Ahead of the much awaited launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has announced their intentions to rebrand Xbox Music. The service that isn’t really tied in to the Xbox gaming platform at all will now be known as Groove. Continue reading “Microsoft Xbox Music gets rebranded as Groove ahead of Windows 10 launch”
Microsoft has announced Xbox music service has been integrated with the company’s cloud storage service, OneDrive. This integration will let users access Music files on One Drive.
After a long wait, the Xbox team at Microsoft has finally released of Xbox Video and a separate Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8. It’s been long since the Zune brand was shunned and its services morphed into Xbox Music and Video, but Windows Phone 8 released only with Music functionality, and there was no video rentals or downloads. We now have two separate apps, one for Xbox Music which works only with a Music pass, much like a Spotify client and Xbox Video, which finally allows you to download or stream videos from the service full of TV shows and Movies. Currently it doesn’t offer HD playback either, so that’s a bummer, considering the fact that the Lumia 1520 just released and is perfect for watching movies. In the build up to separately updated apps for the platform moving forward to 8.1, these apps come as a much needed release for Windows Phone currently.