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September 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Xbox Music now on iOS, Android; free Web streaming added

Microsoft launched Xbox Music on the Xbox 360 and as a part of the services that come with Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 devices.

Now Microsoft is expanding the platforms Xbox Music runs on, adding iOS and Android, as well as free streaming on its Web player, meaning it’s free to anyone with a Web browser.

The company had launched its Web player in July, but streaming was available only to Xbox Music Pass subscribers at $9.95 a month or $100 a year.

Now, it’s offering the streaming for free, though the number of free streaming hours will be limited after 6 months for non-subscribers.

“Xbox Music is coming up on its one-year anniversary and we’ve learned a lot in that time,” Jerry Johnson, Xbox general manager, wrote in a blog post, which also says the company plans to add more features such as Radio for the Web and Web Playlist.

 

 

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