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Here you can find ideas relating to apps that run on Xbox consoles. You can search for new features or changes to an existing feature within an app, or find requests a whole new app. This forum is for any app you open on your console, including system apps like Game DVR and Xbox Accessories, as well as apps like Twitch or Hulu Plus.

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  1. Song, Artist and Artwork Notification for Background Music

    In addition to the thousands who have voted for the ability to listen to music (pandora/media player) while snap is hidden. I think when the feature is implemented, it would be great for an option of a short notification with the artwork,artist and song to pop up at the beginning of the song. No achievment sound needed.

    A good example of the look of the notification would be when a game finishes downloading it shows a picture, title and a hold to play. These can be replaced with all the components I mentioned.

    If you are somehow viewing this first,…

    471 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Audio Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add comments to the YouTube app

    If you were able add comments on the YouTube app that would be extremely helpful. Also being able to browse a certain channels playlists and categories would be great.

    468 votes
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  3. Increased bitrate for media

    Hello,

    So I have a plex server at home, ts469L which has a very tiny intel atom processor, which cannot do much transcoding.

    I purchased the xbox one to be a media player as well as a gaming console for my main TV.
    I know DTS is in the works, however many of my MKV files are very large rips of my blu ray collection.
    A typical film is about 15GB +
    The problem is the xbox one has a bitrate limit of 20mbps or 2MB!
    This is minuscule and there is no way a good 1080p film or tv…

    466 votes
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  4. Visualizer or Screen Saver When Playing Music on Groove

    When using the music app have the ability to change what is on the screen. Like the old Winamp visualizers.
    I used the photo slideshow on 360 heaps but always thought it could be heaps better,

    459 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Movies & TV, Media Player and Groove  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Snap Achievements for backward compatible games

    Let us snap the achievements app for backwards compatibility games so that you can check your status, percent and search quick for an guide on TrueAchievement or the Internet.

    453 votes
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  6. Twitch Live Stream - Custom Overlay Templates

    Whilst recording a Live Stream you have more control before you start. Such as adding your logo, website, FaceBook, Twitter details etc. This would be great for Tournaments, Game Nights, Walk Throughs etc.

    449 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Streaming  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Folders for Game DVR

    If I could have folders in Game DVR then it would be much easier to find what im looking for then every video ever recorded since I bought my console. You could have folders for individual games and dates.

    445 votes
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  8. Discord for Xbox One

    Discord, a social gaming service, is one of the best to have around. It's safer than Skype and TeamSpeak, it's free, and you could interact with gamers across the world via PC and mobile. Now, I would like to bring Discord to Xbox One with the same features but with new added Xbox One features like snapping, etc.

    418 votes
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  9. Kinect Languages. An app that will help you learn new languages.

    There's Xbox Fitness.

    Let's see Xbox Languages.

    I think Kinect is a perfect tool for an app, like Xbox Fitness, or a game, that can teach us new languages, like Japanese, Spanish, German, English, Russian, etc.

    Being able to interact with the Xbox using voice commands in the language you are trying to learn on a daily basis would be a great teaching tool. Especially if Kinect can hear us and correct us when necessary if we are pronouncing a word wrong.

    413 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Other Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Being able to use Skype text in snap

    ok snapping Skype is cool but when you get a message on Skype it needs to be viewed in fullscreen, Why doesnt it just stayed snapped like the messages thru xbox.

    403 votes
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  11. Add more languages to the Rosetta Stone app please!

    I personally am interested in learning japanese.

    402 votes
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  12. Kodi

    Kodi on Xbox one.

    390 votes
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  13. Twitch viewers notification

    Twitch option;viewers pop up notification(switch on or off),and not constant on screen notification for example "no viewers". The best way will be, just a few second popup message "one new viewer/you have 10viewers". This feature will be very useful for gamers who play games on plasma tv(screen burn).

    380 votes
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  14. Xfinity

    We have this app for 360 but we should have it for the Xbox one. It has more selections to choose from is updated more frequently than Netflix

    371 votes
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  15. Media Player better sorting/browsing options for media files on attached USB devices

    As the only option presently, Media Player always presents folders on an attached USB device first and then lists the media files alfabetically as tiles starting with the letter A. This makes browsing large, attached USB devices for the right media file time consuming.

    More sorting/browsing options will speed up finding the right media file on a device with hundreds of entries:

    - "Sort by File Date"
    - "Show Only File Names"
    - "Jump by the Alfabet". Present a list of letters: A B C D E F G etc. Click the letter and skip down the file list to…

    369 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Movies & TV, Media Player and Groove  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Region free for DVD / Blu Ray playback

    I would like the console to be made region free for DVDs and Blu Rays. Given there is no region lock on games now and virtually all independent players can be set to region free is there really a benefit to having the console locked. Especially when there are actually a lot of DVDs that can't be found in the UK but can be purchased in the States etc. Thanks

    365 votes
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  17. Create an app where you can request help from Xbox Support

    when you have a problem with the console you go to application and you demand to Windows helper to call you for resolve the problem

    [Mod edit: Title changed from "create an apps for contact a windows helper at phon chat etc .........when you have a problem."]

    360 votes
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  18. Find friends in Skype

    Add an option to the Skype app to find my Skype friends in Xbox Live, and to find my Xbox Live friends in Skype (with options to add in both services).

    It's similar to what the old Facebook app for 360 used to do.

    353 votes
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  19. Media player resume

    Allow the media player to resume videos from its last position

    352 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Movies & TV, Media Player and Groove  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 360 Degree YouTube Video Support that Allows You to Interact with Thumbstick

    I like watching Youtube 360 degree videos and I had an idea that it can support by controlling the 360 degree control with the right joy stick on the Xbox one controller because it is not being used for anything

    341 votes
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