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Microsoft adding 'All Sources' music locker to OneDrive

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage solution can apparently accept user-owned music uploads, for playback on Web-connected devices like the Xbox. That's according to Chinese tech site LiveSino, who noticed the feature when digging into OneDrive's source code.

Within the code, LiveSino found the following message:

Meet your OneDrive Music folder. Upload your music files to this folder, so that you can play them via Xbox Music from any of your devices. You can also add files to this folder using the OneDrive app for your computer.

Apparently, the OneDrive Music folder would sit on the user's desktop. Users would then simply drag-and-drop music files that they've already paid for, to upload them onto OneDrive for distribution via streaming.

If true, this "storage locker" feature would bring Microsoft's music capabilities closer in line with those offered by Amazon and Google. It would also be a step up from Microsoft's current Xbox Music service, which allows subscribers to only store music available from the Xbox Music Store.

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