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Microsoft Officially Announces Xbox Music

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Microsoft Officially Announces Xbox Music

Microsoft went official on October 14 with its Xbox Music service. The service will launch alongside Windows 8 on October 26 for computer users and will be available as of tomorrow on the Xbox 360. Microsoft is calling Xbox Music and all-in-one music service offering free streaming and the ability to purchase music.

The free streaming version of the service is ad supported and users will have the option of paying $9.99 monthly for an ad free service. Individual music tracks will be available for purchase as will full albums. Microsoft will also be supporting Xbox Music on Windows 8 phones and on other platforms in the future.

 

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