How to Play Music on Your Droid X - dummies

How to Play Music on Your Droid X

By Dan Gookin

Music headquarters on your Droid X phone is the app named, oddly enough, Music. You can start the Music app on your Droid by touching its icon on the Applications Tray, which makes the main Music browsing screen appear.

All music stored on your phone can be viewed in four categories:

  • Artists

  • Albums

  • Songs

  • Playlists

To listen to music on the Droid X, you first find a song in the library, and then you touch the song title. The song plays in a new window.


While the song is playing, you’re free to do anything else with the phone. In fact, the song continues to play even if the phone goes to sleep. After the song is done playing, the next song in the list plays. To stop the song from playing, touch the Pause button.

After the last song in the list plays, the phone stops playing songs — unless you have Repeat on, in which case the list plays again.

When music plays on the phone, a notification icon appears. To quickly summon the Music app to see which song is playing or to pause the song, pull down the notifications and choose the first item, which is the name of the song that’s playing.

You can use the Droid X search abilities to help locate tunes in the phone’s music library. You can search by artist name, song title, or album:

  1. Press the Search soft button when you’re using the Music app.

  2. Type all or part of the text you’re searching for in the text box and touch the Search button on the onscreen keyboard.

  3. Choose the song you want to hear from the list that’s displayed.