Microsoft Readying Cross-Platform Streaming Music Service: Report

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Published April 25, 2012

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Microsoft is reportedly preparing to unveil a new streaming music service at the annual E3 conference later this year. 

Citing unnamed sources, The Verge reports that the new streaming service will work across several platforms including Xbox, Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS and Android, accessible through a native app or a web browser. 

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Code-named “Woodstock,” the service is reportedly comparable to Spotify, potentially allowing users to stream unlimited music. The service will also seemingly feature deep Facebook integration and a “scan and match” cloud locker feature similar to iTunes Match. 

According to The Verge, the service will be part of a larger effort to shift away from Microsoft’s Zune brand.

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