Microsoft is making a few last minute tweaks ahead of Windows 8.1, but the music app seems to have had the most work done to it. The new Xbox Music interface was revealed in leaked builds of Window 8.1 along with a redesigned Windows Store for app purchasing. Microsoft have put a lot of work into the music app now you can play music in just two click rather than the six that it used to take you.
Screenshots of the new Xbox Music update shows a two panel interface that appears to improve feature like discoverability of music and the ability to quickly access your music. The service originally launched in October in Windows 8 and Windows RT, you can also access songs from an Xbox 360 as well. The new update to the app seeks to improve the previously clunky and slow interface, Microsoft said the app is a “simplified design and layout” this update will improve your experience with the app.
The redesign also includes an in-app search box and support for music files on an SD card, this expanded support will attract more users to actually using the service instead of using third party apps. All the improvements will be made available in Windows 8.1, an update that Microsoft will release as a preview version on June 26th alongside its developer conference.