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Microsoft pulling the plug on free Xbox Music streaming service Dec 1

Microsoft confirmed its ending its free ad-supported Xbox Music streaming service, and will offer paid downloads and a subscription service instead
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Microsoft is pulling the plug on its free ad-supported Xbox Music streaming service on December 1, as the company plans to transition to a paid subscription plan. Users will be able to purchase songs and can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Music Pass.




"Effective December 1, 2014, the free Xbox Music streaming feature currently available on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and over the Internet will be discontinued in all countries where it is offered," Microsoft confirmed.


Xbox Music Pass will still be available on Windows PCs, tablets, smartphones, the Internet, and through the Xbox - with the cloud-based service also providing free streaming radio.


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