March 11, 2014 Leave a comment
Xbox Music wants to be everything for everyone: A streaming service, music marketplace, offline playback machine, radio station creator. Whatever you choose to do with music, Xbox Music wants to be *that* service. It’s taken the major step of making itself available on quite a few platforms (Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Windows 8.1/RT, iOS, Android, Web). However being on all of these devices doesn’t mean that everyone gets to do all of the same things.
To that extent, I’m starting a parity watch. I’ll be updating a spreadsheet (or best attempting to update) as different features are made available across the different platforms. It’ll be interesting to see just how many boxes across a row gets checked. Please, also, feel free to alert me if there’s something I missed or omitted. I want to make sure this is accurate, so that if anyone is interested in using Xbox Music, then they can quickly see what’s available on their particular platform(s) of choice.
Also, note that I don’t plan to cover or include every nook and cranny feature. Just the more high-level stuff.
To view the spreadsheet in progress, click here.