Microsoft is said to be planning to launch its new game console music service, Xbox Music along with the release of its latest Windows operating system on October 26.
According to reports Xbox Music will include a subscription offering and a free streaming service supported by ads. It will be available on Windows-powered phones, tablets, PCs, and the Xbox 360.
Microsoft announced the service in June, revamping its Zune Music service to better compete against Apple’s iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify. The company, like rival Sony, has been trying to turn its game console into the entertainment hub of the home.
Xbox Music appears to be Microsoft’s way to bring great new ways to enjoy, share and discover new music on all Windows 8 devices, Xbox 360 console and Windows Phone 8.