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  1. red grenadine's Avatar
    Using a Lumia 520 running 8.1 developer's as a music player and the Xbox Music app is likely the worst piece of software I've ever used. Slow, buggy, won't load artist names, etc. Any chance this is due to low specs on my phone or is it as bad on newer phones?
    X0LARIUM likes this.
    05-26-2014 05:49 PM
  2. Localhorst86's Avatar
    It's just as bad on any phone. The app is horrible.
    James8561 likes this.
    05-26-2014 05:50 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Worth noting that 8.1 hasn't seen the public release yet. So it still is vaguely excusable as beta.

    It sucks universally as it's the same across the 8.1 board. The extra horsepower of higher end phone probably does help somewhat, but it won't cover for the plain badness it is in currently.

    If it's any consolation, they're improving it with biweekly updates, so they got that going for them.
    metalchick719 and dlalonde like this.
    05-26-2014 05:56 PM
  4. red grenadine's Avatar
    I dropped my iPod and iPhone for Zune and WP7 and the awesome music experience with the Zune player.

    Let's just say that sticking with MSFT for music has been the biggest bust of my technological purchasing career.
    yehuda92, cummy_bears and ByeVanno like this.
    05-26-2014 06:04 PM
  5. colinkiama's Avatar
    Bi-weekly updates are not enough. We need weekly updates. Or even ASAP. It's that bad.
    05-26-2014 06:14 PM
  6. dby2011's Avatar
    It's bad doesn't matter what phone you have.
    05-26-2014 06:18 PM
  7. Sergio Zamorano Ulloa's Avatar
    It DOES sucks! Full of bugs. Keeps screwing my playlists (deleting songs from it). Song's tag info is read so badly.

    Btw, i have all my music in my sd card (Lumia 1520).

    Greetings.
    cummy_bears likes this.
    05-26-2014 06:20 PM
  8. badcat's Avatar
    I took my 520 back to 8.0 for mostly this reason. I use it strictly for music and 8.1 wasn't cutting it plus I had a ton of issues with the sd card that don't exist on 8.0. 8.1 is working great on my 822 but not so much on the 520.
    05-26-2014 06:27 PM
  9. red grenadine's Avatar
    I took my 520 back to 8.0 for mostly this reason. I use it strictly for music and 8.1 wasn't cutting it plus I had a ton of issues with the sd card that don't exist on 8.0. 8.1 is working great on my 822 but not so much on the 520.
    Is there an easy way to do this? Other than I'm guessing a factory reset?
    05-26-2014 06:30 PM
  10. wp_hero's Avatar
    Last update brought nice features like swipe to change track but it still doesnt feel wp7-8 smooth and overall fast, is a lot of buggy clumsy
    05-26-2014 06:32 PM
  11. wp_hero's Avatar
    Download Nokias software recovery tool back to good all time wp8 version
    badcat likes this.
    05-26-2014 06:33 PM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    if you want the old music player, you can use the Music Hub Tile app by reker without nuking and reverting to 8.0.
    Assuming he hasn't taken it paid I don't remember. But still, worth it for me.
    You get the Music half of the Music+Videos hub and the same old UI. Except no recent/new lists.
    05-26-2014 07:38 PM
  13. tapehead's Avatar
    Worth noting that 8.1 hasn't seen the public release yet. So it still is vaguely excusable as beta.

    It sucks universally as it's the same across the 8.1 board. The extra horsepower of higher end phone probably does help somewhat, but it won't cover for the plain badness it is in currently.

    If it's any consolation, they're improving it with biweekly updates, so they got that going for them.
    It's available on new phones now. The 630 is out in India and the UK. The "beta" tag has expired, IMO.

    I wish those updates actually fixed problems and didn't just add features. :(
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-26-2014 07:50 PM
  14. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Go buy an iPhone then. bye
    05-26-2014 08:15 PM
  15. red grenadine's Avatar
    Go buy an iPhone then. bye
    Yep no room for criticism here right? Have to love every part of Windows Phone or else.
    05-26-2014 08:45 PM
  16. colinkiama's Avatar
    Yep no room for criticism here right? Have to love every part of Windows Phone or else.
    I don't understand why the Windows apps look so good but then the Windows phone apps look rubbish. Just compare the the two Xbox music apps and you will see what I mean.
    snowmutt and anon(5579515) like this.
    05-26-2014 08:48 PM
  17. red grenadine's Avatar
    if you want the old music player, you can use the Music Hub Tile app by reker without nuking and reverting to 8.0.
    Assuming he hasn't taken it paid I don't remember. But still, worth it for me.
    You get the Music half of the Music+Videos hub and the same old UI. Except no recent/new lists.
    Downloaded this. Costs 99 cents to use as a shortcut but worth it. Now it's at least usable.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by red grenadine; 05-26-2014 at 09:06 PM. Reason: typos
    xandros9 and snowmutt like this.
    05-26-2014 09:02 PM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    It's available on new phones now. The 630 is out in India and the UK. The "beta" tag has expired, IMO.

    I wish those updates actually fixed problems and didn't just add features. :(
    Whoops my bad, I was thinking of current devices.
    05-26-2014 09:09 PM
  19. jomarr's Avatar
    Go buy an iPhone then. bye
    A viable option to be quite honest. I know you're being sarcastic but the iPhone is hands down THE phone for music lovers.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-27-2014 11:39 PM
  20. mobilejk's Avatar
    Plus clowns are creepy
    snowmutt, tapehead and etad putta like this.
    05-28-2014 12:22 AM
  21. snowmutt's Avatar
    Reason why I stayed on WP7 for as long as I did until I just recently broke down and bought this L920: Zune VS. XBOX Music. LOVED my Zune experience. Knew XBOX Music was inferior in everry way.

    Reason why I will not load up the developers WP 8.1: The WP 8.0 XBOX Music hub is at least usable. I will wait until the official WP 8.1 comes out, enjoy all the upgrades then, and pray XBOX Music app is better.

    This music service has the potential to be the best one out there. But Microsoft has fallen on their sword repeatedly, and it sure seems as though each time that sword gets bigger and bigger and the wholes take more work to fix.
    tapehead, Chregu, yehuda92 and 1 others like this.
    05-28-2014 01:40 AM
  22. anon(5579515)'s Avatar
    And this is why my iPod Touch still haunts me daily...
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-28-2014 04:09 AM
  23. DReevell's Avatar
    xBox Music is shockingly bad for me...was kind of working 'til the weekend (albeit slowly and clunky). Don't know what's happened over the weekend, but it no longer starts. Just click on the icon and the screen goes black and nothing EVER happens apart from a timeout.
    05-28-2014 08:59 AM
  24. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    never used Xbox Music, even when I used 8.0
    just opened it to check out "what's this" when I got the phone and "what's new" when I updated to 8.1 DP

    yeah, it's damn awful...
    but thankfully, Nokia MixRadio can play songs in your phone, too
    so, MixRadio FTW!
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-28-2014 09:14 AM
  25. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    I find it has gotten a lot better with the patches. It was pretty much unusable when 8.1 was first released. I had used the beta on wp8 with no problem but 8.1 broke it. the updates have been making it smoother and smoother. Mind you I have 128 gig card in it, and about 70 gigs of music. I don't seem to have any issues (after the update). whats not working and have you tried doing a reset on the device?
    05-28-2014 09:25 AM
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