Xbox Music for Windows 8.1

Microsoft have updated the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1 tweaking the UI. Microsoft say the shuffle and repeat icons now show up in the playback bar so you don’t have to dig into a menu. You can also find out the location of a track by selecting its properties and it will tell you where the file is located on your machine or if it’s a cloud based track (there is a handy copy link button as well). Also it’s now clearer on what content cannot be played on a child’s account.

Xbox Video has also been updating but this just has minor big fixes.

You can find the updated music app in the Windows Store.

Key updates include:

When there’s enough room, the shuffle and repeat icons appear directly on the playback bar – no more need to dig in a pesky menu!

You can now grab the folder path for songs in collection (select one and choose Properties) so you can find them quickly in File Explorer It’s easier to tell what’s playable when you’re offline and what isn’t – particularly on an artist page!

With a child account it’s more clear when content is explicit and can’t be played

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

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