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Xbox Music

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, Alexandre7Jr, NEW M0N3Y, kevboard, and omitomm who also suggested using personal music collections and the media player app. Thanks everyone!]

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ASTAR2012ASTAR2012 shared a merged idea: Listen to Pandora, Xbox Music, or iHeartRadio unsnapped while gaming.  ·   · 
TacoBell59TacoBell59 shared a merged idea: Be able to listen to Pandora without it being snapped. Like how party chat still functions and Twitch streaming  ·   · 
xtaylorannextayloranne shared a merged idea: pandora should play in the background without having to be snapped on the screen  ·   · 
DiGiTaL FaKiEDiGiTaL FaKiE shared a merged idea: Allow Music To Play In Background On Xbox One  ·   · 
H3X OM3GAH3X OM3GA shared a merged idea: MUSIC WHILE I'LL ENJOY FULL SCREEN GAMING (no snap background music)  ·   · 
pawncrackerspawncrackers shared a merged idea: Music app unsnapped  ·   · 
KMANFARYKMANFARY shared a merged idea: hey, was just listening to music while playing dragon age, and really want to listening without having to snap it in all the time, thanks!  ·   · 
JUMAROHJUMAROH shared a merged idea: Disable view snap for listening the music ingame.  ·   · 
Tru FlairTru Flair shared a merged idea: Play Mp3 in background from usb or hardrive as 360 did!!  ·   · 
CeasarChimcharCeasarChimchar shared a merged idea: media player in the background  ·   · 
vcrazyfreak69vcrazyfreak69 shared a merged idea: unsnap music and it still play in the backround  ·   · 
El Rey832El Rey832 shared a merged idea: Your loosing more people everyday Microsoft!  ·   · 
EastCoast KID 1EastCoast KID 1 shared a merged idea: Play Music in the Background of a game...  ·   · 
A happy BambiA happy Bambi shared a merged idea: Unsnap youtube app but still play audio option  ·   · 
Cocobean92Cocobean92 shared a merged idea: Music in the Background.  ·   · 
ezell2682ezell2682 shared a merged idea: bring back Xbox 360 background music player  ·   · 
ezell2682ezell2682 shared a merged idea: bring back Xbox 360 background music player  ·   · 
HITMAN HAM007HITMAN HAM007 shared a merged idea: custom soundtrack  ·   · 
xX Dismantle XxxX Dismantle Xx shared a merged idea: A few small but satisfying ideas to enhance Xbox One interface.  ·   · 
Hellking95Hellking95 shared a merged idea: To use Personal music collection from usb and in background when playing  ·   · 
Dauntless ReignDauntless Reign shared a merged idea: Xbox Music App  ·   · 
MaudibArachisMaudibArachis shared a merged idea: Music in the Background  ·   · 
Jon9678Jon9678 shared a merged idea: Stream music during a game without snap pane  ·   · 
GH CHESSERSGH CHESSERS shared a merged idea: music multitask  ·   · 
Phatzo77Phatzo77 shared a merged idea: Spotify in the background while playing games  ·   · 
Pr0z aLpHaPr0z aLpHa shared a merged idea: Media Player Features  ·   · 
Lil Jammer08Lil Jammer08 shared a merged idea: Music play in Background  ·   · 
tiagocbmacedotiagocbmacedo shared a merged idea: Listen music while media player is unsnapped  ·   · 
GAMING LORD 01GAMING LORD 01 shared a merged idea: xbox music is NOT good enough  ·   · 
GHOSTxCh40SGHOSTxCh40S shared a merged idea: Play music in the background from Xbox Music or Media Player  ·   · 
RippedBucktaRippedBuckta shared a merged idea: streaming music  ·   · 
oTriggaStopAooTriggaStopAo shared a merged idea: Stream music in background, "Xbox Return to game" , Increase party size, NBA App, Voice messages and more arcade titles  ·   · 
Don ScrillDon Scrill shared a merged idea: background Custom music  ·   · 
Awoken NinjaAwoken Ninja shared a merged idea: Background music like Xbox 360  ·   · 
Tyla 5Tyla 5 shared a merged idea: Custom soundtracks  ·   · 
Zordid2Zordid2 shared a merged idea: Custom Soundtrack  ·   · 
SYN3RGY YouTubeSYN3RGY YouTube shared a merged idea: Minimise button for music apps so music can still play in the background  ·   · 
ALEXXANDRERJALEXXANDRERJ shared a merged idea: Music Player in background like Xbox 360 when play games  ·   · 
hazza01hazza01 shared a merged idea: Bring xbox 360 music features to xbox one  ·   · 
CJits 57CJits 57 shared a merged idea: Listening to music without the snap function.  ·   · 
GOLDEN BALLZzzzGOLDEN BALLZzzz shared a merged idea: the ability to listen to music in the backround through xbox music\other devices  ·   · 
pablox40pablox40 shared a merged idea: Bring back background music!!!  ·   · 
Pr0z aLpHaPr0z aLpHa shared a merged idea: Improve Snapped Music  ·   · 
KALEL 6686KALEL 6686 shared a merged idea: I would like to listen to music in the background while playing games. No snapping apps.  ·   · 
KazieboiKazieboi shared a merged idea: background music thru thumb drives or apps like pandora  ·   · 
badcompony3badcompony3 shared a merged idea: Music playing in the background  ·   · 
MercMouth88MercMouth88 shared a merged idea: music snap  ·   · 
Sketch of XboxSketch of Xbox shared a merged idea: Streaming music during gameplay  ·   · 
kevboardkevboard shared a merged idea: Play MP3 Background Music  ·   · 
Snipering NinjaSnipering Ninja shared a merged idea: background music  ·   · 
Chief JshChief Jsh shared a merged idea: I want to lessen to Xbox Music with out it having to be snapped if I want to stop playing music I could always snap it back and stop it.  ·   · 
IZERO GRAVI7YIZERO GRAVI7Y shared a merged idea: Music While Playing  ·   · 
TANSOLO1TANSOLO1 shared a merged idea: Hide the snap feature when playing my own playlists of music.  ·   · 
Waldemar3Waldemar3 shared a merged idea: Support background music without snap the app of Xbox music thanks.  ·   · 
PSYKOKUDPSYKOKUD shared a merged idea: Background Music  ·   · 
shamoney5000shamoney5000 shared a merged idea: Play Music in the background with xbox music  ·   · 
UziRaPPerUziRaPPer shared a merged idea: Music in the background!  ·   · 
PeteZombiePeteZombie shared a merged idea: xbox music run unsnapped  ·   · 
Psyche KrypticPsyche Kryptic shared a merged idea: Media Player  ·   · 
UziRaPPerUziRaPPer shared a merged idea: Music in the background!  ·   · 
IIIIBIG EIIIIIIIIIBIG EIIIII shared a merged idea: Music playback during gameplay  ·   · 
mazttmaztt shared a merged idea: Make it so you can unsnap media player and the music keeps playing  ·   · 
LT Windsor131LT Windsor131 shared a merged idea: Allow Xbox music to play in the background  ·   · 
EagleX01EagleX01 shared a merged idea: our own music in game  ·   · 
HOBBIT MURDERERHOBBIT MURDERER shared a merged idea: Midea player  ·   · 
NEW M0N3YNEW M0N3Y shared a merged idea: My music should be playing in the background when I'm playing my game just like the xbox 360 does  ·   · 
xEpic MeYerZzxEpic MeYerZz shared a merged idea: Music In The Background  ·   · 
Maiden Ty OneMaiden Ty One shared a merged idea: An App that allows you to play music in the background while playing games, a 'la the 360's Custom Soundtrack feature  ·   · 
Maiden Ty OneMaiden Ty One shared a merged idea: Alter Media Player App so that it doesn't take up 14 of the screen when playing music.  ·   · 
Maiden Ty OneMaiden Ty One shared a merged idea: Custom Soundtracks, for the love of god...  ·   · 
XBLs FLYEST NIKXBLs FLYEST NIK shared a merged idea: CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS!!!  ·   · 
BlubbbsterBlubbbster shared a merged idea: Play media preferably music in the background  ·   · 
Kold ChillsKold Chills shared a merged idea: Let us be able to listen to our music in full screen while playing a game. Or at least make the tab for music very small  ·   · 
B1GDMAKnDaHOUSEB1GDMAKnDaHOUSE shared a merged idea: We need to unsnap the music app & still listen to music..  ·   · 
MASTER TRIPEMASTER TRIPE shared a merged idea: HAV XBOX MUSIC PLAY IN BACKGROUND NOT SNAP  ·   · 
Nathan117326Nathan117326 shared a merged idea: Xbox Music Without Snapping  ·   · 
sirrisracingsirrisracing shared a merged idea: xbox music to run in the background unsnapped  ·   · 
Sepsis7Sepsis7 shared a merged idea: Xbox Music Playable in Background  ·   · 
SsubCowSsubCow shared a merged idea: Ability to listen to music, and run snap in the background while playing games!  ·   · 
ALPHA CURE DOGGALPHA CURE DOGG shared a merged idea: MAKE MUSIC APPS RUN IN BACKGROUND  ·   · 
jon abruzijon abruzi shared a merged idea: Listen Music in background  ·   · 
combatFIREcombatFIRE shared a merged idea: music  ·   · 
ii Woods xVxii Woods xVx shared a merged idea: Background Music App  ·   · 
dugpa1dugpa1 shared a merged idea: Snap ruined music in background get rid of snap  ·   · 
QueazyTech06QueazyTech06 shared a merged idea: spotify/pandora/i heart radio app so gamers can listen to music in the background while playing a game or watching tv or on internet explore  ·   · 
BCG VIBROMASTERBCG VIBROMASTER shared a merged idea: Music during games  ·   · 
PORKCHOP777PORKCHOP777 shared a merged idea: playing music while playing games like on the Xbox 360  ·   · 
Poltergeist xOPoltergeist xO shared a merged idea: Ability to listen to music in the background  ·   · 
damiendoukdamiendouk shared a merged idea: XBOX Live Music  ·   · 
CheeeeeeeeeZ509CheeeeeeeeeZ509 shared a merged idea: play music using full screen no snap on the side  ·   · 
TackyPieTackyPie shared a merged idea: Enable the Xbox One to play music in the background like Xbox 360  ·   · 
Jedi dojomasterJedi dojomaster shared a merged idea: please let us run the xbox mp3 player in the backgroung so we can have our music without a snapped app and lose real estate on my television  ·   · 
I eat numzI eat numz shared a merged idea: play music app  ·   · 
IIII SHEEM IIIIIIII SHEEM IIII shared a merged idea: play music in background  ·   · 
SeeSoulTakeSoulSeeSoulTakeSoul shared a merged idea: Music  ·   · 
xMercilessWolfxxMercilessWolfx shared a merged idea: Bringing back playing music in the background and media device support.  ·   · 
Nickoy77Nickoy77 shared a merged idea: play music in background not snap  ·   · 
SINPAXHINKOSINPAXHINKO shared a merged idea: Home dashboard  ·   · 
BelievableHulkBelievableHulk shared a merged idea: Audio playback in background without using snap  ·   · 
omitommomitomm shared a merged idea: background music in dashboard  ·   · 
Izanagi GodIzanagi God shared a merged idea: Ability to play music in background  ·   · 
DarkSlingerDarkSlinger shared a merged idea: Music while unsnapped  ·   · 
RoKKeR IVRoKKeR IV shared a merged idea: Play Xbox Music in the background  ·   · 
Dylan GreeneDylan Greene shared a merged idea: Allow things like Xbox Music and a possibly future Pandora app run in the background, and not just Snap  ·   · 
tonyruz14tonyruz14 shared a merged idea: Allow us to unsnap Xbox Music and music to continually play in the background AAC, MP3, MKV & MP4 Support + Background play on cd or ext h  ·   · 
DJ RoofeDJ Roofe shared a merged idea: The Party and Xbox Music apps should be able to run in the background  ·   · 
CRAZYK1LLA29CRAZYK1LLA29 shared a merged idea: Allow the music App to run in the background without being snapped  ·   · 
ArcaneWolf98ArcaneWolf98 shared a merged idea: Music while gaming  ·   · 
BergusmaximusBergusmaximus shared a merged idea: Xbox snap. Music  ·   · 
Stolarz88Stolarz88 shared a merged idea: background music  ·   · 
TGAM ASHYTGAM ASHY shared a merged idea: Listen to your own music while playing without it being snapped  ·   · 
Scuderia4EVERScuderia4EVER shared a merged idea: Music on Xbox One  ·   · 
DrSlickRick15DrSlickRick15 shared a merged idea: Audio CD Player --> a regular System Music app like on 360.  ·   · 
TensationTensation shared a merged idea: Run Music and Apps in the background  ·   · 
JayQuik03JayQuik03 shared a merged idea: Stream audio while playing games in background (without snap)  ·   · 
howster34howster34 shared a merged idea: Can we please be able to stream our own music in background while playing games ?  ·   · 
lt smooth420lt smooth420 shared a merged idea: Custom soundtrack support like Xbox 360 (Without SNAP)  ·   · 
DropkickPenguinDropkickPenguin shared a merged idea: Allow the music app to play music in the background without being snapped, like how you could on xbox 360.  ·   · 
InstyleVIIInstyleVII shared a merged idea: Allow Xbox Music (and other Music applications) to run in background unsnapped  ·   · 
BryceMG6BryceMG6 shared a merged idea: Allow background music.  ·   · 

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  • AusnenAusnen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seeing this got over 15,000 votes and is such a basic thing to fix makes sad. I will never get Xbox Music as long as this remains a problem.

  • IX razamataz XIIX razamataz XI commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ridiculous how Microsoft removes important features from the old gen version of he system. It's been over a year and I can't play music in the background and play a game.

  • Dorin13Dorin13 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is to express my extreme frustration over Microsoft's discrimination policy towards paying customers in Romania by denying their right to acquire Music-Pass. Upon entering my debit card (VISA) details in the Billing Options of my "Romania-type" personal account (and charged for $1.10!), Microsoft tells me: "Sorry, Xbox Music isn't available in your region just yet."

    Why is that, Microsoft? I own Windows phone & Windows tablet & Windows laptop, I paid Microsoft full price for those three licenses! And now, when I want to purchase a new service Xbox Music-pass, Microsoft shuts the door in my face. I consider this an insult to a loyal customer.

  • SwathedDrip6432SwathedDrip6432 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree! I want to be able to play games with music (saved on my hard drive or from the internet) playing in the background.

  • iiCaluminiumiiCaluminium commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's been half a year since this was posted, still nothing has been done. Come on Microsoft.

  • TheLuciferEffctTheLuciferEffct commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    xbox has to stop thinking about how much more money they're gonna suck us dry for. they need to think about the people who already pay 50 dollars a year for their service and not try to make us pay more.

  • TankSlaperTankSlaper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Quit trying to control the world and let us listen to our own damn music in the background!

  • Dannyy BDannyy B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How was this left out on launch! It's why I bought the original xbox, why I loved the 360 and why I'm now not fully enjoying the XB1. Gaming's better with music.

  • OperativeOR10NOperativeOR10N commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree about hating the need for music pass to listen to music. It downloads my music from the cloud, but won't let me listen to it unless I pay a subscription? I don't understand why the apps are so fragmented. Why doesn't Xbox Music work the same on XB1, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. You say that's the goal, but yet you don't do it with your own apps. Baffling.

  • MutableDust2MutableDust2 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature needs to be added to the media player as well. I want to be able to listen to my playlists from my hard drive while playing games. Please add this soon,

  • TeaBeanTeaBean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just signed up for Xbox Music and was completely baffled that you could not do this. Please implement soon!

  • XinXShyrikX458XinXShyrikX458 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It baffles me that this isn't on the Xbox One yet. It would put the console further ahead and please a lot of people, especially considering that this is the most voted topic and no reply has even come yet.

    Please implement this Microsoft.

  • dugpa1dugpa1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now that we have all these great games to play it hurts even worse that music can not be played in the background full screen unsnapped!

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