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Microsoft's 'Woodstock' music service is alleged to offer cross-platform streaming

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Apr 2012, 10:46

Well, it looks like Microsoft is aiming to do something similar with its music service in Zune. Right now, it’s only Windows Phone smartphones that can tap into the streaming service, but it sounds as though that the Redmond based company is going to be expanding its reach...

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posted on 25 Apr 2012, 10:54 2

1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Microsoft is making a big mistake with this. They need to add cloud support for Zune music so you can stream your own music. They keep trying to push this 9.99 a month Zune pass. Then are going to get rid of the app place on the Zune desktop client really. Zune is a great service the only service that has any push against iTunes in functionality and they wanna move away from it. One bad choice after another. If they would just but heavy integration of Zune as the default music and video service for all windows desktops phones and such that would be a plan. Also they need to make a competing service for YouTube call it liveflix or some s**t

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 12:24 1

2. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)

I like that "liveflix" idea! I luv Zune! No matter what they do as long as the feel and look is as cool as it is now, then great! Maybe this is another way of having Android and iOS users get a feel on how super the Microsoft experience really is and that may lead folks to possibly making a switch. Just a thought...

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 12:48

4. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

That's true this could lead to more adoption by the consumer. Only time will tell. Its still the best option out right now for me anyway, and I love there pricing.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 13:55

5. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

They should probably at least let people easily stream anything they upload to SkyDrive. Perhaps they could also bring back the $15 Zune Pass option, but this time with a streaming video service to take on Netflix.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 12:27 1

3. wgaurav (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

I dont trust MS any more they are always late to party....

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 16:59

6. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

They tried to turn the Zune into a monthly payment but they claim it would cost to much. They do get all the tv shows and movies pretty quick.

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 11:17

7. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I liked zune :( It was so aesthetically pleasing compared to iTunes

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