Xbox Music to launch with Windows 8
Laurence Howe / 259 days ago
Rumor has it that Microsoft is set to launch “Xbox Music” on the same day as the Windows 8 launch. As it sounds, this looks to be a music service to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft’s failed Zune platform. In recent years, Microsoft has had clear intention of sticking with the brands it’s best known for, so with its “Xbox Music” name, it’s bound to capture the attention of many.
Similar to the Zune Marketplace’s options, users will be able to opt for paid subscriptions or go the free route and listen to their music with the occasional ad tossed in. At this point, details are very scarce, so what the subscriptions will offer and cost is left totally up to the imagination for now.
Xbox Music is also set to support Microsoft’s storage service SkyDrive, however, so it seems likely that the subscriptions would include some space in the cloud