Microsoft Launches Web Version of Xbox Music

Microsoft last week confirmed rumors that it would be launching a web version of Xbox Music and this week, the company made good on its word. Microsoft officially announced Xbox Music last October as an answer to services like Amazon MP3 and iTunes. Up until now, Xbox Music has only been available via Xbox Live, Windows 8, and Windows Phone devices. Starting today, you can access the all-in-one service from the web, too.

Visiting invites users with an Xbox Music Pass users to sign in and offers a 30-day free trial to those that haven't yet taken the plunge.
As with Xbox 360, on the web, Xbox Music on the web is streaming only. Pricing is $9.99 for a one-month pass or $99.90 for a full year-long subscription. 

The news comes as Microsoft prepares to launch its new Xbox One console this holiday season. Redmond is pushing the Xbox One as an all-in-one entertainment device that is good for TV, movies, browsing, and music is going to be playing a big part, too.

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  • Willy McBurgle
    Spotify makes this entirely pointless.
  • Larry Bob
    The Xbox branding is the problem. It'll turn off non-gamers. They should rename it to Microsoft Music or something.
  • mariusmotea
    Sad but true: your browser is not equipped to work with our site.
    You need to either download the latest version of Internet Explorer below, or check that your browser has compatibility view disabled.
    Microsoft style, use ours browser.