Microsoft to Discontinue Free Streaming Music Through Xbox Music


Microsoft decided to stop offering free streaming music through their Xbox Music app on Thursday, and they chose December 1, 2014, as the date they’ll discontinue it.

While the premium version of Xbox Music Pass will remain intact, and still cost customers $10 per month, it is unclear what their next step will be in this arena.

“We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers,” the company said in a statement on the Xbox website. “With Xbox Music Pass, you have access to millions of songs on your PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the web. Download music for offline listening and create playlists that automatically sync across all your devices.”

New Xbox Music Pass customers can sign up for a free 30-day trial.