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Xbox Music to Add OneDrive Streaming to iOS and Android Apps


Today, Microsoft outlined how they want Windows 10 to become the central OS for everything that you do. To make that happen, they’re taking extra steps to incorporate Windows into the lives of those who use iOS and Android devices. For the purposes of this audience, here’s a tidbit that could be of particular interest:

With the latest upcoming version of the Music app, you’ll be able to store and access your music from OneDrive not only on your PC but now also play it anywhere, for free, on your iOS or Android phone (this already works on Windows phones). This means the music playlists you spend hours putting together on your Windows 10 PC will now show up and be playable on your phone, automatically.

The key things to understand here is that streaming from OneDrive to your Xbox Music app will be free of charge, and it will not require that you have an Xbox Music Pass. You’ll also have the same 50,000 song limit that users of Windows and Windows Phone currently have. With that, however, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite music from your collection on any device, Windows or not.

The other catch? According to the blog post “The updated Xbox Music app for Android and iPhone will be available in late June or July of this year, with “beta” functionality to enable playback of OneDrive music content.”

So you’ll have to wait a bit to see this in action, but this is good news and shows that Xbox Music is working to put all of its apps on parity with each other.

Source: Windows Blog