SkyDrive not getting rumored music player built by interns

Back in December, there was a rumor that Microsoft would be bringing a music player to SkyDrive and the possibilities of cloud streaming audio got many users excited. If you are still holding out for a SkyDrive music player, we have some bad news for you.

The SkyDrive team is doing an AMA on Reddit, and one of the questions asked to them was about the music player for SkyDrive. Omar Shahine chimed in on that rumor and unfortunately, it was a project built by interns and there are no plans, at this time, to implement the feature.

Q: A few months ago there was a rumour that you were looking at a music player. Cloud storage for Xbox Music would be awesome. Any plans to add something like this? for music we own?

A: That is correct. About 2 years ago we had a bunch of interns here and one of the projects they came up with was building an HTML5 music player in SkyDrive. We never actually released this and have no plans to do so at this time, but that's why you saw the rumor about us doing a music player. Like many groups at Microsoft, we have ongoing conversations with the Xbox music team about their experiences, and as you probably know they just launched a new web Xbox music web experience which we think is pretty awesome (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/music).

With that being said, it is always possible that Microsoft could change course and introduce the feature in the future, but for now, it looks like this is off the table at the moment.

While we would love to see this feature hit SkyDrive, it’s likely a result of the Music labels getting finicky about the streaming capabilities and would likely require new contracts (different from the ones for Xbox Music), and may turn into an entire legal mess that is not worth the time for the SkyDrive team to pursue.

Source: Reddit

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