If you are not a fan of the amazing Spotify music service for whatever reason and are looking for an alternative, Microsoft has you covered for the rest of the year. The company has just announced that Xbox Music is now available in mobile format, with iOS and Android apps now arriving on their respective marketplaces to download.
With Xbox Music on Android or iOS, you’ll now be able to gain access to millions of songs, and works in a similar way to Spotify where you will need a paid subscription in order to use the app. There’s now a free version of Xbox Music for desktop though, offering endless listening via a Wifi connection, but supported by apps.
Microsoft has also confirmed that Xbox Music is going to play a big part in the Xbox One launch on November 22, throwing in some extra features on top such as a radio mode and the ability to check out what music is currently at the top of the charts.
One feature that Spotify Premium on mobile offers, but Xbox Music doesn’t have – is offline listening. Microsoft has said that this is the next step that they are working towards and offline listening will be coming to the app in a future update.
The most important aspect of all of this is price obviously. You’ll be paying $9.99 a month for an Xbox Music Pass, or $99.99 if you want to sign yourself away for a year. There’s a 30 day trial option available as well, so we recommend that if you are considering switching to this from Spotify.
It could end up being a very nice option for those getting the Xbox One. You can read full details on the features of Xbox One via the official website here. For those that have already used the service, give us your opinion on how it compares to Spotify below.
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