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New Xbox Music Service to Sport SkyDrive Cloud Space

By October 12, 2012

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According to several sources in the blogosphere, a new digital music service to be launched soon by Microsoft will have SkyDrive built into it. The company's cloud storage service has until now been a separate entity where you can upload files and share content.

The name of the new offering, widely thought to be called Xbox Music, will initially provide streaming music for Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 users. It's thought that the service will offer the option of either a free advertisement-supported account or paid-for subscription tiers. An article published by The Verge suggests the service is due for roll out as early as October 26 -- the same time in fact as Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8.

Having cloud space as part of a digital music service is almost essential these days and so SkyDrive will probably be used as a central hub (similar to iCloud) for syncing and sharing songs / playlists between different devices.

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