Microsoft To Launch Xbox Music With 30 Million Songs
The Xbox already does most things that the average gamer needs but Microsoft is ready to give them just a little bit more. The software giant announced at its E3 press conference recently that it will be launching Xbox Music.
The new service will be available not only consoles but Windows Phone devices and tablets running Windows 8. The library will initially be launched with over 30 million tracks and though it won’t be anything like iTunes, observers believe it will signal the end at least, for the Microsoft Zune service.
Xbox console users will also be getting a fresh set of games and a handy new feature called SmartGlass. This new feature as the moniker suggests is all about mirroring and will allow users to mirror the contents of their tablets, TV sets using the Xbox console.
Things are shaping up for a powerful showdown between Apple and Microsoft come the end of the year. The latest release of Apple’s operating system (Mountain Lion) is coming out; Windows 8 drops round about the same time so it will be a ding dong battle for sales and records. Xbox music is perhaps a curve ball that Apple didn’t expect so it will be interesting to see how things play out.
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