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Good metro music player?

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I'm not a fan of the Xbox Music player in Windows 8.

I was using gMusic for a bit, but seeing how Google's music manager completely sucks, I'm kind of not really using the app anymore. I'm looking for an alternative player out there that has a clean interface and last.fm scrobble support.

Any alternatives or anything being worked on I should check out?

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The Xbox Music player sucks for me as it doesn't load music from external drives. Funny enough though the app "Music Info" is able to find my music fine. Microsoft just doesn't know how to program in their own software. gMusic is very good, for me the only trouble with the Music Manager is it is too basic, but can't beat free storage in the cloud.

I'm not sure if any of the apps support last.fm support besides gMusic.

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I would recommend Media Monkey. Do note, even MM is only as mature as Xbox Music, and probably less stable. These are brand new apps, I wouldn't expect them to reach the level of maturity of the Desktop equivalents for a while yet. Good news is they are improving rapidly.

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Just checked out MM. Looks good so far, will definitely keep an eye on it.

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The Xbox Music player sucks for me as it doesn't load music from external drives. Funny enough though the app "Music Info" is able to find my music fine. Microsoft just doesn't know how to program in their own software. gMusic is very good, for me the only trouble with the Music Manager is it is too basic, but can't beat free storage in the cloud.

I'm not sure if any of the apps support last.fm support besides gMusic.

I think they outsourced the metro development for the Music and Videos app. Even Microsoft's employees are still learning how to use the new APIs and designs so it was never expected to be some really good application straight off the ranks!!

Anyway I recommend Multimedia 8 or even Nokia Music once they iron out a few more problems. The Music app as of the latest update isn't actually that bad.

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Nokia music is slightly better than Xbox Music. Not sure about its library functions though.

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Checkout Groove, costs a few dollars but they offer a trial period. I've been playing round with music apps since I got my tablet last year, only one I've been happy with.

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gMusic isn't bad, if you've uploaded your collection to Google Music that is.

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I'm not a fan of the Xbox Music player in Windows 8.

I was using gMusic for a bit, but seeing how Google's music manager completely sucks, I'm kind of not really using the app anymore. I'm looking for an alternative player out there that has a clean interface and last.fm scrobble support.

Any alternatives or anything being worked on I should check out?

Winamp 2.8

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Winamp 2.8

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i specifically asked for a metro app.

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