Good lord, the entire Microsoft Music experience is a complete train wreck. The Metro Music App crashes constantly in Windows 8. The Xbox glass experience crashes in Metro when you try to stream to a device. To top it off when using a Windows phone it says streams are open if you have the Music app just open not even running. I can see why there is no support page, MS has this so screwed up its sad.
Yes all three devices have problems, when you check the Windows Application logs, the errors are just generic, and no information is available. I was really hoping MS got their act together, I have Apple and MS products and I thought maybe MS had finally learned their lesson, but everything seems half baked not even in a Beta stage to me.
To top it off the content in Xbox Music isn't even the same. Do a search for Florence + the Machine on a Windows 8 phone it works, on Xbox it works, on Windows 8 it gives the response Florence the Machine and bombs out. nice.
Seriously this is just basic stuff MS, I hope you get some hotfixes out immediately to start addressing these issues otherwise the whole Windows 8 experience will be even more of a failure than Vista.
It appears I am not alone. I have similar problems although with perhaps a different twist. Utilizing the media player in Xbox I can play movies and play music contained in my Windows 8 system. But this only holds true if that is the first action I take upon opening my Xbox. If I do something else first, as an example play a game, I can neither play a movie nor listen to music on the Xbox. This is strictly a Windows 8 issue as I don't have a problem with my Windows 7 system nor Vista system. I am surprised this issue has not been corrected. I don't suppose Microsoft is trying to steer us into spending money on the Xbox music system or movie rentals?
Clearly the Windows 8 OS can't work with the Xbox system player but the Window 8 folks appear not to be giving you straight answers. Microsoft apparent refusal to admit to the problem is confusing. Is the strategy to wear us down so we will subscribe to the Xbox Music app? I hope not. I am puzzled, with so many of us having the same problem with respect to Windows 8, one would think a solution would have been presented by now.
The reason i am upset is because it appears they designed windows 8 specifically for use with Microsoft devices like Xbox... now they don't want to offer support when there are issues with their big plan... obviously the issue is beyond the control of end users like our self. they need software engineers to fix this and quit giving their loyal customers the horrid run-around.
Got a new laptop 1st week of Dec. It replaced a windows 7 pc, had not a single problem with 7, or xp.... windows 8 is slower.... have 1 wired Xbox, and 1 wireless. the wired Xbox experiences delays when propagating music list from system media player, artists list sometimes fails to propagate ("timed out" action w/error message "not currently connected to pc") .... the wireless Xbox experiences major delays when propagating media lists, opening files, skipping scene function, with music artists list propagation failures.... have received major buck-passing on part of Microsoft, and HP. it just blows me away that its ok to charge money for a product, then require more money if you want support, even within a few days of ownership.... but that's another topic....anyway, I have read a few threads by consumers experiencing similar problems, and have tried just about everything within reason to resolve these issues, if there is no support, no update, no resolution in 2 more weeks I am returning my products for full refund and revert to prior protocol....
I refuse to dump my data and reload... these problems appeared the instant my pc was unboxed, also at that time Xbox support had control of my pc, when media was added to media player the first time program was opened. windows is trying to blame this on HP, and thus refuse support of my 1 week old operating system.
Users are frustrated, and annoyed but still no resolution from Microsoft. The end users are having issues with extremely poor video streaming with XBOX 360 on Windows 8 Media Center platform. They had no such issue with Windows 7. There are lots of feedback - an observations in many threads I found going back to Windows Seven is the ultimate solution. At one point I found this reply from Microsoft moderator of the forum:-
“We’re looking into this and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience…” He replied on 17th November - still no official fix from Microsoft. Unfortunate.
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