Xbox Music details, price plan leaked

Tom Pakinkis

The pricing plan for Microsoft’s new Xbox Music streaming service appears to have been leaked.

Payment tiers and some features have been uncovered in screenshots from the Windows 8 Music app and a beta version of an Xbox Live dashboard update, which provides testers with a chance to try the service on Microsoft’s console. 

The service, which was announced in June, will allow unlimited music streaming or downloads to a Windows PC, tablet, Xbox 360 or phone for £8.99 a month. 

There’s also a 12-month subscription offer for £89.90. The Verge reports that there will also be a free ad-supported service similar to Spotify along with a scan-and-match locker service.

A “single-tier dual subscription streaming service” is also mentioned, which the site speculates could point to a unified music and video package.

A Verge source sent screenshots from the Xbox dashboard beta, which also revealed a 14-day free trial offer and the Xbox Music user interface. A ‘Save To Playlist’ option suggests that music will be able to be synched across devices for offline play.


Tags: streaming, Digital, Tech, video games

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