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There’s really no shortage of music services these days and all of the different services that already exist are trying hard to increase their market share. Microsoft is in there as well with its Xbox Music service and today the company has released an update for the mobile app which finally allows users to stream music that’s stored in their OneDrive account. For those who are unaware, OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service.

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The app update that has been released today for Android still carries the Xbox Music branding even though earlier this week Microsoft announced that it’s rebranding Xbox Music to Groove.

It has already updated the app for Windows Phone to change the branding to Groove, the company says that it made this change because the term Xbox Music caused confusion as many people thought that perhaps you were supposed to have an Xbox before you could use this service.

The latest update flips the switch on offline playback support for many new devices and eliminates the need to have an Xbox Music Pass to use this service though some features still need it. Users can now download individual songs and albums for offline use and they can filter their music to see just what’s available offline.

Currently the OneDrive integration in the Xbox Music app is in beta stage so users should keep in mind that they might run into a couple of bugs now and then.

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