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Solid Block









Blast resistance





This block can be broken with any tool, but a axe is the quickest




Yes (64)


No, but catches fire from lava

First appearance

Alpha 1.0.14


  • Jukebox
    (1) plus contents
Block Entity ID


Data value

dec: 84 hex: 54 bin: 1010100



The Jukebox is a block used to play music discs.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A jukebox can be broken using any tool, but an axe is the fastest.

Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 3
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Any Wood Planks +

Usage[edit | edit source]

Pistons cannot push jukeboxes.

Playback[edit | edit source]

Right clicking on a jukebox while a music disc is equipped will insert the disc and play music corresponding to the type of music disc you used. Right clicking on the jukebox again will stop the music and eject the disc. Music discs only play once before they must be ejected and reinserted. Sound from the jukebox travels roughly 65 blocks in all directions. It supports 12 different songs, see music discs for a full list. They are all able to be found in Minecraft's files.

The loud volume and long range of the jukebox can be used as an aid in keeping one's bearings in a cave/tunnel, although this is limited to the length of the disc.

Fuel[edit | edit source]

A jukebox can be used as a furnace fuel, lasting for 1.5 smelting operations.

Redstone component[edit | edit source]

See also: Redstone circuit

Active jukeboxes give off a redstone signal when a redstone comparator is placed behind it; its strength depends on the ID of the inserted disc. The following table shows the redstone strength output for each disc.

Power Level Disc
1 "13"
2 "cat"
3 "blocks"
4 "chirp"
5 "far"
6 "mall"
7 "melohi"
8 "stal"
9 "strad"
10 "ward"
11 "11"
12 "wait"

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values
DV Description

0 No disc inserted

1 Contains a disc

The associated block entity is used to identify which record has been inserted.

Block entity[edit | edit source]

See also: Block entity format

A jukebox has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The block's block entity ID is RecordPlayer.

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities

    •  Record: Record currently playing. 0 is no record. Otherwise, it is the item ID of the record (e.g. 2261 for the "mall" record). Other IDs can be used to make other items or blocks pop out with a data value of 0. This is always overridden by the ID in RecordItem.

    •  RecordItem: The item, without the Slot tag.

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

True when the jukebox contains a record.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Music to my Ears Play a music disc in a Jukebox. None Xbox & PS4 20G Bronze

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.0.14 Added jukeboxes.
They supported up to 15 music discs, using their data values: 0 being empty, 1 meaning it contained disc "13", and 2 meaning it contained disc "cat". Values 3–15 supported any additional discs, though during this time only "13" and "cat" were available in the vanilla game.
1.6 The jukebox now supports more than 15 different music discs, because jukeboxes now have a block entity which keeps track of the music disc by its item id. A jukebox no longer uses separate data values. The vanilla game never contained more than 12 discs, however.
Official release
1.5 13w04a Active jukeboxes give off a redstone signal when a comparator is placed behind it; its strength (1–12) depends on which disc is inserted.
Console Edition
TU1 Added jukeboxes.
TU9 Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Jukebox” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

C418's skin
  • C418 has the normal player skin with a jukebox for a head, likely because it was he who made the music for Minecraft.
  • The use of a Diamond as part of the crafting recipe might be a reference to how phonographs often have diamond-tipped needles.

See also[edit | edit source]