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Xbox 360 To Get New Music Service on October 26th

The Xbox 360 will be getting a dedicated music service in the form of Xbox Music on October 26th. According to the Verge, Xbox Music is set to coincide with the launch of Windows 8, as well as find its way to Windows Phone and other devices.

Xbox Music reportedly features current subscriptions, such as Zune Music Pass, as well as free ad-supported streaming. While Xbox users have been able to access the music stored on their PC through Windows Media Center, the lack of in-game access to the Media Center more than limited its possibilities. Xbox Music, while not known whether it works in-game, takes this access further by integrating Microsoft Sky Drive, allowing users to store music and playlists via cloud across multiple platforms such as iOS and Android.

The main service on Xbox 360 will launch October 26th, but the wait will be longer for the apps on iOS and Android.

Source: The Verge