There’s no shortage of music streaming services out there, and while iTunes Radio remains elusive in the UK for now, Microsoft has an alternative of sorts – for both iOS and Android users.
The move follows the recent introduction of Xbox Music on the web (check it out here), which, incidentally, now offers a 30-day free trial.
As for the apps, the App Store and Google Play descriptions yell: “Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it.”
Er, unless the way you want it is offline, though – to be fair – that particular functionality will follow in an update. At some point. As will social stuff, though that'll be farther down the road.
As far as I can tell, an Xbox Music pass still costs £8.99 per month, or £89.99 for an annual subscription (that's two months free, effectively). That gets you access to a music library that’s “on par with iTunes”, along with the ability to create playlists and listen to artist-based radio stations and that.
Needless to say, the Xbox Music app itself is free to install.