Wednesday 24 October 2012

Windows 8: How to Find An Artist, Song, Album, And More in XBox Music and Add To A PlayList!

Okay, so one opens the Music App on the new UI (formerly known as Metro).

Right click anywhere and there is no Search to be found when wanting to look up something.

Thanks to fellow MVP Susan Bradley the somewhat counter-intuitive process for finding music has come to light.

  1. Hit the Start button on the keyboard to bring up Metro (can’t remember what its called at the moment).
  2. Start typing the name of the artist/song/album:
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  3. Click on the Music tile/icon in the list of available search locations below.
  4. And, voila:
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  5. In the Search Results scroll down for the song we are looking for and click on it.
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  6. Click the Add to my music button.
  7. Click the Left Arrow beside “Results for” near the top left corner of the screen.
  8. Click my music
  9. Sort by date added
  10. Right Click on the newly added song and click Add to playlist.
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Wow, isn’t that easy?!? :P

We may just stick with the Zune App that can be installed on Windows 8 for now as we have a Windows Phone as well as a Zune HD to sync.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer

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