Xbox Music Availability for Xbox Live Gold Users

Here’s an interesting something I found out today courtesy of a tweet from @WithinRafael.

If you are an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, then from a Windows 8 desktop, laptop, slate (or whatever your tipple) and from your Xbox, you can access free streaming from the Xbox Live Music service.

You don’t get access to the service from Windows Phone or the ability to download music for offline access for free, and you will require an Xbox Live Music Pass for those features.

Microsoft don’t exactly seem to be ‘sharing’ this information, because the details at http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/music/ don’t exactly scream and shout free stuff.

Get yourself a Nokia Lumia for the free Nokia Mix Radio on Windows Phone and free streaming on your full fat Windows device and your set for free though which I like very much, typing here from my Windows 8 laptop listening to some free David Guetta.

richardjgreen

Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. Richard Green is an IT Pro with over 15 years' of experience in all things Microsoft including System Center and Office 365. He has previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of work, he loves motorbikes and is part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. He is also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.

One thought on “Xbox Music Availability for Xbox Live Gold Users

  1. One thing to note that I just discovered whilst streaming is that is drops the occasional audio advert between songs.

    This isn’t anything you don’t get with a free Spotify account if you are lucky enough to still have hold of one, but just worth noting.

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