The lights are on
The new application for your 360 is on the way this fall. The new music initiative, entitled Xbox Music, will launch with over 11 million songs available, but it's not clear exactly how users will access the content, or what pricing will be connected to accessing/buying the songs. The announcement comes via a Steve Ballmer talk at the recent Microsoft Partner Conference.
Also not stated is how Xbox Music will relate to Microsoft's existing Zune music service, if at all.One interesting tidbit about Xbox Music is that it will allow you to use Kinect and voice recognition to search for songs. Clearly, the future is upon us. Is this the beginning of the end for the Zune branding, as Microsoft increasingly focuses on making the Xbox brand the center of its home entertainment pitch? Or will Xbox Music offer a distinct service from Zune? Only time (and Microsoft) will tell.[vía Gamasutra and Business Insider]
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pass! not interested in music service. Give me more awesome games, gosh darnit!
unless this is free, i dont see why we need it. with last.fm and zune music , why would u need something else?
microsoft should focus on new exclusive IPs and not on this unnecesary thing that i am not going to buy
I hope they connect this to WP7 too, so I don't have to deal with Zune.
eh, not interested in the least...
Oh joy. Something else for Microshaft to nickel-and-dime us with.
Doesn't sound too interesting, I just hope it's not like the zune service at all.
Yes, I was one of the 12 people who owned a zune for a while
If this is a Netflix like service for Music, that would be pretty cool. Of course, if they want more money for it on top of Xbox Gold, then I just wouldn't see the value.
I just wish they would let me store media files on the hard drive.