Microsoft released a brand-new Xbox Music app for iOS this evening. The app features ad-free streaming from Microsoft’s massive song catalog, with custom stations built around specific artists, songs, or albums. These playlists can be synced to your other Xbox Music-capable devices, such as an Xbox 360.

The app requires an Xbox Music Pass to work, which comes in both free or paid varieties. The app description doesn’t state that a paid subscription is needed, but free accounts are limited to only ten hours per month after the first six months of use.

The iOS app is available now for free on the App Store.

The iTunes description is below:

***An Xbox Music Pass is required to use this app.***

Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it. Now you can access your Xbox Music Pass on your iPhone, Xbox, Windows 8 PC or tablet, and the web.

Xbox Music Pass on iPhone features:
•Stream ad-free music from a catalog of tens of millions of songs
•Add songs, albums, and playlists to your Xbox Music collection and access them from other devices
•Create playlists that sync across your phone, Xbox 360, PC, tablet, and the web
•Listen to music while using your iPhone
•Listen to artist-based radio stations
•Enjoy a rich visual experience for searching, viewing , and playing back music

Xbox Music Pass is the best way to enjoy your favorite music, and discover new songs, albums, and artists right from your iPhone.

Coming soon: download your music for listening offline

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5 Responses to “Microsoft releases Xbox Music for iOS with ad-free music streaming and cross-platform syncing”

  1. Eric Lee says:

    anyone knows if Apple will live stream Tuesday event this year???

  2. rogifan says:

    Wow that’s an ugly app.

  3. How is deadmau5 in the “pop playlist”?