Microsoft Challenges Spotify with New Xbox Music Service

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_Jono_

But the beautiful thing about spotify is that it is available as an app on iphone, android, AND Windows Phone. Why wouldn't spotify be available for windows 8, 7 and everything else apart from my xbox? The only thing that might entice me enough to jump ship is to be able to download and keep the actual mp3 with ownership. Otherwise, why not just keep spotify and not limit myself to specific devices.

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Neufeldt2002

MS the new Apple.

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Brad Chacos

As a person with Windows 8 and an Xbox 360, I'll try it out, and now I know why Spotify never turned up as an Xbox app!

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4twenty

I'm also using Windows 8 and will have to give this a shot. How are you liking Windows 8 so far? Are you using it on a touch-enabled display?

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kevaskous

I quite like it after getting ti all setup and looking at 3rd party apps like xlaunchpad and nexus dock and of course start8 for the metro style start menu :D

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Cregan89

Windows 8 doesn't get the update until October 26th unfortunately.

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Brad Chacos

Yeah, I'm going to wait until then.

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someuid

"We’re breaking down the walls that fracture your music experiences..."

*requires:
Windows 8 -or-
Windows RT -or-
Xbox 360 with Gold Live membership

Microsoft should go into the business of selling ladders, because each of the requirements to access this service are walls if you don't have them, and are there entirely to get you to buy their New Stuff.

Their premier OS (Windows 8) is a cobbled together On-Any-Screen joke, and their XBox brand is built entirely on 7 year old hardware.

Someone, please, for the love of God and computer users everywhere, make Balmer retire. He and the various department heads have no clue what they are doing and need to Get Lost.

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Cregan89

It also runs through the browser, and iOS and Android apps are on the way.

Also, you're really going to bring up the Xbox argument? I thought everyone here at MPC was intelligent enough to understand the basic pros and cons of console gaming vs PC gaming... Guess I was wrong. To clue you in, the majority of the population would rather not deal with the complexities and added cost of PC gaming, and are perfectly fine playing the latest video games in HD from the comfort of their couch on a $200 system. Not to mention, the next Xbox is expected to be released within a year from now anyways, so clearly they do "have a clue".

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Rinyre

Spotify lets you play with ads on PC at no cost, as well, so the only real benefit here is WP8 users MAYBE can play any song any time without ads. That's the extent I think.

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