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Microsoft takes aim at Google with Xbox Music cloud locker -- report

Redmond is staying mum on possible plans, but did say it's constantly working on ways to improve Xbox Music.


Microsoft's Xbox Music and OneDrive might come together to create a streaming cloud-based music locker to compete with Google Music and other services, a new report claims.

China-based site LiveSino has discovered references to a "OneDrive Music folder" in the OneDrive source code, the site reported Monday. The source code says that users can upload their music files to the folder and "play them via Xbox Music from any of your devices."

Amazon and Google both offer music lockers that allow users to store content in the cloud and stream it to different devices. Microsoft's OneDrive and Xbox Music currently live in two separate spheres -- cloud storage and music streaming, respectively. If the source code discovered on One Drive is to be believed, that will soon change.

Microsoft is staying mum on its plans. A Microsoft spokesperson told CNET in an emailed statement that the company is "always working to improve and enhance Xbox Music through new features and services." The spokesperson added that the company has "nothing to announce at this time."

(Via The Verge)