Music Choice returning this week?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jamieh1, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Jun 9, 2018 #101 of 117
    cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    3,692
    103
    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Why don’t they show album art at least? I thought I saw that somewhere. Maybe that was Pandora or iHeartRadio (which would make sense since album art comes over HDRadio in my car).
     
    dtv757 likes this.
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    10,922
    1,613
    Feb 14, 2013
    Iowa
    They probably assume most people are using it for background music and don't have a TV on for the music - and in fact probably would drop the music entirely if it wasn't for commercial customers. Home users are streaming music off the internet, or using iPods, can't imagine very many get their music from their cable/satellite TV anymore.

    In a car you have a screen right there, so it makes more sense to have the art.
     
  3. dishrich

    dishrich Hall Of Fame

    1,671
    41
    Apr 23, 2002
    dtv757 likes this.
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    51,103
    2,320
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    I have SiriusXM in my car ... the stock radio did not show art. It failed so I ended up buying a dashboard model (not in-dash). While radios that can show art are available I am not interested in seeing album art while driving. I appreciate having the song title and artist, but do not need to see the art in a car.

    At home the TV has to be on to listen to the music (I do not have a separate music amp). I get album art via the DISH feeds and the art loads fairly fast when changing channels so it must be a continuous feed (not video but resending the image constantly along with the artist and song titles on the data channel). I appreciate having album art at home.
     
    cypherx likes this.
  5. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    3,692
    103
    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Well there was a song last night that I was sure of the band but was too far to read the text. If it was the band that I was thinking of, I would have recognized the album art in an instant.

    Album art could go right next to the track, artist, album floating box. The box floats smoothly on an HR44, and maybe at 10fps on a C61.
     
  6. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    5,391
    1,063
    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    iHeartRadio has moved to channel 799, while a Music Choice App is currently in test mode.
     
  7. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    2,290
    430
    Jun 3, 2006
    757
    The new music choice app under D* apps is cool

    Looks better than how MC looks on cable lol


    -you can view music channels (has the background like MC on cable )
    -music video channels
    -search by artist

    Very cool update


    Sent from my mobile device using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018
  8. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

    859
    159
    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    Agreed. Discovered it yesterday.
     
    dtv757 likes this.
  9. Richjr42

    Richjr42 New Member

    107
    19
    Nov 10, 2012
    Love the new on screen app.
     
    ejbvt and dtv757 like this.
  10. ATLFAN48

    ATLFAN48 Cool Member

    79
    6
    May 28, 2010
    Love the change back. Sonic Taps playlists were too short. So I didn't use it at all. Missing the dog paws and rain drops!!! Can't wait for the holidays and Sounds of the Seasons. It makes me think of my late grandmother doing her Christmas cooking traditions with that on in the background.
     
    dtv757 likes this.
  11. Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    1,300
    145
    Jun 9, 2012
    Dog paws and raindrops, sounds like a very old receiver. Do those still work?

    And (if you can't wait for Christmas music) MC has "All Christmas" channel on 858.
     
  12. ATLFAN48

    ATLFAN48 Cool Member

    79
    6
    May 28, 2010
    Lord no. They haven't been usable since 2006 or 2007? Something like that? I don't really remember. Thanks for the heads up on 858 but its too early even for me.
     
  13. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    2,290
    430
    Jun 3, 2006
    757
    Does anyone else get occasional skipping and dropouts when using MC app ?

    I'm able to watch on demand videos no problems but when using MC app and watching videos I get a lot of drop outs..

    Sent from my mobile device using Tapatalk
     
  14. buggerit

    buggerit New Member

    2
    0
    Oct 22, 2019
    That's horrible
    I hate this!
    I hate that photo
    I hate that At&t and Music choice contract
    At&t & MC should be ashamed of their selves
    And whatever you do,
    DO NOT (i repeat) DO NOT report this!
     
  15. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    2,290
    430
    Jun 3, 2006
    757
    A lot of TV providers use Music Choice

    (Quote from wiki: Music Choice is distributed nationwide by Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications, Verizon Fios, DirecTV and many other. ...)

    Would be cool if we had XM again but MC is alright

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
  16. barnabas

    barnabas Cool Member

    61
    16
    Apr 4, 2008
    Miss this guy
     
    techguy88, dtv757 and codespy like this.
  17. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    25,086
    1,583
    Nov 13, 2006
    He’s still around... just at the edge cutter site.
     
    dtv757 and techguy88 like this.

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements