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Saturday, April 26, 2014

[Windows Phone app] Xbox Music updated (2.5) with Cortana integration


Xbox Music for Windows PhoneXbox Music for Windows Phone has been updated to version 2.5.2842.0 for Windows Phone 8 devices. This is the first update to the app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices and it brings full Cortana integration, a polished user interface and several stability fixes and improvements.

You can download the update directly on your device through the Windows Phone Store. You can also download the update and find out whats new after the break.

Download Download from Windows Phone Store
Price Free
Requirements Windows Phone 8.0 or greater

Press the Search searchbutton on your Windows Phone, tap Vision vision and then scan the following barcode by pointing your device camera toward it


Xbox Music for Windows Phone version 2.5.2842.0 has the following new features and improvements:
  • Numerous stability fixes, including many of the reported black screens
  • Full Cortana integration including playing Playlists by name
  • UI Polish to improve animations and transitions between UI views
  • Improved messaging for encountered errors, such as unplayable content in collections
  • Background initial sync of local and cloud content


Microsoft's Xbox Music team has also listed some of the upcoming features of Xbox Music for Windows Phone:
  • Continued focus on Stability and Performance improvements
  • Background initial sync of local and cloud content (Note: This had been targeted for the last store update, but we pushed it out one more release to do some additional testing)
  • Fast Forward/Rewind by sliding progress bar in a song
  • UX layouts on buttons and metadata in now playing to better utilize space and make for better interaction
  • Support for large play queue(including playlist) greater than 100 songs
  • Improved load times for long lists through better list virtualization
  • Swipe Gesture to Advance on Now Playing
  • Live Tile and Transparent Tile support
  • Design & Layout improvements to get you to your content faster
  • Kids Corner support
  • UX improvements (Search result grouping, creating new Radio Stations, improved Network status messages, Blue UI language alignment, and more)
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