Microsoft is all set to launch its own music service. The music service called ‘Xbox Music’ will be going live on October 26th. The functioning of this brand new music service resembles Spotify. It means free users will be able to hear music only through ad-supported channels where as there will be no ads for the paid users.
The launch of the service coincides with the release date of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating system. It seems that users will be able to store the music from Xbox Music service on Cloud with the help of SkyDrive.
Sources suggest that Microsoft Xbox Music service will be making its entry on to Xbox 360 devices soon. Reports also suggest Xbox music apps to be launching soon for iOS and Android. Microsoft earlier had mentioned about a range of new products which will be making its way in to the international market including Xbox Music, Games, and Xbox SmartGlass. Microsoft believes that its latest music service will compensate the failure of Zune music service which the company launched a few years back and then withdrew later because of its lack of popularity.
Reports suggest the latest music service to be supporting not only Xbox 360 but also devices that will be running on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in addition to Android and iOS based devices. Sources close to Microsoft revealed the relevance of the brand name Xbox which the company believes can play a major role in increasing the popularity of the music service.
The service will also be supporting Microsoft’s cloud storage service ‘SkyDrive’. We will have to wait till October 26th to get more details of the service. Microsoft is hopeful that this new service will not fail to make an impact of music lovers from all across the globe.