MSN to revamp MSN Video & MSN Music shortly

MSN are due to upgrade their MSN Video and MSN Music services shortly. The two services have been in beta testing for around 6 months and MSN Video is finally ready to go live later today.

The services are based on the new "Royale" theme-ing that is part of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and Windows Media Player 10. Both MCE 2005 and WMP10 are due to launch later this fall. MSN Music has been re-designed to compete with services like Apple's iTunes and Roxio's Napster. MSN Music will offer music downloads at $0.99 but it's not clear whether users will be able to use these on portable devices.

MSN Video offers the latest headlines, sports, weather and movie trailers for users of MSN Entertainment.

Check out the new services below, we'll update the post once MSN Video is live.

Update: MSN Music Preview screenshot removed at MSN's request. MSN Music will not be available until later this year.

Screenshot: MSN Video Preview

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