It appears as though Microsoft has accidentally leaked some information about its upcoming change to XBox Music from the current Zune. This summer, Microsoft announced that it was going to be changing the Zune service to XBox Music. They’ve already made the changes noticeable in a few places, including Windows 8. When Microsoft prepares for big changes on XBox, they allow users to sign up as beta testers. With the recent beta update, some information was revealed about the new subscription model.
Like the Zune Pass, the service will offer unlimited streaming for £8.99 per month or £89.90 per year. Users will also need an Xbox Live Gold Subscription. The XBox Live subscription will only be needed to stream music through the XBox according to the fine print. So you can still have the streaming subscription for your PC and phone without XBox Live Gold.
There will also be a ad-supported streaming service like Spotify and a scan and match locker service like iTunes.
A mysterious “single tier dual subscription streaming service” has not been clarified yet.
A “Save To Playlist” feature in the Xbox interface implies playlists being synced to the cloud.