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Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Internet |

Xbox Music: the “Spotify” to accompany Microsoft’s Windows 8

As seems designed, which will launch a direct competitor to and iTunes, both musical reference platforms today. Xbox Music will be the business model focused on the music that comes with Windows 8 , which will begin service its journey this Tuesday on the Xbox and will be expanded from October 26, the launch date of the operating system.

The announcement indicates that Microsoft will further enhance the release of with this new claim, a system or platform that would in the beginning about 30 million songs (compared to 26 million iTunes).

Not only that. Xbox Music would also output 70,000 music videos. A shot that starts on the Xbox from Tuesday and would continue its expansion in Windows 8 tablets from next OS release on October 26. After the tablets, the platform would be extended to Windows Phone handsets to end a final launch phase aimed at Android and iOS in 2013.

Xbox Music will be a direct rival for many current reference systems. A platform like Spotify will listen to music and create playlists for free in exchange for ad time. A platform that will have a “Premium” service for $9.99 per month with no advertising and where the user can also access the purchase and download of songs, called Xbox Music Pass. In the absence of official confirmation of the list, Microsoft has announced that will be available in 22 countries in its paid version and in 15 countries in the free version with ads.

A new option that means Microsoft’s entry to new music platforms. A double play when you consider that arrive in the time Windows 8 is released to the market. A juicy “extra” with which the OS and it will surely take to reach iOS and Android, at least until the end of next year.

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