Xbox Music, the widely used digital music service developed by Microsoft, has been in rumors from last few weeks. Microsoft has been planning to extend its Xbox Music services on the web, iOS and Android platforms. It seems that the company has already taken the first step to extend its music service as the web version of the Xbox Music is live now.
The service was previously launched onto limited platforms of Xbox 360 Console, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Now, it has been made available across the web too. The Xbox Music Pass subscribers can access the web player via music.xbox.com in order to listen to their favorites anytime, at any place and from any browser.
The web player comes with a responsive design that adapts itself according to your browser size or say screen size. In terms of appearance, it looks similar to the recently redesigned Windows 8.1 Xbox music app but lacks the rich “now playing” screen found on the full application version. Rather, it places the “now playing” bar at the bottom of the UI, thereby providing options to control volume, music playback, and repeat the last played song.
Alike Spotify’s web version, the web based Xbox Music allows users to stream music through the browser. Users can even add new music to their collection from the cloud, edit their playlists, and search freely for new songs of their desire.
The web player can be shared and accessed across multiple machines without any restrictions, hence change in a playlist at one place can be seen elsewhere on other devices too.
Alongside the Xbox Music subscribers, Microsoft has offered a good deal to the new users which allows them to access the web player free for 30 days. So what are you waiting for? Get started to listen your favorites across the web and share your experience with us via comments.