Microsoft’s attempt at hatching up an iPod competitor back in 2006 didn’t go so well. It launched the Zune music player back on November 14, 2006. Through six years of support, the growing lineup of Zune players outgrew the demand for them (and Windows Phone 7 devices). And so, they were discontinued in 2012. But the music services behind the player went onward. That is, they will be going up to November 15 of this year.
Microsoft is migrating its Xbox and Zune music services into Groove, what’s basically now the unified music client for Microsoft devices. If [...]
Microsoft has done a fairly decent job with its Xbox Music service, giving us a subscription-based solution that draws the line between Spotify and iTunes in a way. It may not be the best service when it comes to making every title available to you as part of your subscription, and even though it does have a music-matching option, it still doesn’t compete with services like Amazon or Google Music in that you can upload your own music to these services and play them everywhere.
New rumors have Microsoft working on a new music locker service that plans to use OneDrive as its [...]