Microsoft May Be Working On A Cross-Platform Xbox Music Service

Microsoft has been ramping up a content-centric image of its Xbox-linked services. According to a new report, the company has plans of launching an Xbox music service which will be supported across multiple platforms and will enable users to stream music to Windows 8, Andorid, iOS as well as the Xbox.

Not only does Microsoft has plans of trying to reach out to other platforms through the launch of this music service, the company also aims to enter the realm of digital music across social networks. For this purpose, the service will ‘integrate deeply with Facebook’ according to the report. Facebook and Microsoft are already on pretty good terms and it is no wonder that Microsoft be working on such ventures with Facebook.

A number of reports had earlier cropped up regarding Microsoft’s rumored music offering. Back then, the company was only talking to different music labels to spin out the content that would go with the offering. But so far, Microsoft has been quite secretive about it and hasn’t divulged many official details.

Quite along the lines of iTunes Match, the Xbox music service will also come with a ‘scan and match’ option, which essentially allows the user to dig out the tracks in his library on the online platform.

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