Latest Xbox Music update finally brings recent plays and better shuffling

RecentPlaysMicrosoft has pushed out the 8th Xbox Music update for their Windows Phone 8.1 apps.

The focus for this release was primarily on enabling ease of playback & reliability of the app.

In version 2.6.186 you will find:

  • It’s easier than ever to start playback of your favorite tunes via our new Recent Plays feature
  • You can let your kids play music worry free, now that we’ve added support for music in Kid’s Corner! *Requires Update 1*
  • It’s noticeably faster to launch & navigate about the app, particularly the songs, artists, and albums pages
  • We also fixed several significant bugs, with a focus on:
    • Album art & metadata reliability (more to come here!)
    • Unexpected app exits & some black screens
    • Playlists now shuffle from everywhere (not just first 100)

Future versions will bring:image

  • Performance – we’re continuing to invest in improving the responsiveness of the app.
  • Live Tile support.
  • General UX improvements.

The updated version of the app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

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