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Latest Xbox Music update ditches initial song search for improved speed

Xbox Music has been updated! Microsoft is doing good on their word to give the app bi-weekly updates. The last update was two weeks ago and today we're staring at the latest version in the Windows Phone Store. Read on to find out what's in version 2.6.123.0 of Xbox Music. This marks the sixth...
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Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 picks up first update for June, brings transparent Live tile

Microsoft has been improving Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 at a fairly rapid pace. We were looking forward to bi-weekly updates from the company and should have had one this past Friday. That didn't pan out as Microsoft instead delayed that update for today. Head into the Windows Phone Store...
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Xbox Music and Xbox Video updated for Windows Phone

Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find two updates for Xbox Music and Xbox Video. We know Microsoft has bi-weekly updates planned for the two apps, which shouldn't make these two updates too unexpected. Though Microsoft has had them roll on Friday's normally. Xbox Music Head into...

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Xbox Music for Windows Phone gains Live tile support in new update

Xbox Music for Windows Phone has just picked up its ninth update. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find an updated Xbox Music app with Live tile support! Read on for the full details of today's update! Version 2.6.224 of Xbox Music is now live. Today's update brings the following...
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Xbox Music update adds Recent Plays feature, Kid's Corner support and more!

Xbox Music for Windows Phone has just been updated. We were expecting an update to Xbox Music last week, but it never came. Today Microsoft has released an update for Xbox Music that's all about significant performance improvements and recent playlists. You'll find version 2.6.186.0 of Xbox...
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Xbox Music for Windows Phone and the challenge of starting over

Let us not beat around the bush: Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 has been a rough ride. Ever since the separation of the app from the OS, criticism for being behind not only the competition but behind Windows Phone 8.0 hangs around the proverbial neck of the Xbox Music team. Earlier this week,...
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Looking for an alternative to Xbox Music? Try Beats Music or Spotify

Not happy with the Xbox Music platform? Take Beats Music or Spotify for as spin. Xbox Music. It's more than just the app you love to hate right now on Windows Phone 8.1. It's also a music streaming and subscription service that spans nearly every device you own. It's available on Windows Phone,...
Is Microsoft getting out of the Xbox Music and Video business? Nadella suggests they might (Updated)

Is Microsoft getting out of the Xbox Music and Video business? Nadella suggests they might (Updated)

Readers of this site know that Microsoft's Xbox Music and Video are good services at their core, but many speed bumps keep them from reaching their potential. Whether it is stiff competition from Amazon and Apple or an awkward software experience, the Microsoft teams behind both services have...
Xbox Music and Video updated for Windows Phone with fixes and speed improvements

Xbox Music and Video updated for Windows Phone with fixes and speed improvements

True to their word, Microsoft has pushed out two new updates for their Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is on a tight schedule, delivering updates to those apps every two weeks in an effort to bring them to par. Heading to the Store and version 2.6.155.0 for Xbox...
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MusikPlayer is a simple and minimalist Xbox Music alternative for Windows Phone 8.1

With the Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft decoupled the music player experience from the operating system to allow frequent updates. While the Xbox Music app is not quite there yet, some independent apps like MusikPlayer have been able to fill the gap and offer a nice alternative to Windows...
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5 ways Microsoft can make Xbox Music even better

Make me king of Xbox Music and here's what I'd do Hold the pitchforks, I'm not talking about the Xbox Music app on Windows Phone. The headline above is about how to make the Xbox Music service better. I don't think I'm too naïve, but Microsoft will eventually make the Windows Phone 8.1 Music app...
Microsoft opens Xbox Music to all developers with full access to catalog, streaming and more

Microsoft opens Xbox Music to all developers with full access to catalog, streaming and more

The Xbox Music team made a big announcement today, releasing new APIs designed to let third-party developers build apps around Microsoft's music service. Microsoft previously piloted such a program back in December, but today's announcement opens it for the rest of the world without needing to...
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Latest Xbox Music update ditches initial song search for improved speed

Xbox Music has been updated! Microsoft is doing good on their word to give the app bi-weekly updates. The last update was two weeks ago and today we're staring at the latest version in the Windows Phone Store. Read on to find out what's in version 2.6.123.0 of Xbox Music. This marks the sixth...

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