Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

2015 machine in 2017?

Surface 3 still holds its own in 2017

Let Kodi cut your cord

You should be using Kodi for Windows 10

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 17 of 17
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By lordofthereef
  • 1 Post By joeaux
  1. irspecere's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    26 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    When they announced the Windows Phone 8, didn't MS say we get XBox Music free for 6 months? I went to their site and is says we only get 30 days free. What did I miss?? I have the Lumia 920 and want to try XBox music (free for 6 months :)
  2. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    656 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #2  
    There are some articles that talk about it being six months dated at LEAST 30 days ago. Microsoft must have changed their minds I guess. The way I figure it, 30 days is enough for people to figure out if they want it. Six months is kind of a money sink. After a month, I would say that the majority that like it will pay. Those that wouldn't, probably won't be paying after six months either, yet MS invested all of that money into an extra five months of their using the service.

    I personally wish the service was cheaper. I mean Hulu, and most importantly (because it's ad free) Netflix are about $8 a month and they have a lot more bandwidth to dish out to consumers.
  3. irspecere's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    26 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #3  
    Seems like a logical assumption. But it's also a bait and switch tactic. Either way, I guess I'll try it. However, with so many bad reviews on the forums, my guess is that I won't be keeping it after the trial. Thanks for your input.
  4. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    656 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by irspecere View Post
    But it's also a bait and switch tactic.
    To a degree, I agree. This was also a pre-launch statement. Things can and do often change. This is tech, after all! ut I agree that it looks bad.

    I am personally going to wait to try it until they add the "iTunes Match" type of support. I know a couple guys that love the service. Most of the forum chatter has to do with playlists. It makes sense. I generally prefer building a playlist on the fly, and from what I hear, that can't really be done with XB music.
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    3,035 Posts
    Global Posts
    20,036 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    Where can I read up on this? Microsoft or Nokia or a blog site stated this?
  6. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    656 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #6  
    I think it is in their press event when they first talked about Windows 8. I Googled it and various sites mention it (briefly). There isn't a whole lot of information. I didn't watch the event fully, but I am guessing it was a single sentence that was said once, and not something they kept harping on, or else we would be hearing a lot more about it right now!
    crav4speed likes this.
  7. joeaux's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    126 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #7  
    The free XBox Music is only on Windows 8 and Windows RT. I get it on all of my Win8 machines and my Surface RT machine. Check this page:
    Introducing Xbox Music: The Ultimate All-in-One Music Service Featuring Free Streaming on Windows 8 and Windows RT Tablets and PCs

    -joe-
    Duvi likes this.
  8. MDak280's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    423 Posts
    Global Posts
    433 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #8  
    Is XBox Music any different/better than Nokia Music? Is there any reason to pay for it if you have Nokia Music? I haven't really looked into it much.
  9. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    656 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by joeaux View Post
    The free XBox Music is only on Windows 8 and Windows RT. I get it on all of my Win8 machines and my Surface RT machine. Check this page:
    Introducing Xbox Music: The Ultimate All-in-One Music Service Featuring Free Streaming on Windows 8 and Windows RT Tablets and PCs

    -joe-
    That is free with ads, and I think indefinitely. We are referring to the subscription based service being free for 6 months on WP8 devices.

    It's a shame we can't use the service with ads on our phone though. Or at least I am not aware of a way to do it.
  10. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    656 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by MDak280 View Post
    Is XBox Music any different/better than Nokia Music? Is there any reason to pay for it if you have Nokia Music? I haven't really looked into it much.
    Well, Nokia Music is basically a bunch of random mixes. Xbox Music you can stream anything you want WHEN you want. Feel like listening to Adele - Skyfall NOW? You got it. How about Breaking Benjamin - You're So Cold? Not a problem. You can also make playlists. It's basically having all tracks available for purchase on the XBOX music store on demand. The catch is you don't keep the music. You are basically just renting it. When they first started Zune player they let you keep a couple of songs a month (I think 3-5). That was a good deal IMO.
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    3,035 Posts
    Global Posts
    20,036 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthereef View Post
    Well, Nokia Music is basically a bunch of random mixes. Xbox Music you can stream anything you want WHEN you want. Feel like listening to Adele - Skyfall NOW? You got it. How about Breaking Benjamin - You're So Cold? Not a problem. You can also make playlists. It's basically having all tracks available for purchase on the XBOX music store on demand. The catch is you don't keep the music. You are basically just renting it. When they first started Zune player they let you keep a couple of songs a month (I think 3-5). That was a good deal IMO.
    10 a month... I still have it and I've finally been taking advantage of the free songs.

    WP8 has made it easier now as prior to WP8, I wasn't able to get my songs from my 900 to my PC. Now, they all started syncing in the cloud and downloaded to Zune and my 920!
  12. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,031 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,042 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #12  
    Xbox Music is $8.3 dollar if you paid for the yearly subscription. $10 is monthly plan.
  13. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    656 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by Duvi View Post
    10 a month... I still have it and I've finally been taking advantage of the free songs.

    WP8 has made it easier now as prior to WP8, I wasn't able to get my songs from my 900 to my PC. Now, they all started syncing in the cloud and downloaded to Zune and my 920!
    So they are still letting you keep a few tracks (permanently) per month if you are "grandfathered" from Zune Music Pass?
  14. joeaux's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    126 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #14  
    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthereef View Post
    That is free with ads, and I think indefinitely. We are referring to the subscription based service being free for 6 months on WP8 devices.

    It's a shame we can't use the service with ads on our phone though. Or at least I am not aware of a way to do it.
    I don't recall ever seeing an add anywhere about that and I've been on WP since the early WP7 days. If you could provide a link I'd be interested in seeing it. Thanks.
    -joe-
  15. PG2G's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    453 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #15  
    They never promised this. Maybe you're getting it mixed up with free Pandora?
  16. Canbacon's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    4 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #16  
    edit....

    I need sleep, already covered. I don't think there was a time they ever announced it for an AD supported version on WP8. However, they may have announced a version the XBOX console.
  17. Duvi's Avatar
    Retired Moderator

    Posts
    3,035 Posts
    Global Posts
    20,036 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #17  
    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthereef View Post
    So they are still letting you keep a few tracks (permanently) per month if you are "grandfathered" from Zune Music Pass?

    Yessir. It's a plan that I don't think we'll ever see again.

Similar Threads

  1. What happens to existing Phones now that WP7/Nokia pairing?
    By falconeight#IM in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-16-2011, 06:44 AM
  2. What happened to the Podcast?
    By mobilejk in forum Site Feedback & Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-24-2011, 09:53 AM

Posting Permissions