- 12-10-2012, 01:07 AM #1
The new Music+Video live tile in WP8 is BREATHTAKING....only when you're playing a song....
Which is very dissapointing. When the tile is live(when you're playing music) it is just stunning, and simply because of that, I made it a double wide tile. But the moment you pause or stop the music, the beautiful live tile vanishes. And then the double wide music tile is an ugly green which I then want to shrink to a mini tile....
I really hope Microsoft fixes this. Even on WP7, the Music tile is always live.
Is anyone else extemely bothered by this?
On a related topic: I have the Stop the Music app and pinned "music stopping" tile on the homescreen. Supposedly, the tile is suppose to show the album art of the last song it stops, but even after stopping my music mutliple times, it's still a dead tile (no album art; not live)....Is anyone else experiencing this or know how to fix this?
On another related note, the only live tile that has blown me away (other than the music tile), is the app TV Shows. I have it pinned as a double wide tile. I'm really hoping there will be more apps with impressive live tiles.
- 12-10-2012, 01:16 AM #2
Slightly downtrodden by hearing that. I loved the Music and Video tile. For example mine currently shows Miley Cyrus (and I didn't even buy that off Zune/Xbox Music, that's ripped straight from a CD to what I believe was iTunes, as I used that when I imported the CD, as it was when I was a BlackBerry user)
12-10-2012, 10:43 AM #6
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I guess I'm in the minority here, but I think this is a very welcome change in WP8. In WP7, I was always frustrated that I always had to look at the artist's face from the music I last listened to, even if it was days ago. I think the new implementation makes much more sense and gives a visual cue letting you know that music is currently playing.
- 12-10-2012, 10:48 AM #7
- 12-10-2012, 10:50 AM #8
The best option is a setting for it. Have a setting that says 'Display artist information on LiveTile even when not playing music' or something like that.. Then a 2nd option that lets the tile cycle through a number of previous artists. So you could set it to 1 and it would just show the last artist like WP7 did, or set it higher and it would rotate.
12-10-2012, 01:17 PM #10
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When I first handled a 920 in the store, the fact that the tile did that animation had me sold. In all of the promo videos and whatnot (like when they announced WP8 to the developers or whatever), the tile had artists there. Shame that it doesn't keep them after they play. I keep my tile medium so I still see stuff move, but would love to have the artist stay.
- 12-10-2012, 02:17 PM #13
It would be nice if the tile was live with your collection's album art when no music is playing. I'm thinking it can look like the People tile, or rotate album art of one artist at a time for whatever tile size you're using.
Last edited by NJSal1; 12-10-2012 at 02:47 PM.
- 12-10-2012, 03:11 PM #15
Interestingly, when you change to "high contrast mode" the tile really comes to life. It only displays "music+videos" in a scrolling manner similar to when music is playing, but it still looks very cool. I would love to see that in normal operation, I think it looks very clean.
- 12-11-2012, 01:48 AM #21
So it seems like the majority of us want the Music tile to stay live even when music is paused or stopped. We need to let Microsoft know this so please take action and add your votes on this suggestion I found on the WP suggestion site.
Music+Video tile should show an image/scrolling artist name when music isn't playing
- 12-11-2012, 05:11 AM #22
- 12-11-2012, 09:54 AM #23
I wouldn't mind the blank non-live tile as much if it was the Zune logo instead of the ugly green Xbox&headphones logo.
Regarding lock screen, it works for me when music is playing. The default setting was to not show it, I had to select the option to show artist on lock screen with music.
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