Later, Winbeta modified the page to say, "The Music app and Video app updates are minor, as they both addresses bugs and improve app performance."
But as anyone who's ever used a changelog knows, that raises the question of which changes were made. It's all well and good that Microsoft tells us there's nothing to look at here, move along, move along. But if you're asked to apply updates to your system, isn't it beholden on Microsoft to at least explain what the changes involve?
Comments on that Winbeta blog illustrate the point. Posters say the new version:
Fixes a bug where people with Xbox Music Pass (like me) couldn't sign in (nor use the app...)
This update also sees the return of 10hr monthly limit bar for non music pass subscribers in setting preferences.
Now you are able to see the Explcit and Clean version when you download or listening a music
When you are in NOW PLAYING MODE, IN FULL SCREEN, when the song is almost finish to go for the next one, it says you WHAT NEXT (The title of the song ) and what you've been listening to.
changes on the now playing screen: it is not under the playlists, but instead it is with Collection, Radio, and Explore.
Now Playing screen has a save button on the right with the full screen button
Now Playing screen it shows what song is up next and what was on last
We could do this all day:
songs and albums now note Explicit
(Thanks for the above comments go to anidexlu, PhntmStrngr, System32, and MSFT_Guru.)
That may look like a list of "minor fixes and improvements" to you, but it certainly doesn't to me. The implications are chilling because, to put it simply, there's no way out of a bad Metro app patch. There's no uninstall -- once you have it, you're stuck with it.
Why can't we get a simple, concise list of fixes when new versions roll out of the chute? We're talking Programming 101 here.
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