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Xbox Music to come the more platforms in the coming year

Earlier this month, we reported that Microsoft would be launching a new ad-supported music streaming service called Xbox Music alongside Windows 8. Microsoft officially announced today that Xbox Music would be available for free streaming on Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets. 
Microsoft says that this is the first all-in-one music service allowing users to stream custom playlists at no cost, subscribe to all the music user wants, and provide the ability to download tracks to own.

Microsoft says that Xbox Music has over 30 million songs and will begin rolling out around the world today on the Xbox 360 and later this month for Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets. The service will also be available for Windows Phone 8 when it launches. In case you were wondering, Windows Phone 7.x devices won’t get access to the service.
“The launch of Xbox Music is a milestone in simplifying digital music on every type of device and on a global scale,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “We’re breaking down the walls that fracture your music experiences today to ensure that music is better and integrated across the screens that you care about most — your tablet, PC, phone and TV.” 

The free service for Windows 8 and RT computers will allow users to access songs and stream them instantly. The free service allows for the creation of an unlimited number of playlists as well.
Users who want access to music offline will be able to get ad-free unlimited playback for $9.99 per month. Paying for the service also unlocks access to tens of thousands of music videos on the Xbox 360.
Microsoft says that in the coming year, cloud storage will be available, allowing users to add music to their own Xbox Music cloud catalog. That cloud catalog will be able to include music purchase outside of Xbox Music.

Source: Microsoft

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By AMDftw on 10/15/2012 11:07:13 AM , Rating: 2
Off subject,

YouTube ad's are getting out of hand. Why the hell do I want to hear that S***...

RE: ad's.....
By ShaolinSoccer on 10/15/2012 12:13:15 PM , Rating: 2
Use Chrome and AdBlock or Magic Actions and disable ads in settings.

RE: ad's.....
By AMDftw on 10/15/2012 1:18:51 PM , Rating: 2
But you can't block the video ad's... or can you?

RE: ad's.....
By StevoLincolnite on 10/15/2012 5:57:31 PM , Rating: 2
Ad Block Plus does block the video adverts, every PC should have it. :)

RE: ad's.....
By AMDftw on 10/15/2012 1:26:55 PM , Rating: 2
Never mind, THIS IS AWESOME!!! TY <3

RE: ad's.....
By tayb on 10/15/2012 2:15:58 PM , Rating: 2
This works great now but it's only a matter of time until sites start fighting back.

I've been asked to circumvent ad blockers on sites before. It's not even challenging to detect whether an ad was blocked or an ad blocker is installed and enabled. It'll become a cat and mouse game.

As for Youtube, I bet they eventually move to 100% in-stream ads. You won't be able to block those. They'll stream with the rest of the video clip.

RE: ad's.....
By AMDftw on 10/15/2012 2:55:10 PM , Rating: 2
Until then I will Enjoy my viedos :)]

RE: ad's.....
By StevoLincolnite on 10/15/2012 6:01:11 PM , Rating: 2
As for Youtube, I bet they eventually move to 100% in-stream ads. You won't be able to block those. They'll stream with the rest of the video clip.

When that happens I'll be looking for an alternative to Youtube.

I get blasted by adverts on the Television, Radio, Billboards, Emails, Phone calls, SMS's, When you buy a DVD/Blu Ray, My home mail box... Even when you go and watch a sports game at a local sporting center.

I want at-least one avenue advert free. :)

$50.00 Price drop too
By Mitch101 on 10/15/2012 11:12:28 AM , Rating: 2
Sure this will be everywhere as Ive seen a few on deal sites lately.

The Xbox 360 Gets a $50 Price Cut at GameStop

Also good time to pick up a 1 Year Gold Card for $34.00 been seeing that a lot lately.

Of course black friday is coming too if you have patience.

By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 10/15/2012 11:31:10 AM , Rating: 2
Man, Microsoft sure does know how to make all this Windows 8/WP8 stuff look snazzy and polished. People might really go for it, if they spend that $1.5 billion the right way. :-\

Free music
By B3an on 10/15/2012 4:59:16 PM , Rating: 2
This is a big thing, i'm surprised more people are not interested in this... i guess they just dont know about it. As far as i know you get totally free unlimited music streaming for the first 6 months on Win 8 PC's.

I'm using Win 8 RTM now but the free streaming don't seem to be available until the official launch on the 26th.

How is it free when there are ads?
By BZDTemp on 10/16/2012 5:44:23 AM , Rating: 2
Nothing with ads is free we just pay with our time and attention rather than more directly with our $$$.

"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA

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