Microsoft has just announced a new music service that it plans on rolling out to users officially starting tomorrow in an attempt to create a viable Apple iTunes competitor. The new service, called Xbox Music, launches on the upcoming Windows 8 OS and will be made available as a free ad-supported streaming service. There will also be a cross-platform premium version that costs $10 a month and is expected to work with the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 8 handsets.
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- Xbox Music will be made available for iOS and Android some time in the future.
There is no doubt that Microsoft has the power to build something to rival iTunes however past attempts have never been that great. The Zune hardware and software was always hindered by its lack of international availability and it remains to be seen if this service will roll out internationally either.- Chris Oldroyd, iMore
Whether you think Microsoft wants to be Apple, or not, the company continues to roll out products designed to compete with its major rival.- Wayne Williams, Beta News
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