I have seen pictures of the music + video hub when opened, showing background pictures of the artists/albums you have on your phone.

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When I open the music + video hub on my device, all I get for a background is a black nothing. How do I get this app to have background pictures?

I've looked this up and found a link that makes sense. It says that the primary hotmail account that is synced with the WP device needs to be a US account. I have already setup and synchronized an Indian account and it seems the only way to get background pictures for the music + video hub is:

  1. Create a US account.
  2. Hard reset my phone
  3. Set US account as my primary.

Does anyone have a solution that will not require a reset?

  • Alternatively, and totally inappropriate for here, does anyone know how I can petition Microsoft to open an Indian Zune Marketplace? That seems to be a better solution to get the background pictures without a reset.
    – Thomas
    Apr 25, 2012 at 5:46
  • It doesn't have to be a US account, as I get them with a UK account; although not for all artists
    – Rowland Shaw
    Apr 25, 2012 at 7:59
  • Yeah! Any account that Zune Music Marketplace supports should do.
    – Thomas
    Apr 25, 2012 at 8:01
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    Add your voice to this feature suggestion: windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/…
    – user589
    Aug 29, 2012 at 11:46

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Currently its not possible without going the reset way, which is why I am tolerating the black background myself.

You can request for new features on here. http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions

  • Requested!! Now to wait patiently.
    – Thomas
    Apr 26, 2012 at 5:21

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