Xbox Music Sounds Amazing (If You Use Microsoft Devices)S

First announced back at E3, Microsoft today revealed the first serious details about its Xbox Music service, which will use the cloud to stream a music catalogue across platforms like the Xbox 360, PC and Windows 8 tablets.

It'll have around 30 million songs when it opens. It goes live on the Xbox 360 tomorrow, while Windows 8 devices (like the PC, tablets and phones) will gain access to it on October 26.

Importantly, like major competitors such as Spotify, it'll be free on Windows 8 and Windows RT. Unlimited offline access and the banishment of ads will cost you $10 a month or $100 a year.

You can read a ton more, including hands-on impressions, over on Gizmodo.

Xbox Music Hands On: The Perfect Music Service-If You Use Nothing But Microsoft Stuff [Gizmodo]