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Xbox Music on Android Gets Offline Playback with New Update

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Last week iPhone and iPad owners received an update for Xbox Music supporting offline playback, and now Android fans have also gained the ability to save their favorite music from Microsoft’s streaming service straight to their devices. The new update is available now through Google Play and requires Android 4.0 or higher.

Aside from adding offline playback, the latest update to Xbox Music for Android also adds the ability to pick a specific genre of music from your collection to listen to, offering a fresh way to experience your library. Of course, you’ll still need an Xbox Music Pass to use the app on any mobile device, while Microsoft offers a free version of it music streaming service for your desktop browser.

Microsoft launched Xbox Music on iOS and Android last fall, expanding its music streaming service beyond its own Windows Phone and Xbox platforms. Similar to competing services like Spotify, Rdio and Google Play Music, the service costs $9.99 per month for unlimited music, though you can try it for free during a 30 day trial.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...