Xbox Music service can now work on Apple iOS and Android devices, thanks to the expansion made by the owner, Microsoft. Xbox will also be streaming for free on Xbox Music through the Web around the world. The service offers access to a 30 million-song global catalogue.
“Xbox Music now, more than ever, powers music experiences between Windows 8, Xbox, Windows Phone, and now iOS, Android and the Web,” says Jerry Johnson, general manager of Xbox Music.
As of now the Xbox Music Pass offers unrestricted access to songs and artists with playback for $ 9.99 per month or $99.99 per year across tablets, PC, phone and Xbox console.
If a user wants to add a song to their collection on Xbox, they will also have that song on their iOS, Android or Windows 8 device.
Over the coming months Xbox will progress, as Microsoft is planning to add Radio to the free Web player.
Xbox Music will also grow on Windows 8 when it adds the anticipated new Web Playlist tool. The tool scans all the artists and music available on a given Web page and creates a custom playlist of all that music. Web Playlist along with Windows 8.1 will be released on Oct. 17.
In the coming months, additional updates for iOS and Android platforms will become available as well, including an offline mode that lets users save music to their device for playback without an Internet or data connection.