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Functionality was found in OneDrive source code

Microsoft launched its Xbox Music service in late 2012, and it allows users to stream music to your devices (Xbox 360/Xbox One, smartphones, tablets, PCs) in exchange for a monthly fee. However, the service is currently limited to tracks that Microsoft actually provides via its vast library.
 
While Microsoft’s music library is no doubt comprehensive, it’s nearly impossible for the Redmond, WA-based software giant to have streaming rights to every possible song that you would want to listen to at any given moment.

 
And this is where OneDrive comes into the equation. According to LiveSino, Microsoft is working on functionality that would allow you to upload music that you own to OneDrive and stream it to all of your devices via Xbox Music. The following reference was found in the source code for OneDrive:
 
Meet your OneDrive Music folder. Upload your music files to this folder, so that you can play them via Xbox Music from any of your devices. You can also add files to this folder using the OneDrive app for your computer.
 
It is unknown when the Xbox Music/OneDrive mashup will go live, but similar functionality is already available with Google Play Music and the Amazon Cloud Player.

Sources: LiveSino via, The Verge



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Artificial limits
By Gunbuster on 5/12/2014 4:01:59 PM , Rating: 2
This has always been a perplexing artificial limit imposed on the Skydrive/Onedrive app.
Why the hell could I view pictures and play video using the xbox 360 Skydrive app but not play an MP3 I had stored there…




RE: Artificial limits
By damianrobertjones on 5/12/2014 4:55:33 PM , Rating: 2
...So thankfully they're working on removing that limit.

Yay... I turned your negative post to a positive one :)


RE: Artificial limits
By Da W on 5/13/2014 8:40:14 AM , Rating: 2
Cause when you look in your music collection from the cloud from another device (phone when you music is on your computer), Xbox music looks by default at Microsoft servers. You get a high quality 256kbit version of your song, but if they don't have it, you can't play it. They'll just fix that.

Google music doesn't work.in Canada Neither does Beats.


garbage!
By jnemesh on 5/12/14, Rating: -1
RE: garbage!
By damianrobertjones on 5/12/2014 4:54:55 PM , Rating: 1
SO... The article states that MS is working on PROVIDING the option of streaming your own music and you post something negative? Did you even read the article?

P.s. It's OneDrive


RE: garbage!
By Salisme on 5/13/2014 7:40:29 AM , Rating: 2
The OP is absolutely correct. Windows phone user here: Nokia Icon. You need a subscription just to log into xbox music using a windows phone. The article is saying that along with getting the xbox music service you will be able to upload YOUR music to one drive.

You need a subscription.


RE: garbage!
By inighthawki on 5/13/2014 3:33:26 PM , Rating: 2
That is actually specific to Windows Phone. You can use the Windows 8/8.1 music app without a subscription.


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