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Xbox Music for Webs—In the Works?

Xbox Music | Official Xbox Website

Xbox Music | Official Xbox Website

There were claims that Microsoft’s Xbox Music may soon break out of its platform to desktop web browsers. The company is one of the several tech giants that have tied a new music service to their operating system. However, they are also being cautious in expanding it to other platforms.

When Microsoft announced Xbox Music last October, they revealed than an iOS and Android version would be available “within the first year.” As of the moment, the service is available exclusively for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Xbox 360.

Xbox Music: What You Need to Know

Just like Rdio, Rhapsody and Spotify, Xbox Music enables users to choose on-demand music streams, as well as create playlists and collections. It’s free for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, while a $10-per-month Xbox Music Pass subscription is required for Windows Phone and Xbox 360 users.

It is possible that the service will open up to earlier versions of Windows, as well as on Macs and Linux-based machines. And while nothing is set on stone, there are also assumptions that the web-based Xbox Music will be free to use. According to The Verge, Microsoft will make an announcement regarding the web-based Xbox Music next week.

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