It’s November 6, which means in less than 10 days from now you’ll be making the final choice between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. Here’s another candy Microsoft is offering to lure you in; all the Gold Subscribers will get the Xbox Music feature for free on Xbox One.
Albert Penello, Microsoft’s Senior Director Product Management & Planning has revealed that the Xbox Live Gold Subscribers will not have to buy another subscription in order to run Xbox Music.
@Artemis_Rojo yes. You don't have to subscribe, but you will get periodic Ads.
— Albert Penello (@albertpenello) November 4, 2013
Now that makes sense and surely isn’t much of a big news; it would have been news if they forced us to purchase a separate subscription for it which would have been awfully insensitive.
This comes at a little, yet an expected price i.e. the users will have to bear the periodic ads that usually come with similar offerings like Spotify. Of course, you will be able to get rid of listening to the adverts by purchasing a premium account.
The frequency of the ads could be something you would want to take under consideration when seeing its worth. I mean, they will be losing a lot of love if the ads run in a 1 to 1 ratio with every song that gets played.
Compare this to the other Microsoft devices and you will see a Music Pass that charges the users for listening to up-to-date music whether they are using Window 8.1 or Windows Phones.
I think it is a wise move, what’s your take on this?