Play Music From Apps Without Snap (Background Music)
[Mod Edit: The original title, "Xbox Music" has been updated to better reflect the idea that Audio from a snapped app should be able to continue playing even after the app has been unsapped ]
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!]
The "Audio Snap" is the ability to snap any app's audio output only. This would allow for things like music and youtube videos, and live TV audio to be played as background audio to the game, or other activity on the screen.
The Audio Snap is subject to the sound mixer like all other snaps.
Obtaining an audio only snap would be obtained through a new option in the snap center, or by snapping the app entirely, then unsnapping only the video in the app center.
The audio snap could also be obtained by using the voice command "xbox, snap _________ audio" or by retroactively by having that full app already snapped then using the command "xbox, unsnap video"
I think this is a neat way to frame something that people really want into something that doesn't undermine the "snapping" UI the team has been trying to build
I want the ability to snap any app, whether its Blu-ray, Netflix, YouTube and even Music. I listen to alot of music on YouTube and also listen to director's commentaries on DVD and Blu-ray I don't like to keep the app snapped, to the right side of my screen especially when playing Call of Duty or Halo.
Here's a mock up of what it could look like - https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4D_zUSgci4s/VMagaV1i7II/AAAAAAAAB74/XdvQRBtdM2o/s1600/SNAP%2BTO%2BBACKGROUND.png
Thanks for reading.
Just looking to have the ability to unsnap apps like Pandora and You tube, I'm grateful that we finally have Pandora on Xbox one but I'm just hoping to continue one up my gaming and entertainment system
Thanks for listening'
There are times where I would like to hear audio from a TV feed (either for a sports game or music) but would still love to have my full screen at my disposal.
The ability to "Collapse" an app instead of "Unsnapping" it would be extremely useful by allowing you to listen to Xbox Music or Pandora in the background while playing a game, because sometimes you just wanna jam out while clearing a server. This seems like it would be a fairly simple addition to Xbox One's constantly improving OS.
I would like to see the ability to hide snap and mute snap via voice commands.
For the Media player app, when you are streaming/playing music, I suggest that the snap be removed and have a much smaller tile for the playback and put in the corner of the user's choice. Thus allowing the music to be played while someone is playing a game in full screen.
Having to play a game with a down sized screen with the snap is aggravating. I am having to sit much closer to the screen to see, I don't like that.
Another possible idea, and much easier one, is to just let the media player app function in the background so you can play music and don't have to bother with the snap option while playing a game.
We Have media app but can't listen to our own music in the background while playing. Come on I could do this on my 360.
It would be truly awesome if you could use Pandora while playing a game so you could listen to your favorite stations while you plsy
I'm really surprised this hasn't been done yet. People would actually use the xbox music service if they had the functionality to game and keep their full screens. Snapping apps is cool, but having an app snapped while gaming is bad. Nothing beats being able to blast your favorite music while doing epic things in gaming, it feels empowering almost. Please get this feature in ASAP! One of the posts on this has over 15,000 votes and it has been that high for quite a while, how has this not been done yet?
Allow xbox music snap to be closed while playing but still have the music playing in the background...
I don't know why you took it out to begin with. It was an awesome feature and many gamers really want to see it return. Without it, playing games on the Xbox one can get really dull considering the PS4 has this feature. So please, add it back in so we the player base can indulge in quality gaming.
Make it so you can unsnap Pandora and still play music similar to unsnapping the party and still being able to take.
The title explains it, but please allow a music app to be playing music while whatever main app one is using is full screen.
Je voudrais écouter ma musique via le lecteur multimédia sans avoir à encrer le lecteur (qui réduit la taille du jeu sur l'écran), comme on pouvait le faire sur la xbox 360.
Putting us 100% in control in making clips,customizing from upload would be an awesome experience...even if it comes at a low price or making a platnimun membership for xbots like myself to stand out...#WhyIGame
PLEASE ALLOW US TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE PLAYING COD, HALO.... (or whatever) FROM USB WITHOUT SNAPGUIDE! LIKE THE XBOX 360... The UI on the Xbox One is soooo frigging over engineered. Whoever came up with snap guide should be fired... ALSO If you wanna know what coolness Sony's about to release for the PS4, hit me back.... (Talking to you Mr. Xbox One Programmer)
when you playing a game and your bored and want to listen to music you should atleast be able to run pandora in the background so we can have it full screened while we play.
Now that Pandora is on Xbox One could we get an update that would allow us to unsnap the app and still have the music play in the background while gaming and surfing?...
Primarily and optimally, this feature should be available to all media centric apps. Example: Xbox Music, Pandora, or Xbox One Media player ( or any other app such as netflix, youtube, tv) should have an option to hide the snapped app, allowing for full screen gaming while listening to music.
This is absoloutely ridiculous that the One was designed with out this very popular and beloved function in mind. Its been over a year with no soloution, and Sony Playstation 4 allows for the BASIC feature.
Really, this is getting very annoying and the 15,668 people that are voting on this topic in the Apps section, which also happens to be the 1st on the list "Top Idea" are getting very annoyed. I know I am.
We want this functionality Xbox. Where are you on this Phil, Major Nelson???
I think we should be able 2 un-snap apps like youtube and vevo etc... and still have them play
Do what you need while snapped without having to keep it open.
Pandora can unsnap when you are playing games. So you can listen to your favorite station while gaming
One of the best features on the xbox 360, was the ability to play my own music while playing games. Queuing my mp3/flash drive/installed music to play over the game music was an amazing feature that cleverly muted during cut scenes. Several friends of mine purchased 360's after seeing this feature in action while playing at my place. I remember reading this feature was cut on the xbox one because of the kinect. Since you sell it separate now and I along with most of my friends don't own the kinect, could you please reinstate this great option on the xbox one. Thank you!
Add the ability to hide the music apps like Xbox Music, Pandora Radio, and music player. Having the side bar cut down on screen size is unnecessary when the snapped page doesn't show anything important.
With the Pandora app and Xbox Music app there should be a way to run them in background and still hear the music. That way gamers can listen to music from their collection while playing games. For instance listening Pandora stations while farming on Destiny, without having to minimize the screen by snapping Pandora in the side. Also if such music apps were running in the background users should be able to control the background media via the smart glass ability on their mobile device. Again while in game, one could skip songs or pause/play music using their smartphone.
I've been waiting for this feature since I bought the Xbox one months ago. This is one of my favorite capablilites of the Xbox 360... I could listen to music while gaming. I can't do that with my favorite games on the Xbox one. Not unless I want a quarter of my screen taken away. I like to listen to music while i grind on games or listen to some heavy metal during a boss fight or an action packed level. If this idea was implemented onto the xbox I'd be one seriously happy gamer/music lover and so would a lot of other Xbox users who like to game and listen to their own music.
Playing on the 360, one could start a playlist from the external storage while in the game. Using this list, the soundtrack but not the sound effects would typically be disabled in the game. Letting one enjoy the game with sound and their own favorite music to accompany it.
I feel this added a lot of replay value for times I wanted to play the same game a different way. Considering this is a UI/ code update I would imagine it is possible.
I have cancelled my xbox music pass for xbox one because I can't play games without the snap taking up part of my screen. It is extremely annoying! Good luck microsoft with your xbox music customers!
WIth the option to stream it instead of game soundtrack
the xbox music app needs the ability to unsnap to play custom music in game without losing full screen. thanks.
People really like to listen to their own music and play a game but we can only do it with the app snapped. You guys should makr it so we can unsnap the app and still listen to thenmusic while playing a game.
Allow us to listen to music from our devices and get rid of the snap garbage. Xbox and xbox 360 allowed us to install our music and listen to it in the background why would you take that away?
We should be able to multi task better by having the option to hide the snapped app, so for music and audio apps, a quick option for volume adjustment and hiding the snapped app so that we can game full screen while listening to music etc..
The Media Player needs to be able to be used while in Snap Feature, or at least play Music in the background.
On 360, you could play music in game without having to snap pandora to the side of the screen. This was a wonderful feature, and I am confused as to why it was removed for XB1. Please add this feature back in, games like Forza, COD, and Titanfall desperately need it!
Hide the snap for full screen gaming while playing audio from apps such as Xbox music, Media Player, Pandora, TV app. All apps that play audio should be able to do so in the background while gaming or using other apps.
Xbox Music app suggestion has over 15,500 votes.
Background music that plays through airmusic or a CD that is uploaded to the xbox one
There should be a mode for apps to be able to run them in the background, instead of having them snapped or when unsnapped suspended. This is interesting for apps like Xbox Music and Youtube. Instead of having them snapped in order to play music while doing something, having them run in the background would still allow you to do your main activity in a full-screen mode.
There already exist apps that do this (Twitch, Game DVR), so adding the same functionality to other apps would be great.
I don't understand why we can't listen to our music in the background when we could on 360? I want fullscreen gaming when I listen to my music!!! At least give us the option while in the snapped screen to push start and "play in background" hopefully you guys do add this feature in the future it's very important that you do!
Player music listering without setting the media player
Everyone loves good music for gaming! But no one wants there screen to get squished because we have to snap music!! Do music like it was on the 360, let me set a playlist and go back to full screen gaming. Duh
Plz let xbox music or music in general be played in the background (like the 360 does) plz Microsoft.
i love pandora use it on my ios and laptop..
while playing games it would be 100% better if we could use pandora as out music..
Allow pandora to play when you unsnap it. I dont want to have it snapped while im playing.
Make it accessible from Snap menu, with the ability to adjust volume, skip and select songs from an app (Pandora, XB Music, etc.) or media storage device
i want to be able to play pandora in the background and not have to have it snapped.
It would be awesome if I could play a game in full screen and listen to music.
We should be able to stream Pandora in the background while playing games, without having to have it snapped.
Like the 360, I want my xbox one to play whatever music i want in the background while im playing my games. No snap, the game should be full screen. People please vote on this, it needs attention. Who loved playing music in the background of their xbox 360 during a game????
Ever since I've had the Xbox one I've wanted to be able to listen to music through the console without having to snap the app. Let's face it nobody wants to cut their screen size down to listen to music. My idea is to add an option when you double tap "X" to have triple tap (or another method) to hide the app and force the app to play in the background.
I always loved to listen to music while playing cod on the 360. I can't do it on xbox one. I know you can snap the music app, but it takes up a quarter of your screen and it is hard to play like that. Microsoft, please fix this
Bring back custom soundtracks in the background and the chatpad.
I love that we can listen to music and game at the same time, but requiring the app to be snapped takes up a lot of the screen.
Why not add some music controls when you double tap the guide button on the controller? This could go to the left of the app switching controls. It could use buttons not being used on the controller or remote to work. If nothing else, please just let it play in the background and not require the app to be open or snapped.
I want to be able to play and listen at the same time but it is very annoying that Pandora has to be snapped to the side.
We finally got the pandora app but you can only listen while it's snapped. I think they should change it where you can listen to it while playing games without having to have it snapped on the screen. It should play in the background.
the xbox 360 had a perfect intergated snap like function which was activated when pressing the home button which allowed us to start parties, message people and play, this allowed us to game while listening to music in the background. Now we have to snap our music to listen to it which is quit annoying. please allow background music music again. thanks. ;)
I wish music from a USB drive (or other music you own) could be listened/streamed without having to SNAP to an app which disables the games full screen grandeur! I've seen other posts with similar feedback to this one and Microsoft has yet to develop a fix for this. We need an update because this new system should be able to do what it's predecessor did (and then some)!!!
I LOVE JAMMING TO MUSIC IN FULL SCREEN WHILE I KILL BAD GUYS/SCORE GOALS/RULE MORDOR/ETC....
Please can we have the music/removable media/media player app tweaked to run in the background, like the party app, for instance?
ATM, you can snap the media player app, with the penalty of running the game in a smaller screen, which degrades the gaming experience. X360 got it perfect!
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!
Hello, I need one option for disable view of snap and continue listening the music or talk in Skype ingame and only show me the game.
i am loving it how media is getting stuff the wasn't available on the 360, such as MKV (still needs work i might add). but we still can not have music playing in the background, its great you can have it snapped, but having something snapped is annoying at times. the codeing for it is already there in the party app an skype, both able to play in the background, there may be more that i am unaware of
Because your not bringing some features back from the Xbox 360 into the new Xbox one a lot of people are starting to talk around me. All i hear is that they don't want to get the new Xbox one or that they are switching to PS3 because of
-No background music
-no voice messages
-can't personalize your profile as much
I'm guessing everyone wanted more of a upgrade+new features than a whole new thing.
You need to bring some features back if not, not many people will buy later. yes its a new era of gaming and yes graphics count but the simple things really help our gaming experience.
I want to listen to my music in the background while playing a game like the 360 was able to... I shouldn't have to need this for a $400 console.
Be abale to unsnap the Youtube app and still listen to the audio. This woudl be very helpful for wanting to listen to music but not have my game shrinked. You could do this by.... having an option to keep the audio playing or unsnap completely.
Media player update is great thanks you...BUT still not able to play music in the BACKGROUND (without 'snap' taking up screen space) while playing a game. - this made the last generations amazing. really silly thing for you guys to not add in this current gen...PLEASE ADD IN NEXT UPDATE.
Thank you for adding the new media player but it sucks that I have to snap the app and lose half my screen just to play music. I don't have a 50 inch TV where I can spare a few inches.. I love how the 360 could play music in the background and also pause when an in game cut scene was playing..
Thank you for adding the new media player but it sucks that I have to snap the app and lose half my screen just to play music. I don't have a 50 inch TV where I can spare a few inches.. I love how the 360 could play music in the background and also pause when an in game cut scene was playing..
Add custom soundtrack feature while playin a game on full screen!
I've owned an Xbox One since the day one release. Over the course of almost an entire year of frequent use of the console, I believe I was able to pinpoint a lot of the console's strengths and weaknesses. One of these strengths was the ability to seamlessly control and easily multitask various different functions with just a few button presses and voice commands. With these strengths in mind, I still feel there is much room for improvement. Below will be a short list of things that I personally would love to see added in future updates. If you agree with any of these ideas, or have any of your own, feel free to comment or upvote!
1. Add an Xbox Guide. I know this one has been posed before, but I cannot stress enough how vital this function is. Often times, I find myself a little annoyed when i'm in the middle of a game, and try to access my friends list to send a friend an invite to the game i'm in. I have to press the Xbox Home button, then scroll to my right, then click my friends list. After waiting a few seconds, it loads, and then I have to select my friend. Wait a couple more seconds, then invite them to game. Afterwards, I have to press the home button and go back to my game. It may sound like an unreasonable complaint at first, but over the years of being an Xbox owner, I have been very spoiled. I should be able to just double tap the Xbox Home button to bring up a Guide just like the one in the Xbox 360 (with the addition of a snap option on the guide) without having to jump out of the game and into the main menu. Achievements, Music, Settings, Friends, Party Chat, the whole shebang. Xbox's greatest strength has always been its easy-to-use interface, and I find it a little sad when I find that my Xbox 360 does a few simple things better than my Xbox One.
2. The ability to play music with the Xbox Music app or the Windows Media Player app in the background without having to have the app snapped open. I know this can fall in line with the previously mentioned Xbox Guide idea, but in a way this feels separate. I like to listen to music when I play games at times, but I do not like playing games with the app snapped open. Why can't I just play music in the background, in a similar way the party chat can still be used when it isn't snapped?
3. The ability to set a reminder on TV shows with the Xbox One Guide. I am actually one of the people who have my cable box hooked up to my Xbox One, and use the Xbox TV app frequently. I also play a lot of games, and frequently forget to watch some of my TV shows due to the excitement of online multiplayer matches or engaging single player stories. Oh how wondrous life would be if there were somehow a way to be alerted of the new episode of The Walking Dead while slaying covenant forces in Halo: MCC! I've always prayed for a feature like this since the Xbox 360 era, but now with the Xbox One Guide, the possibility seems just over the horizon!
These are just a few ideas i've come up with in this short time. A lot of my complaints since the day one release have been addressed since then, and some features have been added that have even surprised me. The Friend Feed and Snap Tool have been great jumps forward in the right direction.
Again, if you agree with my post in any aspect, or have ideas of your own, please comment and upvote! I can't wait to see how this feedback site will help improve our overall experience, and look forward to seeing what our collectively creative minds can accomplish in the future!
Give the music app the ability to hide while you're using other apps or playing a game, the way you can to the party app. I don't like it taking up one third one third of my screen
Dont know why a year out we still do not have this feature. All music apps, the media center app, as well as TV should be able to continue the sound in the background while gaming, browsing the net, or using other apps. Either do this with a "hidden" snapped app, or through new background tasking capabilities.
Enough is enough! the Sony camp has this, why not us?
Stream music library using media app during a game without displaying the snap pane. So game can be played in full screen with mixed in game audio and personal music. This was a feature on both the first XBox and the 360, why not have this on the XBox One?!?!
I would love to play music in the background while I play my games and do other things at the same time. That would be a great feature to implement in the next future update you come out with. Its already possible to do this on the 360 so why not the xbox one? Hope to see this soon and thanks for taking time out to read this!
Allow you to play your spotify playlists in the background while playing any of your games.
Alright so the implication of the DLNA playback and USB playback was pretty awesome. Now I can listen to my whole music library on the Xbox One, but it has room for more potential. My idea is to be able to play your music in the background(without being snapped) while playing games or just exploring all the awesome things this console has to offer; and being able to download the music directly to the console's hard drive. One of the most requested things is this feature, it has over 14,000 votes, I'm not sure if you guys took that into notice so I just wanted to spread the word.
I would like for music to play in the background while I play my game without the xbox musuc app being snapped... sometimes its distracting and quite frankly not needed while im gaming.... if I want to change tge playlisy or something I could just snap it back and change it and unsnap and im good to go! Thanks
Instead of having media player snapped to listen to music we could unsnap it, continue listening and enjoy full screen gaming while listening to music.
Sorry for the english, I am portuguese
i think it would be great if you could make the xbox one have free xbox music acces since we have paid for gold and the console. you should also be able to rip CDs and have music playing without an app being snapped. basically bring back the way the 360 did music. the 360 did many great things needed
on xbox one
Please let Xbox Music and Media Player play the music in the background without being snapped, like 360...
@XboxSupport1 it would be nice if Xbox Music would stop flipping Streaming Music toggle to ON after every update http://t.co/6K6xD3MG1B
It would be cool if Xbox could bring back stream music in background so we wouldnt have to snap the music app everytime.
- "Xbox Return to game" Would be a good feature cause sometimes i accidently click on different games whenever i go to Home losing game progress.
- Increase Party Size: When i first had the Xbox One it showed you can have 32 player parties what ever happen to that? 12 would be reasonable
- NBA App: It's NBA season where is an NBA Gametime App?
- Voice Messages: Whatever happen to Voice messages? It would be cool to bring that back.
- Arcade Titles: More Arcade titles when i had 360 it came with Arcade titles like Hexic, UNO and card games. Arcade titles can past time i enjoyed them Undertow should make a comeback along with N+
Don't gete wrong the snap is cool and all ,but let's face it WHEN PLAYING DRIVING GAMES ,FORZA 5 ,FORZA HORIZON 2,WE NEED FULL SCREEN AND THE ABILITY JUST LIKE ON THE 360 BABE ,TO PLAY OUR BACKGROUND CUSTOM MUSIC PERIOD ,NOT JUST THROUGH THE SNAP FEATURE .having anything snapped on the screen while you play the game driving games etc..just takes away from the experience ..
This is the final thing that would made my/and others experience more closer to being the best multimedia Console,please make this happen,im a loyal customer!
We all want it, so why not bring it. You've had long enough to bring this feature to us (without snapping). This needs to be added with the next update, no excuses.
We need the ability to save music from a CD to the HDD and intergrate them in the games (custom radio station in FH2 for exemple)
Xbox 360 is able to play MP3 on USB on background quem ia playing GAMES but Xbox One not, then why not do this in xbox One GAMES. Cause Forza 5 not had an playlist to all players like.
I know there is a media player now but i liked to listen to my music whilst playing games. I want to listen to my music totally in the background when playing. If it is introduced i dont want to keep snap open to listen to music. Also i want to rip my cds to the hard drive. Considering xb1 is next gen it seems to lack so many things we loved the 360 for. I find that quite strange.
Make it possible to play games full screen while also listening to music.
Basically, make it possible to hide a snapped app without closing the app, making it run on the background.
The abilty to listen to music through xbox music\ other devices such as iphone, android and usb
Bring back the ability to play music in the backround! This was one of my favourite things the xbox 360 did its so easy aswell just let us either put in cd's and store them into an app or just simply plug a device via usb!??? Simple thanks! Ciao!
Recently we were able to play music with USB devices and with our own DLNA servers. I'm glad that it can be snapped but it's way too slow, it drops frames so much when changing a song. That's not the main bother, they should add something like "background music" where anywhere you go, your music plays without being snapped. It's a hassle trying to enjoy your favorite music and playing your favorite game at the same time with your music being constantly snapped. I think it was a feature on the 360, that should be brought back. I'm pretty sure it can, you guys never fail to impress me. Thanks!
we asked for music and you gave us music not exactly like we wanted it. everyone loved from the 360 that you could play your music from a thumb drive a external hdd and mp3 players during games in the background. could you bring this back you could let us use snap to change the track or artist even with kinect or smartglass and give people a additonal choice of using pandora or last fm also in the background
To be able to have music playing from a USB or CD playing in the background while playing a game but not to have the music player snapped while in the game and music playing!
I would like to be able to listen to my music without having to snap the screen.
This was one of the BEST features of 360, please allow this for the Xbox One! I really enjoyed playing my own music while playing certain games and I know that this can be done with the new media app october update but I don't like having to snap the app just to do it
The 360 had it, and now even the PS4 will get it. I am talking about playing your own music while in a game...
Of course you can sorta do it by snaping the mediaplayer, but who on earth wants 1/3 of his screen occupied and his game shrunken down?
All we need is an update for the mediaplayer that allows it to play music even if it is not snaped, like the 360 mediaplayer.
It can't be that hard right? The 360 had it, the PS4 will get it soon and even the PS3 and Vita can do it to some degree.
PLZ Microsoft, bring back this beloved feature of the Xbox 360
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
Certain music related apps should be able to run in background while playing the game. Like Xbox music, media player, and audio cd player. (speaking of digital games when comes to the audio cd player app.
And future music related apps like Last FM and so on
Just like the Xbox 360 but improved and complete
The Xbox one haves 8 GB of ram more than enough
5 for video games and 3 for the software
That's still more than enough
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,
I would like the opion to hear the audio off snapped apps but it not on the screen. Example, listen to pandora from browser without it snapped on screen.
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.
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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.
This Feedback has the most votes of them all. THe only one that has more is the one with price lowering on Xbox Store but it isn´t something we can have influence on. Where is the administration to even tell us that this feature is coming ? 16k votes are not enough to even react to this ?
This absoutely needs to be a reality. How Xbox One downgraded from the 360 and it's similar function is beyond me.
Windows 10 isn't coming to Xbox.. just some if the apps.
Windows 10 on xbox, windows phone, and pcs/tablets is cool and all... but how is it that such an OBVIOUS issue with the xbox one has yet to be addressed? It's been over a year since this console was released, I LOVE xbox music, I use it on my computer, my tablet, and my phone. But I have almost never used it on my xbox because the inability to play music in the background is so frustratingly 2007 that it's just not even worth the app being on the xbox. If i didn't own a windows phone, I would not pay for the xbox music subscription. For those without windows phones, I can understand why they don't choose to use xbox music either because it is such a joke on the xbox one. Maybe if microsoft fixed this, they would find a load more of subscriptions to their service. Just saying...
You can already stream from iTunes. But you will never have iTunes on Xbox.
Barry Lird commented
I just want to be able to rip CDs and stream from iTunes while playing a game. That Tetris music is driving me insane!
Well the Mod has noticed and changed the the title of this thread to more accurately describe it. Maybe things are starting to progress on this front.
I certainly hope that this is coming soon. I'm tired of not having this feature. Most of the time, game music is boring. It's so much better to be able to play while you listen to your own soundtrack. Everyone has different tastes in music, why would we all want to listen to the same ignore soundtrack as provided by the game devs.? It only makes sense to enable this feature. Enabling this feature in an intuitive way will really tie this system together.
JESSE ONE commented
just heard a rumor this morning there's a new update coming that includes this....? Can someone confirm this....? Supposed to closely mimic the current Xbox360 ...?
Like Fasken27, I don't even use my Xbox One because of THIS sole reason!!
Not having this feature is the worst thing about my Xbox one.
PLEASE MAKE IT POSSIBLE
Can someone who knows how to edit wikipedia add a controversy section over this issue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_One_system_software
There is no excuse for this at this point. This system has been out for over a year and still doesnt have this basic function?? I check this page almost everyday hoping to read about how this update is coming soon.... but it seems like msoft just doesnt care. They are too busy with stupid updates that have only 5 votes lol. Does anyone have any connections on the upper level with microsoft, so we can figure out what is going on? This has to be the most incompetent development team ever. I would think that microsoft would have the money to hire better people... but I guess not.
This should have been a day one feature but even with 16,000+ votes we are all still waiting. What is the point of this site if we cant have what we want the most. Come on microsoft its music everybody likes music what do we have to do. I cant even believe this is still a problem im still waiting to buy forza but wont till i can play my music like i want like i did on the 360.
This needs to happen now. Like tmrw!!!
definitely needs to happen be great while im playing something like diablo 3 where i really dont need in game music or noise to know what im doing!
Cubone Jones commented
This should be in and it should be in now. And not just with Xbox Music but with all music apps and USB drives.
Robert Glover commented
If Microsoft doesn't smooth things out soon with Live always being messed up and start acknowledging things like this, they're going to start losing a lot more customers. Starting with me. This is absolutely ridiculous. SOME kind of word on this feature ANYTHING would make me feel better. But it seems like they just don't care at all
JESSE ONE commented
When is Microsoft going to address THIS issue.... Why are they not listening or just giving people what they want !!!! The Xbox360 has this, why not do THE SAME for the Xbox One!!!!!????? I don't even crave to play with my frigging X1 because of THIS!!!!
Not just Xbox Music, YouTube as well, anything really, if it's playing sound it should play in the background.
I sent and received a message from major nelson via reddit a couple months ago. He said he couldn't comment, but that the devs were aware. All I can think is what is taking so long? They keep dropping these new features like game hub, and now talks of the ability to take screen shots. Why do they keep pushing in these new features when there is a simple feature with almost 16,000 votes on the website they set up for the single purpose of hearing what we want. Well here you go Xbox team, WE WANT MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND!!!!!