Microsoft Breaks Out Xbox Music and Video Apps
Microsoft today made available separate applications for its Xbox Music service and Xbox Video service. The Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8 requires an Xbox Music Pass, but lets device owners explore, stream, and download millions of songs. The Xbox Video app for WP8 is brand new and lets device owners rent and buy movies and televisions shows. New TV shows are available after they air. It supports WP8, as well as Microsoft's PCs, tablets, and Xbox One and Xbox 360 gaming consoles. The app offers ratings and reviews, lets users resume playback where they left off, and shows trailers. The Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps themselves are free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft Adds OneDrive Streaming to Android and iOS Xbox Music Apps
Microsoft has rolled out updates to the Android and iOS Xbox Music apps that adds the ability to stream music stored in OneDrive. The free feature doesn't require a subscription, so people can upload songs to OneDrive and stream them to their Android or iOS device.
Microsoft Lets Android Owners Compare Apps
Microsoft has released a new tool aimed at helping people switch from an Android smartphone to a Windows smartphone. AppComparison, an app for Android handsets, scans the device for apps and then finds the corresponding Windows apps.
Vine Adds Music to Video Loops
Vine has updated its Android and iOS apps with a new feature allowing users to easily attach music to their videos. A function called Snap to Beat makes it easy to create what Vine refers to as perfect loops, or soundtracks that loop seamlessly with no breaks.
Microsoft Rebrands Its Music Service as 'Groove'
Microsoft today revealed details about the music service for Windows 10, which is now called Groove Music. Groove will be available across XBox and Windows devices, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
2 years too late
Can't wait to see what features they will bring in the future.