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Submitted by Ri0tSquad 798d ago | news

Microsoft signs up Sony’s Gracenote for Xbox Music

Sony has revealed that rival console maker Microsoft is using its Gracenote gear to improve the performance of its music services, including Xbox Music. (Microsoft, Mobile, PC, Sony, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

jackanderson1985  +   798d ago
i'd say it was a toss up between Sony or Apple and they opted for Sony
lastofgen  +   798d ago
I'd say it's a good decision.
I dig more of sony than anything apple.
irepbtown  +   797d ago
Just another example:

Samsung makes Apple's retina display for iPad. Samsung and LG make the display for Apple's Macbook, iPhone and iPod.

We all know the constant lawsuits Apple and Samsung file against each other, yet right at the heart they both need each other.

That's just how businesses operate.
zeal0us  +   798d ago | Well said
Microsoft and Sony are just frienemies
UnholyLight  +   798d ago
Just like Shuh said, "We need eachother"


Or a a little bromance going on here?

hellzsupernova  +   797d ago
So why can't we all get along
kingPoS  +   797d ago
I scratch you back you scratch mine, that's just how things work corporate side.

Gateway MT6706 2008
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ShinMaster  +   797d ago
Microsoft and Sony Corp are not in direct competition like Xbox and PlayStation.
tanookisuit  +   797d ago
Friends with.. benefits? lol
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christian hour  +   797d ago
Sure this is nothign new, Sony laptops have come with a windows OS for forever now, both companies are bigger than their game consoles, it's only the silly fanboys that can't see the bigger picture that think otherwise. As shinmaster said, "Microsoft and Sony Corp are not in direct competition like Xbox and PlayStation."
UltimateMaster  +   796d ago
Well, let's see.
Apple is Microsoft's direct competitor and Sony makes Windows Laptops.
Which one would you pick?
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mrmarx  +   798d ago
sony music is the 3rd biggest music distributor behind universal and warner brothers.
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nosferatuzodd  +   797d ago
i choose apple over microshaft anyday
kayoss  +   798d ago
Honestly I think Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft should team up to take Down Apple. Microsoft have the money, Nintendo have the ips, and Sony knows hardware. Once they take down apple. We can place the three in an empty small room with one sharp weapon and lock the door. Who emerges from that room can declare them self the victor.
Ripsta7th  +   798d ago
Apple has the massive zombies that'll buy the new iphone ina hearbeat . Its not that easy
mt  +   798d ago
why should they team up to take one company I think, in general, the more companies the more competitive prices among each other thus, it is for the best for us consumers.

you are not forced to buy specific and one company ( that is why , again more companies, the better for consumers )

think clearly and don't just go jumping on the bandwagon.
adorie  +   798d ago
Izombie, now with a new connector.
Adapters start at $4000.00
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Mega24  +   797d ago
you really don't understand how business works. If there is no competition, prices will only go up, in a monopoly (only one ruler) there are no winners, except the company which provides the service. An example of this was cable television, when it started, it was very expensive, until more cable companies started to arise and costs went a bit down, than satellite appear and prices just drop, satellite tv was better in quality and was at the same price or even a bit more cheap, cable companies had to lower their rates just to keep up. That's why Microsoft/Apple wouldn't be able to live without each other, just like wouldn't be Sony without the competition.
Brien  +   797d ago
Gracenote does work on Apple's music services, as well. Anytime you're searching for a track listing or you've uploaded your music and do a cover search, that's coming from Gracenote's servers.
mhunterjr  +   798d ago
No surprises here, Sony and MS are partners in more sectors than they are competitors.
drsfinest72  +   798d ago
Too bad biased gamers don't see it that way.
zeal0us  +   798d ago
Without biased gamers the console wars wouldn't exist.

I do not partake in those silly wars since I am Glorious God Gamer
Grave  +   798d ago
@zealous lmfao at that picture ... those dirty little wretches!
malokevi  +   798d ago
*grabs battle axe*

Console wars, you say?
Solidus-X  +   797d ago
@ zeal0us - I'm liking that term more and more. The master race thing was just Yahtzee making fun of arrogant PC gamers. Glorious god gamers though, that I like. Also, yes, I am a glorious god gamer as well.
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dboyman  +   797d ago
@ zeal0us

Yes I strive to be a glorious god gamer as well
christian hour  +   797d ago
Glorious God Gamers unite, though I'm holdign off on buying an Xbox One, I wasn't happy with the smug way microsoft presented their console earlier this year, it was an insult to everything I stand for as a gamer.

Of course I will buy it eventually, but it'll just have to wait until there are some solid exclusives I can't find on pc, ps3/4 and handhelds. I've been a "Glorious God Gamer" my whole life, while I may not have owned every console for those earlier generations, swapping a sega with a friend for a nes or a snes was a common occurence, I don't think that even happens today anymore.

I remember when I was younger, I didn't look at the games I couldnt play and think "Ha, my games are way better" I just thought, omg I want to play that game, can i borrow your console for a while?! PLEEEASE?!

I haven't had to borrow a console since march 1997 when I introduced my PSX to the N64. I also find myself preferring the term "Consumer Wars" more these days as this behaviour is not isolated to consoles and we're all fastly becoming multi-device users.

This year though I almost cried from nostalgic joy and what felt like a return to the good old days. Here in Ireland we have a huge 360 user base, pretty much all my friends are 360 players. I was ovewhelmed by the amount of requests I had to loan out my ps3 so they could experience The Last of Us. Thats the kinda stuff I like to hear :) "hey, I really want to play that game". Dont get so attached to your products people, get attached to the experiences they can deliver.
Godmars290  +   798d ago
Still comes off like using Google to improve Bing. Comes off as hypocritical when someone from MS says they offer "the best" experience.

Then again this is the same company that has the nerve to say that the XB1 is the all-in-one box when it needs a cable box to act like one. That when the 360 in some regard did much the same on its own.
creatchee  +   798d ago
No, it doesn't come off either of those ways. Sony has a great system in Gracenote. It's better for Microsoft to license it than try to reinvent the wheel. Can't you ever just leave your fanboy rhetoric at the door?
Sitdown  +   798d ago
By your logic, we also should bash Microsoft for saying it is all in one because it does not contain it's own screen or house it's own power. Somebody call Tony Starks.
christocolus  +   798d ago

Dude you are unbelievable....dont you know when to stop being a silly fanboy and be reasonable for once? Is that all you care about? Fanboy wars?Do you live off the hate and bias that stems from it?..dude just stop..two comments from you, youve been corrected and yet your still spilling the same crap.shut up or leave bro.
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Nocando  +   798d ago
Wow, you never disappoint. I think you might need meds.
XboxFun  +   798d ago

Hey remember when Sony said their PS3, "It only does everything!"

Where you this upset and nerve racked when Sony rolled out that slogan? Or did you sit back and accept it because you knew it didn't mean it in the literal sense the same way MS is saying all-in-one box?

Or is it because you are a biased Sony fanboy and just can't wait to say something negative about MS or the Xbox One.
Mustang300C2012  +   798d ago
Yep in other news Sony uses Windows OS for their Vaio computers.
DonMingos  +   797d ago
And on that OS you can play SOE PlanetSide 2.
eliasg  +   798d ago
I am an XBOXONE only owner, and I play my games on a Bravia and listen surround sounds to a SONY 5.1 home cinema system :D
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xDHAV0K24x  +   798d ago
I use SONY headphones *shrugg*
mcstorm  +   798d ago
Lol Same here only I have a Wiiu too. But sounds interesting news MS doing this. I have xbox music pass and love it as it use it on my surface, xbox one, 2 Windows Phones and a Zune we still have. I do think services like this are the way to go though as £8 a month for unlimited music and 99% of the Albums I want on day of release are there too is worth it. as I would buy 3 albums at lease a month.
RyuCloudStrife  +   798d ago
OMG My laptop runs Windows XD.

M$ and Sony owns!!!
Oagoz  +   798d ago
Honestly, Ps4 and Xbox are just brothers separated at birth.
Godmars290  +   798d ago
Only if one is less forthcoming about everything and wants more money for doing basic things.
lastofgen  +   798d ago
great, everyone was getting along in here until you popped up..
Fireseed  +   798d ago
Wow. Only a true blind zealot for a company could see people talking rationally and still want to stir up something. Congratulations kid.
JeffGUNZ  +   798d ago
@ Godmars290.

Get a life. It's just pathetic now. This is why this site can't have normal conversations. People like you spark nonsense over ANYTHING. Give it a rest. Whether or not you get your quota of Xbox bashing in per day, your PS4 will still be there when you get home. Step back from the PC and breath.
Prime157  +   798d ago
To everyone above me.

You all commented to him instead of ignoring
wolfsaviorzx  +   797d ago
Fail Troll. All game consoles are awesome but you suck.
zeal0us  +   798d ago
So who's their two timing mother?
Sitdown  +   798d ago
minimur12  +   797d ago
They've got exclusive on Xbox one, while having exclusive content on PS for assassins creed, watchdogs and probably more games lol
MegaRay  +   798d ago
PS4 is older xP
Eonjay  +   798d ago
I don't see why not. Grace Note just works. Its fantastic on their surround sound systems.
troylazlow  +   798d ago
I have even gone as far purchasing "The Amazing Spider-Man" on my Xbox (a Sony Pictures movie)

Elysium is currently the thumbnail for the Movie section (another Sony Pictures movie)
KonsoruMasuta  +   798d ago
This is nothing surprising.

Let me know when there is a headline that says "Microsoft signs chrome up for Xboxone internet browser"

That would surprise me.
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wolfsaviorzx  +   797d ago
Honestly don't be surprised if it happens when Chrome is released for Windows 8 (it's up to google). From what I understand it's not that hard to port from Windows 8 to Xbox One and I don't think Microsoft would just block Chrome to get people to use IE. I think it's more likely firefox will be released though.
dboyman  +   797d ago
Don't think so. But maybe Chrome or FIrefox for PS4....
Eonjay  +   797d ago
I agree. One of the purposes of xbox one is to be a delivery system for Bing and IE(which strangely enough isn't available without a Live Subscription.
MikeGdaGod  +   798d ago
thats cool they want to bring this to Xbox....but what about PS4????

i've been using the Music Unlimited 30-day trial to stream music in the background while playing games and it works pretty well. I was surprised to see the selection they have and i'm going to miss it tremendously when the trial period is up.

but since i already pay to stream Sirius/XM satellite radio to my car and devices, there's no way i'm paying for another music service.
beerzombie  +   798d ago
I have a Sony 7.1 receiver than cranks out glorious Forza 5 engine sounds. Even though I hate their consoles I think Last of us truly could have been great if it would have been open world and not like gears of war type of gamming. Still from what I've seen of it I would give it a 9.8.
JeffGUNZ  +   798d ago
I loved it, wish it was longer. Not that it was a short game by any means, I just didn't want to stop playing it, that's how good it is.
beerzombie  +   796d ago
Yes that game is example to story and gamming can be when people and developers care about end product.
hellzsupernova  +   797d ago
I would love an open world last of us game.
wolfsaviorzx  +   797d ago
I don't hate the PS4, at the end of the day comes to the games. Personally Microsoft has more games I care about. Only Sony game I ever cared about was Jak and Daxter (Uncharter is ok, but I don't care much about it). When Naughty Dog makes Jak 4 for PS4 I will get it, till than It's Wii u and Xbox One for me. I have a PS3 for HD versions of Jak and Daxter, Jak 2, and Jak 3 lol
AceBlazer13  +   798d ago
I have no problem with microsoft aside from the gaming market.
microgenius  +   798d ago
hardware giant and software monster just need each other more than you think
its not that weird
Agent_hitman  +   798d ago
MS and Sony are partners in other projects or ventures..
KingKevo  +   798d ago
Just regular business. If a company needs/wants something they can't provide they look for another company that does and try to make a deal with them, instead of making up their own business or develop their own tech.

Both companies do profit from that in the end. Also, Gracenote is used by so many different and competing companies and I guess they really have a good reputation so that's why other companies want to use their software and it does not matter who owns them. well, Sony was clever when they bought them I guess.

Even Apple uses some features of it on iTunes.

No big deal.
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user1439414  +   797d ago
Just like all them Sony Vaio laptops running windows 7/8 :)
MajorGecko  +   797d ago
maybe microsoft can update Skype now on vita to allow text msging, its seriously gimped on vita.
SynestheticRoar  +   797d ago
Can't beat them join them.

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