Xbox Music Launching Tomorrow With 30 Million Songs
Posted on Monday, October 15 @ 08:53:11 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
Starting tomorrow, Xbox 360 gamers will be able to enjoy all that Xbox Music has to offer... for a fee. While both free and subscription options are coming to Windows 8, those who wish to stream music on their gaming hardware (30 million songs worth at launch) will have to cough up some cash on the order of $9.99 a month. Oh yeah, and you must be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
In addition to the cloud-based streaming service, you'll also be able to purchase individual songs or albums—so at least there's that. Microsoft's Don Mattrick had the following to say about their new service:
It's clear that Microsoft is aiming to create the definitive music/entertainment hub with the Xbox platform, but will they succeed? After all, toppling Apple will prove quite challenging. Let us know whether or not you think Microsoft stands a chance in the comments below.
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