Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday November 06, 2013

Xbox One Includes Free Ad-Supported Xbox Music Streaming

In the race to one up the competition before launch day, Microsoft has confirmed free ad-supported music streaming for the Xbox One. PC owners still laughing. wink

Microsoft is moving to a free ad-supported streaming model for Xbox Music on the company’s upcoming Xbox One console. Albert Penello, Microsoft’s head of product planning for Xbox One, confirmed the change in a Twitter message earlier this week. It appears that Xbox One owners won’t need to subscribe to the Xbox Music service to stream music, but Penello says users "will get periodic ads." While the streaming is free, Xbox One owners will still require an Xbox Live Gold subscription to access the music app.