I'm always down for more options that can make my entertainment experience better. Don't understand the negativity just because it isn't gaming related. The days of a gaming console being used for just gaming are long over. Time to evolve.
Multiple sources suggest new streaming service from Microsoft will roll out alongside Windows 8 later this month; ad-supported and subscriptions plans to be available.
Microsoft's new Xbox Music service will debut on October 26 alongside the launch of the company's new operating system Windows 8, multiple sources have told The Verge.
Xbox Music will reportedly offer a subscription option--similar to the existing Zune Music Pass--as well as a free, ad-supported option in the vein of Spotify. Xbox Music will release for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox 360, but apps for iOS and Android devices will not be available at launch, the report states.
A major part of Xbox Music will be its integration with Microsoft's SkyDrive, the report adds, which will allow users to store music and playlists in the cloud and access these files across a range of devices.
A Microsoft representative told GameSpot, “We’re not commenting on speculation around Xbox Music features. What we can say is we’re excited for Xbox Music as our definitive music service. It’ll bring great new ways to enjoy, share and discover new music on all your Windows 8 devices, Xbox 360 console, and Windows Phone 8. We’ll let you know when we have more information to share.”
Microsoft formally announced Xbox Music at its 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing in June. At the time, very few details were shared. However, a later Bloomberg report indicated Microsoft was negotiating with the "Big Four" major record firms for licensing deals, namely Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Group, and EMI.
At the time, these negotiations were reportedly only beginning.
So, we lost the gaming visionaries that gave our laser focus to gaming. We are now updating the Xbox UI every year, adding in apps like a cellphone!
Get ready to listen to our version of tunage you already listen to for years, but it's our version! It's coming soon to Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Xbox 360!
Hay guyz.... we dont haev gamez anymorr, but we haev a wannabe itoonz... isnt that rad n hardcor3 of us?
@Shame-usBlackley ms is doing with the 360 as what sony is doing with their hardware..trying to cover everything but nothing
Unless you can use these features while playing games then they're useless. Who turns on their xbox solely to listen to music? Pretty much everyone has an smartphone/ipod/laptop + speakers for that.
@jakethenoob you mean per year by the way, and yeah pretty much the privelidge of paying $60 a year for just being able to use the service is a massive kick in the teeth, thanks for recognising loyalty microsoft.
I'm Actually excited Xbox music is going to replace zune music and offer a bunch of new improvements. It's going to be cheaper, ($15 a month for all the music you want),than itunes and will have more music than Zune music did.
Um can someone remind me again why we pay $60 a year for this? When we can do it our selves for free!?
looks like another fail from one of the biggest companies in the world that has also been delivering the most fails recently
So I'm paying you to store my music data when I can do it myself , not only better but for free and not have to sign some kind of contract in which I agree to be made into a Human-Centibox
I think I'm gonna pass.....
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