How to Make a Jukebox in Minecraft

Close up of a jukebox on a counter. It is a brown box with a checkerboard pattern.

To enjoy some songs other than the background sounds, you can play Music Discs in Minecraft. To do so, you will have to insert them into a Jukebox. You can make a Jukebox by using 2 main components.

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    What You Need to Make a Jukebox

    Making a jukebox from 8 wood planks and 1 diamond.

    On a Crafting Table, you can make a Jukebox with 8 Wood Planks and 1 Diamond. Start by placing the Diamond on the centermost slot of the Crafting Table, Afterward, surround it on all open slots with the 8 Wood Planks.

    Where to Get Wood Planks and Diamonds

    You can make many Wood Planks from Wood Logs, which are dropped by trees. Place a stack of Wood Logs on any crafting grid to make Wood Planks from them. For every 1 Wood Log converted this way, you will get 4 Wood Planks.

    If you want to mine Diamonds, you will have to head deep underground. Diamond Ore blocks will only spawn between layers 1 to 15, and when they do, it will be rare. Don’t forget that Diamonds only drop from Diamond Ore blocks when mined with an Iron Pickaxe or higher-tier one. Diamonds can also be found in the Chests of many different structures and locations, though the odds of this are pretty low as well.

    How to Use a Jukebox to Play Music Discs

    To play Music Discs with a Jukebox, you will first need to place the Jukebox. Next, you will need to walk up to the Jukebox with a Music Disc in hand before using the disc on the Jukebox. When you do, the Music Disc will start to play whatever song is on it. To get the Music Disc back, use the Jukebox with an open hand. A Jukebox will only play the song on a Music Disc once and will stop afterward. The music from an active Jukebox will travel up to 65 blocks away.