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More Beats than Spotify: Microsoft to kill free Xbox Music streaming

Subscribers will be able to rock on past December 1, but Microsoft's pressing Stop on non-paying listeners. We explain why--and where you can turn to for free tunes from here.

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I’m paying for what? How Xbox Live Gold must change for a new age of free

Xbox Live Gold still keeps free online services like Skype and Explorer behind its pay wall. That can’t last.

Xbox Music to add parental advisory warnings, upcoming song info

A Microsoft MVP sends word of a new Xbox Music for Windows 8.1 update making the rounds.

Microsoft's new groove: Buy Xbox Music, get a free Windows Phone

What a deal! You can trade in your old phone for Microsoft credit and receive a free Windows Phone, provided you also sign up for Xbox Music.