ALBUM RELEASES with XBOX MUSIC - Get notifications for your new music!

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If you love music, you're going to love Album Releases for Windows Phone and Album Releases for Windows.

Powered by Xbox Music, Album Releases sends you notifications when your favourite artists release new singles, E.P.s or albums right to your Start screen. Follow your favourite artists from your music collection and follow more by searching and adding.

  • Get Live Tiles, Banner notifications, and Lockscreen notifications.
  • Follow any artist you love.
  • Easily download or stream your new releases.
  • View all new album releases of the month.
  • Boost your Xbox Music experience.

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March 31, 2015:
New update for Universal Apps:
v3.4.0.0

- Brand new UI for Windows version.
- Support for synching with user's Xbox Music Cloud Collection.
- Fixed Sharing issues.
- Added Artists refresh button.
- Added Background Task reset button.
- General improvements.


Please enjoy and leave a rating! :excited:
 
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Do you have a link to your app in the Windows Phone Store?
 

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Sorry accidently pressed Enter which submitted the post on my tablet.
I will fix that soon.

EDIT: Ok now updated the post!
 
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Re: Album Releases - Get Live Tile updates for new Album Releases! FREE

Updated the app to v1.1.0:
- New ability to manually add additional artists by searching an artist then swiping left and tapping Follow!
- About page merged into Settings page.
- Fixed crashing when navigating to Settings page while loading data.

So even if you don't have any music in your music collection, you can still receive new releases (Live Tile included) by using the Follow/Unfollow features.

Expect another update soon.
 

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☆☆☆v1.3.0☆☆☆
- Lockscreen notification (count and text) added.
- New Xbox theme option.
- Added refresh button to refresh "my new releases".
- Integrated within the Music+Videos Hub so that the "new" list in hub is updated with new releases.

I have updated the OP
 

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Hey, i been looking for something like this to keep track of new album releases.
And it looks just about right, the "only" problem is that any new settings don't stick. Same thing going on with manually adding artists to follow, they are gone the next time i open the app.

I have windows phone 8 black, on lumia 520.
 

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Hey, i been looking for something like this to keep track of new album releases.
And it looks just about right, the "only" problem is that any new settings don't stick. Same thing going on with manually adding artists to follow, they are gone the next time i open the app.

I have windows phone 8 black, on lumia 520.

Hello! I apologize for the extremely long delay.
Yes you are right the settings and added artists were being cleared everytime the app would launch. I have fixed it the next update which should be certified in a few days.

Thank you for your feedback coldcomfort!
 
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Are you kidding? One day is no delay.
Good to know it wasn't a problem on my side, and that it's already fixed in the next update. I think this can be useful app for many.
 

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Thanks coldcomfort for the support!


v2.0.0 should be able for update to everyone now:
☆☆☆v2.0.0☆☆☆
- Background Task has been majorly improved.
- More effective Live Tile and background updates.
- Fixed an issue which cleared all settings and added artists changes.

Thank you and don't forget to leave a rating and tell us what you think!
 

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Everything (new settings, manually adding artists, the live tile) seems to work just fine after the latest update. It just picked up a new Tiger Lillies release that doesn't show up on many sites.
Thank you for the app.


One small suggestion would be to have an option to use the latest "caught" album cover, as the background for the menu.
 

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Duly noted coldcomfort, I'll have that implemented in the next update after this one.

Version 2.2.0 is up:
☆☆☆v2.2.0☆☆☆
- Further improvements during Background Task.
- Live Tile count is now added cumulatively.
- Shows all recently released albums instead of just the latest one for every artist in the "my new releases" panel.
- A new special theme for you old-school WP users ;)
 

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Update 2.8.0 is available:
☆☆☆v2.8.0☆☆☆
- Follow/Unfollow artists from your personal collection.
- Swipe to the "my artists" panel and then expand the application bar to access the "manage my artists" menu item.
- Speed improvements.
 

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*** WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 UPDATE IS HERE ***

*** v3.0.0 ***
- Get artists from your cloud collection
- Filter releases by date and type
- Faster
- More stable
- New UI
- Better notification support
- Less data consumption
- Transparent tiles
- View all new releases
- No ads.
 

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v3.1.0 is live.

- Better toast notification and Notification Center support.
- Tap on a toast notification and get directed to the new release on Xbox Music.
- Filtering "my new releases" does not refresh data from the Internet every time anymore.
- Hungarian translation thanks to Hal?sz L?szl?.
- Improvements on stability.
- Improvements on background task and live tiles.
- Bug fixes.

Also, I've published Album Releases for Windows 8.1!

Link to the Windows app: Album Releases app for Windows in the Windows Store

Please enjoy.
 

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v3.2.0

- Added option to open new releases through Amazon
- Added option to Share releases
- Set the default music service in the Settings page
- Long-press (hold) releases to Share
- Improvements during Background Tasks with large music collections.

Please enjoy.
 

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Windows Phone v3.2.5

- Added additional info to the Progress Ring while "my new releases" is loading
- (Please consider unfollowing a few artists if loading takes a while)
- Fixed bug with "all new releases"
- Fixed artist page with relevant album info

Windows v1.1.0

- Share releases
- Open releases with Amazon
- UI tweaks
- Added large live tile capability
 

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Windows Phone v3.3.0 and Windows v1.2.0

- Requires initial sync, please close Album Releases if it is tombstoned before updating to provide the best experience.
- Overhauled how artists are loaded and fixed issues with artists list.
- Artists are synced during the background task which provides faster load times after initial sync.
- New Releases are synced during the background task which reduces the need to refresh on launch.
- Background Task fixes; new releases are checked every 2 days.
- Animation and transition changes.
- General improvements.
 

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v3.4.0.0 for Windows Phone

- Fix for Xbox Music app failing to open. This issue was caused by a change in Internet Explorer's User Agent String after WP8.1 Update 1.
- Proper scaling for 1080p screens.
- Updated settings + about.
 

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v3.5.0.0 for Universal apps:

- Brand new UI for Windows version.
- Support for synching with user's Xbox Music Cloud Collection.
- Fixed Sharing issues.
- Added Artists refresh button.
- Added Background Task reset button.
- General improvements.
 
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