Microsoft (MSFT) has big plans for its recently-announced Xbox Music service, Bloomberg reports....


Microsoft (MSFT) has big plans for its recently-announced Xbox Music service, Bloomberg reports. Steve Ballmer & co. plan to offer both a Spotify-like subsription streaming service and iTunes-like downloads and cloud storage, while providing access via the Xbox, PCs, and Windows Phone devices. However, it's added negotiations with music studios are in the early stages. (iTunes overhaul)

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  • EShy
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    It was already released, a long time ago, It's called Zune-Pass.
    10$/month you can download all the music you want and play it on up to 4 devices, including the xbox, windows phone and of course PCs. you can also stream music from any web browser (and that's not limited to the 4 devices).
    not sure what the difference will be other than re-branding but anyone writing on Microsoft should know this already
    28 Jun 2012, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • Abrane
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    I think due to Zune having a lot of restrictions with some of the more popular musicians. Now I believe Microsoft is working on much larger contracts to provide a better range that can compete with Itunes and not have the bad branding of Zune (despite my love affair with zune).
    28 Jun 2012, 05:40 PM Reply Like
  • SalieriM
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    Why did Zune become a "bad branding"? I love it.
    28 Jun 2012, 06:09 PM Reply Like
  • Abrane
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    I love Zune myself, but it is related to failure. Outside of the niche crowd that loves the Zune and its marketplace Zune was a total flop and it has the sales to prove it.

     

    I think MSFT may want to take a step away from Zune to remove that connection. Or maybe they will push it more with ads this time and sell it better. Fall releases here we come
    28 Jun 2012, 06:40 PM Reply Like
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