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:
- 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.