Xbox Music app hits iOS, Android

Microsoft brings music service to new devices and adds free ad-supported streaming through the Web.

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An Xbox Music app is now available on iOS and Android, Microsoft announced today. In addition, the company has launched a free and ad-supported streaming option through Xbox Music on the Web.

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Users with an Xbox Music Pass ($10/month or $100/year) can access the catalog's 30 million songs through their iOS or Android mobile devices and create an unlimited number of playlists through the new Web portal at music.xbox.com.

Unlimited free streaming is available through the Web for a period of six months.

Microsoft also laid out plans for the future, saying it will add Radio to the free Web player in the coming months and will introduce a Web Playlist tool for Xbox Music on Windows 8 on October 17 with the arrival of Windows 8.1.

On top of that, Microsoft said it will release additional updates for iOS and Android platforms, including a new offline mode that will allow users to save their music to their device, nullifying the need for Internet or a data connection.

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I am definitely getting this because music is impossible to listen to or download for free now a days.

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@dmastor @XbotSlayer221 Dude you really need to take your meds and cut back on the Microscam anal probes.

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I got the Xbox music trial and I'm blown away. I downloaded 58 complete albums in 20 mins yesterday. I love it. I can stream it on my Xbox or listen on the iPhone app. Awesome

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@Blazen702 try spotify, already has the download function. Been using it for a year and it has an amazing library of songs and has a great 'Discovery' where it points you to new artists and not just the top found some really good small bands through it

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@Dresden05 @Blazen702 .....blazens right spotify is amazing, why change. spotify gets better with each update. if they could partner up...(now thats an idea)

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Is the Xbox music app as good as Spotify, MOG or Grooveshark?

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@ChiefFreeman It's a lot better!

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Edited By grove12345

i had google music for $8 a month but the UI got worse and worse.

Going to try this out, as I think MS eco system will grow more and more over the next year. One reason why XB1 is on my maybe list.

Really think the idea of naming MS's music service "Xbox Music" is unprofessional though. What if i dont game or dont care for Xbox.

Not sure why free pandora or lastfm are being compared to this. Not like i can choose any song i want, listen, download off line use, and play the songs i want to play using pandora and lastfm

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why bother with this when the far superior pandora is available

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@FULGOREY2K Sounds like you've never used Xbox Music.

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@FULGOREY2K Quit talking out of your ass man, XBM let you listen a full album without ads or paying for it! Can Pandora do that?

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@FULGOREY2K

Xbox Music allows you to play any song you want, not just listen to mixes and radio stations.

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OK cool, but where is the XBOX video app?

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but....but....but, the PS4 can be truned on remotely!

LoL, the Superior X1 can do that too :p

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@moesuir another genius xbot trying to reassure himself.. BRILLIANT!

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@moesuir First rule of making a point is being decent in grammar and at least try to make some sense.

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Pandora all the way :)

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@Joedgabe Have you tried XBM?

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I'm definitely getting this.

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@XbotSlayer221 I am still waiting for the Sony fanboys to show up.


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@Riddick123 @XbotSlayer221 They coming.

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@Riddick123 @XbotSlayer221 the first thing out of his mouth is what he fear most. lol

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Edited By Darknight765

@Riddick123 @Darknight765 It is new, I would personally wait about a year for them to get their library up. It does let you try it for 6 months free I will give it a shot.

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AWESOME!!! I can't wait not to use it..

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@XbotSlayer221 Dude you really need a life.

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@dmastor @XbotSlayer221

rofl. amen, dude.

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@Darknight765 @Riddick123 It probably includes all music. I just already own the stuff I like. I have very limited tastes. I have yet to see Rammstein on Xbox either.

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@Riddick123 @Darknight765 Oh god no, I like choice that aren't shit. I agree with you on that. If that is what the 30 Million song consist of I will go your route.

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I see Microsoft is offering a product. Can't wait for the sony fanboys to come out and start spouting off how great their near-bankrupt Sony is.

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@DVONvX You are not different!

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@DVONvX Followed quickly by the Microsoft Defense Force whining about Sony fans

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Edited By Riddick123

@DVONvX They both suck. I don't think either company is about bankrupt. Sony has it movie production to keep afloat unfortunately.

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@Darknight765 @Riddick123 You assume I listen to 30 million songs. I really don't care for the current music that is out today. All of the songs and bands I care for I own. No reason to add Lady Gag (yes Gag) or No Direction. Thanks. Hopefully you don't care for that shit either.

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@Riddick123 @Darknight765 So, lets do some math here. The song cost about $1. You buy ten you just paid $10. 30 Million songs for $10 >10 songs for $10. And, I don't consider myself a "genius" for figuring that out but a dumb ass troll like yourself might. Thanks for playing.

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Music apps are fine, but I'm not paying $10 a month for any of them. I'm already paying for the ripoff XM/Siruis radio. I'm about to cancel that.

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I only listen to Howard stern on my Sirius app

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@blackace Go with Google All Access.

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@blackace @Darknight765 Again, the Microsoft and Xbots assuming we're all Sony fanboys. Nope.

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@blackace @Riddick123 @Darknight765 I stand corrected then. Me and a few others just like getting the Xbots worked up. Have a good day then and work week. :)

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@Riddick123 @blackace @Darknight765 No one said you were. lol!! Read my comment again. I'm neither.

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@Darknight765 @Riddick123 Exactly, you figured it out. Buy a few songs and play them for free. You are a genius. And yes I troll all the time. Thanks for noticing.

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@blackace @Darknight765 Good point.

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Cool. Been getting some use out of the service since I got my Surface RT... had been hoping they would make a web app for it. Voila!

Hopefully they work on playlist/file management. That's always a bitch.

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@Riddick123 @Darknight765 So, by your logic the service is bad because you would rather buy a few songs and transfer them to your phone, than pay $10 and have access to 30 million? Troll much?

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@Darknight765 @Riddick123 I didn't steal them. I paid for the song and saved on my PC. Derp.

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Wonder why they don't do a free streaming option with ads?

Oh right, because Pandora last.FM and several others already do this.

Unless Microsoft buys one of them out (like they did with Skype), I have no reason to jump ship and start paying for something I already stream for free.

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@PixelAddict But But surely if you pay for it, it has to be better. For example, ust look at how much better Netflix is on xbot live compared to anything else its free on.. :)

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@XbotSlayer221 Actually, truth be told, I do prefer the Netflix app on Live to other places. Seems like the app on our Tivo Premieres lose audio/picture sync and the others (PS3, Wii) aren't much better.

Samsung's Tivo app isn't too, too bad.

Usually a person gets what they pay for, but i'll take the free Pandora app on Android any day of the week. It's.. perfection.