Applies to: Windows, Windows Phone With an Xbox Music Pass subscription, you can download music from the Xbox Music Store or your own collection to your PC or device and then listen to it when that device is offline.
This capability comes with some restrictions, however.
Adding music to your Xbox 360 allows you to listen to it in many games or any time you want.
Beyond adding music to your Xbox's hard drive, you can also play music fro flash drives and portable media players, as well as stream music from your computer.
Then navigate to the My XBox then Music Library tab, pictured below. It may take a minute or two, or just a few seconds, but if your portable music player is compatible with the XBox 360 it should show up in this list. Now you can play your games as you normally would, but with different music. If you want to change the music while you're playing a game, that's also easy. If you want to quit listening to your own .mp3 collection and get back to the game's music, just stop your music and everything will work like normal.
Here's a list of the known compatible portable music players for the XBox 360. * Items marked with an asterisk may require a fireware update before they'll work properly.
Nothing in here should do anything harmful to your computer, but proceed with caution and at your own risk. Q: My PC isn't recognizing my XBox 360 in Windows Media Player.
This is because there are now so many platforms on which Xbox Music runs—Windows (8.1/RT 8.1), Windows Phone (8), Xbox 360, Xbox One, i OS (i Phone/i Pod touch), Android (handsets and mini-tablets), and the Web are all being covered in the book, but it's also available on /RT and Windows 7 (through Zune, as well as the Web version).
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The Zune Music Marketplace included 11 million tracks.
The line of Zune players and Zune music store were somewhat unsuccessful, and the brand was largely discontinued at the beginning of the 2010s, although it continued to exist on different devices and the Zune Music Pass offered unlimited access to songs for US.99 per month.