Xbox Music is a new music app in Windows 8 that runs in the Modern (Metro UI). One of the most important features of any music player is the ability to create playlists. Here’s how to set them up for your local music collection.
From the Windows 8 Start screen launch Xbox music.
Scroll to the left and select My Music.
Next click Playlists from the My Music menu.
Now select New Playlist, type in a name for it and click Save. From here you can create as many playlists you want.
From your music library, right click an album or individual song. From the menu that pops up from the bottom of the screen select Add to Playlist.
After you’ve created several playlists, they’ll pop up and you can select which one to add songs to, or create another new playlist.
When you select a Playlist, you can play specific songs from it or removes a track from the playlist.
On the Xbox Music UI under My Music you’ll see a couple of the most recently played Playlists for easy access.
Man, I just pulled the trigger on Xbox Music Pass — formerly called Zune and have been very impressed with its integration with Xbox 360 and Xbox SmartGlass on Windows 8…a lot of fun to use.
i got xbox music subscription and windows 8. I love how its integrated with xbox and windows phone but the music app itself is trash. It needs a lot of work.
It is waaayyyy to hard to create playlists from files from your computer. Also to search i always have to open the charms and everything. Sucks!
how do you copy playlists from your wp8 device to xbox music? not just the songs, but the playlist itself?
I have a Windows 8 machine and a Nokia Lumia phone. How do I transfer xbox music playlists to my phone without having the Music Pass (paying to have playlists)?
^ Yes! This!
I am having the same issue. How can I get my playlists, which Win8’s Music app imported from my iTunes library, to my Lumia 920? The desktop sync app does not seem to be able to locate the playlist files. I search in every directory I can, but no luck.
The windows 8 phone app sucks for creating playlists. All you can do is add a whole album to a playlist, not an individual song.