UPDATE: Microsoft Clarifies Free Music Streaming On Xbox One Console
UPDATE: Xbox One will not offer free streaming, as was tweeted by Microsoft XBox One executive Albert Penello. In a new tweet yesterdat Penello clarified:
I was wrong about Music on XboxOne: You get 15 free song plays then need Music Pass for ad-free streaming. No ad-supported streaming. Sorry!
– Albert Penello (@albertpenello) November 6, 2013
The original story:
Microsoft will include free ad-supported streaming for its Xbox Music service on its Xbox One console. Albert Penello, Microsoft head of XBox product planning, confirmed the move in a tweet. Xbox One owners won’t need to subscribe to the Xbox Music service to stream music, but "will get periodic ads," according to Penello. Xbox 360 users can listen, but must be subscribers.