Windows Phone’s Xbox Music Store now includes playlists and mixtapes
Back in the Zune days, one of the coolest features was the ability to download playlists and “mixtapes” from the Zune music store. That feature kind of got lost with the switch to Windows Phone and the rebranding of Xbox Music. You could sometimes find some good store-generated playlists if you did a search, but they were never very discoverable in the Windows Phone Store. Luckily that has changed today as now you should see a “Top Playlists” section in the Windows Phone 8 Store’s Music section. You can find playlists within each genre now. It’s easy to start playing each playlist with your Xbox Music Pass and you can tap & hold each song to download it to your device, but there is no easy way to download an entire playlist or add it to your cloud collection. The only tap & hold option is “Pin to Start”.