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Don't care for Xbox Music? Here's a sneak peek at OneMusic coming to Windows Phone

Microsoft and Xbox Music team are hard at work on improving the app experience for Windows Phone 8.1, but judging some of the comments from last night's update, many of you are still not satisfied with the current level or progress.

Developer Philippe Maes, who makes the popular app Cal, is stepping in to offer his solution dubbed 'OneMusic.' The app is due in the coming weeks, but I managed to get my hands on a release-candidate and I have been using the app for a few weeks now. Here is a quick hands on tour of what to expect.

If you use Cal for your calendar, then you'll see where Maes got his inspiration for the design. It's very similar to that app, and that's a good thing, as I like the clean, minimalist look of Cal.

One Music is has the familiar categories, including:

  • Playlists (plus creation)
  • Artist
  • Albums
  • Songs

Upon initial launch of the app after installation, the app will scan your entire music collection, which could take some time. After that though, the app is very quick to launch, and it will only need to re index if you add new music or the app gets updated.

Users can use the player controls to repeat the songs, repeat the current song and randomize tracks. OneMusic also supports swiping tracks left or right to change to the next song (sorry I forgot to demo that in the video, but it's there).

One Music

If you're using OneMusic to play your tunes, when the app is running the background, and you bring up the volume/player controls, tapping it will bring you right back to the app as expected. And it's quick. There's no lag, no black screens, no issues.

Perhaps the one and only drawback could be a deal killer for some of you: it obviously cannot play Xbox Music DRM protected files. In that sense, OneMusic can't completely replace Xbox Music on your phone if you use a monthly pass option through Xbox. If, however, you just use your own purchased music on your phone or SD card, OneMusic works perfectly, and it is probably the best alternative yet.

OneMusic is due to land very soon, and I'll of course let you know when that happens, including pricing, etc. My initial impressions though should be clear, OneMusic is an app to watch if you're looking for a fast, clean alternative to the Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1

One Music

Watch the hands on video above and let me know in comments what you think the app may be missing, and overall what you think. The developer will be watching and considering your requests!

And if you haven't tried Cal yet, you can grab that app here in the Store.

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Savinati says:

Make Cal free for a day to celebrate! Lol

Interesting...people still buy music?

lippidp says:

Which is why new music sucks.

AlwaysHedged says:

I think you might have the cause and effect backwards.  Music doesn't suck because people quit buying it. People quit buying music because the music sucks.

Savinati says:

And music shouldn't cost money. Concerts and performances should.

AlwaysHedged says:

I suppose you shouldn't be paid for your work either unless you do it in front of an audience.  I'm glad I'm not a professional musician.

Aanze says:

Well.. music is only a paying product since 100 years... Actually, since a physical support was created to store it. Before that, intellectual products such as music were free. You want money from doing music ? It's only logical that you're being paid for showing the performance rather than fatten yourself of money every damn time someone buys your "one-time" recorded performance. A lot of artists would agree with that btw, only the ones who product music for big money would say otherwise.

 

TonyDedrick says:

So a person shouldn't be compensated for a product they put and money into?

Savinati says:

Music can be easily made in head and shouldn't be sold. :D music videos and other performances should.

AlwaysHedged says:

@Savinati:  Good thing it's not up to you.

mikosoft says:

And you expect to pay for recording cost with what?

rodneyej says:

We see what generation you're from...

Nasim Ahmed says:

its somebody's works and also their living source. If u can not  buy music than never mentioned it. What will u do when somebody hire u and not pay u a single dime?

jason8957 says:

I kind of have the opinion that newer music has gone down in quality because so much of it is played on crappy earbuds from compressed MP3 by devices with mediocre DACs.

 

Also, people 'shouldn't' tell peole that the product of their labor 'shouldn't' cost anything.  That's both silly and tyranical.

erasure25 says:

Top 40 quality sucks... Venture out to indie artist and you'll find some gems...and u can buy from them directly or semi-directly...

I do too.  Quite a bit of it, as CDs have far better audio quality than mp3s, or any of this streaming mess that passes for music these days.  I guess streaming is okay for your mobile device.  But when I get back to the house, it is all about CDs, DVD-As and SACDs.  Neil Young's Pono Music project launching this fall, should prove interesting.  Bringing the quality of the master recordings directly to the consumer, may prove to be the biggest game changer in music, since Napster.

With that (higher resolution music) in mind, I would dearly love to see an app like One Music, but with a companion "server" app that ran on your Windows 8.1 machine at home. You could store music collection in high res on your home computer, and stream/manage it while away from home on your Windows phone. You'd have the option of streaming your music at full resolution, or downsampling it in realtime to a lower [more friendly to your data cap] resolution.  All the downsampling would be done by the Win 8.1 machine, freeing up your phone to just play the stream at your end.  Add in a few social features, like the ability to share the meta for a playlist, or the song you are listening to over Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Back link that social network posting to the Pono Music Store (for DRM-free high resolution purchase), and/or the Amazon Music Store (for DRM-free MP3 purchase).  And you'd actually have a far better music "service" app, than anything currently residing on Windows Phone.

That really would be a great starting point for a great music player, and if I actually had the skills, I'd program it myself.

xxxneoxxx says:

I like the fact that we are actually discussing music quality on this site. Esp. since MS with it's mobile platform doesn't seem like to give a sh*t about music quality. A music player which is more broken than functional with every update, no EQ function what so ever on windows phone.. No support for higher quality codecs like flac.. I have a phone with a fairly decent DAC (the Samsung Ativ S) but the lack of software to actually *use* it is kind of frustrating..

Any music I own is either from ripped cds or torrents. The fact that Xbox music can't/won't play any music other than the select few that I've actually bought when it was Zune, is stupid. This is why I've kept my Zune HD, which has all my music on it and 2x the space as my L925.

Savinati says:

I've never heard of Zune until last year. :( if only I experienced it to see what the hype was about

The best Media device that nobody knows about.  I still use my 32g Zune HD to workout and in my car.

MikadoWu says:

Dude, Not sure what you are doing, but the Xbox Music App plays all my torrents, ripped and amazon music with no problem.  My brother converted from an iSuck product and his muisc works fine too.

 

Side note, I still think the Music apps stinks, and wish they let the Zune team back at it.

theefman says:

Makes more sense than renting and being under rules that say your access to your rented music can be revoked at any time.

jason8957 says:

I buy FLAC when I want.  That brings up a question... will this support FLAC?

SoloXCRacer says:

Yes, all the time.

stui83 says:

What about folder play? Or genres? Can't see it on pics...

wetworker says:

Yes I still buy music. I just stay away from mainstream garbage.

kromci says:

Cal free, cal free, cal free!!!

Wow, that seems so mew-zi-cal !!

Please make the release 'faster'!! ;-)

Mik29 says:

Sounds good. I'll have to give it a try.

ebin5 says:

And they should launch update for games app too like music as with wp8 games opened instantly but in wp8.1 it takes 15sec to open in my l520 whereas video app does not work.

ortizang says:

I don't really care. I mainly use Spotify.

spaulagain says:

I love your sarcastic replies.

TechAbstract says:

I don't really care for Spotify

heickelrrx says:

I don't care either I'm using Nokia Mix Radio

Darren Walsh says:

Haha I didn't know tapping the volume bar brought you back to the xbox app either, nice one !!!

Yeah, this is something that'll keep bringing you there no what what music app you use. 

heickelrrx says:

Not really. Try do the same with Nokia Mix Radio

Nice app but I don't think that you willb be able to access your online collection. I may be wrong but this was not an option showed on the overview. Microsoft is not allowing access to the cloud collection althoug that should be over wiht the rumored change to OneDrive.

I'm pretty reliant on DRM. But this is good for those who actually own their music.

MikeSo says:

Gotta check this out. Too bad it doesn't work with Xbox Music.

Awesome selection of music for the walkthrough by the way. One of my all time favorite albums.

Tahiti Bob says:

I have been using that app for a while and it's great. This is for all these people who think only Jesus Rudy can make Windows Phone apps.

kingkoopa09 says:

It's not that he's the only one but he is one of the greats brought much need changes to windows phone - as an aspiring dev his story is great, went from a single dev to a studio to working with Microsoft bringing exclusive features like -lock screen app -

But kudos to all WP devs yall make WP great. App is great but too far invested into zune/xbox music, not that I can get the music but all my music is set up, playlist, collection, cloud, and all I do now is check new releases, or download a mix tape or two easier just to pay my 9.99

pukem0n says:

can't they just make this the official Xbox Music App with streaming capabilities for Xbox Music built in?

Saves Microsoft a whole lot of work

jmerrey says:

If you have your own purchased mp3's, this is the best option imho. Very clean app.

Taulanti says:

Xbox music is so enoying! I copied 650 songs to my phone yesterday and when i play random it only plays like 60-70 songs and then it repeats the same songs. What is wrong with microsoft why the f! Can'nt they just make easy things like apple and google? No wonder they aren't successful

kingkoopa09 says:

They just fixed this in yesterdays update, now plays full playlist instead of the 100 song limit - it wasn't 60-70

shaunydub says:

So it's not just me then..I always get the same 30 songs though.

I can't understand it.

akak84 says:

Not sure the number it is for me but yeah it never played all of my songs when on random. I guess i'll appreciate the update more after i finish catching up on my podcasts.

RockmanNeo says:

It's been like that since the Zune days. It made me think why don't they put a flag to the played songs until all songs are played. They keep playing the same song over and over, I mean it's like listening to KIIS FM.

blackprince says:

Someone keeps rebooting things at MSFT. The Music app worked great before the 8.1 changes. Zune was the best music software on the planet but they got rid of that for a name change. I hope they don't redesign the app again for WP9 and fuck us all again. As a paying customer of a Xbox Music pass for years now this is not acceptable, I am stuck in this music ecosystem because I gave up on CD's and torrents for the convenience legality of a subscription service. Do better Microsoft, the performance of the app is still unacceptable.

ogi96 says:

looks real nice

drguetz says:

Does it support livetile like the old Music app in WP8? It would be great if the app can connect to last.fm too

ntmedia says:

Hopefully it'll be easy to maintain and edit already existing playlists right? Prevent track duplication in playlists should be included as well.

And since you mentioned feature requests, could the developer actually make smart playlists? Such as recently added, recently played, favorites (to actually have some use of that heart icon from old music player).

I'd buy it right away if it had those features. Favorites playlists is a must for me.

astroXP says:

Not sure how I feel about the UI.
Goddamit, the layout was already there for the music player since Zune--why did you have to mess that up Microsoft?

Tahiti Bob says:

Because they're Microsoft, that's what they do.

Yeah. Zune was a great platform--it just wasn't successful as it could have been because in seemingly typical fashion Microsoft was late to a market which Apple swallowed up with their iPods. Interestingly enough, the design of Zune obviously shows in the appearance of WP.
 

Tahiti Bob says:

Even with the iPod success they could have made Zune great as a service. It should have been available from day one on all platforms, Zune Pass was ahead of its time and should have had Spotify for breakfast.

mans550 says:

Wow love this!!! I cant wait

kirklyt says:

I wish this could have a great animated live tile of Music + Video of WP8 while playing music, support for artist background in the app and on lockscreen.

Jeroenvk94 says:

The guys whose phone is on the picture has a great taste in music

aldofarias82 says:

Seems fast and reliable but design wise it kind of sucks. It's my opinion. What sucks even further it's our need to look somewhere else outside WP's Music app which I loved back in 8.0

Why Not says:

I"there's no lag". There's always lag. Give it some time

rahilsayed says:

Does it have background artist images....because i can't stand sein nokia music player having a beautiful ui.....HtC 8X

air2liquid says:

Please integrate the Beats Music API. I'd like to have an alternative to the official app which is "meh" at best. You can still keep all the local playback features, but Beats provides an API for devs to use to play music and such.

rahilsayed says:

Me too bro + on that request.....Beats Music please!

Marcus Hock says:

I still have hope for Xbox music, but this app looks really beautiful. 

RaRa85 says:

I don't understand how the Xbox Music team is so hard at work making a music experience just to get back on par, not better, than the one available on 8.0. I just can't understand how you downgrade something that worked perfectly just to do all this "work" to try and get it at least as good as it was and then try to improve upon that. "If it ain't broke, leave it alone" Microsoft. That's the only gripe I have with their updates. They have a history of breaking/altering fully functional parts of the OS and then add them back later like they're doing us some kind of favor. But I digress, this looks awesome! Sorry for the soapbox.lol

Tahiti Bob says:

Couldn't agree more. Pick up a Zune HD or a WP7 phone and see the massive difference.

Bacchus1976 says:

Hate to be that guy, but this goes back to Zune. Zune was legitimately good and competitive with iTunes. MS started from scratch to make Xbox music/Music+Videos for dubious reasons and never got back to par with Zune. Now they repeat that again with the phone app. All the while they've fallen behind on the service front to Spotify, Google Music and Beats and others.

Mind boggling really.

Bacchus1976 says:

Does it have a rating system? Give me that and you've got me.

sj2202 says:

Just what I need
Will surely buy!
I wish it has the option to see how many times you have played a track,editing the song information like name of the artist,etc. And missing album art download would be great too. :)

Talk4Lig says:

Looks too good to be true :P jk

theefman says:

Much as I dislike Xbox music this app looks to barren for me. I'll probably wait for VLC for an alternative, this looks fast and smooth but just dont like the look. Plus how will it handle playlists when you switch devices, would be nice to have a way to migrate them instread of having to be created from scratch.

Sagar Limaye says:

Xbox music works fine for me I can't understand what people are still complaining about

QilleRz says:

My Xbox Music for Windows Phone showed blank just a moment ago when selecting song to play from the songs list. Really disappointed :(
Looking forward for this app though :D

The only issue I have with Xbox music is the maddening way it handles music, i.e., missing songs, mislabeled artists and albums, etc. I don't stream with it, so I can't talk about that, but otherwise the app works other than what I described. Oh, and it also has an issue with taking double albums and merging then as one, which screws things up of it's a live album.

Thank you! This shows that it is definitely possible for a talented developer to write a decent music app using the SDK. I can't understand how MS is not able to produce an app that is as fast, fluid and beautiful!

given the constant downgrading we get i'd say bad (bad, bad, bad) management combined with a idgaf-attitude...

Jas00555 says:

Does it work well with the backend Xbox music service to be able to work with the DRM music? No? Then, this app requires far less work than the official Xbox music and it should be obvious why a basic music player can be done faster than the entire service known as xbox music.

It still shouldn't be a problem to load local music though. We're speaking of a big company here, not an indie developer. Microsoft has the resources and should be able to implement a decent app. And they've been working on that app for almost a year now (or even longer).

theefman says:

Too busy building ios apps.

Marco Gomes1 says:

This should be perfect for me. Any word on a real live tile or lock screen art?

twomill69 says:

Xbox music should fully integrate album releases by Emyxsoft into their app, keep improving their own rubbish then they might win over (including me) the customers. It's so much easier accessing Xbox music via the album releases app rather than losing patience trying to open up the music app.

SEKKDS says:

I care for Xbox Music, and I think it's still awesome, despite its quirks.

mrdeezus says:

YOU WOULDNT SAY THAT IF YOU EVER USED ZUNE.

rvoje says:

This guy needs to hire at least one designer.

sd173 says:

I'd like to see the Xbox green as an accent color and have the accent colors be an option for the live tile as opposed to having a transparent tile.

rain620 says:

Xbox green is emerald, right?

I honestly think Xbox music is the worst app/piece of software I have ever used in my life. Trying to create a playlist that doesn't include the current playing song is near impossible. You literally have to switch to playing a video or podcast then go back to your music and start creating your playlist again. The fact that the most basic option to "stop" what is playing is not available is pathetic and makes it worse.

The volume warning indicator is going to make me stroke out if we don't get the option to turn it off soon. I don't need to be told what volume I should listen to my music and then have MS lower the volume for me. And for someone like me who uses the speakerphone everyday with the phone not right next to me, the warning and then the lowering of the volume is a pain in the ass. Hate Xbox music with a passion and cannot believe they would release something this awful.

Zoz71 says:

This!!! Has anyone figured out when it decides to screw up your volume? I haven't tested it on WPDP but previously on my 920, after the warning would show my phone would not output the same dB at the top volume. I would have to reset the phone to get the same volume. Frustrating!!! Now, it "sounds" like they "fixed" that problem by not letting it get as loud in the first place. But again, I haven't tested that yet.

Zuka_WPC says:

Wow I was so pumped for a second there. Oh well

I actually cheered loud when i saw this and registered only to comment on that - THANK YOU! Please make it quick, i need this so bad! Looks like everything i ever wished for except for one thing - please make an additional tab that shows "new Music", as in music recently added to the phone, or alternatively an auto-playlist with the option to choose "music added within 7,14, 30, xy days"! Do that and I'll buy it twice! :)

 

Does it have recently added and most played like extreme music?? SIDENOTE: Windows phone lacks so much in terms of music apps like rocketmusic player and poweramp on android

neonspark says:

wow MSFT really dropped by ball by not allowing WP to play protected content from their own music service....you'd think the media API would let you deal with their own stuff.

Kristijan87 says:

I suppose not having Xbox Music available in my country comes as an advantage this time... No streaming issues since there's nothing to stream, and it works perfectly for me and my humble collection of albums I put on my device. Sure it's a bit slower than the 8.0 hub but it's satisfactory.

R0bR says:

I'm subscribed to Xbox music, and Zune before that, and I don't have any issues. Like you said its a bit slower than it was before but it doesn't take long at all to launch the app and start playing music. My only complaint is that when continuously playing music it stutters at times, it's not the phone app and must be an issue with the service because it happens on my phone with downloaded music as well when I stream on my Surface or Xbox.

Amen. I hope it makes Microsoft look like the asses they have acted like in this three year mess they refer to as Xbox Music. More give me an app to organize and okay my movies and TV shows and ask will be well.

Kammezh says:

Seriously, I think the reason why Microsoft is not making a good Music app is because they want developpers to raise the number of apps in the Store, those apps should bring at the same time improvement to the Music app !

lordbebech says:

If It doesn't have live tile i don't even care

2tomtom says:

Took minimalistic for my liking.

dlalonde says:

Seriously, how pathetic would it be if a third party dev made a better music app before the Microsoft Team...

MDMcAtee says:

Bro...it's already shameful that this is the case,but I am grateful he stepped up and has a app that will work as it should've been.

dby2011 says:

Wow- that's great- exactly what I wanted for my local music collection. This is great and I would gladly pay for this app. Two things that seem missing for me would be songs not having track numbers when you select an album and the ability to sort by album artists not song artists.  Maybe Microsoft should just hire this guy.  Great work!  I was actually looking at Android phones today because of the Xbox Music app debacle and this resotres my faith now.

willboyce says:

That's ok if u have space to keep your music on mobile. SD card please. . Deezer still better than Xbox music

Will this app stream or download your owned music from OneDrive?

Absolutely perfect!!! The best thing to happen to WP since 8.1 :)

icthusman1 says:

I would like to see integration with Lyrics Wikia. I don't want to go through the effort of adding lyrics to all of my music and I have used players in the past that integrated with Lyrics Wikia and it worked great. I have been waiting for this sense moving from webOS to Windows Phone 7.

sdreamer says:

Lock screen support? I'd like to see album art instead of artist art. I really like that it goes to the app instead of just being a temp UI for music like others are (such as Listen).

MDMcAtee says:

Yes please....I'll second this request as well...

weetigo says:

Should have mentioned that deal-killer first ;)

seq1 says:

Just brilliant. I want this right now.

Will it allow download of your Onedrive music to your phone or SD? 

MDMcAtee says:

First off....a hearty Thank You...

I've been waiting anxiously for this.

If I were you I would petition Microsoft to include your app with every WP worldwide.

Will transparencies be offered on the initial release?

Do you have any plans on doing the same type of app for video playback,since there is just as much need? I would be glad to help with the beta testing if you are.

Thanks Again

mango.lover says:

You know what I would want from a music client? Autoplaylists, based on artist, album, rating, play count, recent items, etc. At this point I don't care if it comes direct or from third parties, just get it in there already!

Uff182 says:

Rise Against: top choice.

Bryan Suazo says:

Promising and humiliating to Microsoft music team, but I guess they deserve it... We need a good video, games and facebook app also, sadly

But does it have gapless audio?

I use "Listen" for over a year now :) it's a perfect app for me. REALLY fast. the app received a new update last week and now it's awesome. You can play flac and ogg. Song from sd card. I have problem with drm song but I think it's just me haha. GOmusic is cool too.

try it guys

sardelich says:

play music by folder option?

feeked says:

bad religion is worse than nickelback

Everyone has opinions on music...

elvisgp says:

Rise Against! Have you heard the new single, Dan? It's from their new album which is coming out July 15th!

Nope, not yet. I knew they were teasing stuff, but will go check it out now, thanks.

sumton says:

now i have two music apps that i don't like on windows phone 8.1 this app and xbox music

apocacrux says:

I don't remember ever having to wait for MixRadio to index my local music, it was just there...but I'll test One Music out as MixRadio is a lot of things, but fast isn't one.

conansaga says:

Someone is listening to the Boards of Canada (in the screenshot). Nice choice, love their music.

czeladnik says:

Rise Against <3

Mmmm. I wish that album would occupy all the wide of the screen.

ScubaDog says:

I'd really much rather use Xbox Music.  But the things that just make it too painful:

1. SLOW in doing EVERYTHING

2. It screws up metadata, completely ignoring metadata that I specifically and painstakingly fix.  This the case regardless of the platform Xbox Music is on

3. Streaming is painful beyond usefulness

2. Is my problem with it as well, I mean how could it ignore metadata by default?

MrPhilicorda says:

Wow, looks great!

I like that it seems easy to get back to 'now playing' by simply tapping the bar below. Would be even cooler if all music controls would be visible at all times (in every view/section of the app) so you can for instance skip a song without having to first tap the now playing bar or hit the volume button. I don't understand why no one implements this feature in a music app.

narv says:

One music? I smell a legal battle!!!

Dirkonly says:

Looks great! Add one drive support (since its called ONE music) and I would buy it

Jrexxx says:

Sad to see that something as simple as a music player doesn't work on WP anymore...

nizzon says:

Sad indeed that an app like this is needed. Someone at MS should be fired.

akosiHUNTER says:

It seems faster..

jfkn2001 says:

Can you see that Microsoft? That's what I call a music app. Really thinking to give Spotify a try!

Extraneus says:

Looks good; love the minimalist approach! Never stream, so missing xbox is no issue for me, but it seems you can't browse by first letter? A killer with a music library the size of mine...! :-( Transparent tile please.

Lipe13 says:

Cal is so nice, I use it every day. Can't wait to try this music app too. Philippe is for sure a talented programmer.

tchaikie says:

Could this be the music messiah

abond32 says:

Looks horrible to me

Draganta says:

Please update Cal first, i want transparant tiles, and the ability to choose a reminder for 2 or 3 hours instead of only 1 hour or 1 day...

Cal already has transparent tiles ;)

btgusto says:

i usually try to stick with Microsofts offering BUT these third part Devs are stepping up big time with design and features.  Sometimes i think these smaller devs out do the big boy MS.  I love though, just more Windows Koolaid for me. 

radde says:

I'm not overly impressed by the UI design of this app. I also think the name will cause them problems.

iamakii says:

Yeeeeessss!!!

Just don't get sued by Microsoft for using their "One" terminology

Harumoto says:

One feature I'd like to see implemented is the ability to skip forward or backward a song by swiping the album art left or right on the now playing screen. I feel that it would make it a whole lot easier to intuitively skip songs instead of trying to not look at the screen and press the skip forward/backward buttons. I'm really glad that there's proper playlist creation here, something that I've been sorely missing ever since I jumped into WP.

SoloXCRacer says:

If this has gapless playback in between tracks, I'm sold.  I've seen evidence that this is most likely an operating system issue rather than an App issue.  Looks great through and will give it a shot.

Soble says:

Zune........

TonyDedrick says:

Looking forward to trying this. Anything has to be better than MIcrosoft's half assed attempt.

ade333 says:

Looks great. No DRM support is obviously rough, but hopefully that can change. If you are looking for suggestions, please make it really easy to access a list of recently added music.

simmomelb says:

I am more than happy to hand over a few bucks a month for access to unlimited music, if you are an employed person and can't afford such a small fee which all contributes to the artists a little, at least, then I am afraid you are a right royal tight ass. In saying this, as a paying member of Xbox Music pass, their app totally sucks now, which is the only reason I might cancel my subscription.

 

Will it support scrobbling

? Embedded lyrics? Rating? Hope hope hope

 

 

SonOfDad says:

No I don't care for XBM and it's priority of streaming content so I'm willing to try absolutely any other option!

JW7 says:

My only problem with Xbox music is that you can't make playlists on the PC. Yes it's slow to load but that will hopefully change soon. Out of interest, has anyone noticed that when you pause music for a period of time and lock the phone, you go back to play it and it only comes out of one headphone? I always have to restart the phone, when I take it out of the locker at the end of a gym session

brianyoko says:

Still not getting messenger notifications on 1520 after 5.0.0 and 5.0.1.0 updates.

Crostiphex says:

I hope this has "swipe for next track" feature that is fluid..

kjblank80 says:

Dud, I love the access Xbox music gives me, just need the app to work fast.

pattayo_ib says:

I tried Listen music player, so cool and nice UI! Hmmm this One Music doesn't look metro enough to me...

Dean Lewis says:

Links to a calendar app. A REALLY COOL ONE TOO!

Sobr0801 says:

Xbox music works fine for me.

theonedunn says:

Looks cool. Suggesting genres and artist lock screen support if possible

ZipZapRap says:

Any chance of a universal app?

I would LOVE this on my Surface too. I'm trying to go Xbox Music free

patstar5 says:

Well one thing that is keeping me away from windows phone besides lack of apps is music player. Horrible, finally it looks like this will be a decent 3rd party music player. Well I use cloudmuzik and experience is horrible compared to the official app on my galaxy s4. Got a lumia 925 for $85 when att had the refurbished sale, I think I am going to put it up on ebay. I love windows 8 but microsoft really needs something to make people stay with windows phone and want it over ios an android. Besides cheap phones and good cameras they have nothing. Android phones and iphones will continue to win customers. Now with lower priced tablets and convertibles, I hope microsoft takes a slice of tablet market.

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ahmadsamhann says:

hope it can edit song info. artist, album, song name. the mp3tag thingy

wetworker says:

The more options out there the better. The UI on this app needs some more work like jump list, bigger album art and labels on the artist/album section and smaller album art in the now playing section with artist image behind the album art.

 

The best thing all of us can do is quite using Xbox Music until hopefully they get the mesage.

I'm still using the old Hub and when they kill that i'll be moving on to some third part app like this one.

sinisfree says:

dont like it looks like android app.

need more METRO !!!

Jobook1 says:

Rise against! What a great band...

The more choice the better...

latempete says:

No Xbox music, it's useless to me. I have gigs of my old music on my phone, but there is lots of new music I listen to for a short while or music I just give a try because I can with Xbox music. If I really like it I do buy CD. But for pop that I will not want for long, I'm not going to buy it. Nor will I pay for music just to try it out.

JBWonton says:

Dang, I use the music subscription.

Anojan Sivam says:

It's going to some sort of Calendar app pls guys can u pls send me that originblink ! Thanks

tfc ninja says:

call me cheap..but i hope its free..dont have credit card..run a prepaid and i cant buy apps from the prepaid money so i am stuck....only if microsoft added option is to pay from phone balance...otherwise i cant download paid apps

Sean Lee1 says:

I'm a fan of Rise Against as well, just not of their last album.

Ktysai says:

Does it support autopause?

Just noticed:

all bands starting with "The" will be filed under "T". Please fix before release! Thanks

klewis2046 says:

This app has a simple and clean look. Browsing the app is quick and easy to navigate through. I'm planning on trying this app. Suggestion of adding an option for FM/AM radio would be good...

Horizontal Car Mode, please. There's such a need for a good car-mode music player!

DE LA ROCKA says:

I need it right now

DSWNG says:

I'm in a beta, and I really like this player more then any other, BUT it doesn't support Cyrillic letters. It's the only problem that I've found.

WebColin70 says:

I assume that we would still have the problem with the multiple songs appearing when syncing with a computer over USB, missing album art, etc., because that's a Windows Phone problem, yes? Or are these bugs finally fixed in Windows Phone 8.1 (I'm still on 8)?

Download app takes us to cal app??????????????

pavel_pau says:

Microsoft is nothing but sucked

vinay27 says:

It's amazing how Daniel mentioned this useless app and newer mentioned extreme music or listen,