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Microsoft has definitely been in the giving spirit for the month of December. The company enticed consumers during its “12 Days of Deals” promotion, most recently offering the $329 ASUS Transformer Book Signature Edition for just $249. But Microsoft is taking things a step further with its second round of 100 free albums courtesy of the Music Deals app, which means the promotion is limited to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 users. Once in the Music Deals app, you can navigate to the “Holiday Freebies” section to scan the vast number of free albums. As we described previously, it’s a rather laborious... Read more...
Well, that didn’t take long. In early November, Microsoft rolled out its new “Work & Play Bundle” that combines a year’s worth of Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World + WiFi. Microsoft priced the bundle at $199, which at the time seemed like a sweet deal. Today, however, Microsoft is making the deal even sweeter thanks to a $50 price cut to $149 for the holidays. Purchased separately, here’s the breakdown of the costs for each service: Xbox Live Gold: $59.99 Office 365 Home: $99.99 Xbox Music Pass: $119.88 Skype Unlimited World + WiFi: $167.88  So... Read more...
It’s going to be a sad holiday for Xbox Music users. According to Xbox Support, users will no longer be able to stream music for free effective December 1. No reason was provided as to why Microsoft will no longer offer the ad-supported streaming service for free. According to the Xbox Support FAQ it states, “We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers. With Xbox Music Pass, you have access to millions of songs on your PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the web. Download music for offline listening and create playlists... Read more...
Microsoft is keeping the good times rolling with its "12 Days of Deals" promotion by offering up a 12-month Xbox Music Pass for $49.90 while supplies last (5,000 subscriptions are earmarked for the reduced rate). That's half off its normal selling price of $99.90, which drops the monthly breakdown from around $8.33 to $4.16. In exchange, you can enjoy ad-free music on-demand from a catalog of 30 million songs. Xbox Music is available on a variety of platforms, including Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and of course Windows 8. One thing to note is that if you plan to access the service from an Xbox... Read more...
Put your dancing shoes on and/or bust out your air guitar (or any other instrument you're good at fake playing), Microsoft's Xbox Music service is now available on virtually any operating system via web browsers. Serving as a replacement to Zune, Xbox Music launched last year for Windows 8 devices and on the Xbox 360 console. Now it's available on the web, and if you want to kick the tires, you're welcome to do so with a 30 day trial. The 30 day trial requires a Microsoft account and credit card, the latter of which will be charged when it automatically flips over to a paid monthly subscription... Read more...
It's not an epic party unless you're willing to invite everyone to participate (see Project X), and it sounds like that's exactly what Microsoft plans to do. In the midst of all these streaming music services popping up from the likes Google and Apple, Microsoft reportedly plans to make its Xbox Music service available on the web. As it currently stands, Xbox Music is accessible to people using Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs, Windows Phone users, and owners of Xbox 360 consoles. That's hardly an all-encompassing umbrella of music lovers, but going forward, Microsoft plans to invite more... Read more...