#1 Posted by ShalashaskaUK666 (521 posts) -

I just kinda can't fathom who's paying for music videos and other music content through this clumsy interface when we have much better alternatives such as iTunes or hell even youtube!

What do you guys think? Pointless feature, or something that needs a few tweaks to truly be integral to 'the xbox experience'?

Cheers!

#2 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I've used it before. Can't remember why but I have. I wouldn't say pointless feature, just one not used often

#3 Posted by Wheady (106 posts) -

im sure there is someone out there that uses it. but me? nah.

#4 Posted by Consaw (250 posts) -

I've never used it, but if you have a Zune music pass and a good sound system it could be a good as xbox as a home media hub type of feature.

#5 Posted by stinky (1544 posts) -

pointless.

#6 Posted by DeF (4810 posts) -

there's a music channel on the dashboard?

I find this thing so horribly cluttered and annoyingly designed that I barely know how to get to the marketplace to buy downloadable games or DLC and otherwise I put a disc in and say PLAY xyz ... all the other stuff is just noise that annoys the shit out of me.

#7 Posted by Morningstar (2145 posts) -

@stinky said:

pointless.

#8 Posted by ShalashaskaUK666 (521 posts) -

I've never paid Microsoft points for a music video, but if you download anything from Zune can you then stream it through the Xbox guide when playing a game??

#9 Posted by believer258 (11681 posts) -

There's someone, somewhere, who regularly uses it and will defend it to the death as the best way to watch music videos.

That person is not me.

However, I have used my Xbox to play my own music before while doing work or something. The actual interface for playing your own music hasn't changed, which would normally be a bad thing but Microsoft's Xbox division can't seem to change anything for the better. So the one we've had works well enough.

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#10 Posted by Zacagawea (1585 posts) -

I've just come to the realization that I really hate the word cheers.

#11 Posted by zombie2011 (4969 posts) -

I use Last.FM a lot on my Xbox.

#12 Posted by dropabombonit (1484 posts) -

My brother uses it but I don't know why

#13 Posted by CaLe (3916 posts) -

I was looking through all the stuff on the dashboard recently. I didn't even know this stuff was there, and now that I do, I wish it wasn't. That shit is probably the reason the interface is so bad.

#14 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I wasn't even aware of it until just now.

#15 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

i don'y think it's a pointless feature as some people use it. i do think it's pointless to give it an entire channel before the games channel. it's pretty annoying to have to scroll past music and movies to get to my games library

#16 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

Sometimes when I'm on the computer I'll throw on the Vevo app and put on a channel for some band I like. Works pretty well.

Is the Last.fm app in Canada? I've never thought to look.

#17 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

I've just come to the realization that I really hate the word cheers.

You should probably stay away from the UK then.

I use last.fm on there all the time, it's good for playing music in the background if you have visitors or you can't be bothered to go upstairs to have sex. Although it's a bit jarring when it jumps from Brian Eno to Cancer Bats.

#18 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Not me.

#19 Posted by Village_Guy (2507 posts) -

I don't, but I only use my Xbox for playing games on, so the only channels I use are the Games Marketplace and the Home one for accessing my games.

#20 Edited by MikkaQ (10269 posts) -

It's pointless, I use an Apple TV for that kind of thing.

@matti00 said:

@Zacagawea said:

I've just come to the realization that I really hate the word cheers.

You should probably stay away from the UK then.

Also Canada apparently, a whole bunch of douchebags here picked it up and won't stop saying it instead of "thanks". Every time I hear it, I'm tempted to reply "Pip, pip cheerio!". It's totally fine when you hear it in the UK, but man do people here sound dumb when they say it.

#21 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4305 posts) -

...the what?

#22 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3112 posts) -

Is last.fm still on there?

#23 Posted by Grilledcheez (3943 posts) -

I would use the zune stuff if my accounts were the same.

#24 Posted by pepperzz (160 posts) -

Does anyone use their Xbox for anything other than gaming?

#25 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

@pepperzz: Word. The Dashboard is by far the single worst experience to be had on a console outside of playing games.

#26 Posted by jaycrockett (433 posts) -

Why is there now a TV tab AND a video tab? AND and apps tab, when basically the only apps are video content?

#27 Posted by Slaegar (694 posts) -

The xbox has really pushed itself away from games over time. It seems they would rather you use it to watch movies for ten more dollars than anywhere else, games are an afterthought. It seems about as much game focused as a computer these days. Its not a bad move even if it wasn't really built with that in mind, an Xbox 360 could see a long life under people's TVs beyond just gaming.

Paying 10 dollars to do anything on an xbox is still bullshit, though. So it just gathers dust.

#28 Posted by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

When I first noticed it, I went on and searched for a few artists to see what the results were like, that was all though.

#29 Posted by glyn (382 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

I've just come to the realization that I really hate the word cheers.

Cheers

#30 Edited by PenguinDust (12455 posts) -

@DeF said:

there's a music channel on the dashboard?

This was my first reaction, too. Honestly, it just feels wasteful to me to listen to music through my TV for any length of time. When I am flipping through the satellite TV channels, I sometimes pop into to one of the genre music spots, but I never stay for more than a single song. I tried LastFM once and have yet to check out the music service on Playstation. TV is for watching, and radio (stereo receivers) are for listening.

#31 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

No, and I don't know anyone else who does either. I have an ipod, and if needs be (which they hardly ever do), I have a phone.

#32 Posted by deox (210 posts) -

I only use my Xbox for gaming and Netflix. I have a really nice stereo system, so I usually just hook my IPod up to it and listen to all my music and podcasts on that.

#33 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -

Not a fanboy thingy. But what is music channel? Ingame hd music? Or streams from MS with vids and/or music?

#34 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Would never pay for a music video so no.

#35 Posted by Slaegar (694 posts) -

@Sarkhan said:

Not a fanboy thingy. But what is music channel? Ingame hd music? Or streams from MS with vids and/or music?

More or less the second one. You can buy songs and music videos and listen to them on your xbox if that's your thing.

#36 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -

Ah. So you can have them in game? Bought a video and have it play while Burnout?

#37 Posted by Slaegar (694 posts) -

Or streams from MS with vids and/or music?

No this one.

You CAN play music while in a game, but not from that service.

#38 Posted by AlianthaBerries (142 posts) -
@MikkaQ That annoys me, it sounds awful coming from an accent that isn't british/Scottish/Irish/welsh

Sigh...
#39 Posted by _Chad (963 posts) -

Music on my Xbox? I thought it was only for Netflix and video streaming and sometimes Kinect games? But to answer your question, no, I don't listen to music on my Xbox.

#40 Posted by cmblasko (1134 posts) -

My TV doesn't heave great speakers, so I rarely listen to music through my Xbox. I could see streaming music videos through your Xbox being useful for house parties.

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