Xbox Music coming to Android and iOS

Roughly about a year ago, Microsoft launched Xbox Music, a streaming service that gives you access to more than 30 million tunes for $10 a month or $100 a year, if you are not a fan of ad-supported models.

So far it's been confined to Microsoft's gaming console, a Win 8 app and browser-based streaming. On Sunday, however, the company said it will launch Xbox Music apps for Android and iOS devices, so its users can access their subscription on pretty much any device they carry natively.

The streaming music industry is already crowded, brimming with established players like Spotify, or newcomers like Apple's iTunes Radio or Google's Play Music All Access, so each one of the major players will have their own.

You will also be able to do ad-supported web streaming for free in the first six months, then the freebies will be capped at 10 hours of listening per month. Microsoft plans to add new ways to make playlists, too, in line with its touch-oriented operating systems - when you hear a song you like on other web-based music services, you would be able to simply swipe and scoop the artists and albums for a new playlist that will be created in your Xbox Music Win 8 app.

source: Microsoft



1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Why is it that the new Xbox Music apps on iOS and Android look better than the native one on WP 8? Hmm, get your priorities right Microsoft, I want a sexier music player

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Not compatible with nexus 7. Go home Microsoft you\'re drunk.

5. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Where does it say that?

7. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Also noice, Aphex Twin.

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

By all means, who seriously use this "Xbox Music", this looks like a joke to me

4. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I use it, for only 10 dollars a month I can stream and download unlimited music. I find it better and easier than Spotify.

6. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I also use it and know about 5 other people who use it. It's a great way to get music. You can download and stream unlimited amount. You get the music offline so you don't even need to be on the internet. It's a great way to organize your music. $100 a year is great. If you really like the album then you can buy it directly from the artist. I use this as a way to see if the album is good, while still paying something for it. It's great. Honestly.....this is a major reason why I use Windows Phone 8. Now that it's on all platforms......hmmmm. I think ill be using my HTC One more often.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.