Microsoft revealed the new “Karaoke” service for the Xbox Live yesterday. The service however, will charge players on per hour basis. Yes, you read that correctly. There is no one-time purchase for it. From what we have heard you will get full access to the library of songs, which includes more than 8000 songs from various genres, if you redeem your Microsoft points for chunks of 2, 6 hours or the whole day.
Just exactly how much Microsoft points it will cost we do not know that yet. Furthermore, please note that the servuce does not support Kinect functionality meaning you have to get an altogether separate microphone for it.
We shall have more details on “Karaoke” as they become available.