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Xbox Music Hits the Web

Xbox Music Hits the Web

As had been anticipated, today Microsoft took the wraps off Xbox Music for the Web. If you are a Xbox Music Pass subscriber, head to http://www.music.xbox.com/ and gain access to more than 22 million songs, and create playlists that will sync across all your Xbox Music devices (tablet, phone and PC).

From the screenshots that were shared, it looks like the service shares a nearly identical layout to the service offered on Windows 8. Without an Xbox Music Pass, you can’t do anything on the site currently, however, Microsoft is offering a 30-day trial if you want to check it out (though if you have previously used a trial on your account, you won’t be able to take advantage of the trial).

Also somewhat odd is that it seems the site doesn’t play nicely with touch since it uses mouse-over actions. Curious that as Microsoft tries to push a touch lifestyle they would introduce a new Web app that won’t play nice with touch. Perhaps it’s a way to force touchscreen devices to use the app versus the Web interface.

If you’ve tried out the service, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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