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April 15, 2015

Liberate your music: Xbox Music and OneDrive integrate for a seamless listening experience

Sync all of the digital music you own on OneDrive so you can listen to and manage your tunes on any Microsoft device, from PC to Xbox One to Lumia.


Where does your digital music live? Are some of your MP3 songs on PC or an external hard drive while others live just on your Lumia? Perhaps some of your tunes are still on compact disc! Well, now there’s no longer any need to copy files back and forth on your devices.

Microsoft recently announced that Xbox Music and OneDrive now work with each other for a more immersive, intuitive and ad-free experience for the digital music you own.

Upload your music to your new “Music” folder in OneDrive from your PC and it will show up on your Lumia device via the Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1. 

Once you do, you can listen to your personal collection at the beach, in your car, at home or in the office from OneDrive on the Web with your headphones.

All OneDrive users get 15 GB of storage for free, but if you’re an Xbox Music Pass subscriber, it gets even better. As long as your subscription is active, you get an extra 100 GB for free! You’ll be able to stream millions of songs and create artist-based radio stations. That’s a heck of a lot of content for $9.99 a month.

A special note to Lumia and other Windows Phone owners: You may need to sign up for an Xbox Live account if you don’t already have one and have never used the Xbox Live service before. That way, your music on OneDrive will show up on your phone via the Xbox Music app.

So tell us in the comment section below: What albums and songs will you sync on OneDrive?