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Microsoft now lets you add your MP3s to OneDrive and play them via Xbox Music

Google started the whole ‘music locker’ craze when it offered free storage for up to 20,000 tracks through its Play Music service (that limit has since been upped to 50,000). And now, following Amazon, Microsoft wants a piece of this pie too.

So it’s teamed up its OneDrive cloud storage service with Xbox Music. The former stores your existing music collection, while the latter lets you play it on your PC, Windows Phone, or Xbox. Unfortunately though, iOS and Android devices are not supported.

If you have a Microsoft account, and you use it for both OneDrive and Xbox Music, a Music folder should show up on your OneDrive. This is where you can upload your existing music collection (up to 50,000 files). Accepted file formats are MP3, M4A (AAC), and WMA.

After you’ve completed the upload, the tracks will become available for playback in Xbox Music, regardless of whether you’re using the clients for PC, Windows Phone, Xbox, or the Web. The files you uploaded will be listed as songs in your collection, and you’re free to stream them as many times as you want.

Before you do any of this, make sure you’ve accepted the Xbox Terms of Use by signing in to Also know that the music locker is only available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, at least for now.

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