When Microsoft launched their Xbox Music service, it was met wit mixed reactions. On one hand, they had a pretty decent selection of tracks and the mobile and desktop apps weren’t bad. It also would be compatible with Microsoft’s latest Xbox One console. On the other hand, it was missing crucial features like offline playback.
Thankfully, you can now check that one off the list. The latest upgrade to the Xbox Music app allows you to cache entire playlists of songs for playback when you don’t have a data connection available. Furthermore, Microsoft also added a “play all by genre” feature so you can easily listen to all songs of a specific genre — sometimes you just feel like hearing all things salsa for a few hours.
The application is available as a free download in the Google Play Store, though you’ll need an Xbox Music Pass subscription in order to check it out. Microsoft allows you to try it out for free, so be sure to give it a whirl and see if it’s something you like (though we wouldn’t be surprised if you went running back to Google Play Music in the end).