Try Out Xbox Music — But Know What You’re Getting

Xbox Music is Microsoft’s new streaming music service. It’s activated by default if you’ve connected your Microsoft account to your Windows 8 install, meaning that you can just boot up Windows 8 for the first time and play free music in the Music app. Think of it as a built-in Spotify. Pretty cool. But before you sign up for the premium version, beware that cross-platform support isn’t available yet. It’s coming, but unless you’re using a Windows Phone, Windows laptop, Windows tablet, and an Xbox, you’ll maybe want to stick with Spotify or Rdio for now