Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked?

Discus and support Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked? in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked. I have Xbox One that is up to date as of September '18. She keeps selecting... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by blueriver, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. blueriver
    blueriver Guest

    Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked?


    Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked. I have Xbox One that is up to date as of September '18. She keeps selecting videos on Bing and I don't have videos nor do I need Bing to process my collection. It is on OneDrive.
    I am able to play these songs using the controller, but not Cortana.

    I have done the 'troubleshoot' process for Connect and checked again for updates.

    :)
     
    blueriver, Oct 9, 2018
    #1
  2. Cloudy Dorff
    Cloudy Dorff Guest
    Downloaded music does not get added to cloud collection

    Hi, I have two connected issues with xbox music. Resolution of the first will also remove the need for the second.



    First: when I download music to my phone from the store using my xbox music pass, the music is NOT added to my cloud collection. This means that when I log into my PC and open the music app using the same xbox music pass, none of the music I downloaded is
    in my collection. I would expect the songs to be added to my collection and ready to stream or download.



    Since the songs were not added to my collection, I downloaded them manually to my PC from my phone using the Windows Phone app. I expected to be able to import them to my music collection in the music app manually. The music files are all in my music library,
    but the music app is unable to open them and throws error 0xc1010091 when I try. I would expect the music to be auto-added to my collection since all of the files are in my music library and I am using the same xbox music pass on both devices.



    Thanks,

    Andrew
     
    Cloudy Dorff, Oct 9, 2018
    #2
  3. DanDukat
    DanDukat Guest
    Music in Party Chat

    Hey Cortana add this music to playlist. for Party AutoDJ. Why is this not a thing?
     
    DanDukat, Oct 9, 2018
    #3
  4. XBF Brad A
    XBF Brad A Guest

    Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked?

    Hello Blueriver

    Sorry you seem to be having issue with Cortana. Cortana is not set up to dive into apps and select something specific. You can view

    all about Cortana
    and what she is able to do. Also how to bring up what you can say and ask.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

    Brad

    Xbox Forum Team
     
    XBF Brad A, Oct 9, 2018
    #4
  5. XBF Diego M
    XBF Diego M Guest
    Hey Blueriver,

    The Cortana Voice assistant is pretty specific about the commands you give her.

    First I would like to provide the different voice commands that you can give to Cortana:


    You can also say "Hey Cortana, what can I say?"

    It seems she is compatible with Spotify playlist but I can't find anything specific to having her play songs from your OneDrive.

    Personal Digital Assistant - Cortana Home Assistant - Microsoft

    For music downloaded from the Internet you need the Xbox Media Player App to play those files or the VLC app.

    I can't find anything on our official website that states music on your OneDrive can be played as the Xbox doesn't have an integrated music player as it has partnered with Spotify.

    It may be that Cortana is just not compatible for the OneDrive app.

    If you'd like to try a
    power cycle
    , it may help with the situation to fully reboot the Xbox.

    I hope that helps.
     
    XBF Diego M, Oct 9, 2018
    #5
  6. blueriver
    blueriver Guest
    Thanks,

    A very good reason why Microsoft is failing in the tech wars. Alexa has everyone beat in the vocal assistant world. I should not have to purchase Spotify to access my music. Groove is a tragedy. Windows Media Player is absolutely the best media player
    on Earth, but your company refuses to make it accessible past Windows PC. You lose me in this fight.

    Al
     
    blueriver, Nov 5, 2018
    #6
  7. XBF Diego M Win User

    Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked?

    Hey Blueriver,

    The Cortana Voice assistant is pretty specific about the commands you give her.

    First I would like to provide the different voice commands that you can give to Cortana:


    You can also say "Hey Cortana, what can I say?"

    It seems she is compatible with Spotify playlist but I can't find anything specific to having her play songs from your OneDrive.

    https://www.microsoft.com/cortana/skills

    For music downloaded from the Internet you need the Xbox Media Player App to play those files or the VLC app.

    I can't find anything on our official website that states music on your OneDrive can be played as the Xbox doesn't have an integrated music player as it has partnered with Spotify.

    It may be that Cortana is just not compatible for the OneDrive app.

    If you'd like to try a
    power cycle
    , it may help with the situation to fully reboot the Xbox.

    I hope that helps.
  8. blueriver Win User

    Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked?

    Thanks,

    A very good reason why Microsoft is failing in the tech wars. Alexa has everyone beat in the vocal assistant world. I should not have to purchase Spotify to access my music. Groove is a tragedy. Windows Media Player is absolutely the best media player
    on Earth, but your company refuses to make it accessible past Windows PC. You lose me in this fight.

    Al
  9. XBF Brad A Win User

    Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked?

    Hello Blueriver

    Sorry you seem to be having issue with Cortana. Cortana is not set up to dive into apps and select something specific. You can view

    all about Cortana
    and what she is able to do. Also how to bring up what you can say and ask.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks

    Brad

    Xbox Forum Team
  10. goodjeffort1 Win User

    How do I remove music from my Xbox music cloud collection?

    I think the issue I was having was similar. When I went to play an album on my windows 8 phone, I would have two copies of each song, one from the cloud, and one local copy that I had synced to my phone from my computer. So any time I played an album,
    I would have to listen to each song twice unless I hand selected the songs I wanted to play. Turned out all I had to do to remedy that was to go into the xbox music app settings on my phone and there is an option to turn off xbox music cloud collection. Once
    turned off, the only songs that will show in your library are the local copies you have synced to your phone.

    On your Windows phone 8, when you first select the xbox music app, scroll over to the "xbox" section, and you should get the 3 dots in the bottom right corner of your screen. When you select the 3 dots to display more options, one of the options is "settings".
    When you select settings there is an option to turn xbox music cloud collection "on" or "off"
  11. JoelBrache Win User

    Manage Xbox Music Cloud, without using the Music App

    Okay, I figured this one out. Here's how to delete ALL the files from the Xbox Cloud Collection.

    1. On your PC, move your music files to a location not monitored by the Library. This is just a temporary step so that the Xbox Music application doesn't find it on your computer (in your library).

    2. Open the Xbox Music app (I'm using Windows 8.1)

    3. Under Charms Bar select Settings > Preferences and then turn the first two items On and the last three Off

    4. Let the app finish syncing with the cloud

    5. Select Collection on the left side of the app

    6. Select Songs (not Albums or Artists) on the right (all songs in your collection will be displayed)

    7. Select the first song on the list

    8. Go to the bottom of the list, hold Shift down and select the last song in the list

    9. The menu bar at the bottom should pop up. When it does, select Delete

    BAM!! Xbox Cloud Collection terminated.

    Hope this helps bro.
Thema:

Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked?

Loading...
  1. Why is Cortana not able to select music from my collection when asked? - Similar Threads - Why Cortana able

  2. Does anyone have any idea why the word fuse isn’t allowed as a gamer tag

    in XboX Insiders
    Does anyone have any idea why the word fuse isn’t allowed as a gamer tag: Pls help submitted by /u/Madabro [link] [comments]
  3. Por que no me deja comprar en store -[Translation - Why won't you let me shop]

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Por que no me deja comprar en store -[Translation - Why won't you let me shop]: Por que no me deja comprar en la store -[Translation - Why won't you let me buy in the store?] 1adc4422-85e2-46d3-a321-58727a8a003f
  4. Does anyone know why I'm not getting rewards for COD MW: 2019 although I have preordered...

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Does anyone know why I'm not getting rewards for COD MW: 2019 although I have preordered...: I have preordered COD MW: 2 Campaign Remastered Bundle and that was supposed to come with rewards for COD MW: 2019. At the time of me typing COD MW: 2 Campaign Remastered is installing yet I...
  5. Minecraft with Xbox Access - I already own the game, why do I need to buy access again to...

    in XBoX Accessibility
    Minecraft with Xbox Access - I already own the game, why do I need to buy access again to...: Over Xmas I purchased the three months of Xbox access for the price of one deal in order to buy Minecraft at a cheaper price for my son. I don't play online games as much as I used to, so I...
  6. Why is the experience of using Cortana getting worse with every Xbox One Update?

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Why is the experience of using Cortana getting worse with every Xbox One Update?: Cortana never worked as quickly as the initial Xbox Commands but was capable of doing more. Two years later and Cortana functions worse than she did when launched in 2016 on the Xbox One. I've...
  7. Why no Connected Home in Cortana?

    in XBoX Games and Apps
    Why no Connected Home in Cortana?: Why is there no support for Connected Home in Xbox's Cortana app? a21631cf-9e27-47c6-9e8b-5cbeaad91bcf
  8. Why ​Cortana always speaks Chinese ?

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Why ​Cortana always speaks Chinese ?: Cortana always speaks Chinese. My Xbox language and the area are U.S., but Cortana always speaks Chinese. I ask him what the weather is like. She answered me Chinese translation. My Xbox Live...
  9. WHY CORTANA?

    in XBoX on Consoles
    WHY CORTANA?: cortana decided to load up state of decay right in the middle of a bo3 zombies game which easily had the potential to get round 50+ when i DIDNT EVEN SAY HER NAME AND SAID STOP LISTENING LIKE 4...
  10. Why doesn't Cortana respond when I speak into my mic?

    in XBoX on Consoles
    Why doesn't Cortana respond when I speak into my mic?: Cortana doesn't hear me when I speak through my mic. is there some option I have to turn on in order for this to work? 5ec29e10-b71a-4208-9067-e4e517839e8a