14
Jan
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Remember when Microsoft angered legions of fans by announcing that the Xbox One would require an Internet connection to use? The company reversed that decision, but thus far, the Xbox Music Android app has functioned in much the same way. Fortunately for it, streaming music is already an established thing, so there won't be nearly as many people excited to find out that the newest version of the app now supports playing playlists offline.

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A single switch appears on each playlist that designates which ones should be downloaded, somewhat similar to pinning lists within Play Music. Once toggled, users should be able to take those tunes anywhere that lacks a solid data connection, like an airplane or, depending on their carrier, most of the country. Very nice.

What's new:

  • Make your playlists available offline, and listen to your favorite music on the metro, or in a plane!
  • Play your whole collection; play all by genre now available

Thanks, Beau!

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Roger Siegenthaler

    Probably one of the least appreciated/least marketed services out there

  • Frank Lopez

    All the 1st party offerings with the exception of apples are top notch and xbox music is by far my favorite 1st party service.

    Being that microsoft lays with facebook so closely they should really implement the social sharing feature to battle spotify.

  • Josh Legoza

    "Once toggled, users should be able to take those tunes anywhere that lacks a solid data connection, like an airplane or, depending on their carrier, most of the country." Bertel's feeling a little snarky today! Between this and Hello Kitty I laughed my ass off.

    • Andy Stetson

      This is exactly how I feel about T-Sprint. No LTE service anywhere [near me].

      and now I have to go check out the Hello Kitty article.

    • Chan

      LOL, get Hello Kitty, you can't go wrong with it :D

    • Samvith V Rao

      Haha yeah! It's little things like these that make me read all articles regardless of their relevance to me.

  • SimonPieman

    Microsoft can go eat crap as far as I am concerned. Everything they do these days in half baked and anti-consumer.

    • http://www.ellianth.com Ellianth

      You're an idiot. Shut up.

  • David Hart

    I actually use Xbox Music as a radio on my Surface Pro 2, so this is cool :D