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This article is about the block that plays music discs. For the block that makes music when hit, see Note Block.
Jukebox JE2 BE2.png



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Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


A jukebox is a block used to play music discs.



A jukebox can be broken using any tool, but an axe is the fastest. Jukeboxes also drop all of their contents.

Block Jukebox
Hardness 2
Breaking time[A]
Default 3
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Netherite 0.35
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks +



Using a music disc on a jukebox inserts the disc and plays music corresponding to the type of music disc used. Pressing use on the jukebox again ejects the disc and stops any music playing. Music discs play only once before they must be ejected and reinserted. In Bedrock Edition, note particles emit out the top when sound is playing. The sound from the jukebox travels roughly 65 blocks in all directions. It supports all available music discs in the game.

In Bedrock Edition, hoppers and droppers can be used to insert a disc into a jukebox.

Tamed parrots dance when in a 3 block radius from a jukebox that's playing a disc.

Redstone component[]

See also: Redstone circuit

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

Power Level Disc
0 No disc inserted
1 "13"
2 "cat"
3 "blocks"
4 "chirp"
5 "far"
6 "mall"
7 "mellohi"
8 "stal"
9 "strad"
10 "ward"
11 "11"
12 "wait"
13‌[Java Edition only] "Pigstep"
14‌[upcoming: JE 1.18] "otherside"
15‌[Bedrock Edition only][1] "Pigstep"
15‌[upcoming: BE 1.18.0] "otherside"

in Bedrock Edition, they also emit a redstone signal when any music disc is played inside.


in Bedrock Edition, jukeboxes disable adjacent hoppers when a music disc is playing inside them, due to them emitting a redstone signal even without using a comparator. Because the hoppers are re-enabled when the song ends, a system of hoppers could be used to automatically eject and reinsert the disc when it is finished playing, causing it to loop. This does not work with a comparator though, as jukeboxes give off a redstone signal when there is a disk in the box. Since they do not eject a disk when a song ends, the jukebox keeps emitting a redstone signal when using a comparator meaning that the hoppers stay locked, preventing this feature from working.


Jukeboxes can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.

Note Blocks[]

Jukeboxes can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sounds.

Piston interactivity[]

Jukeboxes cannot be pushed by pistons. They also cannot be pushed nor pulled by sticky pistons.


Music discs are not included here.

Java Edition:[sound 1]

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 2]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 2]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.wood1.00.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.wood0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.wood0.230.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.wood0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.wood0.181.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.wood0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.wood1.00.8

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameResource locationFormTranslation key
JukeboxjukeboxBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.jukebox
NameResource location
Block entityjukebox

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Jukeboxjukebox84Block & Itemtile.jukebox.name
NameSavegame ID
Block entityJukebox


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 states[]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
True when the jukebox contains a music disc.

Block data[]

A jukebox has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.

Java Edition:

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities
    •  RecordItem: The item, without the Slot tag.
        • Tags common to all items

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Block entity format.


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The specific instructions are: Appearence when affected by MC-50226
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.14Jukebox JE1 BE1.png Added jukeboxes.
Jukeboxes support 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 support any additional discs, though only "13" and "cat" are available in the vanilla game.
Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3The 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.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Jukeboxes are now broken faster using an axe.
1.513w04aActive jukeboxes now give off a redstone signal when a comparator is placed behind it; its strength (1–12) depends on which disc is inserted.
1.1116w32aThe block entity ID has been changed from RecordPlayer to jukebox.
1.1217w14aParrots now dance to playing jukeboxes.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 84.
1.1418w43aJukebox JE2 BE2.png The texture of jukeboxes has been changed.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta JE1 BE1.png Added jukeboxes.
1.10.0beta JE2 BE2.png The texture of jukeboxes has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Jukebox JE1 BE1.png Added jukeboxes.
Jukeboxes spit out the music disc when done playing.[verify]
TU9The distance jukeboxes can be heard from has now been increased.
1.90 Jukebox JE2 BE2.png The texture of jukeboxes has now been changed.


Issues relating to "Jukebox" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


C418's skin

  • C418 has the Steve skin with a jukebox for a head, likely because it was he who made most of the music for Minecraft.
  • Edison phonographs use diamond-tipped needles. Similarly, the jukebox also needs a diamond as a crafting ingredient.

See also[]