1. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    Hello,

    I just opened up Xbox Music on my laptop and it imported all of my music. Then when I opened up Xbox Music on my Surface RT, I noticed most of my music from my laptop started showing up in there with a symbol like this next to it ((.)) The same songs on my laptop have a cloud icon next to them.

    When I go to the properties of the song on my Surface RT, it says this under Cloud status "Streaming only (download here to listen offline)". When it says, "down download here to listen offline", does that really mean that I have to purchase it again from my Surface RT to have it available offline?

    I know I can just copy my music over, so this isn't really a big deal. I'm just wondering how it's supposed to work.

    Thanks!
    11-05-2012 04:38 PM
  2. jhoff80's Avatar
    No, right click on each album, and there's a download button. Buy Album is to get you the DRM free versions.
    11-05-2012 04:57 PM
  3. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    No, right click on each album, and there's a download button. Buy Album is to get you the DRM free versions.
    I don't see a download option. I only see Match album info, Delete, Buy album, or Explore artist.
    11-05-2012 05:08 PM
  4. conanheath's Avatar
    The way I've heard it works; you don't have to pay for it again. You just have to download YOUR music through XBox music. I assume it has something to do with Zune compatibility issues or some sort of licensing issue, but I don't know for sure as I'm still trying to figure it out too. There are a few other threads addressing some of these issues. You shouldn't have to pay for it again in any case.
    11-05-2012 07:27 PM
  5. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    To be clear, I didn't buy my existing music through Xbox, it was purchased through CD's and other download sites.
    11-05-2012 08:06 PM
  6. jaethos's Avatar
    The matched songs become available to stream anywhere you log in to your account. You have to transfer them if you want them local rather than streaming. It's just a nice benefit for anyone who doesn't have a pass.
    If you have an XBox music pass it's completely worthless though. I don't know which of those scenarios applies to you.
    11-05-2012 08:11 PM
  7. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    The matched songs become available to stream anywhere you log in to your account. You have to transfer them if you want them local rather than streaming. It's just a nice benefit for anyone who doesn't have a pass.
    If you have an XBox music pass it's completely worthless though. I don't know which of those scenarios applies to you.
    Too bad it doesn't offer the option to be able to selectively download the songs to your device. When I get my Lumia 920, I won't want to copy my whole collection onto it, but I'm sure that I will sometimes want to download a few songs while on the road. I guess it's better to have streaming access than to have no access to them at all.
    11-05-2012 11:27 PM
  8. jhoff80's Avatar
    Again, it does have that option.

    My guess though is that you're not paying for Xbox Music Pass. Of course you can't download the music if you're trying to use an advertising-based service like the free content you get from Xbox Music.
    11-06-2012 12:34 PM
  9. smoledman's Avatar
    Can I do this from Windows 7?
    06-17-2013 03:31 PM
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