Microsoft to Begin Rolling Out Xbox Music Service

Microsoft Corp.’s Internet music service will roll out starting tomorrow on Xbox and next week on computers with Windows 8, as the company looks to compete against Pandora Media Inc. and Spotify Ltd.

Xbox Music will offer free, unlimited advertising-supported streaming of music on computers and tablets. For those seeking access on the Xbox gaming console and mobile phones, the service costs $9.99 a month, said Scott Porter, principal program manager for the product.

Customers who prefer to buy music, rather than just playing it online, can also purchase albums and tracks.

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