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Streaming Xbox Music service finally official

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2012 23:25 User comments (1)

Streaming Xbox Music service finally official Early this morning, Microsoft formally announced their long-awaited Xbox Music streaming service.
The service will allow some Microsoft customers to stream music for free, as well as discover new artists or play full albums on-demand. You can create playlists, and create stations based on genre/artists/music type, as well, just like major rivals Spotify and Pandora. Additionally, the service will offer music videos, as well.

If you have a Windows Phone 8 device or an Xbox, the service will cost $10 per month for unlimited access to all 18 million songs.

The biggest catch of the service is the lack of support for existing software. The service will be available on Windows 8 and RT tablets, PCs, Windows Phone 8 and Xbox 360. Yes, you read that correctly, no Windows 7 or Windows Phone 7 support, nor Mac, iOS, Android or Linux.

Streaming is unlimited at launch for the first 180 days, followed by a limited 10 hours per month afterwards unless you pay for the premium subscription.

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1 user comment

117.10.2012 13:51

That's funny... the link below says it's been officially announced for iOS and Android as well.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/...os-and-android/

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Oct 2012 @ 13:52

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