- 10-15-2012, 08:47 AM #4
Hard to believe there are 'technical' reasons why XBox Music wont work on Win7 or WP7. Even pandora is browser based.
I could accept the marketing fact that support won't be there for WinXP but Win7? Really? I really can't understand the mindset of the marketing boardrooms at MS that continues to come up with idea on how to push consumer to upgrade to Win8. SMH
- 10-15-2012, 09:24 AM #6
MS is really hanging everything on the xbox name it seems. Zune was much better. I see how this could be a put off for business types. Not sure how many will want to have a customer try out their w8 tablet to play some videos or presentations and tell them, "Go to the xbox media app with the goofy avatar dancing around, yes thats supposed to be me, and pick the file called "million dollar proposition for expansion."
10-15-2012, 09:25 AM #7
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IMO, Xbox Music isn't offering enough beyond the existing Zune Pass (which will continue to work on W7 and WP7) for this to be too big of a deal.
- 10-15-2012, 02:57 PM #9
What better way to get people involved in XMusic than getting as many ears on your product. If Win7 has 600 million sales so far, your basically excluding a lot of users.
If MS wants xmusic to be thee music service then having the marketing/salesmen restrict the service to only Win8/WP8 is not the way to go. I know they say they a browser,iOS and android version is coming soon but I expect MS to take a their usual time to bring things to market.
With apple reportedly coming out with a streaming services. MS need to get there first and fast. They have lost on a few media market opportunities by taking their time. With the reach of iTunes and its customers it might say that if apples launches within 6months with browser based streaming services as well as iOS app...then its game over for xmusic. For better or worse iTunes is the reigning king of music/media and MS should try to knock them out quickly.
Remember back in 2009, APPLE purchased the Lala streaming services...and just like with their map company purchases years ago, they intend to do something with this.
- 10-15-2012, 03:52 PM #10
Heh, if their map endeavor is an indication, I am not too worried. :)
No one is knocking itunes out quick. Completely impossible unless something like napster were to happen, but since itunes is legal, I dont think its going anywhere. That would be like saying the movie industry needs to be knocked out.
- 10-15-2012, 07:32 PM #12
I would say iTunes has to the tune (pun not intended) of 5 years to get it out. If they do it within 5 years, it's curtains for Xbox Music. Even if they spent $10billion a day on advertising.