Microsoft will be the next company to offer a music service when Windows 8 launches on Oct. 26. According to sources speaking with The Verge, the service will be based on both ad-supported free and subscription models, and be available across Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Xbox 360. Additionally, apps for Android and iOS are planned, though they won’t be made immediately available when the service launches.
The service’s biggest selling point will allegedly be integration with SkyDrive, which will allow users to store music and playlists in a cloud collection across multiple devices, The Verge said. In conjunction with the service’s launch, a dashboard update is being planned for Xbox so Microsoft’s new Music is easily accessible on the console.