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Xbox Music takes on iTunes, Spotify

Xbox Music is touted as a hybrid between Spotify, which lets you stream music, and iTunes, where you buy it. (Android, Industry, Xbox 360)

Blankman85  +   1123d ago
Not going to let us forget Usher at E3 are they?
On topic, one can only hope this isn't the next Zune.
JoGam  +   1123d ago
I got Music Unlimited. Its just fine with me.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1122d ago
Oh, how quickly people forget the Zune.

iTunes was largely successful because it went DRM-free. iTunes was out for two full years before it hit it big.
badz149  +   1122d ago
just lol! not gonna happen!
CrimsonessCross  +   1122d ago
No idea if this is such a great deal. Is it going to have an iTunes-esque type of format? (probably not, just thinking). I still will never use iTunes again (actually removed it from my computer earlier) as the music purchased from there only works on devices iTunes associated and I do not own an Apple device anymore. (M4A format? maybe I'm doing it wrong haha)

I use Spotify to stream music, preview new music and play my music that I own, then use Amazon or eMusic to purchase my music that I want to own (6.49 or even 11.99 on eMusic for songs that are priced lower than usual). I think there's a way you and a person can get 10$ credit with someone who pays for 2 months consecutively that you refer to it going on...and also I think there's a 20$ credit initially for new accounts.
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JasonBloodbourne  +   1122d ago
You can convert music from iTunes to mp3 in iTunes settings. And then use them with other devices
CrimsonessCross  +   1122d ago
Yeah, I read something about that...wasn't there a time when it actually was exclusive format? might have been before it was possible to convert.

Oh well, I've only bought 3 songs from iTunes and never used it after that. Thanks for the advice though :) (it's also why I said I'm probably doing it wrong! :P)
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PopRocks359  +   1122d ago
Seems weird that they would limit it as just an Xbox service as oppose to a "Microsoft/Windows" service that they could spread across devices. I dunno, that to me seems a bit more convenient.
IronFistChinMi  +   1122d ago
It does spread across Microsoft devices. 360, Win8 and WP8.
gamer7804  +   1122d ago
It will also be launching on iOS and android soon. This will be the most compatible music service yet.
PopRocks359  +   1122d ago
Then why name it with the Xbox brand?
IronFistChinMi  +   1122d ago
Because the Xbox brand will now represent all forms of entertainment on their platforms, be it games/video/music.
Treian  +   1122d ago
I just buy all my music of Amazon. :)

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