Microsoft plans expansive music streaming service to rival iTunes


Software giant Microsoft is planning an expansive Xbox music screaming feature, which will be similar to iTunes and Spotify. As per reports the software company is in talks with Universal Music Group, Sony and EMI.

As per plans the streaming options will be available on a monthly or annual basis, while the saved content would be available through the Cloud on various devices. Microsoft at the E3 conference announced the plans for new Xbox 360 music service earlier this month.

But at that time the company had not revealed much details about the service. More reports have claimed that the company had not secured label deals. Microsoft has also said that it will be using the expertise from Zune to launch a brand new music service under the Xbox music brand.

The new brand will bring new world class music library along with new ways to enjoy and share and discover new music. The US based software company retired the Zune last year. Xbox Music will be available in Xbox 360, Windows Phones and Windows 8 powered PCs and tablets which are expected to be launched by Autumn. However the spokesperson from Microsoft declined to comment and the rumours of a music service began circulating earlier this year.