Microsoft is hoping to entice more people to buy its music subscriptions. In addition to a free 30-day trial, it's offering new Groove Music Pass subscribers a further three months of service free.
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Nearly ten years after launch, Microsoft is formally retiring Zune services as of today. Existing Zune Music Pass subscriptions will be converted to Groove Music Pass subscriptions.
The latest update to Groove Music on Windows 10 Mobile brings a new feature that users have been requesting for quite some time: the ability to enjoy audio playback without gaps between the songs.
Microsoft has decided to retire Zune music services, on devices and PCs, asking users to transition to Groove Music.
The Xbox Music discounts application, Music Deals will soon be retired, and a replacement will be hosted as a service on the Windows Store. This was confirmed in the recent update changelog.
Microsoft has rebranded Xbox Music on iPhone to Groove, finishing the overhaul of its music service's apps across a variety of platforms and on its official website.
Microsoft's Groove music service, which replaces Xbox Music, has made its way to the Xbox One - but more excitingly, the service is now supported on Sonos speakers, available today as a beta.
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Microsoft has rolled out a significant update for its Xbox Music app on iOS and Android, dropping the requirement for an Xbox Music Pass, and adding support for streaming music from OneDrive.
Microsoft is dropping the Xbox Music brand name and is moving everything to 'Groove'; if you are wondering why, Joe Belfiore has clarified the reasoning behind this decision.
Microsoft has announced changes to its Xbox Music offering, starting with a new name: the service will now be known as Groove Music, and subscriptions will be called Groove Music Pass.
If you look closely at Microsoft's new Phone Companion app in Windows 10, it now refers to Xbox Music - the company's music streaming service - as 'Groove Music' instead.
Microsoft has activated the Music section of the new unified store in the Windows 10 Technical Preview; you can now browse and buy songs in the same place you get your movies and apps.
Microsoft has rolled out the latest update to its Xbox Music app on Windows Phone 8.1, adding a couple of (fairly minor) new features, which the company says "addresses some top feedback" from users.
Microsoft has updated its Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1, a week after launching its new OneDrive 'music locker', which lets users store their music in the cloud, and listen to it on any device.
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To celebrate Pi Day on March 14, Microsoft will be offering its Xbox Music Pass - which usually costs just under $100 - for only $31.41, alongside other special themed promotions.
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This feature has been long overdue, and was announced back when Microsoft launched Xbox Music. In Windows 10, users will finally be able to easily store and manage their own music collection.
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For the final deal of Microsoft's "12 Days of Deals", Microsoft is offering a year of Xbox Music for $49.99 USD. That is 50% off the retail price and should entice any music lover.
An upcoming update to OneDrive and Xbox Music will soon make it easier to access and stream your music from anywhere and will even allow you to import playlists from other services.
Microsoft has made the Work & Play Bundle, which mixes Xbox and Office 365 subscriptions, available for a promotional price of $149 at its stores for a limited time in the United States
Microsoft is giving away 50 albums from various artists free of charge through its Xbox Music & Music Deals applications until December 15 to those within the US.
Microsoft India will no longer provide new users of the MixRadio music streaming service with the ability to download unlimited songs and will discontinue renewals for existing users as well.
T-Mobile has announced that its customers will be able to stream music from Xbox Music, Google Play, SoundCloud and a number of smaller providers without any data caps or costs on that data.
The Beats music subscription service will reportedly be rebranded under iTunes, and pushed to all iOS devices in an OS update next year - but it will continue to operate on a paid subscription model.
Text files within the Xbox Music website are already showing that OneDrive locker service support will be coming very soon, allowing users cloud access to their music files from any Xbox Music device.
Microsoft has released the latest update to its Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1, but if you were expecting that it would bring a long list of exciting new features, you'll be disappointed.
Microsoft has issued new updates for two of its Windows Phone apps, Xbox Music and OneDrive, with each getting a new feature addition as well as some bug fixes and improvements.
A new report claims Microsoft is working to add a song storage locker service, allowing users to store tracks on the company's OneDrive cloud drive that can be played on Xbox Music.
Zynga has announced some changes in its leadership today, including word that it has hired Alex Garden, the current leader of Microsoft's Xbox Music division, to lead its game studios.
Microsoft has announced plans to update the Xbox Music app for the developer preview version of Windows 8.1 sometime next week, with a number of improvements.
Microsoft has announced that over 92,000 music videos can now be accessed on the Xbox Music app for the Xbox One console, and users who pick a song that has a video will see it play automatically.
Microsoft's Surface division has released a new video that shows how owners of the tablet can transfer their iTunes music and playlist and then use the Xbox Music app to listen to their tracks.
Blair Westlake, the executive in charge of Microsoft's media licensing for Xbox, has left the company, according to a new report, saying it's moving in a direction that doesn't fit his skills.
Microsoft has updated its Xbox Music app for Android devices today, adding in support for offline playback of tracks following the addition of the same feature for the iOS port.
Although Microsoft has made substantial updates to the Xbox Music app for Windows 8, there are still a number of lingering issues that impact the user experience.
Microsoft has updated the iOS version of the Xbox Music app, adding support for offline playback to playlists. There's no such update yet for the Android version.
Microsoft has announced that for today only Windows 8 and Windows Phone users of Xbox Music can download Eminem's newest album for free, with free streaming on the Xbox Music website.