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Associate devices with your Xbox Music Pass to sync music

Associate up to four devices with your Xbox Music Pass

You can associate up to four devices with your Xbox Music Pass. These can include tablets or computers running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT, Zune devices and Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 7 devices.

After you have associated a device with your Xbox Music Pass, you can download and sync content to that device. You can also stream music content from Xbox Music to tablets or computers running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT, and Windows Phone 8.

You can stream music to your Xbox One or Xbox 360 console, but you can’t download music to those consoles. For example, you can download music to your Windows 8.1 computer, sync that music to your Windows Phone 8 and then because your music is now in the cloud, you can stream it to your Xbox 360 console.

Once you download or sync music from your Xbox Music Pass to a computer or other device, that computer or device will be associated with your Xbox Music Pass for at least 30 days.

If you want to change the computers or devices that are associated with your Xbox Music Pass (for example, if you want to replace your home computer with your work computer), you can swap out two computers or devices every 30 days.

Notes

  • You can only use your Xbox Music Pass on phones that use your Microsoft account.
  • Xbox Music Pass users may download music to four devices or fewer, including personal computers and portable devices, as long as one is a personal computer.
  • Xbox Music Pass is designed for a single user. If other members of your household have devices with Xbox Music, their own Microsoft accounts will be associated with those devices. Because of this rule, they will need their own Xbox Music Pass.

View devices that are associated with your Xbox Music Pass

Here’s how to see which devices you’ve associated with your Xbox Music Pass:

  • From the web
    In a browser, go to Manage Xbox Music Devices and sign in.
  • On your Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 RT PC
    1. Start Xbox Music and sign in. 
    2. Open the charms bar by swiping from the right (on a tablet) or placing your cursor in the upper or lower-right corner of your screen.
    3. Click or tap Settings, select My account and then select Manage Music Pass Devices.
  • On your Windows Phone 8
    1. Start Xbox Music. 
    2. Tap More () and then tap Settings.
    3. Tap Xbox Music account settings.
    4. Tap Manage Music Devices and then sign in (if necessary).

Change the devices that are associated with your Xbox Music Pass

To remove a computer or device from your Music Pass

Open your account. (For information about how to do this, see the “View devices that are associated with your Xbox Music Pass” section.) Then, click Remove next to the name of the computer or device.

To add a Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 PC or tablet to your Xbox Music Pass

Download an Xbox Music Pass item from the Xbox Music Store to your computer. It will be added automatically.

To add a Windows Phone 8 to your Xbox Music Pass

Download an Xbox Music Pass item to your computer. Sync that item with your Windows Phone 8. Your Windows Phone 8 will be added automatically to your Xbox Music Pass.

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