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i hope this is not true, or xbox music is going to fail.

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    magicalclick

    Read from a news feed that Xbox music is not available on Win7 and WinPh7. That's bad. Also I think they need to release iOS and Android too.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    MasterPi

    Not on Win7 probably because of Modern UI. WP7 - it's getting phased out anyway. The Zune service is supposed to be available for those 2 devices, however.

    Didn't they say they were going to release it for iOS and Android next year?

     

    Though, I do think there needs to be a beautiful desktop app for managing music. The latest iTunes is great (from an aesthetic standpoint). The desktop is for sitting down and cracking away at the details -> music enthusiasts would want to be able to sift through their collection, edit metadata, etc.

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    JeremyJ

    @magicalclick: Win7 and WP7 are going to keep their current feature set and branding.  They just won't get all of the added features.  They will have access to the same music library though so technically Win7 and WP7 are getting that as an upgrade.

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    blowdart

    , magicalclick wrote

    Read from a news feed that Xbox music is not available on Win7 and WinPh7. That's bad. Also I think they need to release iOS and Android too.

    The client isn't available. The "old" zune software connects to the service though and gives you all that streaming goodness.


    And apparently iOS and Android support will come next year.

     

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    spivonious

    , magicalclick wrote

    Read from a news feed that Xbox music is not available on Win7 and WinPh7. That's bad. Also I think they need to release iOS and Android too.

    MS wants people to upgrade to Win8.

    WP7 has like 2% marketshare, and most of those users (if not all) will upgrade to WP8 when the devices come out.

    Agreed with iOS and Android, but I think that is coming next year.

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    contextfree`

    So Windows 7 users don't get to use the lame new Xbox Music client and are forced to use the superior Zune desktop client instead?

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    magicalclick

    So Zune is still alive for Win7 and WinPh7? Ok I will keep using Zune than, no need to use Xbox Music since MS prefer me to use Zune.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    JoshRoss

    I find it hard to get excited about music services, the space is totally crowded. I like Pandora, but the 100 station limit is irritating. I would try Spotify, but it only seems to work if I go through a German proxy. MOG Looks promising, and Last.FM seems to work just fine. What is the selling point for XBox music? Offline access?

    -Josh

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    elmer

    , JoshRoss wrote

    I find it hard to get excited about music services

    I find it hard to get excited about music.

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    CaRDiaK

    @elmer: what a shame. It's so powerful. You could take so many things away from me and I'd still be happy, but music certainly isn't one of those.

    Personally Sony imposed play limits on Spotify, it lost it's appeal. Pretty much just stick with youtube playlists while at the office and home.

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    JohnAskew

    @magicalclick: Nah, not going to kill it. Besides I would imagine a WP7 version coming alongside the iOS and Android versions planned...

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    blowdart

    , elmer wrote

    *snip*

    I find it hard to get excited about music.

    You're dead inside.

     

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    gogonow

    I don't think that the iOS and Android thing will even work on the xbox cause xbox is always a microsoft.

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    kettch

    @gogonow: Microsoft produces a lot of software for iOS and Android. Bing, OneNote (it looks like more of Office is coming too), Skydrive and now XBox Music. There's nothing from those platforms that needs to run on the XBox itself. The apps are just consuming the service.

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