Xbox Music comes to Google Play and App Store

Xbox Music comes to Google Play and App StoreThere’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.

Yep, it’s Xbox Music, launched almost one year ago alongside Windows 8. Grab it now on the App Store and/or Google Play, though you’ll need an Xbox Music Pass.

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.

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 11, 2013 at 13:58

Lewis, any chance we could have some kind of comparison/review of the streaming services currently available? With the recent launch of Google All Access and now Xbox Music, now seems a good time. Maybe you could ask Emma, if you think it's a decent idea?

Also, they all offer free trials so it wouldn't cost owt to test them out :).


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