One of the features that’s a must-have for online streaming music services is the ability to upload your own music and access it from the cloud. Various services have different implementations of this: most will match your uploaded music to their database, while a few (like Google Play Music and Amazon) allow you to upload and access your collection. Microsoft is joining the party with the launch of Xbox Music OneDrive integration.
The process is simple: head over to the OneDrive website, and add up to 50,000 of your music files (MP3, M4A/AAC, WMA formats only) to the new Music folder. You can also use the OneDrive app on your computer to upload and sync your music files. You can then access your OneDrive music on your Windows 8.1 computer or tablet, Windows Phone 8.1, Xbox One, Xbox 360, or through a web browser – giving you access to your music wherever you are without the need for an Xbox Music pass. If you do have an Xbox Music pass however, Microsoft is upping the ante with an extra 100GB of OneDrive storage space at no additional cost to store your music.
What do you think of Microsoft’s Xbox Music OneDrive integration? Are you more inclined to use the service now that you can upload your own collection? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.