Last week Microsoft announced that OneDrive had been updated to allow for music to be stored by users in the cloud service and stream them to your various Windows powered devices and Xbox. The update was free to all OneDrive users and there were some extra bonuses for those who are Xbox Music Pass subscribers. At the time of the launch Microsoft also released an updated version of Xbox Music for Windows Phone to support this integration of the service with OneDrive. Now they have released an update that addresses some issues with the app but also includes a tutorial of how the integration works. The update, version 2.6.674.0 for those keeping score at home, is available now in the Windows Phone Store.
A feature that many of us have wanted has finally arrived. Microsoft today has flipped the switch and you can now store your music within OneDrive and stream that music directly from any device. The update means that you can have Xbox Music look in the new Music folder that is now in your OneDrive account and you can upload your music to that folder. Once you do that and everything is synchronized, you can stream your music straight from OneDrive, eliminating the need for storing it locally.
It seems weekly that Microsoft is running a great deal on the Lumia 635. This week is no exception. Right now on the Microsoft Store you can get a Lumia 635 free when you purchase a 1 year subscription to Xbox Music Pass. The deal is $99 and that gets you one year of Xbox which you can stream to your device (ad-free I might add), create your own stations, download music for offline listening and sync this across all your devices. It’s a great deal by itself but now you get arguably a fantastic music player in the Lumia 635 included. Oh yeah, it’s a pretty good phone too.
To get this deal, follow the link below. If you haven’t read my review of the Lumia 635, you can do that right here.
Okay, so if you follow me on Twitter then you have undoubtedly seen my posts throughout the afternoon on the Microsoft Work & Play Bundle that I picked up today at my local Microsoft store here in Dallas.
— Clinton Fitch (@ClintonFitch) December 20, 2014
I appreciate that I may be beating the proverbial dead horse. I got it… but this is a seriously good deal peeps if you use these services from Microsoft. Even if you use just two of these services, this is a deal that you can’t pass up.
Today is the final day of the Microsoft 12 Days of Deals promotion and Redmond has decided to go out with a bang. Today you can get a 12 month Xbox Music Pass for only $29.90 in store. That is a $70 savings off the normal price of $99.90. Even if you don’t live near a Microsoft retail location, you can still save big online as the Xbox Music Pass at the online store is $49.90, a savings of $50. The online promotion starts at 8:00 AM EST while the in store pricing will be in effect as soon as your local Microsoft store opens and while supplies last.