To prove that they’re still “with it,” Microsoft is launching Xbox Music, a music streaming service that promises to be more full-featured than its competitors. The service, which launches on Xbox 360 today and Windows tablets, PCs, and smartphones shortly after, combines the best that the music streaming world currently has to offer into an impressive but flawed package.

Xbox Music takes cues from Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes, allowing users to stream free, ad-supported music, listen to seed-based Internet stations, and purchase and digitally download songs that aren’t available for streaming. Your own personal music collection can be streamed to all of your devices via cloud storage.

Unfortunately, though Xbox Music is coming to tablets and PCs, it’s only available on devices running Windows 8, with no current plans to make it available to Windows 7 or OS X. This seriously limits what sounds like a terrific service.

via CNET

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