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The Zune’s swan song has been completed. While we weren’t able to find any information on what deals they’ve struck with labels and thus what music is available on the service (probably a lot?), ‘Xbox Music’ will likely not be limited just to the gaming console. From The Verge:

The service, which has yet to be fully unveiled, will offer unlimited streaming for £8.99 per month — the same price as a British Zune Pass — or £89.90 per year.

A forum post on NeoGAF has also revealed that Xbox Music will offer a free advert-supported service similar to Spotify, along with a scan-and-match locker service — something we’ve independently confirmed to be true. There’s also mention of a “single tier dual subscription streaming service,” which could refer to a unified music and video package.

There’s also a short, useless FAQ on the Zune website about the switchover:

Q: I’m a Zune subscriber. What happens to my music collection?

A: Current Zune customers will become Xbox Music customers and will have access to everything they love today, and more. We’re confident Zune users will enjoy Xbox Music and we will share more details closer to launch.




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