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Xbox Music to launch on web next week, report suggests

Music streaming service to be made more widely available

Microsoft will launch a web version of Xbox Music next week, according to new report from The Verge.

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Microsoft's music streaming app is currently available on the Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices, but sources claim the service will be more widely available at the website music.xbox.com.

Much like Spotify, Xbox Music allows subscribers to "stream millions of songs" and download favourites for offline listening. With an Xbox Music Pass, libraries and playlists can be automatically synced across all your Xbox Music devices.

Microsoft recently announced plans to ditch the Xbox One's proposed used game DRM policies, as well as the need for the console to log in online once every 24 hours.

Retailers including GameStop "applauded" Microsoft for its decision: "This is great news for gamers and we applaud Microsoft for understanding consumers and the importance of the pre-owned market," said a rep.

Microsoft has officially announced an Xbox One release date window of November 2013 in 21 markets and a price of £429 / $499 / €499.

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