Report: Xbox Music Brings 11 Million Songs To Your 360 This Fall

Report: Xbox Music Brings 11 Million Songs To Your 360 This Fall

According to a report on Business Insider, Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer revealed plans yesterday for a new service called Xbox Music.

With the Zune brand on death’s doorstep, this is shaping up to be a replacement for the current music delivery platform on the console, promising over 11 million songs that will be searchable by users simply by speaking to their Kinect cameras.

Sounds like it’ll be part of the new Xbox 360 dashboard that’s also due in the Fall.

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  • yeah but whats the point when we already have a computer? where we have more than 11 million songs. i guarantee that my favourite bands are not going to be on this service. Not for me.

  • i dunno about everyone else, but isnt it just a revival of the Zune store, just without the mp4 player?

  • I don’t see how it could be any worse than Qriocity… especially if they provide it discounted or free for Gold members.

  • This is flat out incorrect.

    There is no Xbox Music service – It was misreported based on the addition of the kinect voice integration where you say “Xbox Music” to access the voice search of the songs in the Zune marketplace…

  • As reported on Business Insider –

    Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly said that Microsoft is launching a new music service called Xbox Music this fall. This is wrong. Users (in some geographies) can already access 11 million songs on the Zune Marketplace via Xbox Live, and this service is not changing. What’s coming this fall is voice commands through Kinect, and the way to get that music is to say “Xbox. Music.” So that’s the command, not a new name service.

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