Scheduled to be unveiled sometime this week, Microsoft has gone ahead and opened up a web version of Xbox Music, allowing Xbox Music subscribers to get access to their music Collections. The interface is pretty simple and touch-screen worthy, giving access to Collection, Now Playing, and Playlist areas. You can even create a new playlist inline and use the Search All Music feature to locate that perfect song for when you are tasked with building multiple VMs for your Private Cloud.
Each album provides a Play button, as well as a Plus button. Clicking on the Plus button presents additional options for organizing the album.
The interface provides the same options for organizing music as you're used to if you use Xbox Music on a Windows 8 device, Windows Phone, or Xbox, allowing you to sort by Album, Artist, or Song. You can then sort by date added, alphabetical, release year, and also genre.
While a song or album is playing the bottom of the browser will show the progress indicator, along with the standard audio management buttons such as rewind, play, fast forward, volume and whether or not you want to configure the song or album to repeat.
You can give it a whirl here: Xbox Music
NOTE: The ability to store your music in the Cloud is not available for this release. And, there are currently no social sharing options for songs or albums.