Quick Note: Microsoft to Release Xbox Music Alongside Windows 8 on Oct 26
October 4, 2012 8:02 PM
comment(s) - last by
Xbox Music will be a free streaming service supported by advertisements
Microsoft announced that Windows 8 will have a launch partner on the 26th -- an
Xbox Music service
According to Microsoft, the new service will be a free streaming service supported by advertisements.
noted that it's similar to Spotify.
Xbox Music will be integrated with Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service, where users will be able to store their music and playlists, then access them from various devices.
Initially, Xbox Music will be available on Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Xbox 360 users can expect a dashboard update to support
the new music service
in the coming weeks.
Xbox Music will eventually have iOS and Android apps as well, but they won't be available at launch.
Xbox Music was originally announced in June of this year as a replacement for Zune, but
notes that the existing Zune Pass subscription offering will still be available along with Xbox Music.
Xbox Music will be released alongside Windows 8 on October 26.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: No Thanks
10/4/2012 11:12:14 PM
Did yall read the article? Its free / ad supported, identical to spotify and pandora. Its on windows 8 and windows phone 8, so a xbox live account will obviously not be required. They will also continue to sell their "zune pass" under a new name which is unlimited music for a monthly fee.
"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)
Microsoft Replaces Zune with Xbox Music, Releases "SmartGlass" App
June 4, 2012, 8:16 PM
Microsoft to Launch New Movie/TV/Music Apps on Xbox Live Starting Tomorrow
December 5, 2011, 10:11 AM
NSA Spying Won't Impact Huawei's Growth
April 23, 2014, 8:24 PM
Amazon, HBO Team up to Bring HBO Content to Prime Members
April 23, 2014, 11:36 AM
U.S. Wants to Reduce Tension Over Internet Net Neutrality
April 22, 2014, 2:07 PM
AT&T Announces Plans to Expand Ultra-Fast Fiber Internet Network to 100 Cities
April 22, 2014, 9:36 AM
AT&T Takes First Steps in Launching Its Own Online Video Service
April 22, 2014, 9:25 AM
Netflix Opposes Comcast/Time Warner Deal, Says It's Anti-Competitive
April 22, 2014, 8:52 AM
Most Popular Articles
A Bug's Life: Female Cave Bugs Have Penises, Penetrate Males for Three Days
April 17, 2014, 7:20 PM
HTC Hires Former Samsung Marketing Chief Who Developed "Galaxy" Brand
April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
NASA Finds "Habitable Zone" Planet Sized Similar to Earth
April 18, 2014, 3:13 PM
Mounties Arrest 19-Year-Old Who Delayed Canada's Tax Filing w/ Heartbleed
April 17, 2014, 3:24 PM
Thanks to Government Crackdown, Chinese "Porn Cop" Has Watched 600K Adult Videos
April 21, 2014, 12:00 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information