Xbox Music on Windows 8.1

Microsoft have updated the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1, the update adds a now playing mode to the left hand navigation pane and a new snapped mode supporting Windows 8.1’s new snap mode. Microsoft say the app should start up faster and be quicker navigating your music collection.

The updated arrived on my Surface RT running Windows 8.1 Preview and should be available to machines running Windows 8.1 RTM.

Details from Microsoft:

Key updates include:
Access your now playing list of tracks directly from the left-hand navigation pane.
See a new snapped mode to make multi-tasking while listening to music easy.
Performance improvements make launching and navigating to your collection faster.

To see which features are available in your region, go to the Xbox Music feature list at

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