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Xbox Music

Allow us to unsnap Xbox Music and music to continually play in the background. It is cumbersome to want to play a game at full screen and having to deal with the snapped version of Xbox Music on the right side.

[Mod Edit: This idea was merged with similar ideas posted by jon abruzi, howster34, lt smooth420, Jedi dojomaster, Alexandre7Jr, NEW M0N3Y, kevboard, and omitomm who also suggested using personal music collections and the media player app. Thanks everyone!]

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

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  • pvparuchuripvparuchuri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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..

  • ChivvooChivvoo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 xx SiNR x commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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!

  • MaudibArachisMaudibArachis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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!

  • OperativeOR10NOperativeOR10N commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 aLpHaPr0z aLpHa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • VigilantCoin771VigilantCoin771 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Rainbow21374Rainbow21374 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice to be able to chose exaclty the sequence of songs you want to listen to on a playlist you created..

  • Flak n LeadFlak n Lead commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • I p4h4 II p4h4 I commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • i270KnightRideri270KnightRider commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • GEISTKAOSGEISTKAOS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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 TrooperForlorn Trooper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • SfotoSfoto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @LGAMER3412
    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.

  • LGAMER3412LGAMER3412 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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