note: it won't see new music downloads instantly, though. :(
    04-23-2014 12:20 PM
  8. Dos101's Avatar
    Download Listen. You won't regret it. Note: it won't see new music downloads instantly, though. :(
    So I had tried that one, and maybe I'm just using it wrong but I cannot find a way to view all artists, can only search for music.

    Had also tried Music Player Pro, which isn't too bad. Unfortunately it was just as bad as Xbox Music in identifying artists and albums correctly.

    EDIT: Just figured out I had to swipe from the left side of the screen to access artist, albums, etc. Some instructions would have been nice, oh well, I'll try it out and see how it goes.
    Last edited by Dos101; 04-23-2014 at 10:16 PM.
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    04-23-2014 10:01 PM

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