Xbox Music announced for 360, PC, mobile

Microsoft's had many stabs at running a music service, but during its E3 conference unveiled what interactive entertainment head Don Mattrick called "the music service we always dreamed of building"--Xbox Music.

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Microsoft's had many stabs at running a music service, but during its E3 conference unveiled what interactive entertainment head Don Mattrick called "the music service we always dreamed of building,"--Xbox Music.

Packing "over 30 million songs" and sounding a bit like a rebranded and jazzed-up Zune, Xbox Music is built around a shiny new app. Working across Xbox 360 as well as Windows 8 PCs, phones and tablets, it has all sorts of social and discovery gubbins for your listening pleasure.

Specifics of the service weren't announced, but Microsoft will surely send out a press release explaining quite what it is soon.

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    June 4, 2012 10:13 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Xbox Music announced for 360, PC, mobile.

    Microsoft's had many stabs at running a music service, but during its E3 conference unveiled what interactive entertainment head Don Mattrick called "the music service we always dreamed of building"--Xbox Music.

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      June 4, 2012 12:12 PM

      ZzzzZZzz wha oh sorry was napping there, wake me up when we get some gaming related annoucements :) ... does anyone really care about music on their 360?

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        June 4, 2012 12:41 PM

        I do because I use my 360 to stream music all the time from last.fm

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        June 4, 2012 12:52 PM

        So i assume you dont use the netflix app or the espn app on your xbox?

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        June 5, 2012 2:49 AM

        I'm using the Zune pass right now and I really like the subscription model and will probably use it for a long time. Something like this can make a difference when considering whether to buy a playstation or xbox.

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      June 4, 2012 12:22 PM

      "People don't like Zune because it rivals iPod. I know, let's call it Xbox Music".

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      June 4, 2012 12:25 PM

      I AM PSYCHED

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      June 4, 2012 12:36 PM

      Or I'll just use spotify like I am now.

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      June 4, 2012 12:39 PM

      Considering most people have been using iTunes or Amazon Music for years now what is the point? I'm not going to switch from iTunes to this and I can't imagine who would. Maybe if you are 13 and brand new to music, but then again most teenagers I know are using Spotify.

      Microsoft needs to realize they lost the war with Apple. They make a decent OS and a good gaming platform. Stick to those things. Farm out the service stuff to Amazon or Apple or Google. No one wants your phone, your music service, or your BING! search.

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        June 4, 2012 1:42 PM

        So you just want them to loose revenue year after year as the desk top market declines? They need to get into these newer markets.

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        June 5, 2012 12:53 AM

        Maybe if you are 13 and brand new to music Or if you're one of the millions of consumers not in the Apple ecosystem. Why do people forget that not everyone has, or wants, an iDevice?

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      June 4, 2012 1:14 PM

      I was actually thinking about how useful this would be last night. I think they're monitoring my thoughts. :|

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      June 4, 2012 1:37 PM

      They're just hopeless.

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      June 4, 2012 1:38 PM

      Actually this could be useful if they let you run this in the background. So I could just turn on Xbox Music while I'm playing Grand theft auto or something.

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      June 5, 2012 12:13 AM

      Waiting for the subscription fee.

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      June 5, 2012 12:51 AM

      Am I the only one who really dug the Zune Pass? Before I lost my Zune, I used it all the time. A couple of bucks a month and I was able to get pretty much any album I wanted whenever I wanted it. Kind of redundant now with services like Spotify, Amazon Cloud Drive, and Google Music; but for its time, it was pretty damned awesome.

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      June 5, 2012 3:26 AM

      I really miss my Zune subscription on the iPhone. Being able to listen to any song at any time matches my music listening habits much better than having a big collection taking up space.

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