Microsoft has finally released their Xbox Music service in iOS form, with the new app now available to download for iPhone and iPod touch. Microsoft had promised Xbox Music would be coming to iOS some time ago, and it's been a bit of a wait – we've seen a web client release in the meantime – but fans of the service can now rock out using their iOS devices. It comes alongside a simultaneous launch on Android, too.

As our friends over at Windows Phone Central point out, these new apps aren't exactly on feature parity yet with the Windows Phone client, the most significant missing feature being offline mode. The iOS app seems to at least have artist based radio, where the Android app does not, so features are even differing between the two non-Windows versions of Xbox Music.

There isn't a dedicated iPad app either it seems at this point, so you'll need to run the enlarged iPhone app for some tablet based music. An Xbox Music account is also required. We're going to take a much more detailed look at Xbox Music for iOS in the next couple of days, so stay tuned for a full review. In the meantime, if you want to check it out then grab the free download from the App Store at the link below.

Source: Microsoft, Windows Phone Central