Microsoft has today launched its new OneDrive and Xbox Music integration which allows users to stream their OneDrive music directly from the Xbox Music service. This new integration is free, meaning anybody with a OneDrive account can now access their music without needing an Xbox Music Pass, which is good news for those who don’t use Xbox Music.
Starting now, OneDrive users will see a folder in the root of their OneDrive titled Music. This is where Xbox Music will pull songs from, so anything you want to stream via the Xbox Music service should go into that folder.
As of today, any music files that you upload to your new “Music” folder in OneDrive will start to show up in your collection on music.xbox.com and in the Xbox Music apps for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, Xbox 360, and Xbox One – no Music Pass required!
The easiest way to upload is with the OneDrive app. Just add your favorite files to your Music folder, and they’ll appear in your Xbox Music Collection shortly after. You can add music files in MP3, M4A (AAC), and WMA formats. You can currently add up to 50,000 songs to your collection. As an added incentive, if you are a Music Pass subscriber, you’ll get 100 GB of additional storage in OneDrive to save all the music you love.
You can begin using this new functionality by clicking this link. Are you a OneDrive and Xbox Music user? If so, will you be taking advantage of this new integration functionality? Leave us your comments below.Further reading: Microsoft, OneDrive, Xbox Music