Xbox Music to launch Oct. 26, report says
The software giant will offer the service with a subscription option or free with ads, according to the Verge.
Microsoft is going to be pretty busy on October 26.
Microsoft iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify. The company, like rival Sony, has been trying to turn its game console into the entertainment hub of the home., revamping its Zune Music service to better compete against Apple's
Microsoft told us they're not commenting on speculation about Xbox Music, but a spokesperson gave us the following statement:
"What we can say is we're excited for Xbox Music as our definitive music service. It'll bring great new ways to enjoy, share and discover new music on all your Windows 8 devices, Xbox 360 console and Windows Phone 8. We'll let you know when we have more information to share."
Updated at 9:50 a.m. PT with comment from Microsoft.