Xbox Music Improvements for WP 8.1 Coming April 22nd

| April 18, 2014 | 7 Replies

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Microsoft are busy at working making WP 8.1 even better (showing that this is indeed a “Beta” preview) unlike GDR3 which was fully cooked upon release. On the Microsoft community blog they’ve posted about some upcoming changes to the Xbox music app (which has gotten pretty bad); these changes are expected to come the week of the 22nd of April (next week)

  • Numerous stability fixes, including many of the reported black screens
  • Cortana integration is complete and now supports playing playlists by name
  • UI polish to improve animations and transitions between UI views
  • Improved messaging for encountered errors, such as unplayable content in collections
  • Background initial sync of local and cloud content

Future releases will focus on

  • Continued focus on Stability and Performance
  • Live Tile integration
  • Quickplay improvements, including “recent” lists
  • Kids Corner Support
  • UX improvements (Search result grouping, creating new Radio Stations, improved Network status messages, Blue UI language alignment, now playing improvements and more)

For me I was pretty happy to finally get Podcast support (although a lot of podcasts are searchable but can’t be downloaded for some reason; example: Sawbones); but the app definitely needs some work. If you have a suggestion for Microsoft leave it at the link below:


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