I've been using play music. I only wish that the headphones wouldn't show up for it in the bar.. It looks dumb to have two sets of those in the status bar.
Hey, I think I understand what this confusion is all about and I think I found the answer. If you are listening to a song, just click on the snow icon above the time (duration) of the song, which will take you to the top menu from where you could choose playlists, songs, genres etc.
PhotoJoeCA & Addy1: Thanks for the link to the User Guide, but it doesnt tell us how to get back to the library in one click, without going via the snowflake - which is to 'Sort music files by mood or year.' The SnowFlake takes you back to Music Square, where you can then access Albums/Artists, true - but The Music Square feature is so redundant it would be better to just get rid of that button and replace it with one that took you back to Artists. Minor issue, but still ridiculous that Music Squares has its own button when Artists or Playlists does not...
I do get the problem you describe if I back out of the music app all the way to the home screen. I never do that so it is not a problem for me.
The key is to have the album art showing when you hit the home button. Then you can back up from the notification location.
Last edited by Mike.757; 11-01-2012 at 08:57 AM.
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Ok well, technically, the snow flake is the library button. Yes it defaults at the music squares, but once you hit it, all you need is one more tap right up top to get to EITHER artists, songs, or folders, not just artist, which I'd say is pretty standard in most libraries. In fact, sometimes they lead straight to artists (I assume that's what you were expecting), but then if you're looking for a folder or specific song, there's a multitude of taps needed. This puts you at a "homescreen library," where you then choose where you want to go. I can't believe all the fuss over having to do one more tap!! Come on people!!
Also the music squares feature is actually pretty cool IMO. I don't really use it, but I like the idea behind it.
Wahey...partial fix. After 4.1.1 update, the widget on the home screen now has its very own library button. Cool...maybe they were listening to us after all.
-go into magic squares and you
-use the scroll at the bar in the top that has "all","playlists","albums","artists","music square","folders"..
-Click on the the "folders" option and it will say "Music" /sdcard/music and then under that 1 folder.
-hit the "music" and it will bring up all of your songs (assuming they are all in the one folder)!!
K hope that helps!