You can now add MP3s and many more file types to OneDrive for streaming

xbox-musicIt has been a long time in the making, but OneDrive music streaming is finally ready to go. As of now, you will be able to store all of your local MP3s on OneDrive. This will allow you to stream music with Xbox Music app on any of your Windows devices running on Windows 8.1.

This feature will support MP3, M4A (AAC), and WMA file types. In addition, you will not need to have an Xbox Music pass to use this feature, but for those who do own one, Microsoft will honor them with 100GB free of OneDrive storage.

It’s worth noting that even though Xbox Music is available for iOS, Android and Windows 8, the streaming features are not available to these OSs. It’s also worth noting that Apple charges $24.95 for a similar service, so this is definitely an advantage to the Microsoft side.

There will be a limit of how many songs one can store, and that limit is set a 50,000. This service is available in the US, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


Microsoft plans to deliver offline OneDrive file access on Window Phone

onedrive_tweet1It was reported earlier that OneDrive will bring music streaming using Xbox Music, and of course get a music storage feature.  Today however, we discovered that Microsoft has another OneDrive feature that will eventually make its way over to Windows Phone, and that’s the ability to have offline OneDrive file access which is  similar to that of OneDrive on the Windows desktop.

This feature was highly requested on OneDrive UserVoice and was just recently marked as “in the plans” by a program Manager at Microsoft.  This obviously means that a timeframe is not available, but having this feature will be a fantastic addition on Windows Phone, so knowing that its “in the plans” is good enough for us.

Source: OneDrive UserVoice