View Poll Results: Which music player do you prefer?

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  • Xbox Music

    16 59.26%
  • Nokia MixRadio

    11 40.74%
12-05-2014 05:32 PM
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  1. RobinPaul's Avatar
    Guys which one do you use as Music Player? Xbox Music or Nokia MixRadio?
    03-13-2014 10:55 AM
  2. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Xbox for me. I purchased quite a bit of music thru it and really like the new standalone music app.
    snowmutt likes this.
    03-13-2014 10:59 AM
  3. Ricardo Dawkins's Avatar
    MixRadio
    RobinPaul likes this.
    03-13-2014 11:00 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Hard call. I've voted Xbox Music as this is what I tend to use when playing any music from my own collection I've put on my phone. I use Mix Radio only when I want to listen to a specific mix, typically.
    snowmutt and RobinPaul like this.
    03-13-2014 01:56 PM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    I use Xbox Music. I think it's better in the U.S. Not sure if it's the same around the world. I'd suspect the MixRadio might have more tracks available in other countries than Xbox Music, but again, I'm not sure.
    RobinPaul likes this.
    03-13-2014 01:59 PM
  6. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Nokia Mix Radio+ for me please! Even the free version.. but subscribe to the paid "plus" version and it's only $3.99 /mo. compared to Xbox Music's subscription only service at $9.99 /mo. As much as I love and support Microsoft and their products, the "Xbox music pass" is one thing that I can't stand... and never quite understood (maybe if I had an Xbox 360 or Xbox One gaming console, I'd see things differently... but I've been a PC gamer since the DOS days, so I don't). I tried the "Xbox music pass free trial for a month" thing, and promptly cancelled it (which btw, is tricky to do... seems like they don't want you to easily find the "cancel auto-renew" button.) as I was not impressed at all.

    I have a very large collection of music and I'm sorry, but I'm not paying $9.99 a month to listen to music that I already own. The only reason I subscribed to Nokia Mix Radio + is for their streaming music service (like Pandora) to find and discover new music/artists where you enter 1-3 artists and the service finds similar music/artists in the genre. I find Nokia Mix Radio + to be the best at this... even better than Pandora or Spotify! And being a $3.99 a month subscriber gets you unlimited skips, Zero ads, High quality audio, more offline saved mixes, etc. Oh and the Windows 8 version of the app is awesome! I have it on my Surface 2 and use nothing else for music.
    DrNitun and andraeseus like this.
    03-13-2014 11:37 PM
  7. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Idk, hard call but the price difference makes mix the better call, only thing mix is buggy, it doesn't remember thumbs down and has no way to replay a previous track and sometimes it double plays
    03-13-2014 11:45 PM
  8. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Oh and mix seems to play every group except the ones in that mix lol
    03-14-2014 12:41 AM
  9. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    I prefer MixRadio. It's a better fit for me since I listen to a variety of genres.
    03-14-2014 12:42 AM
  10. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Nokia Mix Radio+ for me please! Even the free version.. but subscribe to the paid "plus" version and it's only $3.99 /mo. compared to Xbox Music's subscription only service at $9.99 /mo. As much as I love and support Microsoft and their products, the "Xbox music pass" is one thing that I can't stand... and never quite understood (maybe if I had an Xbox 360 or Xbox One gaming console, I'd see things differently... but I've been a PC gamer since the DOS days, so I don't). I tried the "Xbox music pass free trial for a month" thing, and promptly cancelled it (which btw, is tricky to do... seems like they don't want you to easily find the "cancel auto-renew" button.) as I was not impressed at all.

    I have a very large collection of music and I'm sorry, but I'm not paying $9.99 a month to listen to music that I already own. The only reason I subscribed to Nokia Mix Radio + is for their streaming music service (like Pandora) to find and discover new music/artists where you enter 1-3 artists and the service finds similar music/artists in the genre. I find Nokia Mix Radio + to be the best at this... even better than Pandora or Spotify! And being a $3.99 a month subscriber gets you unlimited skips, Zero ads, High quality audio, more offline saved mixes, etc. Oh and the Windows 8 version of the app is awesome! I have it on my Surface 2 and use nothing else for music.
    could you please explain what is the free version ? I got 3 months unlimited downloads with my new phone and its over now, and i cant even play me, or play any mixes. I'm still wondering what is free if clicking on play me tells me to pay for a subscription which still had limited skips... Explain ?
    03-14-2014 12:45 AM
  11. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Mixradio coz xbox music isnt available in my region
    03-14-2014 12:46 AM
  12. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Oh and mix seems to play every group except the ones in that mix lol
    I haven't had that problem. For me, it always plays one of the artists I've chosen first, and always goes back to a track by a chosen artist after a few songs.

    could you please explain what is the free version ? I got 3 months unlimited downloads with my new phone and its over now, and i cant even play me, or play any mixes. I'm still wondering what is free if clicking on play me tells me to pay for a subscription which still had limited skips... Explain ?
    What region are you in? I'm not sure what, if anything, changed, but while I was using the free version (without subscribing) I had no problems like you are describing.
    03-15-2014 07:40 AM
  13. anon(5349218)'s Avatar
    If I had to choose one over the other I'd go with Xbox Music. I like being able to download as many tracks and albums as I want.

    To me, Xbox Music and Mixradio (free version) are the ultimate package though. I use Mixradio when I want to discover new music and when I hear something I like I download it through Xbox Music.

    Perfect combination.

    Then again, some people might not download as much music as me so the cost of the Xbox subscription might not make it worth while.
    03-15-2014 07:59 AM
  14. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    If I had to choose one over the other I'd go with Xbox Music. I like being able to download as many tracks and albums as I want.

    To me, Xbox Music and Mixradio (free version) are the ultimate package though. I use Mixradio when I want to discover new music and when I hear something I like I download it through Xbox Music.

    Perfect combination.

    Then again, some people might not download as much music as me so the cost of the Xbox subscription might not make it worth while.
    could you please elaborate what's free version ? My unlimited downloads which came with my phone has expired, and now i cant do anything for free :( but everyone says there's a lot for free.. Could you please explain ? i want to know what exactly happens (or is supposed to happen) when the 3-4 months free unlimited downloads subscription ends...

    P.s. I'm in India, and its very annoying not to get to use muxradio when i already dont get Xbox music here.
    03-15-2014 08:48 AM
  15. anon(5349218)'s Avatar
    From what I understand the paid version of mix radio allows the user to have unlimited skips, better sound quality and unlimited offline mixes. The free version gives the user six skips per mix per hour and they can only download four offline mixes at a time.

    I never used the free trial for the paid version. I've only ever used the free version.

    Maybe uninstall and then reinstall....or look around online and see if others have the same problem.

    You'd think that after your trial was up you'd still be able to take advantage of the free version and not hit roadblocks everytime you try to use it. Strange.
    Saksham Sharma likes this.
    03-15-2014 09:14 AM
  16. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    From what I understand the paid version of mix radio allows the user to have unlimited skips, better sound quality and unlimited offline mixes. The free version gives the user six skips per mix per hour and they can only download four offline mixes at a time.

    I never used the free trial for the paid version. I've only ever used the free version.

    Maybe uninstall and then reinstall....or look around online and see if others have the same problem.

    You'd think that after your trial was up you'd still be able to take advantage of the free version and not hit roadblocks everytime you try to use it. Strange.
    mine was called "unlimited downloads subscription" but not mixradio+, and my skips were limited... I had got it for free for 3 months with my phone. I've uninstalled and reinstalled 5 times, i even made a new nokia account but it started trying to register it for the 3 months subscription again, and said your phone is already registered for it. No one has had this problem, I've searched a lot.. Infact i asked nokia on live chat, they said it is supposed to be that way and nothing is for free, maybe they just wanted me to shut up because the customer executive didn't know the situation / solution...
    03-15-2014 09:41 AM
  17. anon(5349218)'s Avatar
    That would be my guess too...not that that helps the situation.
    Saksham Sharma likes this.
    03-15-2014 10:51 AM
  18. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    That would be my guess too...not that that helps the situation.
    lol
    anyway, thanks for taking out your time ! :)
    03-15-2014 12:37 PM
  19. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    I haven't had that problem. For me, it always plays one of the artists I've chosen first, and always goes back to a track by a chosen artist after a few songs.



    What region are you in? I'm not sure what, if anything, changed, but while I was using the free version (without subscribing) I had no problems like you are describing.

    North Florida, yes it always starts with the artist of the favorite or mix but will only play 2 maybe 3 tracks from that artist in 2 hours and its always the same ones. It has a bad habit of forgetting what tracks I've liked or thumbs down. Don't get me wrong I like it its just a lil buggy but way better then Pandora and I can't see spending 10 bucks a month for Xbox music especially when im paying for a gold membership
    03-15-2014 01:10 PM
  20. Ed Boland's Avatar
    North Florida, yes it always starts with the artist of the favorite or mix but will only play 2 maybe 3 tracks from that artist in 2 hours and its always the same ones. It has a bad habit of forgetting what tracks I've liked or thumbs down. Don't get me wrong I like it its just a lil buggy but way better then Pandora and I can't see spending 10 bucks a month for Xbox music especially when im paying for a gold membership
    Oh hey I'm in northeast FL myself... :)

    Anyway, I think Mix Radio gets better the more you use it. Try adding a few more favorites. Let it do the "computer scan" (follow the directions on this) and create more than 1 set of "mixes".. give it a little diversity by adding something odd like two popular artists and one from a totally different genre. For example; Rush, Van Halen, and then Willie Nelson..

    I agree though, Xbox music is definitely not worth the $9.99 a month. Another thing that actually makes Nokia Mix Radio worth $3.99 a month for me personally though, is that the subscription cost is added to my phone bill each month with AT&T... So I hardly ever notice the extra $3.99. I can also purchase music ..songs or even full albums (along with apps from the WP store) and have it applied to my phone bill (carrier billing).
    Last edited by Ed Boland; 03-16-2014 at 07:33 AM.
    DaT Franchise likes this.
    03-16-2014 07:13 AM
  21. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Oh hey I'm in northeast FL myself... :)

    Anyway, I think Mix Radio gets better the more you use it. Try adding a few more favorites. Let it do the "computer scan" (follow the directions on this) and create more than 1 set of "mixes".. give it a little diversity by adding something odd like two popular artists and one from a totally different genre. For example; Rush, Van Halen, and then Willie Nelson..

    I agree though, Xbox music is definitely not worth the $9.99 a month. Another thing that actually makes Nokia Mix Radio worth $3.99 a month for me personally though, is that the subscription cost is added to my phone bill each month with AT&T... So I hardly ever notice the extra $3.99. I can also purchase music ..songs or even full albums (along with apps from the WP store) and have it applied to my phone bill (carrier billing).
    ok cool I'll mess around with it more. Yea I don't notice 3 bucks on a $200 bill lol. Yea the Xbox live is such a gip 50 a year just connect to the server.
    03-16-2014 10:36 AM
  22. andraeseus's Avatar
    Nokia Mix Radio+ for me please! Even the free version.. but subscribe to the paid "plus" version and it's only $3.99 /mo. compared to Xbox Music's subscription only service at $9.99 /mo. As much as I love and support Microsoft and their products, the "Xbox music pass" is one thing that I can't stand... and never quite understood (maybe if I had an Xbox 360 or Xbox One gaming console, I'd see things differently... but I've been a PC gamer since the DOS days, so I don't). I tried the "Xbox music pass free trial for a month" thing, and promptly cancelled it (which btw, is tricky to do... seems like they don't want you to easily find the "cancel auto-renew" button.) as I was not impressed at all.

    I have a very large collection of music and I'm sorry, but I'm not paying $9.99 a month to listen to music that I already own. The only reason I subscribed to Nokia Mix Radio + is for their streaming music service (like Pandora) to find and discover new music/artists where you enter 1-3 artists and the service finds similar music/artists in the genre. I find Nokia Mix Radio + to be the best at this... even better than Pandora or Spotify! And being a $3.99 a month subscriber gets you unlimited skips, Zero ads, High quality audio, more offline saved mixes, etc. Oh and the Windows 8 version of the app is awesome! I have it on my Surface 2 and use nothing else for music.

    Thanks for the post. I appreciate it because I have been considering switching to Xbox music. I wish I could have the best of both worlds really. Maybe in the future since MS just purchased huge parts of Nokia.
    05-07-2014 06:03 PM
  23. snowmutt's Avatar
    XBOX Music. Liked it enough to buy the whole year package. Son, Daughter LOVE that I am letting them piggy back my purchase. My Daughter played around with Nokia Mix. She may not have given it long enough to truly gauge it, but is giddy with all the music on her L1020 from XBOX Jams.

    Looking excitedly to the improvements. Sounds like MS is serious about making this a prime time player.
    05-07-2014 09:17 PM
  24. sumton's Avatar
    wp8.1: Nokia MixRadio
    my region supported unlike xbox music plus its has beautiful layout and live tile unlike xbox music, some functionality missing like you can't create playlist for your music, you can pin mixes but you can pin albums from your library
    05-08-2014 01:52 AM
  25. hotphil's Avatar
    I hadn't even launched MixRadio until trying the 8.1DP.
    But Xbox Music is so lacking in performance, features and usability that I gave MixRadio a go.
    It's bloomin' awesome by comparison. I'm not a fan of the pink logo, but in all other ways it totally exceeds Xbox Music.
    Still have the annoying "clip" at the beginning of each track, so I guess that's a 8.1 DP thing rather than app-specific. Hope that gets fixed in the 8.1 release or I'll have to ditch the phone.
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    05-08-2014 09:28 PM
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