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Get music and podcasts from the Store

Xbox Music Store and Windows Phone Store are where you'll find great music, podcasts, and more. Some stuff is free to play, download, or sample. Other items are available to buy or stream.

For the best music experience in Xbox music, consider subscribing to an Xbox Music Pass. For a monthly fee, subscribers can download and stream an unlimited number of songs to their phone, Xbox 360, and PC. The Xbox Music Pass also allows you to take full advantage of your cloud collection—a virtual record bin that you can listen to on your phone without actually downloading or storing music.

For more information about Xbox Music and your cloud collection, see Use Xbox Music on my phone.

To download or stream music to your phone

  1. On Start Start button, tap Music + Videos Music + Videos icon.

  2. Flick to Xbox and then tap Xbox Music Store.

  3. Flick left or right, browse through the available genres, or tap Search Search button and type a song title, album title, or artist name.

  4. When you find the music you're looking for, tap it, and then do one of the following:

    • To buy and download a song or album, tap and hold it, tap Buy, and then tap Buy.
    • To download a song or album without buying it, tap it, and then tap Download. (Xbox Music Pass subscription required.)
    • To play a song or album without downloading it (that is, to stream it), tap Play Play icon. (Xbox Music Pass subscription required to play entire songs.)

To download songs from your cloud collection

If you have an Xbox Music Pass that you use on your computer or you've previously purchased songs from the Xbox Music Store or the Zune Marketplace, then you have songs in your cloud collection that you can download to your phone. You can choose the songs you want and then download your selections all at once.

  1. On Start Start button, tap Music + Videos Music + Videos icon.

  2. Flick to Collection and then tap Music.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Flick to Albums or Playlists, and then tap the album or playlist that contains songs you want to download.
    • Flick to Songs.
  4. Tap the Select Select button button, select the songs you to want to download, and then tap the Download Download button button.

Notes

  • Songs in your cloud collection have streaming Streaming icon icons next to them.
  • For more information about Xbox Music, see Use Xbox Music on my phone.

To download an audio or video podcast on your phone

  1. On Start Start button, tap Store Store icon, and then tap podcasts.

  2. Flick left or right, browse through the available categories, or tap Search Search button and type the name of a podcast.

  3. When you find the podcast you're looking for, tap it, and then do one of the following:

    • To read its description, flick to Overview.
    • To download just one episode, tap and hold it, and then tap Download.
    • To subscribe to the series, tap Subscribe, choose the settings you'd like, then tap Confirm.

    When you subscribe to a podcast series, new episodes download automatically while your phone is charging. By default, podcasts download over a Wi-Fi connection. You can allow podcasts to be downloaded over your cellular data connection, but your mobile operator may charge you extra for data usage.

Notes

  • To learn more about Xbox Music Pass and see if it's available in your country or region, go to Xbox.com.
  • Subscribing to podcasts on your phone is only available in the United States at this time.
  • Xbox Music Store is not available in all locations or languages. Store content may also vary by market: not all items are available for purchase, rental, download, or streaming.

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