Minecraft has arguably one of the best soundtracks in the video game world. Is this my nostalgia speaking? Perhaps. But there’s no doubt that the game has a diverse soundtrack that’s hard not to love.
Besides the music we’re all used to, from the ones we hear in caves to the theme song, C418’s work is incredible. That said, new music discs are added to Minecraft with almost every update. And the only way to listen to them is with the help of a Jukebox. Here’s a guide on how to make a Jukebox in Minecraft.
Where Can You Find a Jukebox in Minecraft
While Jukeboxes have been around since the early versions of Minecraft, they don’t naturally generate in any structure or biome. That’s somewhat unfortunate; imagine how nice it’d be to have a Jukebox in the middle of every village playing your favorite music disc.
Alas, crafting one is the only way to obtain one.
How to Craft a Jukebox in Minecraft
Jukebox Crafting Recipe
To craft a Jukebox, all you have to do is follow the recipe shown above, which requires the following items:
- 8 Wooden Planks
- 1 Diamond
I know what you’re thinking. This does seem like a waste of your precious diamonds, especially when you’re early on in the game. But, I believe that once you get a hold of stacks of diamonds, spending just one of these on a Jukebox is a great idea.
How to Use a Jukebox in Minecraft
Using a Jukebox
Now that you’ve obtained a Jukebox, it’s time to put it to good use. Jukeboxes don’t really have any extravagant uses; after all, they’re simply there to play the music discs you’ve obtained from your adventures.
To place a disc inside a Jukebox, all you have to do is select it in your inventory and right-click on the Jukebox; this will prompt it to start playing the disc, the name of which you’ll see at the bottom of the screen.
Once the music is over, the disc will be ejected from the Jukebox, so you’ll have to go back to it and place it inside again. If you’re Redstone-savvy, you can create a small circuit with hoppers and droppers that automatically pick up the disc and put it back into the Jukebox, but this does require some skill to achieve.
What doesn’t require that much skill is breeding Allays. To do so, you’ll need an active Jukebox playing any kind of music so that the Allay dances. Then, simply give it an Amethyst Shard, and it’ll duplicate itself. So, now you’ll have two dancing Allays!
That’s how simple it is to make a Jukebox in Minecraft. These hold a special place in my heart because I used the first diamond I ever got in-game to craft one (yes, I didn’t know that gear could be crafted from diamonds back in 2012). What are your thoughts on Jukeboxes in Minecraft? Let us know over on the Minecraft Forum!