Xbox Music for Android updated, brings offline streamingWritten by Alan Buckingham on January 14, 2014 - 02:10PM @alanbuckingham
There is certainly no shortage of streaming music services. You practically trip over them when you are on the web. Google, Spotify, Apple…the list goes on. But it’s a game Microsoft wishes to be part of as well, and it brings Xbox Music to the table to compete.
Today, the Android app for the service just became a whole lot more useful with its new update, Version 2.0.31212 brings support for offline playback, which is handy when out and about, and a connection simply is not available. You can also play your entire collection, and even play by genre.
You’ll need to be running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or newer to take advantage of all this musical goodness, but that’s becoming less of a barrier these days as customers slowly upgrade to modern handsets. The app is free, however the service will dent your wallet a bit on a monthly basis.