Yes, we did bring you word on how Microsoft has announced their next step in muscling their way into the digital music market that is currently dominated by Apple’s iTunes and to a certain extent, Amazon’s Cloud Player, by introducing the Xbox Music service which delivers free streaming on Windows 8-powered devices such as computers and tablets. The thing is, folks who are still running on Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 will be unable to obtain access to Xbox Music, as the Xbox Music service was specially designed to cater for Microsoft’s Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Xbox 360 console only.

So what other options do Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 users have? Well, they will just have to make do with the Zune Music service, where one is able to obtain access to a similar catalogue of songs as Xbox Music. I guess that ain’t too bad, it is just a matter of taking a different route to the same destination, and you can bet your bottom dollar that eventually, the Zune Music service will be phased out for good.

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