Just as the rumor mill suggested, Microsoft has launched a web-based version of its Xbox Music service, which can be easily accessed by using any modern browser on the market.

Word was that Redmond would debut a web-based Xbox Music soon after making the Windows 8.1 Preview available for download. The new service was said to be very similar to the popular music service, Spotify.

This new service actually resembles the shiny new Windows 8.1 Xbox Music app, and provides access to music libraries of users along with the power of filters that can help them sort music by artists, albums or songs.

There are dedicated options to search for music online. Synchronization tools can then be used to transfer them to a myriad of Windows powered devices like PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Options to create and manage playlists are also included.

The Xbox Music app recently received a major update with Windows 8.1 — complete with new options and improved support for search.

This web-based service is obviously only available to subscribers that have an Xbox Music Pass. Consumers, however, are allowed to try out the service for a maximum of 30 days at absolutely not cost.

It appears to be only available to users based in the United States for the time being, but more countries should most definitely be available in the near future.

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