Monday, October 22, 2012

Microsoft Launches Xbox Music

Microsoft launches Xbox Music to challenge Apple iTunes.It launches Xbox Music to sweep across the digital music market The software company announced Xbox Music, an all-in-one digital music service that will be 30m tracks available to users via the Xbox 360, as well as computers, tablets and smartphones running Windows 8 or Windows RT.It is aiming to supply the ultimate service of music for users.

Launch on Xbox 360 on Tuesday and other platforms later in the month, the cloud service allows users to sync their music across multiple devices. A Smart DJ will provide users with recommendations, as well as custom playlists and mixes, while the screen displays the artist and discographies - just remember the music service Spotify numerical success. Microsoft says it will also offer a cloud storage option later in the year so that customers can "scan and match" leads they already have, to open for free use on the Xbox platform music.

 Music will be performed on Xbox music service by default on Windows 8 PC when the operating system launches on October 26, giving the company a huge audience potential. It will also be part of the redesigned dashboard Xbox 360 when it updates this fall. Microsoft noted that console owners are increasingly using their machines for other forms of entertainment rather than just games. Last year, the company revealed that more than 42% of Xbox owners saw more than an hour of video per day on their machines.The key proposal in Music Xbox design is omnipresent. With free subscription and purchase options, and features based artist playlist, it is actually made on iTunes and Spotify at the same time, while challenging the emergence of other cloud services based music such Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player. With social sharing has also set to arrive in early 2013, Microsoft is determined to take advantage of all the features of digital music consumption in the service.

The official site listed the features to discover. With Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs, Xbox music can help you stream millions of songs free. Search for any artist, song, or full album and instantly play whatever you want. you can use the music service to listen to free music and rent the music by months. Manage millions of your songs on the platform. It will become the new rival of Apple iTunes.

Do You know Best Desktop Music Players

Most of the computer users will develop a special habit to manage his own multimedia collection and will use the most proper music player. Either everyone would like to listen to music, podcast or the MTV of the music, or manage the music or audio record with his own favorite music player, there are some popular applications among thousands of them. Do you know best desktop music players ? According to a blog survey, some applications have arrived to the top list.

1.Foobar2000 (Windows)

 Because it is a completely free music player and supports various music formats, Foobar2000 has won most of the peoples’ hearts. It really can play anything you throw at it. It is compatible with so much plug-ins and add-ons. And Foobar2000 allows developer to build more functions. It consumes little memory when it is installed on your computer. Finally, you can use a lot of shortcut key without interrupting with your mouse.   

2. Winamp (Windows/Mac) Winamp has been on the desktop player top list for over 10 years. Winamp has both free verson and the pro version(It is $20 for pro versions), But the free version almost works for most users. You can use Winamp to play all music formats, yet rip CDs, even play videos. Wonderfully, you can sync your Winamp Music with your Android mobiles wirelessly.

3. iTunes (Windows/Mac) Apple iTunes, rocks during the most popular music players in the world, despite been talking of some demerits and some sync problems all the time. It rocks not only because the delicate iTunes applications but also for the Apple brand, and its great mobile devices users, iPhones, iPads and iPods etc, above all for the great music store and its rich music content. It is the most widely used music players in OSX. But according to the users’ complaints, there are many difficulties in the Windows system. With the iCloud matched, you can sync your music anytime and anywhere and keep your music playing on the go. If you are running IOS, or Mac OS X, it is highly recommended you install iTunes, anyway.