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!]
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,
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.
sound during navigation in the menu
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.
Please do this, or at least allow us to resize the window.
This is hopeless.....
the xbox music team is just useless.. the don't even know how to code.. please don't leave the app upto them.. take over and build it yourselves..
They just broke my PlayTo music with the November update then spent 2 and a half hours on the line to support to prove it was their fault! Does not give me hope for background playback. Making a fanboy re-evaluate their stance.
x SiNR x commented
i have used spotify for quite a while now, so yes please. hell, i would not change companies to anything else because of my playlist i have created on there already. those take time!
To whom in may concern on the Xbox One Team,
This is an absoloute FARSE. 14, 116 votes and not even a confirmation. Now we're being told not to expect anything in December for updates. Yet the Playstation 4 just updated and now they have background music capabilities.
I dont know why this is not a priority on this system. I like to listen to my music in the background while playing (especially racers) as well as while im browsing, or watching TV (when i want the TV for sports or something, but want the music playing in the background), as well as perusing Netflix, Hulu, and other Apps.
There are other devices in the market that are not even 1/4 as powerful (such as the Apple TV) which can handle this simple background task.
Want to know why Xbox One is loosing out? Its because it lacks a basic feature that was pioneered by Microsoft back in 2001. Sony knows this. And they're laughing.
We better have this before February or Microsoft will have one less Xbox One customer. I bought the Xbox one because I like games, but more over because I liked its ability to streamline everything in my living room.
I dont know how difficult this feature is to implement on the back end, I dont care, GET IT DONE AND MAKE IT PRIORITY NUMBER ONE!
Just enable this one feature in Dec. It doesn't need to be a full update with several additions. Just this on feature enabled!
Pr0z aLpHa commented
This is all I need right now. I want to be able to enjoy a game without my media player app snapped on the right side and taking up a lot of the screen. Let's just hope they make it happen, background music would be awesome.
How this is not a feature in 2014 is downright comical. Honestly the main thing that's keeping me from buying an xbox one so far. It is sad that a 2001 console from the same company has custom soundtracks and this current gen system does not.
It would be nice to be able to chose exaclty the sequence of songs you want to listen to on a playlist you created..
ENI predator commented
this is all i want more from an update
Flak n Lead commented
There were 2 main features that yanked me off the playstation side: not having to install games and, the nail in the coffin, all-time background music. Ive been enlightend as to why installs are necessary, but lack of the music is critical because im on the fence about gettin rid of an 8 year tenure over this 1 feature. We shudnt even have to beg for u to put sumthin most of your players loved. And if its true that the PS4 will have that feature, that fence got a whole lot thinner. Bring it back and dont be funny about it. I got 1500+ songs on memory and another 200+ via xbox music pass that would jus tickle me if i could use while I EVOLVE.
There are so many games that this would be great for.
I p4h4 I commented
Yes after a while I would like to drown out my team with music. I played a lot of music during PvP games on the 360, Xbox one shouldn't be any different.
Looks like we need to start flooding twitter or any social media sites to make it know. 14,000 votes is worth a response back from Microsoft to say this feature is coming soon, or we are working on it. Microsoft can talk about Screen shots taking more time, you can do the same with a feature that was out the box for 360.
Forget it! MS is not listening in this case. It seems we'll have to wait another year for this feature if it happens at all. MS silence on the matter upsets me more than anything. It's usually not a good sign when MS is mum and leads me to believe that something nefarious is a foot. If you want to play next gen games with music in the background get a ps4 (with better resolution as a bonus)! Sigh!
Forlorn Trooper commented
Would love to see this. I've only just bought my xbone and this is a feature I would have expected to see. Really hope its added in the very near future.
Unfortunately according to Microsoft, December update will be nothing special. Basically consolidating the system so that they have less problems during the holidays. So the chance of this being fixed for Christmas is slim.
We need this
Dont only make Xbox music play in the background but also with other future music apps like tune in radio , pandora even your own mp3 player or phone be able to play music in the background.