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How to Make a Jukebox in Minecraft

Whether you want a soundtrack for your adventures or soothing melodies for rest, jukebox is your best option. It can play discs with music that’s inspired by your beautiful blocky world and its mysteries. Sounds melodious, right? So, let’s welcome the music and learn how to make a jukebox in Minecraft! 

How to Make a Jukebox in Minecraft (2024)

While being a functional block, the Jukebox is quite different from other blocks in Minecraft. Make sure to explore all sections to avoid any errors. 

What is a Jukebox in Minecraft

Jukebox is a truly unique musical block in Minecraft. It acts like a CD player in the game that you can use to play various music discs. These discs spawn in various structures around the world and play different kinds of sounds.

Plus, other than music, you can even use the discs to send Redstone signals. But, that's for later. For now, let's figure out how to get the jukebox CD player in Minecraft.

How to Make a Jukebox in Minecraft - Steps

Now that you know the basics of this musical block, follow these steps to craft a jukebox in Minecraft:

1. First, you need to find a diamond in Minecraft. You can use our dedicated guide to speed up the process.

2. You can also find diamonds in the treasures of various structures that spawn music discs. A great example of it would be Ancient Cities where fragments of disc "5" spawn.

3. Next, break wood blocks and place them in the crafting grid to turn them into planks. You need 8 planks for the crafting recipe of a jukebox in Minecraft.

4. Finally, place a diamond in the middle of the crafting grid and surround it with planks. With that, your jukebox is ready.

5. The best part is that you can use any planks for the recipe including bamboo wood. These planks don't even have to be of the same wood.

Uses of A Jukebox

The jukebox seems like a very simple block on the surface. But, thanks to its interaction with mobs and other blocks, you can use it in various ways. Let's explore some of them.

Music with Minecraft Jukebox CD Player

When you use a music disc on a jukebox it accepts it and starts playing music. There is no need to activate or power this block using Redstone. The music goes on for a while and once it finishes, the jukebox ejects the music disc.

Its sound is audible from up to 65 blocks in every direction. Later, you can insert the disc back into the block to restart the music. Moreover, you can even use a hopper and droppers to insert the discs inside the jukebox.

Duplicate Allays

If there's one mob in Minecraft that loves music, it's the Allay. Whenever you play a jukebox near an Allay, it starts dancing around it. Plus, while it's dancing, you can hand an Amythyst shard to the Allay to make it duplicate itself.

You can use our dedicated guide to quickly learn how to get amethyst shards in Minecraft. They usually spawn in the form of clusters between the world height of Y=-58 and Y=30.

Dancing Parrorts

While Allays might love music, they aren't the only mobs in the game that can dance. After taming a parrot in Minecraft, you can play music on a jukebox to make it dance. On the Bedrock edition, your feathered friends can even dance while they are sitting on your shoulder. This cute mechanic is a reference to the classic Party Parrot meme.

Send Unique Redstone Signals with a Jukebox

As mentioned earlier, each music disc that you insert in a jukebox sends a different level of Redstone signal. This mechanic allows you to create machines and even secret doors that only activate with a particular disc.

Types of Music Discs

There are 15 unique music discs in Minecraft. Here is the strength of the Redstone signal from each of them:

Disc Name   Signal Strength
13          1
Cat         2     
Blocks      3      
Chirp       4
Far         5     
Mall        6      
Mellohi     7         
Stal        8      
Strad       9       
Ward        10      
Wait        11      
Pigstep     12         
Otherside   13           
Relic       13              

Alongside a different sound, each of these discs emits a unique level of Redstone signal in Minecraft. But, you will have to use a comparator to detect and use this signal. Moreover, as you might expect, the power level of a jukebox is 0 when there is no disc inside it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a jukebox be crafted?

Jukeboxes don't spawn naturally in Minecraft nor can you get them through villager trading. This means learning how to make a jukebox in Minecraft is your only option.

How do you make an infinitely playing jukebox in Minecraft?

You can use a loop of hoppers to make a jukebox infinitely play music. But, an easier way to do so is using an Allay. It can pick up the disc and drop it on top of a hopper that's connected to the jukebox. Plus, your little blue friend can continue to dance over and over again.

Make and Use a Jukebox in Minecraft 

With music in the background, it’s time to explore the most beautiful spots in your Minecraft world. A great place to start would be the best Minecraft cherry grove seeds. With pink petals and tall mountains, they add a new life to your adventures. But, if you want to trade with villagers then the Minecraft village seeds might be a better pick. Having said that, which disc are you playing in your Jukebox in Minecraft? Share your favorites on our Discord server!

Udayveer Singh

Udayveer Singh is a contributor to our news feed here at Servers-Minecraft and is passionate about all things Minecraft!