Microsoft to take on Apple, Spotify with Xbox Music service

Updated: 2012-10-16
Share this news?...Click box   Bookmark and Share
Read more on: Microsoft Xbox Music service   Apple   Spotify   online music  
Microsoft is set to take on Apple's iTunes, Amazon and Spotify with a new music service. 
 
Called Xbox Music, the service will let people stream music to their computer, phone and games console. 
 
There will be a free version with ads for computer users, or a paid version (£8.99 or $9.99 per month) with no ads for computer, phone and console owners. 
 

Microsoft's new Xbox Music service will allow users to listen on the console, computer and phone, and will take on iTunes and Spotify
 
The service will be expanded to Windows software-based computers and tablets, including the upcoming Surface tablet, from October 26, when Microsoft launches Windows 8.

It will be expanded to phones shortly after that. 
 
The firm hopes that my allowing people to access the same service on phones, computers and tablets, it can compete with Apple's iTunes download service and Spotify's streaming 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.'

About 18 months ago, the company realized that Xbox users were spending half to 60 percent of their time on entertainment services rather than video gaming, Xbox Music general manager Jerry Johnson said. 
 
'We also realise, as an entertainment company, that music is an important ingredient on its own and as a part of different user experiences,' Johnson said. 
 
Xbox Music replaces Microsoft's digital media brand Zune that struggled to compete with iTunes. 
 
Microsoft will offer a free ad-supported music streaming service, and a premium £8.99 ($9.99) subscription service for unlimited, ad-free streaming. 
 
The service includes a download-to-own music store with over 30 million songs in its global catalog, more than iTunes' library of over 26 million songs. 
 
It also carries over 70,000 music videos, available only on the Xbox console. 
 
It has cloud-storage features similar to iTunes and Amazon Cloud Player and an artist-based radio function like music streaming services Pandora and Spotify. 
 
Xbox Music will be available in 22 countries.

Microsoft hopes to take the service to Apple iOS and Google Inc Android devices next year. 
 
 
SOURCE:
dailymail.co.uk
Editorial Message
This site contains materials from other clearly stated media sources for the purpose of discussion stimulation and content enrichment among our members only.
whatsontianjin.com does not necessarily endorse their views or the accuracy of their content.
For copyright infringement issues please contact editor@whatsontianjin.com
Share this news?...Click box   Bookmark and Share
Comments Area ( Total Comments: 1 )
ChasThuple commented on 24 May 2017
Meilleur Site Pour Achat Propecia [url=http://zol1.xyz/generic-zoloft-usa.php]Generic Zoloft Usa[/url] Kamagra Aus Uk Is Canadian Health Care Mall Legitimate [url=http://viag1.xyz/fast-shipping-viagra.php]Fast Shipping Viagra[/url] Cialis Nebenwirkungen Erfahrungen Viaga From India [url=http://viag1.xyz/viagra-100mg.php]Viagra 100mg[/url] Ieson Propecia Order Amoxicilina Medication Shop [url=http://kama1.xyz/order-kamagra-gel.php]Order Kamagra Gel[/url] Viagra Y Drogas Amoxil Dosing [url=http://cial1.xyz/buy-cheap-generic-cialis.php]Buy Cheap Generic Cialis[/url] Cialis Vente Libre Pharmacie France Macrobid Tablets Low Price [url=http://zol1.xyz/generic-zoloft-usa.php]Generic Zoloft Usa[/url] Viagra Et Prostate Canadian Pharmacy 24 Hr [url=http://viag1.xyz/buy-real-viagra-online.php]Buy Real Viagra Online[/url] Cialis Et Ulcere Amoxicillin Typical Dose [url=http://cytotec.ccrpdc.com/buying-cytotec-online-1.php]Buying Cytotec Online[/url] Brand Cialis Overnight Shipping Elavil Generic 50 Mg. No Script [url=http://propecia.ccrpdc.com/cheapest-propecia-prices.php]Cheapest Propecia Prices[/url] Cialis Generico In Farmacia In Italia Viagra Umsatz 2010 [url=http://zol1.xyz/where-to-order-zoloft.php]Where To Order Zoloft[/url] Propecia Culturismo Sale [url=http://kama1.xyz/generic-kamagra-buy.php]Generic Kamagra Buy[/url] Search Propecia Generika Cialis Potenzmittel [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/cialis-on-line.php]Cialis On Line[/url] Cialis 0 5 Worldwide Clobetasol In Australia Discount Without A Script [url=http://viag1.xyz/viagra-samples.php]Viagra Samples[/url] Shipped Ups Dutasteride Free Doctor Consultation Propecia Half Hair Loss [url=http://kama1.xyz/compra-kamagra-online.php]Compra Kamagra Online[/url] Buy Cialis 5mg From Canada What Is Priligy 30mg [url=http://viag1.xyz/sildenafil-citrate.php]Sildenafil Citrate[/url] Cialis En Embarazo Forum Ou Acheter Du Viagra [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/brand-cialis.php]Brand Cialis[/url] Order Doxycycline From Canada Propecia To Buy Propecia [url=http://prednisone.ccrpdc.com/online-generic-deltasone.php]Online Generic Deltasone[/url] Buy Effexor Online Buy Valtrex Online With No Prescription [url=http://cial1.xyz/cialis-online-buy.php]Cialis Online Buy[/url] 247 Rx Shop Viagra Generic Come Comprare Viagra Su Internet [url=http://zol1.xyz/buy-cheap-zoloft-site.php]Buy Cheap Zoloft Site[/url] Canadian Drug Of Greenfeild Pharmacy Cadia Cialis [url=http://kama1.xyz/how-to-get-kamagra.php]How To Get Kamagra[/url] Clomid Et Provames Keflex And Utis [url=http://kama1.xyz/kamagra-jelly.php]Kamagra Jelly[/url] Amoxicillin Bladder Infections Order Citalopram No Rz [url=http://viag1.xyz/sildenafil-generic.php]Sildenafil Generic[/url] Cheap Buy Propecia Online Viagara Canadian Pharmacies [url=http://prozac.ccrpdc.com/cheap-prozac-online.php]Cheap Prozac Online[/url] No Perscription Viagra Bentyl Internet [url=http://zol1.xyz/buying-zoloft-online.php]Buying Zoloft Online[/url] Se Vende Cialis Sin Receta Achat Viagra Original [url=http://cial1.xyz/cheap-cialis-and-viagra.php]Cheap Cialis And Viagra[/url] Canadian Viagra Paypal Venta De Priligy [url=http://viag1.xyz/viagra-cheap-online.php]Viagra Cheap Online[/url] Seine Achat Viagra Sur Le Net [url=http://zol1.xyz/cheap-zoloft-tablets.php]Cheap Zoloft Tablets[/url] Comprar Viagra Cialis Madrid Keflex Oral Suspension [url=http://zol1.xyz/zoloft-no-prescription-fast.php]Zoloft No Prescription Fast[/url] Cephalexin Eye Infection Dog Generic Priligy Tablets [url=http://viag1.xyz/viagra-samples.php]Viagra Samples[/url] Where To Buy Prednisilone Viagra Discount Online [url=http://viag1.xyz/cheap-viagra-sales.php]Cheap Viagra Sales[/url] Cialis Funziona Tips To Lasting Longer [url=http://kama1.xyz/cheap-kamagra.php]Cheap Kamagra[/url] Cialis france acheter Clonidine Substitute [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/cialis-free-offer.php]Cialis Free Offer[/url] Buy Benicar Without A Prescription Viagra Y El Embarazo [url=http://kama1.xyz/order-kamagra-on-line.php]Order Kamagra On Line[/url] Cialis Serieux Kamagra Sans Ordonance [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/buy-online-cialis.php]Buy Online Cialis[/url] Levitra Filmtabletten Schmelztabletten Viagra Danos [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/buy-cialis.php]Buy Cialis[/url] Acheter Viagra Nord Funciona Propecia [url=http://kamagra.ccrpdc.com/order-kamagra-on-line.php]Order Kamagra On Line[/url] Online Meds No Prescription Europe Finasteride Find [url=http://cial5mg.xyz/cost-of-cialis.php]Cost Of Cialis[/url] Keflex Allergy