Hey, this news is relevant to you if you own an Xbox 360 and download music on it: Next Friday, October 26, Microsoft will launch Xbox Music, which will replace the Zune Music service. You just got burned, Zune! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Xbox Music will run on PCs and the silly Microsoft Slate and Surface devices using Windows 8 and Windows RT. And I guess at some point after October 29, when Windows Phone 8 is released, Xbox Music will be on there, too.
The exciting part of this news is that the service includes three levels of service: free streaming access to music you’ve never heard of (like Duke Melon) and an Xbox Music Pass subscription for $9.99 a month or $99.99 annually, which removes ads and allows you to download MP3s. Oh, and the free streaming won’t be available on phones, but will be available with the Pass subscription. And finally, to compete with iTunes, Microsoft will be adding video content as well. Ha!
Again, this news is only relevant to you if you own an Xbox 360 and download music on it.