Microsoft previews Xbox Music

Say adios to Zune and hello to Xbox Music. Microsoft showed off their new Xbox Music service at today's pre-E3 press conference (be sure to check out Neogamr's live blog), and it looks pretty awesome.

The new music service stretches way past the Xbox 360, though, covering Windows 8 and Windows Phone, pretty much in line with what we were expecting after last week's rebranding announcement.

Xbox Music offers a clean Metro interface, complete with social elements like a friend's list. Unfortunately, details are still pretty scant about how the service will work aside from the teaser below, but at least you can take a look at the sleek interface:

Via: MSNBC | Neogamr

Source: Microsoft/YouTube

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The Zune branding wasn't working with Windows phone. You tell people to use Zune with Windows phone they either say, what's Zune or I don't have a Zune.

Xbox Music makes more sense because it's the most popular Microsoft produced device and the Zune is dead.

Why do Microsoft insist on calling it a new service when it's virtually exactly the same as the existing Zune service - on PC, 360 and Phone, just rebranded...

~Johnny said,
Why do Microsoft insist on calling it a new service when it's virtually exactly the same as the existing Zune service - on PC, 360 and Phone, just rebranded...

Marketing.

~Johnny said,
Why do Microsoft insist on calling it a new service when it's virtually exactly the same as the existing Zune service - on PC, 360 and Phone, just rebranded...

I think because it will in fact have new features as well that we don't know about yet. That's what I'm hearing anyways.