Looking for a good music app that will work well with your Microsoft ecosystem? Currently you wont find one better than Xbox Music. #Xbox #Microsoft #XboxMusic
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Platform: Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows, Android, iOS
Price: Free (Requires subscription on mobile devices)
Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it. Now you can access your Xbox Music Pass on your Android phone, Xbox, Windows 8 PC or tablet, and the web.
What is it?
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Xbox Music is a music player app very similar to that of Google’s Play Music. You will have to subscribe to the music pass for $9.99 a month to access the app unless you are using a Windows 8 PC.
· All access to a large library of music
· Access to your own library of music stored in the cloud via one-drive
· Radio feature
- No Limit on the amount of devices you can use
- Clean UI
- Ease of use
- Requires Subscription to use app on mobile devices
- Not all songs are created equally
- Lock Screen cover art won’t appear on my Nexus 4, or 5
- Widget are not resizable
- Songs are required to be added to playlist to be cashed for offline use
- No Tablet UI
I’ve been looking around for new music apps to try out. I never realized to Microsoft put Xbox Music on mobile devices. The initial set-up is simple enough though I ran into some issues with it when setting it up on my nexus 4. I corrected this by logging out of the app then logging back in. I also noticed that even though I have the pass to listen to everything I want some song still require payment due to the copyright holders not supporting the pass (notable mention Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good”). Overall I really like the Xbox Music app. It has that kind of Xbox feel to it so if you are a fan of the Xbox Ecosystem this is the music app for you. I’m hoping Microsoft updates this app with a more Material Design UI to it.
If you are in the market for a new music app that is completely cross platform that doesn’t have limits to the amount of devices you use (That I Know of… I’m currently connected to 5 Devices), Xbox Music is for you. Also if you are already a fan of the Xbox ecosystem you can’t go wrong here.