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Microsoft Bringing XBox Music to Android and iOS

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Sep 9, 2013, 7:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Microsoft today announced that it is extending its XBox Music service to Android and iOS devices. The XBox Music Pass, which costs $9.99 per month (or $99.99 per year), gives users on-demand access to a catalog of more than 30 million tracks on their PC, tablet, or smartphone, whether it runs Windows, Mac OS, Android or iOS. The service also lets owners of the XBox 360 watch tens of thousands of music videos. Microsoft said the service is launching with basic listening tools for Android and iOS at first, but will continue to expand over the coming months, gaining features such as Radio, web-based playlists, and offline listening. XBox Music is available beginning today.

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Sep 9, 2013, 2:49 PM


As a user of both iTunes and Microsoft's music service (formerly called Zune which had a better interface but I digress) I've OFTEN wondered why in the world Microsoft didn't offer their service on iOS and Android. It's a much better alternative for people who listen to a lot of music (and better still for legacy users like myself who get to permanently convert 10 songs/month to DRM-free status for use on any device.)

I always assumed it was because Microsoft was scared of a fight with Apple maybe? Now that Apple is much bigger than Microsoft maybe Microsoft forced their way into the Apple store using anti-monopoly laws? Who knows, I'm just happy I'll have the same service on my iOS and Windows8 devices.
LOL, NO! Laughing

Apple is much bigger than Microsoft when it comes to the mobile industry, but Microsoft still leads when it comes to comercial computer (x86/64) platform OS and offimatic software.
The EU has even restricted microsoft in some mark...
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