Xbox Music Pass for computers and devices

Overview

With an Xbox Music Pass, you can download, stream and listen to as many songs from the Xbox Music store as you want, as often as you want.

Stream your music over the web

You can now stream your Xbox Music Pass music over the Internet using only a web browser. Go to the Xbox Music website and sign in with your Microsoft account.

Associate up to four devices with your Xbox Music Pass

Your Xbox Music Pass enables you to download and sync items to up to four different devices that have the Xbox Music app. The devices can include tablets, computers running Windows 8 or Windows RT, Zune devices and Windows Phones. The Xbox Music Pass also enables you to stream music content from Xbox Music to these devices. Note For more information about how Zune works with the Xbox Music Pass, see Zune Music is now Xbox Music!

For example, you can download music to your work computer, a laptop, a tablet device and a phone. Or you can download music to one computer and then sync that music to a phone, an Xbox 360 console and another computer.

Once you've downloaded or synced 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 replace your home 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 on up to four devices, including personal computers and portable devices, so long as one is a personal computer.
  • Xbox Music Pass is designed for a single user. If other members of your household have devices running Windows 8 or Windows RT, their own Microsoft accounts will be associated with these devices. This means that they need their own Xbox Music Passes.

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 or Windows 8 RT PC
  • Note Make sure that you are running the most recent version of the Xbox Music app. To check, on your Start screen click or tap Store. If you have a number in the upper-right corner, it means that many apps have updates waiting to be installed. If one is the Music app, install it.

    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 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.

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 or Windows RT 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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