Print 7 comment(s) - last by inighthawki.. on May 13 at 3:33 PM

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

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

By jnemesh on 5/12/2014 4:01:04 PM , Rating: -1
So, in order to listen to custom soundtracks in your game, you have to SUBSCRIBE to their BULLSHIT XBox music service? NO THANKS!

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.

"We’re Apple. We don’t wear suits. We don’t even own suits." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki