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Xbox One Background Music

SirSmegheadSirSmeghead Members, Plex Pass Posts: 14 Plex Pass

Now that the update for Xbox Ones Dashboard is rolling out that allows you to listen to music in the background without having the app snapped to the side of the screen, will Plex for Xbox One also support this?
Would love to be able to listen my music library while I play games on the Xbox One without having to see the app on the side of the screen, removing much needed space for the game :)

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  • eisenherzeisenherz Members, Plex Pass Posts: 19 Plex Pass

    I am also hoping for this as I am on a plex pass and have thousands of albums on my plex

  • Stef TaelmanStef Taelman Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1 Plex Pass

    I was about to suggest the same thing :) I really hope they will consider this

  • mike4001mike4001 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 495 Plex Pass

    Probably once the UWP Windows-App gets published to Xbox One.

    To my knowledge "old" apps cannot use the new background music feature.

  • madmanrfmadmanrf Members Posts: 2

    Please make it happen.....

  • mightygriffinsmightygriffins Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

    +1

    /Mikael
  • inthisidrowninthisidrown Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

    This would be fanfreakintastic!!

  • godslamgodslam Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    Just to add to this, I'd also like to see this feature. Whether it comes with UWP apps or not, it'll be a welcome addition. Especially since Plex can be used for Google Music and I don't see an app for that coming anytime soon.

  • mcrommertmcrommert Members, Plex Pass Posts: 424 Plex Pass

    Honestly i see them updating like netflix did...same interface on top of their new uwp app...then updating would be just as easy as a store app ( not the horrible xbox update)

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  • mbarylskimbarylski Members, Plex Pass Posts: 223 Plex Pass

    @godslam said:
    Especially since Plex can be used for Google Music

    Wait, what? How do you connect Plex to Google music? I definitely want to try that. ☺

  • lobbyistlobbyist Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

    Throwing in my vote for this feature :)

  • godslamgodslam Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    @mbarylski said:

    @godslam said:
    Especially since Plex can be used for Google Music

    Wait, what? How do you connect Plex to Google music? I definitely want to try that. ☺

    I used this to install the channel: https://github.com/pablorusso/GoogleMusic.bundle/tree/update_gmusicapi_fix_login

    Took some fiddling with. And this build is setup for Windows, so if you're using Mac or Linux, you'll have to build one of the files yourself.

  • mbarylskimbarylski Members, Plex Pass Posts: 223 Plex Pass

    I used this to install the channel: https://github.com/pablorusso/GoogleMusic.bundle/tree/update_gmusicapi_fix_login

    Took some fiddling with. And this build is setup for Windows, so if you're using Mac or Linux, you'll have to build one of the files yourself.

    Awesome, thanks!

  • plex@dillfamily.orgplex@dillfamily.org Members, Plex Pass Posts: 3 Plex Pass

    Any update on this? I'd love to be able to play my plex music in the background.

  • mightygriffinsmightygriffins Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

    Now that the win app is universal, please release it for x1 with background music.

    /Mikael
  • LiquidtoonLiquidtoon Members, Plex Pass Posts: 17 Plex Pass

    I'd be keen to find out why the WUP version of the app wasn't bundled into the Xbox as well since it all runs on the same platform?

  • Richard.PrestonRichard.Preston Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1 Plex Pass

    deffo want background music added as well

    any news if its being looked at ?

  • eisenherzeisenherz Members, Plex Pass Posts: 19 Plex Pass

    any update on this?

  • MoussaMoussa Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 1,336 Plex Employee

    @eisenherz No update yet. Enabling background support for music is unfortunately not as easy as flipping a switch. There's a fair amount of work needed to do this, but we're continuing to work on it!

  • icandigthaticandigthat Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

    Desperate for these capabilities too. Simple Background Music Player is fine but i have thousands of songs on my Plex, would much rather play it this way than having to keep reloading flash drives.

  • torrestorres Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1 Plex Pass

    @Moussa thank you for the update!

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