Earlier this week Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 developers preview. The software itself was unveiled at BUILD 2014 and even though its not going to officially roll out until summer, Microsoft is letting developers and anyone with a compatible device toy around with the preview. Those who had installed it felt that the Xbox Music app needed some work. Microsoft has heard them. Redmond has confirmed that an Xbox Music update for Windows Phone 8.1 is going to be released next week.
Over on Microsoft Answers the company has even posted a changelog of the update. First and foremost it will come with numerous stability fixes which should take care of the many reported black screens. Cortana integration in the app will be improved and it will support playing playlists by name. The user interface will be polished, with improved transitions and animations between UI views. Other improvements include background initial sync of local and cloud content as well as improved messaging for encountered errors.
The company has also confirmed that bi-weekly updates will also be released after the first update is rolled out next week. These will include Live Tile integration, user experience and Quickplay improvements as well as continued focus on stability and performance. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has already confirmed that this updated app will be available for all users of Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview.
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