Allow us to unsnap Xbox Music and music to continually play in the background. It is cumbersome to want to play a game at full screen and having to deal with the snapped version of Xbox Music on the right side.
[Mod Edit: This idea was merged with similar ideas posted by jon abruzi, howster34, lt smooth420, Jedi dojomaster, and Alexandre7Jr who also suggested using personal music collections and the media player app. Thanks everyone!]
I miss the playing my music on the XBOX one. I loved playing a game and listening to my music.
I want to lessen to Xbox Music with out it having to be snapped.
If Xbox introduced apps like Pandora or IHeartRadio, etc....I would love to have the ability to play one of them in the background while playing games. I personally like to have music playing in the background regardless when I play, but it would be so much easier to snap it in real fast switch song and get right back into the game. Even the ability to plug in my phone, and listen to the playlist that already exists on there would be amazing. I feel like this would be a good feature for the next update to the Xbox One.
Anytime I want to play my own soundtrack or playlist while I game on xbox one, one third of the screen is taken up by a picture of the artist currently playing. I don't need to see who is singing, it really diminishes the gameplay for me and as a result I tend to buy games for ps4 so that I can easily access my music and play it over any game without screen size penalty.
Support background music without snap the app of Xbox music thanks.
Have a background music option, even a small rectangle in a corner like skype does on the PC showing current artist and track
It will be cool to have music playing in the background while we play our games without having to as Xbox music snap to the side taking up screen space. when you can have it playing in the background and when want to quickly add is just double tap the xbox button then press Y to get a media play controls pop up and select prev,next or play/pause the song or this has the media control show up every time music playing in the background.
just want to play music in the background and a easy way to control it.
Microsoft, you are doing a really good job with your update support. So I have got more improvements to check out. It would be great if we could listen to music in the background. For example you can integrate all apps with music and all upcoming who have to do with music( Xbox Music, Media-Player, Tunein,Vevo) It just annoying that I have to snap it and play with a smaller screen. Please make this feature come true. Keep up that great work and bring us more features making the Xbox One better and better!
Have Xbox music run without being open in snap
I absolutely love the XB1 but there is important features that the system lacks that Xbox 360 has and some of the ideas that i'm addressing here have been mentioned by many people but I just got some additional ideas to do with what many have put. The media player is okay kinda.. and it works well with DLNA, i love it but the problem that many people are annoyed about is the fact that you can't play music in the background while in the game, a lot of people love listening to music from their computers and playing their game at the same time.. This is evident from all the people on Xbox 360. Also I think that when you play music or videos, there should be a widget at the bottom of the dashboard (similiar to what the Xbox Music app has on Windows 8 when you show up the charms bar while playing a song, the ability to change tracks rather than going on the app) I think this would fill up some space on the dashboard and make it easier to change tracks, adjust volume or even see what is being played in the background rather than switching between apps to do the simplest thing as changing a track. Xbox 360 has the ability to change tracks and select music while you play the game by simply switching the tab on the Guide so I think that if Microsoft could implement that and have (Now Playing: -) I think that would be beautiful. I love the suggestions here on the forum, a lot of user's would love it if these key things were implemented and well done everyone! Let's hope that Microsoft doesn't let us down :) they got a lot of potential to make XB1, the most greatest entertainment system in the world!
Microsoft , you are doing a really good job with your update support. And I have more improvements for you. Please allow us to hear music in the background. Its just so annoying that I have to snap it while I am playing. This makes the screen smaller. But I want to play on fullscreen and listen to music at the same time. It would be great if you integrate this feature on every music app and for every upcoming( Xbox Music, Media-Player, Tunein for radio).
Please make this feature come true. However, keep up with that great support. Every month the Xbox One is getting better and better with those updates.
It would be awesome if we could play personal music while playing Forza. Heck, I wouldn't even mind if we could somehow run Xbox music in the background while the game is playing.
It's nice that you can have it snapped now but while I'm playing game I would like to have the full screen while listing to my music.
I would like to listen to music without the screen being snaped.
would be great if we could play our own music in the background of our xbox games without having to keep the music app snapped (so we dont lose screen space)
Let the midea player be able to play background music while playing a game and while being unsnapped
Because Microsoft aren't listening to us on this point, I'm going to write it again. MUSIC, IN THE BACKGROUND, ASAP. Or bye bye my Xbox one
An App that allows you to play music in the background, like the Xbox 360 (the predecessor and LESS ADVANCED console to the Xbox One) can.
Basically it would be exactly like the current Media Player App, except it wouldn't take up half the damn screen in 'snap' mode....
Come on, guys, wake up, would you?
Change the Media Player App so that in 'snap' mode it doesn't show up on the side of the screen. As it is it takes up 1/4 of the screen. This is ridiculous.
If you did this then it would be possible to play music whilst playing games just like on the Xbox 360 (You know, the Xbox 360? The console that is supposed to be the PREDECESSOR to the Xbox One, and yet still unaccountably has more features, and what features it does have in common with the One, it does BETTER? That console?)
I honestly cannot believe A) that this feature wasn't even INCLUDED in the Xbox One to begin with, and B) that in over a YEAR it hasn't been implemented.
I mean for god's sake, is it a bunch of clowns at Microsoft running the Xbox One or something?
Ok, if it's REALLY too much trouble to implement, then at least tweak the existing 'Media Player' app so that you can use it in the 'snap' mode WITHOUT it taking up the side of the damn screen!
Come on, guys, this isn't rocket surgery.
Custom soundtracks with no snap! We should be able to listen to our own music while playing games like Forza or Gta,or anygame I choose to play without half a screen.I subscribe to xbox music and I am forced to play on half a screen .Come on Microsoft, also let us save our own music to our hard drive if we choose to do so just like xbox360 let us.
Give us the ability to play our music in the background, wherever that being the Xbox Music or the Media Preview app. So we can pick our songs etc from either app and unpin it and let us continue to listen when we play a game for example I still want to listen while I play throughout the UI. I don't know if theres a thread already about this so i'm just posting a new one if there is.
We need to be able to unsnap the music app while gaming & listen to any music we choose xbox music or our personal. Thats your biggest problem right now... Your move Microsoft you know we got to have it. We wont stop untill we get it..
Have xbox music playing background not snap while playing games
Its simple. Players like me who use Xbox Music (especially those with a music pass) love music. We also love our games. So lets set it up so you can have music playing in the background without snapping. Snapping is very annoying and takes away from the game.
like the 360 allowed for background music play. allow the xbox music app to play music in the background without it being snapped.
Give us the ability to have Xbox Music play in the background without having to snap the app. Having music snapped takes a large portion of the screen and is really inconvenient to those who play on a smaller screen, or who enjoy playing with the full screen. Playing your favorite game and listening to your favorite music at the same time is something that I know many of us miss from the Xbox 360.
First of all sorry if its in the wrong section.
On Xbox 360 there was USB support for music. Using the Xbox menu you could select the music you wanted and then do what ever you want while the music plays. The only downside was loading the music on the USB was very slow!
I see that Xbox one has not put the ability to have music via USB. This was great news, I went to use it and was rather disappointed, to find its basically useless. Snap is a great feature but can get in the way, having a way to run snap in the background would be great, this means that you could still talk to people on Skype while playing a game, or listen to music. I know people will then say "this will slow the connection down" but thats their choice whether they want to use it or not.
Xbox music really gets me. You pay to listen to music on the Xbox which is a good idea, but when you go of the app it stops. Having background music would be great as it means people can make use of the service a lot more, I got rid of it because of this issue, why pay when I will not be able to get the full benefit, as most of the time using it will be when playing games.
I hope you can take notice of this and try find a way around it. Its possible, as the 360 has the feature, hopefully you can add this extra in just like you did with having the ability to play music from USBs.
Have like xbox music and cd player and media player have a option to run background instead of being snapped. Perfect for the one
We need the feature to listen Music in the Background while playing!
volume Settings for game and media Player to adjust it!
and please,dont dock it on the site ..
I do not want to play on a smaller picture just listen to music,
It would be great if music was able to be played in the background for instance if xbox music could be played in the background while playing a game instead of taking up screen space.
Snap sucks its a stupid gimmick that realistically no one is using. It has destroyed our ability to play music in the background. Who wants to snap the stupid app and lose 25 percent of your screen? Who really is watching tv or browsing the internet while playing a game? Not me and im guessing not many others. This system was so poorly designed! All i want is the xbox one to just do what my 360 did perfectly! Music needs to play in the background and have a volume control! Get rid of the stupid snap trash!
Make music apps like pandora/spotify/iheartradio/sound cloud that we can listen to in the background of games/tv/internet explore etc.....
How about giving us the ability to listen to Xbox Music while in game without having it snapped. If it could be run in the background like Twitch does, with Artist and Song ghosted pop-up lettering on track change. My wife would love you if I wasn't having to blare my music to be able to hear it with my Turtle Beach X07s on with friends talking and Forza cars revving in my ears. This was my favorite feature of the 360. I am a paid subscriber to Xbox Music and think this would greatly enhance my subscription. Thanks!
Playing music while playing games like on the Xbox 360 I miss having my own music while racing or shooting
With the new media players release fast approaching, and the preview already available (for the Xbox Preview Dashboard app holders) it has come to my attention that us (the users) can't listen to our music in the background. This would be a great feature to add to the app.
I just buy a XBOX ONE and it is awesome!!!!!
I just was very surprise and disappointed that when you run a game you cant listen in the background to your own musics or to do that you need to Snap Xbox Live Music on the side, My suggestion is to have the same features as the Xbox 360 for music that you can play games and listen your own music without Snap it.... It is very annoying to play a game in a 3/4 screen instead of a full screen just because you want to listen your own musics!!
Will appreciate that you will upgrade this features at my view is a very important feature for a lot of Gamers!!
Play music using full screen while listening to it on the back ground
Music will playing in the background while playing your favorite games without having the music snapped so you can play you game in fullscreen.
Music being played from the play music app runs in the background, so it will play over games and other apps being run.
Remember u could install a cd on xbox360 and play it on you system and play games and your music played in the background please bring this feature to xboxone it was the best if your with me vote if not comment and tell me why
Give us our music back!!! As awesome as Xbox One is (and I do love it! Day One buyer and everything!!!) I really miss not loading my CD's of my favourite tracks onto the system to listen to while doing other stuff on my Xbox or whilst playing games!!! Please please please bring this feature back! It was one of the things I loved about the old consoles Xbox and Xbox 360 and it's sorely missed on the new box of awesomeness that is Xbox One!! Give us it back please!!!
I'm very saddened to see that other less important features are being added ahead of a great feature we were already given in the Xbox Ones predecessor. I.E. Xbox 360
I am even more dissapointed that the community is letting this be swept under the rug, there are three major problems with not having these two features in this generation console.
We have already had this freedom in previous generations at less of a cost. When you pay more money for higher quality goods, you don't expect the more advanced version to have less than the version before it. This console should be All the things gamers loved in Xbox 360 and MORE not some of the things gamers loved and some new things.
These features are what really made Xbox 360 a great gaming and entertainment system, being able to blend your games with your music and play games to your own tune. That console didn't even revolve around being called an entertainment system and more around a gaming console. With the Xbox One this feature should be a given.
Competitors (PS4) now have this feature after seeing how well it was accepted with the Xbox 360 and considering the console has lost this feature this can also be seen as an advantage for them now.
I do not know the reason for never putting this feature into the console, but if it boils down to wanting people to use the Xbox Music Pass then that is a completely unacceptable tactic. The only reason for the silence on this subject is either that they obviously have not heard the cries of the community yet or they are just leaving us in the dark on the matter.
Bring back being able to put music on your xbox one from your phone. And able to plug your phones into your xbox to add music as well. Make the home screen options like the 360 where you can stream music during gameplay instead of snapping it as well
Similar to the Xbox 360's feature, it would be great to be able to play audio in the background without having to snap an audio player, unnecessarily losing screen space.
Yes you can snap Xbox music, or audio CD player to listen to music, but It significantly reduces gameplay screen size. I'd like to be able to listen to music freely on the background without having to snap, as easily as it was on 360. And also be able to rip songs from CDs and store them on Xbox one.
Many Xbox users are sick of not being able to listen to Xbox Music while unsnapping, what's the point of listening to an ACDC song while you're taking down a Titan if it takes quarter of the screen? There should be a way to listen to Music while it's running in the background.
I really think this feature is an absolute must for coming updates. We were able to play music in the background on the 360, and I see no reason why the Music app must remained snapped while playing a game. A simple option to allow us to play Xbox Music in the background would be greatly appreciated.
I like the snap feature, but it takes away from the experience, the music app should be able to play music in the background, and maybe a triple press of the home button swaps between the current and last thing running. And also, a Pandora app would be really nice
Allow us to unsnap Xbox Music and music to continually play in the background
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The Party and music apps take up a quarter of the screen and is rather frustrating. These apps should naturally be background applications like they are in the Xbox 360. I have lost interest with using the apps while playing games. It would be nice to listen to music and play a game without losing that quarter of the screen. Possibly adding a media tab and social tab to the home screen for better navigation for music and talking to friends.
It would be amazing if my music could still play with out me having to have the app snapped. The 360 could do it so I am a little disappointed that the one can't run the music app in the background.
We should be able to listen to music while playing a game without losing half our screen and half our audio. This feature on the Xbox 360 worked next to perfectly by replacing the game's soundtrack with your own. Why change it? It should have been made better, not worse--actually, its not worse. Its nonexistent.
Xbox snap. I don't see why one 3rd of my screen is taken up to show a picture of a cd... Xbox 360 had it nailed when it simply played in the background! Give me back my screen and let me enjoy my music!
Allow media apps to run in the background (unsnapped, but still function) . For example, being able to play music via the Xbox Music app (whether DLNA or through the service) and still see the full screen of the primary app launched.
This ability was built into the 360, and network sharing made it easy to play music while playing games.
Listen to your own music either via DLNA or usb while playing games. without it being snapped at the side.
Listen music in the interface but our music not xbox music
With the addition of external support, reinvent the Audio CD player app into a system music app like the current one on the Xbox 360. On Xbox One, there are some songs that are not on Xbox Music that users want to listen to while playing. Also add background support so that music plays in the background AND games can be played in fullscreen. (Can also add this feature to Xbox Music as well)
Something like the 360 where you could listen to music without annoying snap on your screen .
Would like to see audio streaming make a return with the xbox one without the need of an app being snapped. Stream MP3's from a local pc or xbox one in the background.
Basically be nice to be able to rip our CDs onto the xbox one or stream our own music so we can play music in the background while playing games
With the XBOX 360, you could select a custom soundtrack in game that would replace the game's OST. This is not possible to do on the Xbox One, outside of snapping another media app (which does not necessarily mute the OST from the game). It would be great to have the 360 custom soundtrack functionality on the XBOX One. This was one of my favorite 360 features (to be able to listen to ANYTHING on ANY game - which you could not even do on the PS3!) and I would *LOVE* to see this implemented on the Xbox ONE OS.
Currently the Xbox One Xbox Music application only works while snapped, there should be an option for applications in general (especially music applications) to run in the background so that gamers can play their music while gaming without taking up part of the screen.
It would be cool if the Xbox One music app allowed music to be played without being snapped.
SLICK 8l commented
Dlna is here and the media player app can now be snapped .
As far as playing music in backround unsnapped I don't believe that is in this current update as I haven't been able to play with it yet
BiiG MeaD commented
This is a must!! DLNA must be included too.
Seems like the staff doesn't care, maybe they're busy porting another useless sports application
Hurry up an implement, at the very least allow a minimal hud view instead of the huge snap at the side
xEpic MeYerZz commented
Why is Microsoft ignoring this? it's a pretty stupid thing to do on their part.. a LOT more people will use/buy an Xbox one with such a simple feature. I've started to stop playing my Xbox one now because without my music in the background as I play, I just get bored quicker.
XBLs FLYEST NIK commented
Can we get this now please ,I cant believe we have to ask for this
XBLs FLYEST NIK commented
Please support this idea, alot of people enjoy this on xbox360 and its a shame its not on X1
Chief Chococate commented
>Buys next gen console
>Has less features then last gen console
What the____ guys. How hard is is really to let me play my music in the background?
I've Loyal to Microsoft for almost a decade and so have many other gamers, if you don't start implementing these features ASAP you're going to lost a lot of us.
Its been a year now that my xbox one has been sitting in its box collecting dust waiting for this music in the background update and still nothing. was hoping they would have this fixed by the time the halo collection comes out but it doesnt look good. It doesnt look good for the halo 5 release! Im going to just pass on the halo collection not worth wasting my money on it if i cant play it with music in the background. I mean i already wasted 500 dollars on this piece of garbage xbone one.
DOD MAYHEM commented
Not only that but the new Media Player app doesn't even have a snap feature. So whoo hoo you can play your USB stick music on your Xbox One but you have to stare at the media player screen.
Why wasn't this a launch feature. Like things like this annoy me. When designing the new console they should have taken all the features of the 360 and made it work then improved. Instead its like they gutted the 360 and slapped together Frankenstein.
I wonder if they are waiting for the new Windows 10 UI before adding this feature.
SLICK 8l commented
Looks like they've merged all these topics together wow 13,000 votes!come on ms give ur fans something to cheer about
IF I HAVE TO STREAM MUSIC FROM PC TO XBOX ONE, ID RATHER PLAY MUSIC ON MY PC and ITS SPEAKERS!!!
i so hate this.. i love this feature so much on 360!! i could even use my ancient mp4 called zune in there.. QQQQQQ this is so depressing.. its like false advertisement..
Dear Microsoft, I read a lot of threads about playing/streaming music in the background while playing a game and i can assure you this is one of the most wanted 'multitasking'-functions right now. Just listen to your community and implement this feature. And by implementing that feature i mean that we are able to unsnap that sidebar so we can use our whole tv and not just half of it! It's taking way too long now. I really don't understand why is taking so long.
Please do this! A lot of my playlists have videos that play in the snapped app when I'm getting fragged!
Well well well, given how this request has not been fulfilled since June in spite of the 11000+ votes, I'm glad I put some 30 bucks in 2.1 speakers to play the music I want from my smartphone along with the game FX on my 7.1 AV amp, instead of submitting to the cumbersome UI of the music player that MS threw at the face of One players, thinking it would entice them to subscribe a monthly fee...
A solution would be to allow snapped apps to be heard while unsnapped
Rafael Benitez commented
Everyone please vote this one up too;
Ally 87 commented
Please make this happend and make it without snap as an option and also mp3 player usb support
Rafael Benitez commented
Dear Microsoft, please make this happen ASAP.