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.
Facebook Trots Out Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
Mar 8, 2017
Facebook today announced Facebook 360 for Gear VR, a dedicated app to help Samsung device owners find and consume 360-degree Facebook content. The app is available to compatible Galaxy devices, such as the Note 5, S7, and S7 edge.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Dec 14, 2017
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Apple Watch Series 4 Adopts Larger Screens, Boasts New Heart Tools
Sep 12, 2018
Apple today announced the fourth-generation of Apple Watches. For the first time since the original Watch, Apple is changing the dimensions of its smart wearable.
YouTube Music Now Supports Custom Offline Playlists
Aug 4, 2017
Google updated its YouTube Music application recently and made it possible for users to create their own playlists for offline listening. Before the update, YouTube Music would create mixtape for subscribers using its own algorithms — subscribers could not pick and choose individual songs or albums for offline playback.
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...