Xbox Music for Windows 10

Xbox Music for Windows 10 1.1.139.0

A unified music experience for Windows

Windows Music player is the default media player in Windows 8, which offers a solid music streaming and purchasing experience. View full description

PROS

  • Beautiful Metro interface
  • Easy to browse for new music
  • Touch screen friendly
  • Xbox Music is a great music subscription service

CONS

  • Limited format support
  • Ad supported streaming can become tiring

Very good
8

Windows Music player is the default media player in Windows 8, which offers a solid music streaming and purchasing experience.

The Windows 8 Music app has seen quite a few revisions since the first beta release of Windows 8. Now it has matured and morphed into a strong Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio competitor.

Microsoft's attention to interface translates here with a beautiful, full screen photos when browsing the Microsoft music store. Artist bios and discographies are presented with large album art covers. The entire interface is built for touch with big buttons everywhere.

When you go play a track, Windows Music greets you with a full screen of media controls and a wall of randomly generated album art in the background. You can bring up media controls from anywhere by swiping down from the top bezel or right clicking with a mouse.

While the inclusion of Xbox Music is welcomed, Microsoft really needs to create a cross platform solution in order to woo non-Windows users with its excellent music subscription service. Windows 8 users will get 6 months of free music streaming and an ad-supported service after that.

Music for Windows 8 is a solid music player that's friendly to the touch and offers a great music subscription service with Xbox Music.

Xbox Music for Windows 10

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Xbox Music for Windows 10 1.1.139.0

— User reviews — about Xbox Music for Windows 10

  • cipnrkorvo

    by cipnrkorvo

    "So feature-less it's almost useless"

    It works, but it's so limited that it's useless (just like XBox Video). Microsoft should make a single clean universal m... More.

    reviewed on February 10, 2015