The on-demand music streaming service has existed on Microsoft’s mobile platform before now, but it was pre-loaded and therefore tied to firmware updates for Windows Phone 8. Not an awful lot has changed in this standalone release, but it signals a change in Microsoft’s development strategy: Just like Google does with Android, the company should now be able to push out updates much faster, and to a larger portion of its install base.
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Provided you have an Xbox Music Pass, the new app will let you create and edit playlists, download tracks for offline playback, listen to radio stations and more.
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