Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Xbox Music App

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro/Media Center

    Xbox Music App


    I'm having a hell of a time with this app. I had a zune pass for ages (just canceled) and still use the zune software, but it's not very touch-friendly. I'm using a Samsung Series 7 Slate, so touch-friendly is very important. I don't want to have to use the stylus all the time.

    The Music app is very touch friendly, but it doesn't seem to be music-friendly. It only loads around a hundred songs of the 4000 or so in my library, and then it only plays 30-second previews instead of the full song!

    My libraries are set up on a microSD card, and no other apps seem to have a problem with this so I don't know if it is relevant. I know the 30-second previews are not DRM/subscription songs because I got rid of all of those.

    So far I've uninstalled the app a few times and tried to refresh the library, but nothing is working. Any ideas? Or, lacking a solution, any suggestions for a touch-friendly music player?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you mentioned these 4000 songs. these are songs that were purchased via the Zune Pass and are DRM free? what exactly happens when you try to play them? are they all made into the 30-second previews? does the app close or minimize?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro/Media Center


    Yes, all the songs are DRM free and they all play just fine in the Zune player without a music pass.

    The songs play for 30 seconds, then go to the next song...for 30 seconds.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    see if the tutorial at this page will help: Migrating Zune Pass downloads into Xbox Music | Bibble-IT.com. the DRM between the Zune Pass and Xbox Music Pass is different. the latest version of Xbox Music should autoimport the Zune Pass music but it apparently is failing people.


    Xbox Music Pass and Zune Pass use different DRM, not directly compatible for syncing? [Updated] | Windows Phone Central
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro/Media Center


    Thanks for the tutorial, but I don't think that is the problem. When I ended my Zune Pass subscription, I removed or purchased any remaining Zune Pass content. My library is now DRM-free. Everything shows up and plays just fine in Zune, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc, it just isn't showing up in the Xbox Music app and the few songs that do show up are only previews.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Xbox Music App
Related Threads
Hi, I am new to the forum and Windows 8:D. I have a question regarding a new build I have. I am running windows 8 off of a SSD, and have a new HDD that I bought for everything else. I recently transferred my music over from an external HD and now when I attempt to find them in my Xbox app I...
Using the Windows 8.1 music app, I have properly setup my library to load from my second HDD, but it only loads 80 artists out of over 120. Anyone know why and how I could fix it? All my music is properly tagged and in Artist/Year - Album/ folder format.
Hi, I recently migrated to Windows 8. My music collection stumbled along the way and I had to re-fetch artwork for a few albums in WMP. I also set it up in iTunes. My default app for MP3s is WMP. As you can see below, artwork only appears when in the folder view (which somewhat defeats the...
The xbox music app for Windows 8 will not show any of the music in my library. I have narrowed it down to the fact the all my music on a 2nd hard drive. If I move a couple of songs to the c drive and add that folder to my library, they will show up. However nothing in my library that is on the...
Hello! Searched the tutorial-collection from my problem, but couldn't find one there. So... I've got my music-collection in a WD World Edition (White Light) -network drive. The path to the music is: Network\MYBOOKWORLD\Public\Shared Music The network drive also carries my photos and my...
So I searched around for a bit and found a few discussions about the Music app crashing, but none appear to be the problem I'm having. I can open the app and do most things in it. Search, navigate around, I can even play music most of the time except for one notable exception. When you click on...
Solved Xbox Music in Software and Apps
So I'm subscribed to Zune music which works fine in Zune player on Windows 7 and on my Windows Phone but in Windows 8 XBox Music doesn't see me having an account. My guess is that Microsoft hasn't cutover Zune services to Xbox Music but am not sure if Zune Music is supposed to work with it for the...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook