Microsoft Bringing XBox Music to Android and iOS
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.
Microsoft Adds OneDrive Streaming to Android and iOS Xbox Music Apps
Microsoft has rolled out updates to the Android and iOS Xbox Music apps that adds the ability to stream music stored in OneDrive. The free feature doesn't require a subscription, so people can upload songs to OneDrive and stream them to their Android or iOS device.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
Apple Releases Apple Music for Android
Apple today published a beta version of Apple Music in the Google Play Store. The app offers owners of Android handsets Apple's monthly music service.
Amazon Brings Prime Music to Smartphones
Amazon today launched Prime Music, its own streaming music service. Prime Music is free to those who subscribe to Amazon Prime ($99/year), which also offers perks such as discounted shipping and Amazon Instant Video.
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.
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...