Launched today: Xbox Music web version
Up against competitors such as Spotify, Microsoft may have to play catch-up in terms of functionality, as users are already frustratingly reporting the lack of a preview function. A useful feature is the ability of the client to read music stored on local SD cards, a handy feature if your tablet is running low on memory. The rest of the functionality is mostly what you'd expect to come by default – a search function, organization and playback of playlists, etc.
Upon your initial sign-in, your entire library should quickly follow through and synchronize, if you're an Xbox Music Pass holder and already sport one. If not, a free 30 day trial is available for you to take a look. There's currently no ad-supported web version of the app, therefore a $9.99 subscription is what you'll need to cough up for the service.
1. alterecho (Posts: 1072; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
"users are already frustratingly reporting the lack of a preview function."
Missing basic features on this too? MS really makes you wonder where they lost their common sense. Its as if they are rolling out unfinished stuff, without testing their own products. They just want to make money, without any regard for their customers. Rude.
3. alterecho (Posts: 1072; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Fanboys gonna be fanboys... and gonna turn a blind eye to these sort of stuff... And Microsoft gonna be encouraged by these fanboys... And never gonna improve...
I must let you know I want my next phone to be the Lumia 820, but microsoft makes it extremely hard. I want them to improve for the sake of Nokia. Stop encouraging them and maybe they will give us what we want.