Xbox One will offer free, ad-supported streaming through Xbox Music [updated]

Xbox One Free Music Streaming

The Xbox Live Gold subscription is gaining a little bit more value on the Xbox One. Microsoft’s Albert Penello confirmed on Twitter that Xbox One owners will not be required to sign up for a subscription to Xbox Music in order to use the service. Much like Pandora, iTunes Radio, or any similar streaming service, Xbox Music will have a free, ad-supported option, matching up with Xbox Music’s current offerings on Windows 8.1 and music.xbox.com. This has not been the case on Xbox 360, which does require a paid subscription to access Xbox Music. Microsoft has yet to announce whether or not the free option will be migrating to the 360 as well.

UPDATE: Penello took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to correct his original answer. The Xbox One will not support a free Xbox Music option after all. In order to listen to Xbox Music on the Xbox One, you must sign up for Music Pass.

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