Earlier this week Microsoft launched its new iOS app for the Xbox Music streaming service. The new update brought one major feature, the ability to play music offline. This was welcome news for those who signed up for Xbox Music Pass, as they can now access their songs even when they’re not connected to the internet. Microsoft has now added the feature in the Xbox Music app for Android as well. The update, released today, comes with support for offline playback of playlists. Previously both apps required users to be constantly connected to the internet if they wanted to stream music.

Turning on this feature isn’t that hard. A toggle is displayed on each playlist through which users can decide which playlist is to be made available for offline listening. Its actually quite similar to the way playlists are pinned in Google Play Music. Once done, the entire playlist is available for offline streaming, allowing users to listen to their music even if they’re on board a plane or simply somewhere where there is no internet, even in these modern times, that can happen quite frequently. The updated Xbox Music app for Android is available as a free download, it is live now on the Google Play Store.

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