Xbox Music will no longer offer free ad-supported ride

The days of listening to Xbox Music for free are officially over starting in December. Enjoy it while you can!


Xbox Music will soon no longer offer a free ride for those who don't mind listening to an ad or two, according to a statement Microsoft has made on its FAQ page.

The ad-supported version of Xbox Music is expected to be removed as early as December 1. This means if you want to listen to Xbox Music, you'll need to pony up $10 per month in order to gain access.

"We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers," Microsoft says in the service's FAQ page. No other details were given as to why the company decided to axe its ad-supported version of its music streaming service.

Fortunately, Microsoft does offer a free 30-day trial for new members. I guess that's the only way you can enjoy Xbox Music for free, but it still isn't as good as a completely, ad-supported free ride.

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    October 23, 2014 8:20 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox Music will no longer offer free ad-supported ride

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      October 23, 2014 8:23 AM


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      October 23, 2014 8:46 AM

      Breaking news: Xbox Music no longer used by Xbox users.

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      October 23, 2014 9:17 AM

      And that'll probably be the end of that. I stopped using it in favor of Spotify because I could stream via their website instead of having a metro app running in the background which causes issues with Steam/Rocksmith.

      Oh well.

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      October 23, 2014 7:21 PM

      And that's probably the end of XBox Music.

      There are too many other options, even if they aren't on the XBox itself.

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      October 23, 2014 7:31 PM

      The Xbox One app is nice but you can't even play music in the background. Xbox Music was already pretty lacking compared to the competition anyway.

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