Microsoft Details Xbox Music APIs At Build, New Pilot Program For Xbox Music Developers Announced

At Microsoft BUILD developer conference last week, Microsoft had a separate session for Xbox Music developers. Microsoft discussed about Xbox Music, its current developer program and the upcoming developer features and more.

Xbox Music Comparison
Microsoft did a comparison of Xbox Music with other competing services. As you can see in the image above, Microsoft has got all boxes ticked, now it needs users!

Xbox Music Developer

The current Xbox Music developer program allows developers to use rich metadata from Xbox Music using simple JSON or XML responses. Also there is a affiliate program via which developers can earn money through Xbox Music.
Xbox Music Developer Beta

Microsoft also announced a preview of upcoming Xbox Music developer program features. It allows developers to use music for inline playback and offline playback, content to remix and more.

Xbox Music Developer Start

Get started with Xbox Music developer, you can find information from the above image.

Xbox Music delivers all the music you love, on all your devices. Now, with your help, we can enable users to not only listen to their music on every app they love but also discover new and innovative ways to interact with music. The new Xbox Music APIs make it easy for any app publisher to connect an app or website to be powered by music.
The Xbox Music API provides access to RESTful web services for building beautiful experiences using rich artist and album metadata across Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, iOS, and Android. In addition to providing access to a catalogue of over 38M songs, at //build we will be showcasing our beta developer program which will enable app developers to build scenarios that take the use of music beyond simple listening, and will showcase examples of how participation allows you to use music as part of games and much more. Of course, as an app publisher you have the opportunity to participate in our Xbox Music affiliate program and get paid with some of the highest referral payouts in the industry. Come listen and help unlock a creative new world of apps powered by music!

Watch the full video below.

You can get Xbox Music Subscription from the below links,

12 Month Xbox Music Pass – Amazon
12 Month Xbox Music Pass – Microsoft Store

3 Month Xbox Music Pass – Amazon
3 Month Xbox Music Pass – Microsoft Store

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  • Nham Thien Duong

    It’s really great to see Microsoft with Xbox Music (Zune) A.P,I.’s, now they should allow websites to use Skype for chatting, just like for example Disqus and the Facebook use comment-sections, if Skype A.P.I.’s would be released it would revolutionize chatting on the web. :-D

  • WinMetro

    Calling all WOMEN! Better get back to the kitchen where you belong! Thank you Satya Nadella for sending Tami Reller back to the kitchen! http://i.imgur.com/hSSe6XL.jpg

    • Gman

      You are disgusting

  • http://g00.cc/ SpitefulGOD

    Nice to see this come to fruition now to integrate this with media centre!