Xbox Music streaming app will be available free with Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console. But user will get periodic ads and Xbox Live Gold subscription is required to access free music streaming.
Microsoft's Xbox One head of product planning confirmed that Xbox Music streaming app will come free with next-generation Xbox One console. He said that no subscriptions are required to stream music via Xbox Music service. However, only Xbox Live Gold members will get Xbox Music app free.
Albert Penello also said that users "will get periodic ads." It means that the redesigned Xbox Music app will now carry an ad-supported streaming model for Xbox One users. The current Xbox Music Windows 8.1 and web versions are also supporting this ad-supported music model. But current Xbox 360 users can not subscribe for this ad-supported music streaming.
Other features added in redesigned Xbox Music app includes Search- built-in Bing search bar, Collection- music collection on forefront of app for improved management, Radio- allows new streaming of internet radio stations, Explore- allows you to browse as many music as you want by taking into a Music Store and lists of playlists for playback or editing are also available.