Microsoft today unveiled its new music software suite that will stream your music from your computer or mobile device to Microsoft Music, Windows, and other devices.
The new suite will be available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace starting on July 7.
The new Microsoft software suite is a direct competitor to Spotify and Apple Music, as it will allow you to stream music from Microsoft Music to Windows devices as well as Apple devices, Macs, Android devices, and more.
For example, Spotify and Google Play Music currently offer both a single-play and a multi-play feature that allows users to listen to their music on their mobile devices.
This feature, known as “playlists,” can be used to download and stream music to devices like a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
The Microsoft Music suite lets you access your music files from any of your connected devices and lets you download and play music from these devices from your PC.
“Our mission is to bring the most amazing, most comprehensive music discovery experience to the Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms, which will make Microsoft Music the best music streaming solution for you,” said Paul Thurrott, Microsoft’s senior vice president of software, hardware, and services.
“This new suite includes all the essential tools you need to make music listening even more enjoyable and seamless.”
Microsoft Music will be released for free in the Windows Store starting July 7, and will be made available on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
It will be priced at $9.99 per month, with additional features added as time goes on.
Microsoft Music will also be available on iOS devices.
Microsoft Music is designed to stream from your Windows, macOS, and Linux computers and will come bundled with Windows Media Center and Xbox Music.
The software also will be offered on Microsoft Xbox One consoles as well.
Microsoft’s Music suite will also offer the ability to stream your audio from your music apps on the Windows Phone, Windows Store, and Windows 10 mobile devices, as well in the Xbox Music app on your Xbox One.
Windows 10 Mobile users will also have the ability and the option to add music playback directly to their Windows 10 desktop or laptop, and users on Windows 10 will have the option of having a single music player on their desktop or mobile devices that can be accessed from the Windows 10 browser.
Microsoft says its Music software will be compatible with Windows 10 devices running Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Microsoft says this is an important milestone in the evolution of music and entertainment in the mobile ecosystem.
“We’re very excited about the new Microsoft music suite for Xbox One that we’re working on with partners and the Windows team,” said Adam Orth, general manager of Microsoft Studios, which is working on the Music software.
“It’s going to be a fantastic suite that brings you the best of the music app experience to Xbox One, and it’s going a long way towards getting you the experience you want.”
The Microsoft Music Suite is a cross-platform, multi-device music streaming and discovery service.
Microsoft’s suite will not be available in all regions, but is expected to launch in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Australia.
Microsoft also is launching its Xbox Music suite for Mac and Linux, as a part of the company’s plan to get its music service to more users around the world.