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 love how all the Sony fanboys are at it again. They are complaining yet again. So MS releases a music app. How is this a bad thing?

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@Darknight765 Do we really care what Sony Fanboys think anymore? LOL!!

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@Darknight765 First off, we're not Sony fanboys. Why would I pay for this when I can hook up my Android to my PC directly and put any song I want from it for free? Now go pay your 100 dollars for this "service" and enjoy.

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@Riddick123 @Darknight765 Because that is called "stealing". That is also the reason why they are trying to release software with DRM on it. So next time you complain about stuff like that, remember they are making it just for people like you

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@Darknight765 Because services like Spotify and Google All Access do it much better.

Plus, it's by microtransactionsoft. That automatically makes everything they do a sham.

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@A_Rabid_Dog @Darknight765 It's bad because... someone else does it better?

By that logic, you're "bad" in every regard.

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@A_Rabid_Dog @Darknight765 So, you have actually paid the $10 and tried it? Cause I haven't.

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wow thank you MS this exactly what we been dying to hear

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The Microscam execs must be in a coma from all the drugs they did over the weekend because they haven't said anything stupid today.......Yet

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ww.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

This song should definitely be available for this app. Totally safe for work.

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@Riddick123 It sucks though. Now safe for my ears.

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Fucking sweet. Now all I need is a video game system I can watch TV on.

I mean c'mon, who the hell wants to play video games on a video game console??

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@enoslives7 You must be a caveman.

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This better be a warmup article. Where is the piece on MS blasting PS4 with: "'No way' PS4 has a 30% power advantage over Xbox One"

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@RicanV They're waiting until we all go home. We need to make a blog called Team Troll.

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@Riddick123 @RicanV I got my PS3 on Friday! =D

Been playing Ni No Kuni allll weekend. xP


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@A_Rabid_Dog @RicanV @Riddick123 I would go to the expiring soon section, grab everything there. http://us.playstation.com/psn/playstation-plus/ for a list of the active ones. Uncharted 3, LBP Karting and Xcom are permanent and will not leave.

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@RicanV @A_Rabid_Dog @Riddick123

PS+ Came with the bundle that I got. =D

I didn't see Hitman under the free games.

Saints Row 3 was there though, but that's about it.

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@A_Rabid_Dog @Riddick123 @RicanV Hurry up and get PS+ you need it for PS4 anyway but you can take advantage of instant game collection !! I think Hitman Absolution is still available.

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Slow news day. Microsoft execs must still be asleep; They haven't opened their mouths nearly as much as they usually do on a daily basis.

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@A_Rabid_Dog Yeah, slow day at work so far and I need to be entertained. Where is murderek so I can be called a kid who can't afford a Xbox One?

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@Riddick123 @A_Rabid_Dog Or Groglard's over-infatuation with the Xbone and everything about microtransactionsoft?


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@A_Rabid_Dog @Riddick123 I usually pet homeless cats that carry around dead mice. I don't see a problem a rabid dog.

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@Riddick123 @A_Rabid_Dog It might be true. I haven't seen him in a while.

I mean, I may be rabid, but I don't bite.

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@A_Rabid_Dog @Riddick123 He sees A_Rabid_Dog and goes home.

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@Riddick123 @A_Rabid_Dog You're a kid who can't afford an Xbox. Also, you steal cable from your neighbor.

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@frozenux @Riddick123 @RicanV @A_Rabid_Dog I didn't want to appear in court as a witness, much like you have to now.

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@frozenux @Riddick123 @RicanV @A_Rabid_Dog Or just watch it while they had no clue he was there while moving the remote to get the WTF response.

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@Riddick123 @frozenux @RicanV @A_Rabid_Dog

Of course not why would Richard Riddick do this? He would have probably kill the neighbor and watch cable in his house.

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@frozenux @RicanV @Riddick123 @A_Rabid_Dog You thought that was serious?

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@Riddick123 @RicanV @A_Rabid_Dog HIDE! HE'S ON TO YOU!

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Stealing cable from your neighbor....that's just vile

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@RicanV @Riddick123 @A_Rabid_Dog How'd you know?

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If you have windows 8 you already know it was coming...

I was kind of surprised when i clicked on the Games App only to see a library of Xbox games popping up....

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No thanks!

- The world

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@northArrow I'll steal that and use it in other articles. Just letting you know beforehand.

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@RicanV @northArrow Just say a friend said this once.

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@Riddick123 @RicanV @northArrow Damn you guys!

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@RicanV @Riddick123 @northArrow Dammit.

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@Riddick123 @RicanV @northArrow Already own it. Speak to my new lawyer Don Mattrick.

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@Riddick123 @RicanV @northArrow No™ thanks™!™

-™ The™ world™

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@RicanV @Riddick123 @northArrow I am going to go trademark right now.

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@Riddick123 @RicanV @northArrow No I'm going all out and laying claim to the comment.

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@northArrow LOL...nice.

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Move along.Nothing to see here but TV and music.

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@Sun-Tzu-GE Isn't that always the case with Microsoft?

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@A_Rabid_Dog @Sun-Tzu-GE Pretty much...

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Never used it. 10 bucks a month to play music on my Android phone when I can just directly download my music from PC for free. I think I will pass.

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@Riddick123

I use Google All Access. It's $7 a month, but It has all the music you want without having to illegally download anything. Supports playlists, mobile stream, and even downloading to your device for offline listening. It's awesome, unlike anything Microsoft tries to do.

*coughZUNEcough*

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@A_Rabid_Dog @Riddick123 But you will be able to use your XBoxOne to communicate with your Android so you can have a customized experience. What the hell am I saying? I won't be getting the Adbox.

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meh. not really interested.

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