Microsoft’s Xbox Music streaming/cloud service has been available on its own products: Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox 360. Next week the service will broaden out according to The Verge’s Tom Warren, who’s usually accurate when reporting information from his moles within Microsoft. His report claims the company is about to launch a web-based version of Xbox Music, accessible from music.xbox.com, enabling subscribers to stream music through their web browsers. Screenshots of the new version show a site not a million miles away from Spotify’s web player. It’s expected to accompany a redesigned version of the Xbox Music software for the next version of the Windows 8 desktop and tablet OS, Windows 8.1. What’s unclear for now is whether next week will also see the debut of Microsoft’s promised Xbox Music apps for iOS and Android. The company is holding its Build developer conference this week, which may be the perfect time to announce them.
Source: The Verge