- 04-24-2013, 05:34 AM #1
Hi folks, just signed up to ask this question:
I'm currently trialling the 30 day pass for Xbox Music, which is fantastic by the way.
The trial period is coming to a close though, and I'll have to pony up for a year's sub. It's 99.90 (euro) directly from the phone/website but I've heard whispers you can get them considerably cheaper elsewhere but I can't seem to find anywhere else.
Anyone know? Could I buy an American code and redeem it on my account without region-lock issues and all that jazz?
Thanks guys. Love the app BTW! WP8 is goddamn awesome.
04-24-2013, 01:00 PM #3
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Xbox Music Pass - Xbox.com
It is a XBox feature. As far as cost, have not seen any deals on the monthly cost other than getting a break for paying for the entire year. If that even still exists with the new music pass. I still have the grandfathered plan with 10 free songs a month, so am not 100% sure on the new plan tiers.
- 04-24-2013, 02:04 PM #6
It was probably a personal sale on ebay, they were giving out 1 year passes when purchasing a surface. I got one and am using it right now. Would be interested in finding deals on the music pass like xbox live, but haven't seen one or even seen a place to purchase passes.
05-11-2013, 05:00 AM #9
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Hey im from uk and bought http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009VI...0-20&m1k=vb_wp which is digital delivery and works fine for me, also a years code for $99 which is about 76€ hope that helps. (don't blame me if it doesn't work for what ever reason)
- 05-11-2013, 05:30 AM #10
To be honest, if you have a Nokia device I would recommend Nokia Music over Xbox Music at this time. Xbox Music has a lot of flaws currently. Nokia Music only costs 3.99 per month and should suffice until MSFT gets Xbox Music fixed. It may only be a streaming service however so I would check first.
- 05-11-2013, 06:53 AM #11
I got a year for 99.90 around two weeks ago anyway, so the thread can be closed. Thanks for the replies guys.
08-23-2014, 07:31 AM #13
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I couldn't find any discounted ways to buy the music pass by the way so stumped up for the years subscription, it has probably already paid for itself as I have saved the money spent on the music pass buy collecting enough music to cover it (Had it about two weeks ).
What I have done is to load all my local music on each device (1520, Surface Pro, laptop and desktop) then set up the pass, and added more music, that way I have a combination of both local and music pass music on all my devices and it works, on my Xbox One I only have access to the music pass music until the new media app releases.
08-23-2014, 12:15 PM #14
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Note that in the states: "Xbox Music Pass 30 day trial continues to a paid monthly subscription unless cancelled". Not sure about the UK or elsewhere; the US XBM Pass site has this at the bottom of its page.
I don't know of cheaper rates in the US, although there are different costs -and features- across countries. One thing to consider -if available to you- is subscriBing to Bing Rewards and earning search credits to subsidize or cover your XbM subscription. Bing for "free xbox music pass" and click videos on the top to get some users' takes on this. You can also learn about this at Bing Rewards - FAQ -with the usual regional qualification.
I'm with Bob on the value of the music pass. I have the original plan, and it is my best entertainment value, just ahead of Amazon Prime. Note, however, that there are limits to Bob's "on all devices" suggestion. On my pass, I am limited to six devices: three computers, one phone, and two additional mobile devices. Generous, as it is, yes; but still limited. The current plan has a four-device limit, and I don't know further specs on this. I also can play my Zune-managed Collection of owned and Pass music, as well as stream music videos, on my Xbox 360 E; but, that is probably for another thread.
08-23-2014, 02:08 PM #15
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Its four devices in the UK so for me that is phone, laptop, surface and desktop, the Xbox One doesn't count as it is streaming only. Also in the UK it says you go onto a monthly plan after the trail which works out more than paying for the yearly subscription without the trail.
We don't get Bing rewards over here.
As mentioned I have only had the pass a couple of weeks, to have bought the albums I have downloaded even if I had managed to find them in second-hand CD shops would have already surpassed my yearly pass, OK I don't own these albums, but it don't half cut down on shelf space, and I still have 50 weeks to choose almost limitless amounts of music to listen to.
As long as MS don't do something silly they will probably have me and my wife as subscribers next year (I will get her a pass for her birthday).
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