For those who have tried Spotify, the streaming music service (limited to some countries in Europe and America that is) will know that its mechanism is simple: listen to the music that pleases you download and share playlists listening / viewing advertising each both (with the purchase songs giving a small fee).
That idea so simple and practical to organize your music and find it unchanged on any device with Internet, a precursor dented sector as Apple’s iTunes was today and bounces in the new attempt by Microsoft to gain a piece of this cake: XBOX Music .
The concept, names, brands … nothing is new. The company famous for Windows contents bet again by following the pattern of Spotify to be able to have your music on any device, thus trying to maintain a common point in the strategy which has been unified with your gaming console and its upcoming PC operating systems, tablets and mobile phones.
What looks like first novelty is to remove everything that smacks Zune, former competitor iPod of Apple hardware in the field and then as iTunes software. Instead, Microsoft chooses to consolidate its online XBOX has found it quite profitable as bazaar or digital content market.This is the point where we could say that the boys Redmond have understood the whole ecosystem that Apple has built from iTunes and Amazon with its Kindle to.
turn it to the pan, turn the shrimp review: what is itself XBOX Music ? Microsoft defines it as “a before and after for the company,” but at first glance it looks valuable is the amount of content (say) offer input: 30 million titles to download and about 70 000 music videos .
will initially only game console, XBOX 360 , but then run like ants to sugar to reach Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and even iOS and Android in 2013 .
It will available on October 26 for free (with the respective advertising) and the possibility of spend almost $ 10 a month to get a premium service.
As you say analysts, is likely to not remove public input to its competitors but it was included in the new version of the most famous operating system PC and a console that has sold over 70 million units (since its launch seven years ago) assures a good slice of the sector.
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