Xbox Music launching on October 26th with free ad-supported streaming

Xbox Music launching on October 26th with free ad-supported streaming

Microsoft plans to use its Windows 8 launch party to also unveil its own music-streaming service – Xbox Music. From what we’re hearing, the service will offer subscriptions similar to Zune Music Pass, while also allowing users to get something for free, relying on the ad-supported plan that makes it similar to Spotify and Pandora.

At launch, Xbox Music will be available on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox 360, with other platforms — including iOS and Android — getting it at some point in the future.

Aside from streaming, the service will also integrate SkyDrive, making sure users can store music and playlists in the cloud, and access them from different devices… Sounds pretty cool though we have to try it ourselves before making any judgments.

[Via: WinSource]

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