Microsoft has released free apps for Android and iOS for its Xbox Music streaming service along with the launch of a web version that lets users of Xbox Music Pass stream music through the service for free.
While the web streaming service is free for the first six months after which it’s restricted to a number of hours, users will need to subscribe to the Xbox Music Pass service for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year to get unlimited access to music across tablets, PCs, phones and Xbox consoles.
Xbox Music Pass also offers unlimited access to music videos on the Xbox 360. The model is similar to the one offered by services like Spotify and Hulu wherein the web service is offered free while access to the service on mobile devices needs a subscription.
“Xbox Music now, more than ever, powers music experiences between Windows 8, Xbox, Windows Phone, and now iOS, Android and the Web,” said Jerry Johnson, general manager of Xbox Music. “We’re also excited to connect artists with their fans on the most anticipated consumer product of the year when Xbox One launches Nov. 22.”