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First Appearance JE: Alpha v1.0.14
BE: 1.2.0 beta
Type of Block Solid Block
Stackable Yes 64

A Jukebox is an interactive block used to play Music Discs. It was added in Java Edition Alpha 1.0.14 (Secret Friday 7) on July 30, 2010.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

If a player interacts with a jukebox while a music disc is held in their hand, the disc is placed into the machine, and the music corresponding to that disc begins playing. Interacting with the jukebox again will stop the music and eject the disc. Music discs will only play its song once completely before they must be ejected and re-inserted. Sounds from the jukebox travel roughly around 75 blocks, but the distance is different vertically.

Jukeboxes can be smelted, which will yield 1.5 items per jukebox. However, this is somewhat wasteful as the Wood Planks and Diamond used to craft the jukebox are far more valuable than any other furnace fuel source.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to place torches on top of jukeboxes by placing the torch while sneaking.
  • Jukeboxes cannot be moved by pistons.
  • The tutorial world in the Minecraft Console Editions contains a jukebox and all of the music discs in the game. Most of the discs are hidden, but the jukebox and one of the discs are located in a chest close to where a player spawns.
  • The fact that a diamond is used to craft a jukebox is likely a reference to how phonographs often have diamond-tipped needles.
  • There are currently 12 different types of music discs that can be played in a jukebox, each with their own unique song or sound effects.
  • As of 1.12, parrots dance when they are near a playing jukebox. In Pocket Edition, parrots will dance on your shoulders.
  • In the Pocket/Bedrock Edition the jukebox was not obtainable in the creative menu from 1.10 to 1.12