Microsoft’s SkyDrive now lets people stream their stored music to Windows Phones


People with a Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage account and a Windows Phone smartphone will soon be able to stream music from the former to the latter. Tech blog Being Manan has discovered that the soon-to-be-released ‘Mango’ update for Windows Phone adds the ability to stream music from SkyDrive accounts as well as accessing documents and photos. Microsoft hasn’t announced the feature, and judging by the video, it’s a somewhat fiddly workaround compared to cloud services specifically designed for music. Even so, it’s likely to prick up the ears of rightsholders keen to see if Microsoft is planning a full cloud music offering. For now, the official SkyDrive Twitter account has responded to the post thus: “Glad people enjoy Mango/IE9 playing music on the web. We’re focused on seamless access to photos & docs in Mango.”

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