There's yet another streaming music option on Android, and it comes courtesy of Microsoft. An Xbox Music app is set to debut today in Google Play. It will provide access to unlimited streaming to Xbox Music Pass subscribers, but the initial release is a little light on features.
Users will have access to all the songs in Microsoft's library from the app, but there won't be any offline capability at launch. Microsoft plans to issue updates every 4-6 weeks, and says offline caching is going to be added in the coming months. The app meshes with the new Xbox One interface and provides access to all the usual music-type things like playlists, radio, and top charts.
The web version of Xbox Music is adding free ad-supported listening today, but only through desktop browsers. It sounds like the Android app will not allow ad-supported listening like Windows 8 or the new web player. An Xbox Music Pass subscription is $9.99 per month or $99.99 for a whole year, if you're interested. The app isn't live in Google Play yet, but we'll keep an eye out for it. The app is also coming to iPhone, but we don't like to talk about that around here.
Update: The app has appeared in Google Play. Check it out below with some more screens. Also, device support seems pretty lacking. No tablets right now, and even some phones like the HTC One are blocked.