Love your music — set it free with OneDrive

Add your MP3s — even iTunes tracks — to OneDrive, and they'll always be at your fingertips with the Groove music app.

Add songs to OneDrive

Add your music to OneDrive

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Open your OneDrive Music folder from the web or via the OneDrive app.

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Upload your favorite MP3s from your hard drive to the OneDrive Music folder.

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Sign into the Groove music app on your PC, Windows Phone, Xbox or the web with the same Microsoft Account you used in OneDrive. Your OneDrive music files will now be listed as songs in your collection, free to play wherever you go!

Frequently asked questions

Who can add their music to OneDrive?

Anyone with a Microsoft account in select regions* can add music to OneDrive and play it on the Groove music app. To use this feature, make sure you’ve accepted the Xbox Terms of Use by signing in to xbox.com

Do I need a Groove Music Pass subscription to play music from OneDrive?

No. You don’t need a Groove Music Pass subscription to play your music from OneDrive, it’s free!

How do I add my music to OneDrive?

The easiest way to upload is with the OneDrive app. Just add your favorite files to your music folder, and they'll appear in your Groove music collection shortly after.

What file formats are supported?

You can add music files in MP3, M4A (AAC), and WMA formats to your OneDrive music folder.

Note: some M4A files may not play correctly (such as AAC Lossless files). Also, protected WMA files can’t be added to your collection. To find out if your files are protected, right-click the music folder in Windows Explorer (or File Explorer). Look in the details section to see whether the file is marked as protected.

Which devices can I use to playback OneDrive content?

You can play OneDrive music on the following devices: Windows 8.1 computer or tablet, Windows Phone 8.1 (using the Music app) , Xbox One or Xbox 360 console, or through any supported desktop web browser using the Groove web player.

Note that the OneDrive functionality is not available on Windows 8. You’ll have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 to get the latest version of the Music app from the Store.

Can I add OneDrive content in playlists?

Yes. OneDrive content can be added to playlists.

Can I download music from OneDrive?

Yes. You can make the music from OneDrive available offline on your Windows 8.1 phone, PC or tablet. You can also download music files directly from your music folder on OneDrive.

How can I stop my music on OneDrive from appearing in my Groove music collection?

Only songs in your music folder on OneDrive are added to your collection. All music on OneDrive saved in a different folder location will not be added to your Groove collection.

Will I get extra storage space to save my music to OneDrive?

If you are a Groove Music Pass subscriber, you'll get 100 GB of additional storage in OneDrive to save all the music you love.

Is there a limit to the number of files that will surface in my collection?

You can currently add up to 50,000 songs to your collection.

What happens when I remove OneDrive songs from my Groove music collection?

Removing OneDrive songs from your collection will also delete the files on OneDrive. The files will be moved to your OneDrive recycle bin.

How can I see OneDrive content on my Windows Phone?

Make sure you’ve accepted the Xbox Terms of Use by signing in to xbox.com , then open the Music app on your Windows Phone. Your OneDrive songs should be listed in your collection shortly after.

What is the bitrate quality of music played from OneDrive?

OneDrive does not alter the quality of the music files that are uploaded. The same music file that was originally uploaded to OneDrive will be played with the same bitrate.

Still have questions? Visit our support page to learn more.

* Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.